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New Student Orientation – Tues., Aug 26

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Welcome to all incoming students! If you have not registered for the New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 26, please do so here. Make sure to set up a meeting with your program adviser if you have not done so yet. Refer to your welcome email to find out who your adviser is.

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Globalize your degree…with a short-term study abroad elective course in 2015

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

studyabroadOpenings still remain for the Global Financial Services course in China (FINC752). Students are encouraged to apply online ASAP, and October 8 is the final application deadline.  Use the link above for more information and to find the online application, and contact your program adviser or the faculty leading the program, Dr. Michael Sullivan, with any questions.

Early in the fall term, more information will be available for the Risk Leadership in a Global Context program visiting London.  Considered a “spring term embedded” course, the study-travel portion of the program will be May 30-June 7, 2015.   Watch your UST email for an announcement that more details are available, and applications are being accepted.

Registration Updates

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Registration for the 2014 fall semester opened in early April. Schedules can be found in Class Finder

If you are not planning on registering for the fall term, be sure to submit a Leave of Absence Request Form, which can be requested from your Program Adviser.

Registration for J-term and spring terms will begin November 4 – 6. Preliminary schedules are available in Class Finder. Time ticket emails will be sent out from your adviser in mid-October. Make sure to plan ahead and be prepared!

Opus College of Business at the State Fair

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Come visit the UST booth at the Minnesota State Fair when Opus College of Business takes over! Starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, representatives will be in the Education Building, located very close to the main entrance, to hand out our world-famous Tommie purple bags. See you at the fair!

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Upcoming Events – Mark your calendar…

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

We have a number of great events planned for the fall term – save the dates!

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  • Tues., August 26 – Fall New Student Orientation
  • Tues., September 2 – MSRE Happy Hour
  • Thur., September 4 – Open4Business
  • Wed., September 5 – Career Insights: LinkedIn
  • Fri., September 19 – Master’s Pub: Larry Doerr from Stratasys
  • Mon., September 22  – Career Skills: TBD
  • Wed., September 24 – Dean Lenway Welcome Event
  • Tues., September 30 – Career Skills: TBD
  • Wed., October 1 – Career Skills: TBD
  • Thur., October 2 – Open4Business
  • Tues., October 8 – Diversity Insights
  • Wed., October 23 – Career Skills: TBD
  • Mon., October 27 – Thurs., October 30 – Happy Half Hour/E-Trax
  • Thur., November 6 – Open4Business
  • Wed., November 12 – Career Skills: TBD
  • Thur., November 13 – Opus Distinguished Speaker
  • Wed., December 10 – Diversity Insights
  • Thur., December 11 – Dean’s Reception

Save the date! MSRE Happy Hour

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

All current MSRE students and alumni are invited to join us for a happy hour at The Local (913 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis) on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 5 – 7 pm. RSVP by August 25, 2014.

We hope to see you there!

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Open4Business

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

the localWant to catch up and network with your OCB classmates? Join your fellow graduate business students, and alumni, every first Thursday of the month at The Local for happy hour drinks and free appetizers from 5 – 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming dates:

Thursday, September 4

Thursday, October 2

Thursday, November 6

Family Business Breakfast Series

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The Family Business Breakfast Series returns this fall after a record year of growth. These breakfast panel discussions are free to St. Thomas students, alumni and their business families. The next session is called Working with Your Parents or Children, and it will be held on Friday, September 12, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on the Minneapolis campus. For more information and to register, visit www.stthomas.edu/familybusiness.

 

Graduation and Commencement Information

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Students graduating at the end of the spring or summer 2014 terms are required to fill out a graduation application. The online application collects critical details, including how you’d like your name to appear on your diploma and if you plan to participate in spring commencement ceremonies, so please fill it out as soon as possible!

Graduate business commencement ceremonies will be held May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The Dean’s Reception for graduates will be held May 22 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. in the Schulze Hall Atrium. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. We encourage you to invite your manager, mentor, colleague or other guest whose support has been important to the completion of your degree. We hope to see you there!grad cap

Registration for Summer and Fall Terms

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

UST MBARegistration for summer and fall terms began on Tuesday, April 1. Make sure to register for your classes if you have not yet. If you are planning on taking off the fall term, please submit a Leave of Absence form, which you can find in Blackboard, to your program adviser prior to the start of the fall term.

New Elective from Organization Learning and Development Department

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

If you’re looking for a summer course, the Department of Organization and Learning in the College of Education have just added a new elective to their summer 2014 roster. Developing Use of Self for Professional Practice, taught by Dr. David Jamieson, will meet June 11, 18, 23, 25, 28; July 7, 9, 12, 14, 19. The class will focus on mindfulness in the workplace, what the “use of self” means and why it’s important in professional work.

