2015 - 08 (Aug), Course Information, Registration Information

Registration Updates

Registration for the 2015 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 found in the Student Services section of Blackboard.

Registration for J-term and spring terms will begin November 3 – 5. 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!

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2015 - 08 (Aug), Policies and Procedures

October 30 Waiver Exam Deadline

This is a reminder that any graduate business students who were admitted prior to fall 2014 have until Friday, October 30, 2015, to take a waiver exam. Students who were admitted fall 2014 or later have one year from the time of admission to take waiver exams (i.e. spring 2015 admits have until January 31, 2016, etc.).

Waiver exam information, including study guides and how to register, can be found in the Student Services section of Blackboard. Contact your program adviser with any questions.

2015 - 08 (Aug), Get Involved

Paid Research Study on Consumer Impressions

OCB Graduate Students are invited to participate in a 45-minute paid marketing research study in the OCB Behavioral Research Center (BRC) in Terrence Murphy Hall. Participants receive their choice of $8 cash or a free meal voucher of even greater value (entrée + beverage + dessert) to the Food For Thought cafeteria on UST’s Minneapolis campus – plus an extra chance to win an additional $25.

The purpose of this study is to better understand factors that influence consumer impressions. During the study, you will sample one or more food products and will be asked to provide your evaluations and perceptions in a computer-based survey format. If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to schedule a 45-minute visit at the BRC in Terrence Murphy Hall (1000 LaSalle Ave.), room LL13. You will be notified about any possible food allergies prior to the study. If necessary, you will be provided with an alternative sample. Sometime after you have received your compensation and have left the BRC, we will send you a brief, optional follow-up survey via e-mail. Completing this survey will enter you into a drawing for an additional $25 prize.

This research project is a faculty-student collaboration funded in part by the UST Young Scholars Award program. The study runs daily through Aug. 22, but you must sign up for a time slot. If you are interested, email Magdalena Dlugolecka to receive information about how to sign up.

2015 - 08 (Aug), Study Abroad Information

Globalize your degree…with a short-term study abroad elective course in 2016

India Study Abroad

Limited openings still remain for the Marketing in Emerging Markets course in India (MKTG714). Students are encouraged to apply online ASAP, and October 5 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. Avinash Malshe or Dr. Michael DeVaughn, with any questions.

Early in the fall term, more information will be available for the Global Risk Management course visiting Scandinavia. Considered a “spring term embedded” course, the study-travel portion of the program will be May 25-June 5, 2016. Watch your UST email for an announcement that more details are available, and applications are being accepted.

 

2015 - 08 (Aug), Events, Opus Distinguished Speaker

Opus Distinguished Speaker: Guy Kawasaki, September 4

Guy KawasakiJoin the Opus College of Business on September 4, 2015, in the Woulfe Alumni Hall (on the St. Paul campus) for the 2015 Opus Distinguished Speaker event featuring Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphics design service.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., and Guy will speak at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow shortly after at 8 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is required.

2015 - 08 (Aug), Events

Upcoming Events – Mark your calendar…

We have a number of great events planned for the fall term, with more to come – save the dates!

Tues., September 1 – Fall New Student Orientation

Fri., September 4 – Opus Distinguished Speaker: Guy Kawasaki

Fri., October 2 – Master’s Pub: Tony Buettner from Blue Zones

Mon., October 26 – Thurs., October 29 – Happy Half Hour/E-Trax

Fri., November 13 – Master’s Pub: Rob Phythian: SportRadar

Thur., December 17 – Dean’s Reception for fall and j-term grads

2015 - 08 (Aug), Career Services

Graduate Business Career Services Coaching Hours

Career Coaches are available to assist you with your résumé, search process, interviewing, identifying career paths and more.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Coaches are available outside of these hours by appointment. You can set up an appointment by calling (651) 962-8807 or stopping by TMH 110.

Also watch your UST email for announcements of fall term career management and professional development programs.

2015 - 08 (Aug), Policies and Procedures

New Student Health Insurance

UST is partnering with Student Assurance Services (SAS) for our student health insurance plan beginning fall 2015. UST requires all degree-seeking graduate students taking nine or more credits to demonstrate health insurance coverage by completing the health insurance verification process in Murphy Online. If you are not registered for nine or more credits for fall term, no action is required at this time.

If you are registered for nine credits or more, and would like to enroll in the UST provided health insurance, visit the Health Services website or continue reading for more information.

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2015 - 05 (May), Graduation Information

Graduation and Commencement Information

Students graduating at the end of the spring or summer 2015 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!

The graduate business commencement ceremony will be held on the St. Paul campus on May 23, 2015, at 7 p.m.

The Dean’s Reception for graduates will be held May 22 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the Schulze Grand Atrium in the Law School. 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.

The Beta Gamma Sigma Recognition ceremony will be held May 22 on the St. Paul campus. Invitation letters were sent to eligible graduating students (those in the top 20%).grad cap

2015 - 05 (May), Registration Information

Registration for Summer and Fall Terms

Registration for BOTH the summer and fall terms has opened…if you haven’t registered – please do so ASAP.  New students will begin to be admitted soon, so for the best offering and flexibility with your schedule, you should register soon.

