2015 - 10 (Oct), Registration Information

J-term & Spring 2016 Registration

We hope you are all having a great start to the fall term! Registration for J-term and spring term 2016 will begin November 3, 4 and 5. Expect an email from your adviser in mid-October with your exact date and time to register, based on seniority (credits remaining in your degree plan). Class schedules can be found in Class Finder, but a few updates may still occur before registration week.

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2015 - 10 (Oct), Events, Graduation Information

Fall and J-Term Graduates

If you are graduating this fall or J-term, your program adviser will be contacting you shortly to fill out a graduation application, which will give you the opportunity to RSVP for the May commencement. This email will also include information about your diploma and the events surrounding graduation and commencement. Please watch your UST email in the coming weeks!

There will be a Dean’s Reception held in your honor on Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 4:30-6 p.m. on the Minneapolis campus in the Schulze Hall Atrium. You will receive a more formal invitation to the reception in October, and we encourage you to RSVP and bring a guest.

Commencement will be on Saturday, May 21, 2016. We hope you will be at the ceremony to celebrate your accomplishment with your fellow graduates, friends, and family. Congratulations!grad cap

2015 - 10 (Oct), Course Information

October 30 Waiver Exam Deadline

This is a reminder that any graduate business students 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 - 10 (Oct), Events, Happy (1/2) Hour

Happy Half Hour/E-Trax: Oct 26-29

Join the Student Services team for Happy Half Hour, held in the TMH Atrium from 7-8 p.m. the week of October 26-29 to mingle and have a snack and a beverage during your usual class break time. Program advisers will be on hand to discuss elective options and tracks (e-trax), and to answer any registration questions as we approach registration week.

2015 - 10 (Oct), 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 through February 2016 (more lunch dates for spring 2016 will be posted after the new year). Lunch is on us if you bring someone who has expressed interest in UST MBA programs.

Upcoming MBA Lunch Dates and Locations

Thursday, October 15, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Campiello, 6411 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie

Thursday, October 29, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | The Tavern Grill, 772 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury

Thursday, December 3, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Location TBD

Thursday, January 21, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Chianti Grill, 2050 North Snelling Ave, Roseville

Thursday, February 4, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Ciao Bella, 3501 Minnesota Dr., Bloomington


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

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

2015 - 10 (Oct), Events

Upcoming Events – Mark your calendar…

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

  • Mon., October 5 – Corporate Information Session: Ecolab (TONIGHT!)
  • Mon., October 26 – Thurs., October 29 – Happy Half Hour/E-Trax
  • Tues., October 27 or Wed., October 28 – Career Skills: Emotional Intelligence
  • Wed., October 28 – Restoring Trust in the Financial System
  • Mon., November 9 or Tues., November 10 – Career Skills: Career Fair Strategies
  • Wed., November 11 – Diversity Insights | Preparing America’s Diverse Workforce for Tomorrow
  • Fri., November 13 – Master’s Pub: Rob Phythian: SportRadar
  • Wed., November 18 – Career Fair
  • Wed., December 2 or Thur., December 3 – Career Skills: LinkedIn/Social Media
  • Wed., December 9 – Dean’s Happy Hour at The University Club of St. Paul
  • Thur., December 17 – Dean’s Reception for fall and j-term grads




2015 - 10 (Oct), Events

Corporate Information Session – Ecolab, October 5 (TONIGHT!)

Did you know Ecolab is a $14 billion global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services with 47,000 employees? Around the world it serves businesses in food service, food processing, hospitality, health care, industrial, and oil and gas markets.

Would you like to find out more about their business and career opportunities? Join us on Monday, October 5, in MOH 201 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. as representatives from different divisions and functional areas share information about their products, services and vision for the future. There will be time before and after the presentation for networking with Ecolab representatives including UST alumni. Registration is required.

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2015 - 10 (Oct), Events

Can You Learn to Think Differently? October 21

Please join the Opus College of Business on October 21, from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. in TMH 252, for Can You Learn to Think Differently?, an engaging look into tactics you can use to become a creative thinker.

Jeff Brown is a recognized motivational speaker focused on “Thinking Differently.” He will share stories of Steve Jobs and the early days at Apple, explaining how thinking differently created a culture and mindset forming the foundation that allowed Apple to challenge the status quo and become one of the largest companies in the world. You’ll learn to develop five thought habits to get you started on the road to becoming a “Think Different” thinker:

  1. Cultivate strategic thinking by starting with “Why.” “Why” strategic thinkers can simplify the difficult, create collaboration and reduce the margin of error.
  2. Engage in inquisitive thinking. Successful leaders spend their time questioning everything they know and everything they don’t know.
  3. Explore big-picture thinking. Big-picture thinkers are always ready to see things that other people cannot see.
  4. Utilize risk-oriented thinking. Highly successful leaders think big and dream bigger.
  5. Rely on shared thinking. Collaborative thinkers like to hear what other people are thinking.

Click here for more details and information on how to register.

2015 - 10 (Oct), Career Services, Events

Career Skills: Emotional Intelligence – An Intelligence You Can Grow, October 27 or October 28

Emotional IntelligenceResearch shows that EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) is more important than IQ. 90% of top performers have high EQ. This type of intelligence helps you recognize yours and others’ emotions, accurately identify them, and how to choose an effective response. You’ll have the opportunity to assess your EQ, identify ways to develop this skill/intelligence, and apply it in your professional setting.

