Students give presentations in Professor Alec Johnson's  Foundations of Entrepreneurship class in a "smart classroom" in Schulze Hall 420 in downtown Minneapolis on April 14, 2015.

Looking Back on the MBA Experience

For Evening UST MBA student Dave Turhnam, the decision to pursue the degree took strong consideration. With a wife, a small child, and ten years of work experience already on his resume, was an MBA really worth it?
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The Retirement Plan for Your Company

You cannot think outside the box, much less impact or change the thoughts inside your box if you continuously hire people who are just like you.
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Making Work Meaningful

Meaningful work means different things to different people, writes Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. “What work would I do if I could do anything I wanted?” or “What work contributes the most to general well-being?”
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Another “Intelligence” to Think About

Social Intelligence is the ability to get along with others and the ability to get them to cooperate with you, and the great news is that your SI level can be improved.
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Something New Has Been Added

Breaking into the health care space can be especially difficult for communication practitioners. After a lengthy focus group with those in the trenches at a major device manufacturer, a tentative structure for a degree that would significantly lower that hurdle emerged.
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Alumni Q&A: A Time For Change

With continued news of layoffs and organizational changes all around us, we don’t often hear the stories of those who made a choice to leave a stable job because it was what they needed at the time or their current position was no longer a good fit.
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My Name is Not Jon

“Among chief executives of S&P 1500 firms, for each woman, there are four men named John, Robert, William or James.” Lisa Guyott wonders, what accounts for this?
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Making a Flap With the Media

Even well-seasoned spokespeople have a tendency to approach interviews like startled geese, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
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Conversations from 40 Under 40

The Opus College of Business was proud to sponsor the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40. These are high-achievers who have launched companies and rebuilt them; they lead our cities; they've shaped and saved lives.
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The Barriers and Burdens to Hiring Foreign Nationals

International students will face challenges when it comes to finding permanent employment in the U.S. And employers are hesitant to pursue foreign national students for internships and full time positions. The uncertainties can be overwhelming.
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One Big Idea: Meaning is the New Currency

Now more than ever organizations are committed to offering their employees something more than a place to put in the time and collect a paycheck. Anytime Fitness is no different, explained Chuck Runyon, Anytime's Co-founder and CEO at our recent Master's Pub.
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Power Lunch: the Sales vs. Marketing Showdown

Sales and marketing: this inter-functional relationship is problematic and fraught with misunderstanding, distrust, and conflict. "No matter where you are at in dealing with this issue, it is important to note that there is a solution to this problem," says Professor Avinash Malshe.
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Taking the Plunge in Support of Special Olympics

"Our ethical lives can’t just be molded in our classrooms or through gaining the knowledge of what not to do. An ethical individual – an ethical business person – is crafted through attentive and active charity."