A group of 10 St. Thomas entrepreneurship students, sophomores to seniors, are in the midst of a two-week cultural immersion in the Silicon Valley. Students in this first-ever “Study Abroad” J-term course are studying how products and services are brought to market in the global technology hub, learning a different way of thinking.
Day two of our adventure in Silicon Valley began with great anticipation. We hit the road for a two-hour journey to Plantronics, a Santa Cruz-based headset company known for superior sound, style and comfort.
After hearing about various valuation methods Mainsail uses the students studying in Silicon Valley had some intense Q&A touching on everything from ideal sustainable advantages to supreme bootstrapping techniques.
Among listings of a family business’s primary goals is often a successful transition of ownership to future generations, as 88% of family business owners believe the same family or families will control their business in five years. Unfortunately, they’re most often wrong.
As of January 1 Minnesota joins about two dozen other states that offer a specific statutory option for the organization of for-profit but socially minded businesses. For some explanation, we reached out to Daryl Koehn, a professor of Ethics and Business Law.
At St. Thomas, community impacts so many facets of our joint work together, including how we interact with one another and help everyone bring out their best effort.
It is the perception of potential to harm, not actual ability to harm that bullies have depended on for millennia, writes Mike Porter. Today the channel to communicate that threat has magnified from a shaking fist on the playground to a worldwide web of chatter.
If we don’t plan, we have no shot at winning in the year ahead, says guest blogger Patrick J. Stroh '03 M.B.A. And if we don’t execute against that plan in 2015, we will certainly fail.
Earlier this month 10 teams competed in the inaugural Hult Prize at St. Thomas competition, for the chance to automatically advance to the Regional Finals in one of six cities around the world.
Are black Friday spending reports wrong? Professor Emeritus Lorman Lundsten says that's not the question we should be asking.
Guest blogger Chris Dardis dives into why the HR function is ready for an overhaul.
Does networking take a ‘holiday’ this time of year? Should you wait until the New Year to start your search or continue the networking that you’ve been engaged in up to this point?
The Julie Hays Teaching Award recognizes faculty committed to teaching and learning. Call for Nominations now open.
Are there – or should there be – boundaries between your information and businesses? That’s the question that was explored by a packed auditorium of business, faculty and student participants attending CE...
As the demand for IT professionals increases, it is especially important for these employees to know what their expertise is worth.
Two teams of UST MBA students are competing in The Economist's virtual case competition—evaluating Zillow’s $3.5 billion acquisition of rival real estate website Trulia in a stock-only transaction.
A graduate of the Executive UST MBA program, Aba El Haddi has engaged in social entrepreneurship ventures, worked in universities, finance, government and the data storage industry. Now he has founded EndureData Inc.
The Fowler business plan competition encourages students to develop and submit a business concept that has the potential to become a viable, high-growth business. This year 36 teams competed for $58,500 in Scholarships
At St. Thomas, the clearest evidence of our culture is our mission statement: to educate students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.
How does a person best transition, or position themselves to being promoted into a CFO position? Guest blogger and alumnus Joe Reardon has the answers.
UST MSA students recently gave insightful presentations on several current financial reporting topics.
It’s that window of certainty between Halloween and Thanksgiving when corporate human resource people face an annual anxiety – getting employees to complete their annual benefits enrollment on time.
Graduate Business Career Services hosted their Corporate Partner Reception last month, and recognized their champions, each of whom are a part of helping the Opus College of Business in developing global business leaders.
After attending last week's Net Impact conference, JD/MBA student Andrew LeJeune saw first hand how the landscape of business is changing.
Dairy Queen's executive vice president of marketing shares how this brand is re-inventing itself as a modern and relevant dining destination for the next generation of millennial fans.