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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.

Roberta BonoffDave Brennan

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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Upcoming Events – Mark your calendar…

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

We have a number of great events planned for the spring term – See more detailed information about the April events below.

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-          Tuesday, April 1 – 3M Panel Discussion and Networking Opportunity

-          Thursday, April 3 – Return on Awareness: Leaders and Organizational Culture

-          Wednesday, April 9 – Career Skills: Positioning Statement/Elevator Pitch

-          Friday, April 11 – UST MBA Career Fair

-          Thursday, April 17 – Intersections in Leadership

-          Tuesday, April 22 – Mindfulness at Work: Organization Learning and Development

-          Thursday, April 24 – Business as an Agent for Social Change

-          Thursday, May 22 – Dean’s Reception for graduates

-          Saturday, May 24 – Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony

3M Panel Discussion and Networking Opportunity

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

If you’re interested in hearing about what is currently happening at 3M, and where they are going, please join us at our 3M Panel Discussion in Schulze Auditorium on Tuesday, April 1, from 5- 6 p.m. RSVP here.

The panel will be composed of representatives from a number of different areas within 3M. Continue reading for a list of participants…

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Return on Awareness: Leaders and Organizational Culture

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

New Faculty

Join us Thursday, April 3, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. in Opus Hall room 201, for Return on Awareness (ROA): Leaders and Organizational Culture. Dr. William Brendel, Ed.D., assistant professor of Organization Learning and Development at UST, will discuss mindfulness and awareness in the workplace, and how awareness affects the workplace and organizational settings.

The cost of admission is $10 for current students and $25 for the general public. Click here for more information and to register to attend.

Career Skills: Positioning Statement/Elevator Pitch

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

To stand out from the rest, you want people to clearly know what you have to offer and how you are going to help them. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll craft your distinctive brand, create a compelling 30” pitch (elevator speech), and develop a networking strategy to let the world (internal/external) know what you’ve got!

This event will take place on Wednesday, April 9, from 5- 5:50 p.m. in TMH 255. Registration is required.Elevator Pitch

UST MBA Career Fair, April 11

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Career FairAre you in the midst of a job or career transition? Thinking about making a move?  Then join us for the UST MBA Career Fair on Friday, April 11th from Noon to 3PM in the Terrence Murphy Hall Atrium.

Twelve companies will be attending, all of which have needs for both permanent positions and short-term project opportunities.  Here are examples of the companies attending:

 

  • Tennant
  • Pentair
  • G&K
  • Jacobs Marketing
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Donaldson
  • BringMeTheNews

 Please RSVP if you are planning on attending. Dress in business attire and bring your resume. For additional questions, feel free to contact Tom Colosimo in Graduate Business Career Services.

Intersections in Leadership, April 17

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Please join us for our next Intersections event on Thursday, April 17 from 5- 7 p.m. in Schulze Hall Auditorium. Intersections in Leadership will feature a conversation between Craig Herkert, former CEO, president and vice president of distribution and services for SUPERVALU, and Pat Hedberg, Ph.D., associate professor and department chair in the UST Management department.

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.

Pat Hedberg

Craig Herkert

Mindfulness at Work: Organization Learning and Development, April 22

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Sponsored by the Department of Organizational Learning and Development in CELC, this event will introduce you to the practice of mind-body awareness, including a discussion on improving wellness and health at work. Participants will also be led through a meditation exercise and will discuss the role and impact of mindfulness as a leadership competency. This signature event includes two local experts in mindfulness practice and mind/body awareness: Matthew Sanford (Mind Body Solutions) and Mariann Johnson (senior instructor, Institute for Mindful Leadership).

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 22, from 6-8 p.m., in Opus Hall 201/202. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

Matthew-Sanford

Business as an Agent for Social Change, April 24

Published on: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Veritas Institute

Please join the Veritas Institute for a two-part program of reflection and discussion on the topic of leveraging the corporate model to effect social change. Session one is entitled: Benefit Corporations and the Law, and session two is: Curing Poverty. Part of the Higher Calling Series from the Veritas Institute of the Opus College of Business, this event is presented with the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought and the Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership of the Center for Catholic Studies, in collaboration with the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Click Here for more information or contact Naomi Sack via email Sack5317@stthomas.edu or by phone: 651-962-4293.

Continue reading for more information on the two sessions….

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