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.
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.
How the Opus College of Business’ seed fund drives technology development and entrepreneurship in Minnesota.
The Fowler Business Concept Challenge provides scholarships to students with great business plans for their startups. While the Fowler Business Concept Challenge is named in honor of its first benefactor, Fowler is not the only successful entrepreneur to give to the challenge. Each year, graduate and undergraduate students’ business plans are presented to a panel of judges who are established business professionals.
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.
Dr. Julie Sullivan, executive vice president and provost of the University of San Diego, will become the first woman and the first lay person to serve as president of the University of St. Thomas in its 128-year history.
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?
The director of the annual conference reflects on the growth of diversity, the evolution of inclusion, and the hope of breaking new ground for the next 25 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For many regular fairgoers, a stop at the corn roast stand is a must. But when it first appeared 28 years ago, it was a slightly harder sell. “We gave away a lot of free samples the first year. People had never seen roasted corn before. Also, when we first started, no one wanted burnt kernels. Now, they ask for them,” Ribar says.
The chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority talks about balancing different interests and the possibility of a retractable feature.
The retailer that Fortune magazine named one of the world’s most respected companies in 2012 crosses the border under the watchful eye of Tony Fisher ’97.