The National Retail Federation estimates $7.4 billion in Halloween retail sales, up from the $6.9 billion in 2013. Sales of everything from decorations to candy to costumes were up this year as the holiday fell on a Friday. Alicia Johnston, ’11 MBC, shares more about Halloween, the costume industry and first Official Costumes’ pop-up store in Woodbury.
Every industry comes with salary conversations – especially the HR industry – the main reason being that HR professionals will likely experience both sides of the table.
If you are trying to catch the attention of the millennial group - in marketing, HR, leadership or management, here are five take-aways from the recent Share.Like.Buy conference on campus to help you succeed.
We reached out to Sam Henschen, senior manager of Twins Productions at the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, who is responsible for everything you see and hear at Target Field to learn about the behind the scenes operations of a baseball game.
Less than three weeks into his role as the associate dean of entrepreneurship in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, Brian Abraham, Ph.D., sat down with Opus Magnum to talk about the state of entrepreneurship and how he sees the Schulze School moving innovation forward.
Establishing brand expectations represents a “must do” in order to get someone to try your product or service, but delivering on those expectations may be even more important.
At the urging of one of his professors, Aaron Engler ’12 M.B.A., entered a restaurant ranking idea into the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. He won the graduate division competition in 2012.
UST is heavily engaged in supporting and shaping the 2014 Net Impact National Conference, which will take place November 6-8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
We’re quick to roll our eyes at commercials that try too hard to be funny, or restaurants that don’t serve the “high quality” food they claim. Your personal brand is not much different, especially in the business world.
The Hult Prize, the Clinton Global Initiative University Network, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge and the Net Impact Conference offer resources to up-and-coming social entrepreneurs.
Two Opus College of Business faculty members share insights about the impact of political instability on the U.S. business environment.
Three of Minnesota’s most successful entrepreneurs were honored at the 25th annual Entrepreneur Awards ceremony.
Talented MBA candidates from more than 30 of the nation's leading business schools competed for $50,000 in scholarships in the 2014 NBMBAA Case Competition where a team of students from St. Thomas took second prize.
When most people think about real estate their first thoughts are often residential homes or new development in their community but often forget about public sector involvement like the work of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
With poverty comes fear, stress, and a shift of priorities. Poverty can shape who a person is and what a person can become. Recent graduate Vernon Rowland ’14 M.B.A. knows this firsthand, and is shaped by it. But he never allowed it to be an excuse.
Mashable recently published the Three Hiring Questions to Steal from Amazon’s CEO. We talked with management professors Kevin Henderson and Liz Welsh to learn their opinion on whether or not we should all follow Amazon’s hiring plan.
From the plastic on your iPad to dental modes, car parts to spaceship components, there are 3-D printed products everywhere says Larry Doerr ’01 M.B.A., COO and EVP of North America for Stratasys.
Last week, professor Laura Dunham talked about the role of innovation in organization’s today, shared examples of innovation in action and outlined five rules that may not seem logical, but ultimately lead to great innovation at the first OCB Power Lunch.
"Successful entrepreneurship requires commitment, work, passion and, most importantly, an understanding of the mechanics of ushering the idea to practical and profitable delivery," writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
There are a number of conceptual and practical barriers that have heretofore limited the exploration and application of risk management tools—including insurance—in developing countries writes professor Peter Young. UST's Risk Leadership Initiative seeks to better understand and deliver solutions.
In a commentary published in the Star Tribune, professor Christopher Michaelson says the NFL must holistically examine if on-field practices translate to recklessness elsewhere.
Can an organization’s leadership be inauthentic by presenting an image they believe to be true, but isn’t, wonders Michael C. Porter? Right now, the voice in your head may be asking what that even means.
There are a few different schools of thought on how to make yourself irreplaceable at work writes guest blogger Steve Yakesh. While some people feel the best way to stand out is to take a cutthroat approach, many people in the new collaborative workplace mindset, believe there’s a better way, and I would agree.
As the Star Tribune’s Adam Belz pointed out Sunday, many Minnesota technology companies are being sold and moving operations to large tech firms.
In a second machine age, digital computational power will augment human cognition going forward, just as steam power augmented human strength after the industrial revolution – the first machine age. What does this mean to innovation, to business models and to the academy, asks Dean Lenway.