For three members of U.S. Bancorp's innovation team – David Berglund, Kristin Hough Frame and David Marrese – their development for being part of that future-shaping process shares a common thread: their time in the MBA program at St. Thomas.
When German manufacturing giant Henkel partnered with Walmart to bring its flagship laundry detergent, Persil, to the American marketplace, it knew it needed not only a new brand but an attention-getting marketing campaign to appeal to U.S. consumers.
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.
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.
Archie Black, president and CEO of SPS Commerce, one of the pioneers of cloud computing, addressed the more than 200 students who were hooded in the Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23.
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?
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.
As an MBA alumnus, Susie Eckstein could explain the value of an MBA from the perspective of an accountant, economist or marketer but she would rather approach the question from the value of the intangibles.
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.
"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."
The Opus College of Business recently hosted Career Insights: What Recruiters Want to help those searching for their first job or their next challenge find out how to best present themselves to recruiters
While there has yet to be a single definition that encompasses the totality of leadership, we do know that the majority of leaders share certain characteristics. Leaders are responsible for effectiveness. Leaders must be charismatic. Leaders are obligated to provide and maintain momentum. Leaders must offer perspective and be key in developing, expressing and defending values.
We are all human beings with same basic needs and values, writes Sweety Shrestha '09 M.B.C. Our differences in perspective and opinions are instilled within us by the society and the environment we grow up in.
"Getting a master’s degree doesn't flip a magical switch that automatically enters you into a new job, status, or an upgraded lifestyle," writes Jake Turner '13 M.B.A. "I’d argue though that the act of going through school increases potential all along the way."