it's just lunch

It’s Just Lunch

Sara Darling ’02 M.B.A. always aspired to have her own company – it was just a matter of finding the right fit.
Chris Puto

Changing of the Guard

Christopher Puto, Ph.D., who soon will conclude his 12-year span as dean of the Opus College of Business, discusses the change in leadership.
Trudy Rautio

Never Give Up

Trudy Rautio, Carlson Company’s CEO, exemplifies this company’s credo.
entrepreneur

Opportunity Knocks … An Entrepreneur Answers

Entrepreneurs envision a better, faster, cheaper or more efficient way to produce a product or service. On the strength of that vision, they work to turn their idea into a profitable business enterprise.
OCB Mayo

Mayo’s Newest Innovators

Second-year UST MBA students provide direction to the world’s leading medical clinic as Mayo Innovation Scholars.
Jerad Justesen

Suburban Secrets

An entrepreneur brings free health care to the needy ... in Minnetonka.
Abdi Husen '13 is working on water quality issues in Africa. (Photo by Mark Brown)

Bottled Hope

Access to clean water may not be a problem in the United States. but in Abdi Husen’s homeland of Ethiopia more than 56 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Husen decided to address this disparity … one bottle at a time.
Solome Tibebu

Daring to Dream

Solome Tibebu has brought mental health care into the 21st century by creating Cognific for therapists and their clients.
Corey Eakins

A Man in Sync

Corey Eakins ’09 M.B.A., director of the Evening UST MBA Program, keeps pace with the busy lives of students.
Chris Puto

Active Service

Perhaps the most motivating members of our student body are the military veterans who have chosen to earn their degrees after they complete active duty. Whether they choose to begin or continue an undergraduate business degree or pursue an M.B.A. or other graduate business degree, these individuals bring a wealth of experience, deeply held convictions and a great sense of responsibility to their studies.
(Illustration by Jamtoons/iStock)

To Share or Not to Share

According to Facebook’s website, its mission is “to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.” But is this really true?
Social Lights

Millennial Illumination

Martha McCarthy ’11 and Emily Pritchard ’11 used their entrepreneurship studies to create the Social Lights.
Alan Bignall

Energizer

What keeps Alan Bignall ’85 M.B.A. going and going and going? In a word: passion. Bignall ispresident and CEO of ReconRobotics Inc., a company that creates tactical micro-robot systems used by the military, law enforcement and rescue teams. Currently, their robots can explore an environment that might be dangerous for humans to enter and provide auditory and visual feedback, even in complete darkness.
Brennan and Lundsten

Holiday Spending Surveys: What We’ve Learned

Holiday spending is the most concentrated retail sales event of the year. It also reflects current consumer confidence and is often a bellwether for retailing in the coming year. That’s why we began conducting an annual holiday spending survey in 2002.
Sean Elder

Leading Today for Tomorrow’s Scholars

St. Thomas has had a long relationship with Hiawatha Academies in Minneapolis. Sean Elder ’11 M.B.A., continues that tradition as chief operating officer of the maturing, rapidly growing organization.
Ledger

How is the Modern Corporation Responsible?

The Center for Ethical Business Cultures launches a new book that examines the journey of American business in corporate responsibility, tracing ideas across nearly two centuries.
Angela Selden

(A)rising to the Challenge

Angela Selden ’87 leads Arise Virtual Solutions to success and invites the nation’s leaders to use technology to put Americans back to work.
Chris Puto

Harvard and Stanford: Thank You for the Credibility

MBA programs have come under fire from many directions in recent times. Depending on the source, MBA students are alleged to be overly analytical “lone wolves” who do not work well in teams, lacking in the so-called soft skills that build interpersonal relationships, and willing to compromise on shady ethical principles to sustain profits and market dominance.