Allan, Billy, Nick and Olu have all had to balance the joys of fatherhood with the intensity of the MBA program.
From triumphs and successes, to the struggles and challenges that come along with exponential growth, Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith provided key insights on leadership, strategy and management that she learned along the way.
How to Set Your LinkedIn Profile Up for Success
Since 2014, the Opus College of Business has matched more than 80 alumni as mentors and mentees as part of its expanded mentorship program.
“So few people ever follow up that the ones who do are clearly special and worth knowing.”
The Opus College of Business was proud to sponsor the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2015 Diversity in Business Awards.
Opus College of Business Dean Stefanie Lenway traveled to India to explore opportunities for St. Thomas students to study abroad and work in local social enterprises during a J. Term course.
It’s not every day that you share a meal with a CEO.
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the tax subsidies critical to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, letting the health care overhaul stand. Professor Jack Militello offers an analysis of the long-term impact of the ACA on the U.S. health care system. "The impact is irreversible."
There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, 2015 Opus Distinguished speaker Guy Kawasaki’s observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies.
While corporate diversity departments have not been at the forefront of the minds of corporate executives, diversity initiatives and programs are making a comeback.
Whether you are in communication or some other area, and at a tactical or strategic level, think about what you did this week. Did you miss any opportunities for the organization because getting approval might have been difficult?
Muer Yang, Ph.D., a professor in the Opus College of Business Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, was awarded the 2015 Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award. We asked Professor Yang to share some of his thoughts on how improving service operations can directly impact public policies and health care operations, what he’s working on now and how to spark curiosity in the classroom.
A successful Minneapolis tech startup has taken a youthful approach to company growth.
An Asian residency offers Executive MBA participants a glimpse into emergent markets
I didn’t expect the outcome we received when I scheduled a session on diversity in advertising for the June 17 Diversity Insights Breakfast. I had hoped, of course, for an impact—and we got it, but it was a reaction from participants I hadn’t expected.
Employers must shift their thinking about how they recruit, and even how they view themselves, in order to attract the best candidates to apply to their roles.
Chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp Richard Davis advocates for values-based leadership.
What will ten Midwest students take home from two weeks in the Valley?
We asked Professor Elm to share some of her thoughts on business and ethics, what makes a supportive and successful learning environment and what makes the Opus College of Business different from other business schools.
It’s summer, and the livin’ is… better than frostbite. But for the marketing communicator, these are troubling months, particularly for the B2B marketer.
Companies are investing heavily to mobilize units where technical and managerial talent work side-by-side to drive enterprise-wide business intelligence.
Most of us are rushing from meeting to meeting or task to task during the work day. No wonder we have trouble with creativity. We don’t allow the time to let it in.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently honored its 2015 Women in Business award winners. Of the 51 women entrepreneurs, executives and leaders honored, five were University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business alumnae.
We asked Professor Anderson to share some of his thoughts on his career, what makes for an outstanding educational experience and what continues to drive him to excel as a teacher.