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.

2015 - 05 (May), Events, Opus Distinguished Speaker

Opus Distinguished Speaker: Richard Davis, May 12

Richard Davis US BankJoin the Opus College of Business at the 2015 Opus Distinguished Speaker event to gain insights and analysis from Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company with more than $403 billion in total assets and businesses across the United States, Canada and Europe.

The evening will begin with an informal presentation open only to current graduate business students from 4:30 – 5 p.m. in Schulze 127. You can register here. There is a second presentation from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Schulze Auditorium that is open to the public. You can register for this presentation here. A networking reception will follow.

2015 - 05 (May), Get Involved

Bring a Prospective Student to Lunch

Do you get questions from colleagues, friends and family about your graduate school experience? 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, May 7, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Tavern Grill, 10950 Club West Parkway, Blaine
  • Thursday, June 4, 12- 1:30 p.m. | Ciao Bella, 3501 Minnesota Drive, Bloomington
  • Thursday, June 18, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Rosa Mexicano, 609 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
  • Thursday, July 16, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Union Rooftop, 731 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

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

RSVP here. (It’s O.K. to bring more than one prospective student).

2015 - 05 (May), Study Abroad Information

Study Abroad: 2016 & 2017 Short-term Programs

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

  • J-term 2016: Marketing in a Mega-Market (MKTG714) in India
      • Led by Professors Avinash Malshe (MKTG) & Michael DeVaughn (MGMT)
      • Anticipated travel dates are Jan 5-17, 2016
      • Visiting Dehli & Mumbai
      • MKTG 600 is a prerequisite

Watch your email for more information and application dates

  • Spring term 2016: Risk Leadership in a Global Context (MGMT753) in Scandinavia
    • Led by Professor Peter Young (MGMT)
    • Travel dates in late May/early June, after the formal spring academic term
    • Visiting Copenhagen, Denmark and one other Scandinavian city TBD
    • More information about costs and application dates available late summer/early fall

 

 

For the 2016-17 academic year:

  • J-term 2017: Global Financial Services (FINC752) in China/Asia
    • Led by Professor Lalith Samarakoon (FINC)
    • Travel dates in early/mid-January
    • FINC600 is a prerequisite
  • J-term 2017: Marketing in Emerging Markets (MKTG 714) in Argentina & Brazil
    • Led by Professor Lisa Abendroth (MKTG)
    • Travel dates in mid-January
    • MKTG 600 is a prerequisite

 

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

2015 - 05 (May), MBC

James J. Fish Scholarship Available for UST MBC Degree Students

The James S. Fish Scholarship is offered to support the educational development and reward the academic achievement of an outstanding MBC degree student. The award covers the cost of tuition for four MBC courses and is granted in September of each year.

To qualify, a student must

  • Have been accepted as an MBC degree student.
  • Have completed at least four courses in the MBC program.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.5 or better in the MBC program.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be reimbursed by an employer for no more than 49% of tuition cost.
  • Be able to articulate in a written essay a strong commitment to high ethical standards and professional integrity in business communication. The application deadline is August 3, 2015. If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, contact Alex Lapides at alapides@stthomas.edu or 651-962-4847.

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2015 - 05 (May), Events, Family Business

Family Business Succession Panel Discussion

Whether you have been planning the succession of your family business for years or are just starting to consider passing it to the next generation, the list of decisions to make can feel overwhelming. Join us for this panel discussion with three members of successful local family businesses, Slumberland, Wilson Tool, and Cherokee Tavern, who will share their unique stories of what has worked, and what has been a struggle throughout the transition from one generation to the next.

Offered as part of the Family Business Breakfast Series, the panel will be held on Friday, May 15, at 7:30 a.m. in Opus Hall 201. This event is free for St. Thomas students, alumni, and their business families. Email familybusiness@stthomas.edu to register.

2015 - 04 (Apr), Registration Information

Registration for Summer and Fall Terms

Registration for BOTH the summer and fall terms has opened…if you haven’t registered – please do so ASAP.  New students will begin to be admitted soon, so for the best offering and flexibility with your schedule, you should registered soon.

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.

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2015 - 04 (Apr), Events, Graduation Information

Graduation Applications and Commencement

Dean Lenway has just announced that the spring 2015 commencement speaker is Archie Black, president and CEO of SPS Commerce. You can learn more about Black on the commencement website.

Those of you completing your degree requirements at the end of the spring term are required to fill out a graduation application. The application contains information about participation in commencement and the name you would like on your diploma, along with important details for graduation and commencement, so please fill it out as soon as possible!

The graduate business commencement ceremony will be held on the St. Paul campus on May 23, 2015, at 7 p.m.

The Dean’s Reception for graduates will be held May 22 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the Schulze Grand Atrium in the Law School. 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.

The Beta Gamma Sigma Recognition ceremony will be held May 22 on the St. Paul campus.  Invitation letters were sent to eligible graduating students (those in the top 20%) late last week.grad cap