Five Vital Tactics for Global Business Success

I had just graduated from the University of St. Thomas and was a couple of weeks into my first job as an internal auditor for International Multifoods when, during a status update meeting, our director of inter...

Ethics or Character: Which Determines Your Success?

In a recent poll, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal asked the question, “What’s the relationship between ethics and success at work?”Chris Dardis of VersiqueThe survey found that 74 percent of ...

Diving Into Data

This spring, I participated in Marketing Data Analysis: Design, Dissect, Decide through Executive Education. The program, which includes 20 hours of instruction presented over four days, is a deep dive into dig...
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Data Analytics: Like a Boss

We need to have a discussion about marketing analytics; primarily, we need to discuss what this means because I’m seeing two distinct camps forming and using the same terminology. The first camp is about using ...
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Business Analytics: First, Get Organized

There are four classes for the Certificate in Business Analytics. This semester I’m enrolled in Spreadsheet Model & Data Visualization. The class is pretty much what you’d expect from the title – we’re lear...
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Ready For the Rebound

A variety of news sources have reported that 2015 was a record year for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, with health care and technology sectors leading the way in the U.S. With M&A on th...
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And So It Begins…

A student-eyed view of the Opus College of Business Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
Sydney Corliss '15 in Hong Kong

Finding Good Fortune in Hong Kong

Since our profile of Sydney Corliss '15 posted late last year, much has already changed for this recent grad and avid adventurer as she embarks on a career in the international wine industry. We caught up with ...

A Musical MBA

Most people see an MBA as a way to start or enhance a career in business, giving one the ability to make sense of data or predict trends in the marketplace. For others, an MBA can lead to a road less traveled. ...
Sydney Corliss

Around the World and Back Again

Like many children who grew up in a family-owned business, Sydney Corliss ’15 started working at a young age. In her case, this meant helping out at Corliss Estates, her family’s winery, housed in a former bake...

Success in a Challenging Job Environment: Your Brand at Work

Life is marketing. LaBarre Spence and Tom Colosimo, from UST Graduate Business Career Services, provided their expertise to graduate students at a Saturday morning MBA to Z Seminar, “Success in a Challenging Job Environment: Your Brand at Work." The program focused on developing your professional brand statement.