The Global Business Education (GBE) Initiative from the Opus College of Business, has open a new blog to begin building a community of individuals with an active interest in the development of meaningful globally-oriented experiences.
Have you ever felt like an experience was better because it felt like “time flew by”? Research by Aaron Sackett, assistant professor of marketing, looks to prove this area of consumer behavior.
April’s active market for single-family homes priced under $14o,000 is one of several positive signs for the Twin Cities’ real estate market. While it’s not a term often used to describe the housing market, a University of St. Thomas real estate professor observed that “the market for single-family homes priced under $140,000 has become quite [...]
The Class of 2012 earned their degrees Saturday at the Opus College of Business commencement ceremony. Check back here for more media from the ceremony: photos, video, transcripts. [custom_field field="commencementssp12" limit="0" between=", " /]
As the 2012 Opus College of Business graduates get ready to enter or re-enter the workforce or re-energize their workplace, we wanted to share a Q&A with Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the ethics and business law department, about his research on meaningful work. Q. What do you mean by “meaningful work”? A. Meaningful work refers not [...]
The Opus College of Business prides itself on the quality of its faculty. In keeping with this pride, two awards are presented annually to recognize faculty achievement. The Julie Hays Teaching Award is given to an OCB faculty member for exemplary achievement in the classroom in the previous academic year. Awarded since 2010, the Hays Award was [...]
Dr. Christopher Puto has agreed to remain as dean of the Opus College of Business (OCB) for another year while a search for the next dean is under way. In addition, St. Thomas alumnus and trustee Timothy P. Flynn, recently retired chairman of KPMG International, has agreed to chair the Executive Committee of the Opus [...]
The honorees at the 2012 St. Thomas Day are Corrine Carvalho, Thomas Cronin, Bernadeia Johnson, Dr. Gordon Klatt and Matthew Sullivan.
In light of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, we talked with John Wendt, JD, associate professor in the ethics and business law department about his research in equestrian sports. His article “The FEI and The Continuing Fight Against Doping in Equestrian Sport” was recently accepted for publication by the International Sports Law Journal. Q. Why is the fight [...]
As Americans continue to battle debt and the economy still sputters, the 19th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue on April 10 featured provocative discussion around the culture of consumerism and its impact on happiness. Keynote speaker Dr. James A. Roberts ’82, Baylor University marketing professor, researcher and author of Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don’t [...]
Thomas A. Musil, D.P.A., assistant professor in the finance department recently presented his research on Regulation of Real Estate Development Through the Use of Community Benefit Agreements. Here then are five questions with Prof. Musil: Q. What are Community Benefit Agreements? A. CBAs establish a process for real estate developers to include community objectives as [...]
To highlight our faculty research, we’re introducing a new Q&A column today on Opus Magnum. Dobrina Georgieva, Ph.D., assistant professor in the finance department recently presented her research on the impact of laws, regulations, and culture on cross-border joint ventures. Here then are five questions with Prof. Georgieva. Q. How would you summarize your research on cross-border [...]
At the beginning of Dr. John Sailors’ undergraduate studies, he had no intention of ever being called “Dr.” He began his studies at the University of Michigan in the college of liberal arts and was considering a degree in political science. But he felt that academia would be the inevitable future for him if he [...]
The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business invites you to participate in the Outside Consultant Q&A column, which appears weekly in the Star Tribune’s Monday Business Insider. Submit a question. This week’s question: What outsiders are the most important to business success (e.g., bankers, accountants, investors, board of advisers, mentors)? CAMI ZIMMER PRESIDENT, [...]
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., assistant professor of ethics and business law here at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business published an article about the World Economic Forum in Davos on the Huffington Post Tuesday. As world leaders prepared for the World Economic Forum‘s annual fête in Davos, Switzerland in January, the event continued [...]
From the Star Tribune: For the past two years, the Star Tribune and the Pennsylvania research firm WorkplaceDynamics have set out to identify Minnesota’s Top Workplaces. University of St. Thomas management professor Mick Sheppeck explained how valuable a top workplace can be: “An engaged workforce has a financial return on investment. If the workforce is [...]
While working on his Ph.D. he taught for two years at St. Thomas as an adjunct faculty member and joined the university full time in 1990.
The Star Tribune took to predicting the future in this weekend’s paper, with the Help of some UST business faculty. “We asked experts across the Twin Cities to forecast the months ahead — or make their best, bold guesses about how life may change this year.” Minneapolis has nothing if not ambitious plans. In December, [...]
This article was written by Deb Basarich, Associate Director of Student Life for the Full-time UST MBA program. When was the last time you purchased resume paper with a matching envelope and put it into a typewriter and started typing a resume? Or how about the last time you wrote a thank-you note with a [...]
By Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. ‘Tis the season to give back. Last year in the United States, total charitable giving of more than 2% of GDP was redistributed from wealthy corporations and the well-to-do to comparatively needy organizations and the poor whose activities do not earn them enough in the free market. Much of that giving [...]
This fall marks the start of my fifth year as a part of the St. Thomas community. I can honestly say that of all of the projects and programs I’ve been a part of during my tenure, the Promises Kept Tour has been one of the most fun and engaging. This was made so primarily [...]
Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Management If you are a CPA or an aspiring CPA and you feel daunted by the exams, consider yourself lucky that at least you can take the exams electronically. Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange attained her CPA, passing all four exams on her first attempt, using pencil and paper. Dr. Rothausen-Vange’s [...]