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

studyabroad

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.

James Fish

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

2015 - 04 (Apr), 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, April 23, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Chianti Grill, 2050 N Snelling Avenue, Roseville
  • Thursday, May 7, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Tavern Grill, 10950 Club West Parkway, Blaine
  • Thursday, June 18, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Mission, 77 South 7th Street, 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 - 04 (Apr), Course Information, Study Abroad Information

Study Abroad: 2016 Short-term Programs

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

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

2015 - 04 (Apr), Events

Upcoming events — save the dates!

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

  • Friday, April 24 – Spring Career Fair
  • Tuesday, April 14 – Career Skills: Influencing Styles – Getting Others on Your Side
  • Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29 – Career Skills: Being Proactive with your Future
  • Wednesday, April 29 – Evening Insights: The Downtown Residential Market
  • Friday, May 22 – BGS Induction Ceremony
  • Friday, May 22 – Dean’s Reception for graduates
  • Saturday, May 23 – Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony
2015 - 04 (Apr), Career Services, Events

Career Skills: Influencing Styles, April 14

Recruiters are constantly saying they want candidates with great communication skills. What they really mean is they want people who can influence others to get on board with their point of view. What influencing tactic(s) do you typically utilize? You’ll take an influence tactic assessment prior to the session, learn about different approaches and which ones are considered most effective.

Influencing Styles: Getting Others on Your Side on Tuesday, is on April 14, from 5 – 5:50 p.m. in TMH 301. Register here.

2015 - 04 (Apr), Career Services

OCB Spring Career Opportunity Fair, April 24

Join Graduate Career Services on Friday, April 24, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. in the Terrence Murphy Hall Atrium for the Spring Career Opportunity Fair. UST graduate business students are invited to attend and meet with recruiters from more than 20 organizations. Bring resumes to share and your best pitch to engage with recruiters in discussing your objectives. There is no charge to participate in this event.

Participating organizations include:  3M, Bosch, Cambria, City Wide, Deluxe, Fish & Richardson, Gedney Foods, IV Desk, Ryerson, US Bank, St. Jude Medical, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Stratasys, United Hospital Services, and Wells Fargo.

If you have any questions, please contact gradcareers@stthomas.edu. Click here to register.

Career Fair

2015 - 04 (Apr), Career Services

Career Skills: Being Proactive with your Future, April 28 & 29

You’re building your value to your employer with your graduate business degree. Now what? Career management is about having a thoughtful plan for where you want your career to go and how to get there. With a plan, you can consciously identify and choose opportunities that will help you grow and develop along the way, regardless of where you end up. The session will cover the questions to ask and examples of career management plans.

You can choose to attend Career Management: Being Proactive with your Future on either Tuesday, April 28 (in TMH 301), or Wednesday, April 29 (in TMH 348), from 5 – 5:50 p.m. Register for either section here.

2015 - 04 (Apr), MBC

James J. Fish Scholarship Available for 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.

2015 - 04 (Apr), Events

Global Water Challenges and MN Business: Values, Risks, and Opportunities, April 29

Join us on Wednesday, April 29, in Thornton Auditorium from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for Global Water Challenges and MN Business: Values, Risks, and Opportunities. This program will address global water issues, and its implications on Minnesota businesses. The keynote speaker for this event will be Peter H. Gleick, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute.

The event is free, but registration is required.

Peter Gleick

2015 - 04 (Apr), Events

22nd Annual Stakeholder’s Dialogue: Are Benefit Corporations Truly Beneficial? April 23

Michael HanniganBenefit corporations are for-profit firms, but their executives and directors commit to pursuing a social purpose. Michael Hannigan, the co-founder and president of Give Something Back Office Supplies, one of the first companies in the United States to incorporate as a benefit corporation, will discuss his firm’s philosophy and the innovative ways in which the firm has sought to realize its social purpose.

Join us on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Thornton Auditorium in Terrence Murphy Hall. This event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is encouraged.