Register for the October 27 session or for the October 28 session here. Both events are from 5 – 5:50 p.m. in TMH 354.

2015 - 10 (Oct), Events

Marketing and Finance Career Direction Panels, October 14 and October 20

Considering moving into or within the fields of marketing or finance? A panel of experienced business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketers, and a panel of experience financial managers, will share their insights about the joys and challenges of their roles, career paths and future opportunities in their companies and industries. They’ll cover the skills and experiences they look for in potential candidates. Bring your questions and curiosity to learn about your potential career in marketing or finance.

Both events will meet in TMH 460 from 5 – 5:50 p.m. Register here for the marketing panel on October 14 and here for the finance panel taking place on October 20.


2015 - 10 (Oct), Events

Restoring Trust in the Financial System, October 28

Sponsored by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, join us on October 28 at 4 p.m. for Restoring Trust in the Financial System featuring keynote speakers John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management; Bethany McLean, contributing editor for Vanity Fair; and William Johnstone, executive chairman of D.A. Davidson. The panel will address the systemic conflicts across the financial industry, and how to restore trust and values.

This event will take place in Schulze Hall Auditorium, and registration is required.

2015 - 10 (Oct), Career Services, Events

Career Skills: Career Fair Strategies – Making a Big Impression in a Short Time, November 9 or 10

If you haven’t been to a career fair before, it’s a unique situation where you have a very short time to make a big impression!  Graduate Business Career Services will be holding a career fair on Wednesday, November 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the UST Law School Atrium and you’re invited. What will you say when the recruiter looks you in the eye and says “how can I help you?”  It’s really all about how you can help them, of course.  We’ll cover what recruiters are looking for, what they may ask and how you can respond confidently and clearly.

Register for the November 9 session or for the November 10 session here. Both events are from 5 – 5:50 p.m. in TMH 460.

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2015 - 10 (Oct), Course Information

End-of-term Tuition Reimbursement

Exclamation PointRemember that OCB policy allows faculty 10 days from the date of the last class meeting of their course to submit final grades. Please plan ahead if you need to submit final grades for end-of-term tuition reimbursement. Professors work very hard to make reasonable accommodations, but if you have an early deadline, make sure to check with your employer about alternative options until a final grade is submitted, such as a letter of good standing or an extension on the deadline.

2015 - 10 (Oct), Get Involved

Muslim Christian Dialogue Small Groups

The Muslim Christian Dialogue Center at UST is piloting a new program this fall, creating Muslim Christian Dialogue Small Groups which develop participants’ leadership skills while building mutual understanding and exploring cultural, spiritual, and other topics related to the Islamic and Christian traditions. These groups of 8-12 participants will meet every other week for a semester, joined by a professional facilitator.

We welcome all interested people (students, staff, and faculty) for the small groups, wherever they are in their spiritual life; i.e practicing or non-practicing Muslims and Christians, individuals keen on intercultural relations, etc.

If you are interested in participating, please email mcdc@stthomas.edu with the following:

  • Your name
  • UST or community organization affiliation
  • A few sentences about why this appeals to you
2015 - 10 (Oct), Get Involved

BestPrep Volunteer Opportunities

BestPrep is a statewide nonprofit organization with the mission to best prepare Minnesota students with business, career and financial literacy skills through experiences that inspire success in work and life. The Opus College of Business strongly supports the mission of BestPrep and partners with them to provide rewarding volunteer opportunities and programs for our students.

Volunteer opportunities include: classroom presentations, serving as a mock interviewer, being an eMentor, sharing work experiences and hosting workshops, among many others. For a full list of volunteer opportunities, go to www.bestprep.org/get-involved/.


2015 - 09 (Sep)


Welcome to all of our new and continuing graduate business students. We hope you have a wonderful start to the fall term!

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2015 - 09 (Sep), Course Information, Policies and Procedures

Refund schedule for Fall 2015

If you need to drop a course this fall, be aware of the tuition refund schedule below. (This can also be found in your Student Services section of Blackboard)

Refund Schedule:

Last day to drop and receive a 100% refund = September 22, 2015

Last day to drop and receive a 80% refund = September 29, 2015

Last day to drop and receive a 60% refund = October 6, 2015

Last day to drop and receive a 40% refund = October 13, 2015

Last day to drop and receive a 20% refund = October 20, 2015

After October 20 = no refund

You must drop your class before the second to last class meeting to avoid receiving an “F.” Example: Monday classes must be dropped before December 7.

Reminder: 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!

2015 - 09 (Sep), Policies and Procedures

Required Sexual Misconduct Training: Promoting a Culture of Respect and Responsibility

The University of St. Thomas (UST) mission and convictions embody our commitment to promote and protect the personal dignity and well-being of every member of the UST community. Sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct are antithetical to that commitment. All forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited by UST.

To that end, UST is requiring that all graduate and undergraduate students complete Not Anymore, an interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success. This video-based program will provide critical information about consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and much more. Not Anymore will help you better understand how vitally important these issues are and what you can do to help make our campus safer.

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2015 - 09 (Sep), Course Information

October 30 Waiver Exam Deadline

This is a reminder that any graduate business students 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 - 09 (Sep), Course Information, 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.

More information will be available as soon as possible for the Global Risk Management course visiting Scandinavia. Considered a “summer 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.