Conference – November 6-8, 2014
Last day to register for 15% off the registration fee is tomorrow, Friday, October 3!
Net Impact Info
Join us in the FT MBA Commons on Thursday, October 9 at noon to talk to your FT MBA professors, Opus College of Business department chairs, and faculty who are teaching elective classes in J-term and Fall semesters. We will have updated Elective Track info, as well as the hottest news on Topics Courses, and how to plan the rest of your MBA coursework. Sandwiches, cookies and chips will be provided, and there will be plenty for everyone! Come have lunch and get your academics organized.
Class of 2014 Re-Launch
Thursday, September 5, 2013
12:00 – 6:30 PM
Dress Code: Business Professional
Please note: the Ethics Core Class sessions meet in the morning
|12:00 – 12:40
||Career Services Luncheon – Making a Big Impression in a Short Time: Career Fair Success Strategies. Optional
||Welcome From Dean Puto
||Mayo Innovation Scholars Program
Mr. Steve Vuolo & Assistant Dean Bill Woodson
||Leadership Lab 3 Overview
||Student Life Updates (10 min)
- Key Dates
- Labs and the Friday Schedule
- Graduation info – applying etc.
|2:30 – 2:45
Student Association programs and updates
|2:45 – 3:00
||Career Services / Recruiter Panel
Includes recruiters from Target, UnitedHealth Group, Health Partners,
G & K and Cummins
|4:30 – 6:30
||Open 4 Business – Welcome back second year students, introduce first year students, and network with alumni. Optional
Dear Opus College of Business Alumnus or Student,
Congratulations on completing or nearing completion of your graduate business degree! You have indicated you plan to participate in the 2013 Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 25. (Please reply to this email ASAP if you do not plan to attend the commencement ceremony.) While complete commencement ceremony information, including directions, parking and other details, are available on the Opus College of Business Commencement website, this email includes the most critical instructions for you as a participant.
Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony Schedule: Saturday, May 25
- Arrive at the UST St. Paul campus.
- Be sure to remember to bring your academic regalia (your cap, tassel and gown) with you! Click the link for more information on dress code and when and where to pick up your regalia.
- Go to the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex on the St. Paul campus. Families and guests should go to the field house on the upper level. Graduates must report to Schoenecker Arena on the lower level. Ushers in the building will help direct graduates and guests.
- Stop at the check-in table to pick up your master’s hood (hoods must be returned after the ceremony).
- Find your name on one of the alphabetized lists posted. Note the row number next to your name. Find your row number posted on the wall and report to your row marshal.
- Get a name card that you will take to the stage with you to hand to the reader.
- Ask your marshal for help with your academic regalia.
- Be in your line and in position and ready for the procession by 6:45 p.m.
Commencement exercises begin with an academic procession into the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Center field house. A program will be waiting for you in your chair. Our commencement speaker this year is Randall J. Hogan, chairman and CEO of Pentair. The ceremony should last 75-90 minutes.
A reception immediately follows the ceremony in the Anderson Student Center. Graduates, guests, faculty, staff and administrators are all invited.
You will receive your diploma when all course requirements for the degree are completed and your student account is paid in full. Your diploma will be mailed to you approximately eight to 10 weeks after all degree requirements are verified as completed. Be sure your current mailing address on file with St. Thomas is correct in Murphy online, or contact us at (651) 962-4200 to update your contact information.
If you have any additional questions, please reference the FAQ section of the commencement website, or contact your program office or program adviser. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishment with you!
The Opus College of Business Graduate Commencement Planning Committee
International Students – if you have questions about your status, visa, etc. please stop by to see Samba on Thursday, April 25 from 11-1pm in the Commons.
The final Town Hall meeting of the semester will be held at noon on Thursday in the Commons. *Agenda includes:
- Study Abroad
- Mayo Innovation Scholar Program
- CEBC Ethics Case Competition
- Follies and Wonder Week update
Lunch provided. Please join us!
* Agenda subject to change
PUT ST. THOMAS ON THE MAP!
The Class of 2013 kicked-off their class gift campaign this morning with an initial gift of $1000 from one of the students! What a great way to start! The theme of this year’s campaign is “Put St. Thomas On The Map”. Funds will be used to support study abroad or global opportunities to allow students to make sure UST has a global presence. Any current student or alumna may contribute to the Class Gift at any time. Students can make a one-time donation or extend their giving by making a 3- year pledge. The goal this year is 100% participation. You can do it, Class of 2013!!
Here is a link to make a gift online: www.stthomas.edu/MBAclassgift
Also, students and their spouses can take advantage of employe matching gift programs. This is an awesome way to double or sometimes even triple your gift. If you have questions about whether your company matches gifts, you can contact your HR department, or you can look it up online: http://www.stthomas.edu/development/matchinggifts/default.html
- 3:30pm FirstBook at Anne Sullivan
- 8am How Are The Children, Part VI, UST Law School Atrium
March 25 – April 1 SPRING BREAK & EASTER BREAK
- Classes not in session
- UST Offices closed on Friday, March 29th and Monday, April 1
- Classes resume Tuesday, April 2
April 9 – 11 Multicultural Forum – Our Time To Lead http://www.stthomas.edu/mcf/
Class of 2014: Registration for Fall (and Summer) is coming up fast. You can begin registering at 9am on Monday, March 18.
If you have questions/need advice/want our opinion, please come up and talk to Deb or Kay. Remember, you have one day to register before you are competing for class space with the Evening MBA students, whose registration starts March 19. To prepare, take a look at the following websites:
Elective Tracks: http://www.stthomas.edu/business/degrees/ustmba/fulltimemba/currentstudents/academics/elective-tracks.html
Elective Schedule: http://www.stthomas.edu/business/degrees/ustmba/pdf/Elective_Schedule.pdf
Class Finder: http://www.stthomas.edu/classes/ Change the term to Fall 2013 and click on Business, College of to find our courses.
You should be taking three electives next semester along with your core class – Ethics, and your Ethics Lab. Ethics is taught Tues/Thurs mornings beginning at either 8:30 or 10:15am. We will not be assigning you to teams, so if you need to be in one of the sections for any reason, please let us know. We will do our best to honor your request.
Also, please send us an email if you register for a summer class. We need to document that in your records.
Additionally, the MBA Study Abroad Programs have been determined for the next academic year. I encourage you to carefully plan your summer and fall 2013 registrations to ensure you are eligible and have met the pre-requisites if you hope to participate in these terrific global immersion opportunities.
- MKTG 714: India – Marketing in a Mega-Market
- FINC 752: Global Financial Services – Hong Kong & China
- BLAW615: Business, Law & Ethics in the European Union
Initial program descriptions and dates are posted at http://www.stthomas.edu/ustmba/studyabroad/ . More information and application resources will be posted in April. Watch for an email announcement when they are available.
Registration for Summer/Fall
Registration for summer and fall terms will be held on Monday, March 18th starting at 9am. Please register on-time as registration for other graduate students starts on Tuesday, March 19th.