Class meets evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class is 3 credits. Visit Class Finder for more information.

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Bring a Prospective Student to Lunch

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Do you get questions from colleagues, friends and family about your experience in the Evening UST MBA program? Give them the opportunity to talk with admissions staff and other current students to learn more about the program at an upcoming MBA Lunch event.

Lunch is on us if you bring someone who has expressed interest in UST MBA programs.

  • Thursday, May 8, 12- 1:30 p.m. | The Tavern Grill, 772 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury

Let us know you plan to attend and who you are bringing (it’s okay to bring more than one prospective student).

Questions? Contact the admissions team at ustmba@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-8800.

 

Study Abroad: 2015 Short-term Programs

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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We are pleased to announce the short-term study abroad programs planned for the next academic year:

  • J-term 2015: 
    • Global Financial Services (FINC752) in Hong Kong & China
    • Marketing in an Emerging Market (MKTG714) in Brazil & Argentina
    • Spring term 2015: 
      • Risk Management in a Global Context (MGMT753) in London

 Watch your UST email for announcements when more information and applications will be available at www.stthomas.edu/ustmba/studyabroad.

 

Intersections in Consumer Behavior, May 7

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Please join us for our next Intersections event on Wednesday, May 7, from 5- 7 p.m. in Schulze Hall Auditorium. Intersections in Consumer Behavior will feature a conversation between Roberta Bonoff, president and CEO of Creative Kidstuff, and Dave Brennan, Ph.D., professor of marketing at UST.

A reception will take place from 5- 6 p.m., followed by the discussion and a question and answer session from 6- 7 p.m. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required.

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Opus College of Business Visits Target Field, May 16

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Join your fellow OCB graduate students and alumni to watch the Minnesota Twins face off against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field on Friday, May 16, at 7:10 p.m. We have tickets reserved in the Skyline Deck Area on the Club Level for OCB students, alumni and their guests. Tickets are $28/person and there is a maximum of four tickets per person.  Limited tickets remain – email cobalumni@stthomas.edu if interested. We look forward to seeing you there!

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BestPrep Volunteer Opportunity

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

BestPrep is seeking volunteers to host a teacher at their workplace for a half day this summer. Volunteers, called Business Partners, are matched with participants allowing them to witness the work environment they are preparing their students to enter. This first-hand glimpse into business and industry is crucial as teachers work to align their curriculum to address the skills employees are seeking when hiring.

The opportunity starts with lunch on Monday, July 28, 2014, from noon – 1 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus, followed by the job shadow on Tuesday, July 28, 2014, from 1 – 4 p.m. Questions may be directed to Katie Fontana at (763) 233-6324 or http://bestprep.org/volunteer-opportunity-teachers-prep-students-workforce/kfontana@bestprep.org.

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Registration for Summer and Fall Terms

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Registration for summer and fall terms begins tomorrow, April 1. If you are planning on taking off the fall term, please submit a Leave of Absence form, which you can find in BlackboardUST MBA, to your program adviser prior to the start of the fall term.

Graduation and Commencement Information

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Students graduating at the end of the spring or summer 2014 terms are required to fill out a graduation application. The online application collects critical details, including how you’d like your name to appear on your diploma and if you plan to participate in spring commencement ceremonies – so please fill it out as soon as possible!

Graduate business commencement ceremonies will be held May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The Dean’s Reception for graduates will be held May 22 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. in the Schulze Hall Atrium. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.  We encourage you to invite your manager, mentor, colleague or other guest whose support has been important to the completion of your degree. We hope to see you there!grad cap

Bring a Prospective Student to Lunch

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Do you get questions from colleagues, friends and family about your experience in the Evening UST MBA program? Give them the opportunity to talk with admissions staff and other current students to learn more about the program at an upcoming MBA Lunch event.

We’ve made reservations throughout the Twin Cities metro area this spring. Lunch is on us if you bring someone who has expressed interest in UST MBA programs.

  • Thursday, April 10, 12- 1:30 p.m. | Chianti Grill, 2050 N Snelling Avenue, Roseville
  • Thursday, April 24, 12- 1:30 p.m. | Redstone, 12109 Main St. North, Maple Grove
  • Thursday, May 8, 12- 1:30 p.m. | The Tavern Grill, 772 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury

Let us know you plan to attend and who you are bringing (it’s okay to bring more than one prospective student).

Questions? Contact the admissions team at ustmba@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-8800.

 

 

Electronic Commerce Scholarship 2014

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Electronic Commerce Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to the MBA or GPS student in recognition of excellence in academics and leadership related to electronic commerce. Eligible students are those who are NOT already receiving full tuition reimbursement from their employer, or a full scholarship at UST. Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 7, to Kathleen Hauser (kmhauser@stthomas.edu).

Please continue reading for additional scholarship criteria and application materials…

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