The University of St. Thomas

Summer and Fall 2014 Registration

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Watch your UST email for detailed registration information. Summer and fall term registration will begin April 1-3. Students are assigned an access time to Murphy Online. Students that have the most earned credits and are close to graduation will begin registration on April 1. Students that have plans for a specific course will want to register at their assigned opening. Core courses in the summer session are the most likely to fill quickly.

Tuition for 2014-2015

The UST Board of Trustees has set the tuition rates for the new school year. Beginning summer term 2014, the tuition for all UST MBC program students will be $1005 per credit or $3015 for each three-credit course. The technology fee will change to $99 per semester for 6 or more credits or $49 per semester for less than 6 credits.

Commencement – May 24

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

If this semester is your last, please complete the Application to Graduate. All applications will be reviewed to verify degree plan completions. Email messages will confirm applications and link to graduation events and celebrations. We look forward to the Saturday, May 24, 7 p.m. commencement ceremony to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Certificate Completion

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

If you are enrolled in your sixth course as a business communication certificate student watch your mail for confirmation of a planned and earned certificate. Certificates are ordered at the end of the term and mailed to all certificate candidates.

Certificate students can Apply to Transfer to the UST MBC degree by completing a graduate exam or assessment and the linked online application form. Complete applications will be reviewed after our April 15 or August 4 application deadlines. If admitted as a degree student, registration and Murphy Online access will be opened once again.

James S. Fish Scholarship – UST MBC degree students

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Applications are now available for the James S. Fish Scholarship. This award goes to a qualified UST MBC degree student and provides tuition for four graduate business courses. Application deadline is August 1, 2014. Contact UST MBC for a scholarship application form.

Master’s Connection: The 20-minute Networking Meeting

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 am, Minneapolis campus, Opus Hall 201. Open to Opus College of Business graduate students and alumni. Registration is required.

This Master’s Connection will focus on how you can penetrate the “invisible” job market by growing and strategically using your network and how to do it all in a structured, simple and highly productive 20 minutes.

Presented by Nathan Perez, co-author of “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting”, this workshop will help you understand how to capitalize on your professional network.

Career Skills Workshop

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Graduate Business Career Skills Session. Open to Graduate Business students.

5-5:50 pm, Wednesday, April 9, UST Mpls. campus

Positioning Statement/Personal Pitch – Creating a great first impression in a short time (with LaBarre Spence) Register online.

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 and compelling 30” pitch (elevator speech) to let the world (internal/external) know what you’ve got and can deliver.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

March 18-20, 2014, Minneapolis Convention Center

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is the largest diversity and inclusion conference in the country. The purpose of The Forum is to provide a compelling learning experience fostering business and thought leadership in workplace diversity and inclusion.

The conference is presented by the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. Consistent with the Catholic intellectual tradition of the University of St. Thomas, the Opus College of Business educates students and working professionals to become effective, ethical global business leaders and to be constructive contributors to society.

The conference will also feature keynote presentations, 65 concurrent learning sessions, a Resource Expo, Career Fair and networking with 1200+ participants.

Learn more about the conference at

Stakeholder’s Dialogue: Who Stole the American Dream?

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

An examination of wealth creation and wealth distribution

Wednesday, April 9, 5 p.m., UST Mpls campus. Register online.

“Today, the gravest challenge and the most corrosive fault line in our society is the gross inequality of income and wealth in America.” (page xiv from Who Stole the American Dream?)

Hedrick Smith, author of Who Stole the American Dream?, is the featured speaker at the 2014 Stakeholder Dialogue.

The dialogue will be moderated by Michelle Rovang Burke, M.B.C., director of the Veritas Institute.

MN Women in Marketing & Communication

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Finding Your Online Voice: Representing Your Brand on Linkedin and the Web with Kathleen Crandall, Meaningful Connections, March 27, 11:30 – 1 p.m., UST Mpls campus. Register.

Women@Work Workshop: “The ‘Write’ Stuff”, April 23, 4-6 p.m., UST Mpls. Campus. Register.

MNAMA Annual Conference – May 8

Published on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Marketing Exchange 2014 – Marketing by the Minute

Save the date for this conference sponsored by the MN Chapter of the American Marketing Association. Program information has just been announced and early bird registration is now open.

When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, 5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Staying agile and nimble minute-by-minute in a technology-driven world with ever-increasing, complex global events is a challenge even for the savviest marketer.

The MX 2014 “Marketing by the Minute” conference will provide you with resources and strategies to stay cutting-edge and nimble, and help you utilize agile marketing to effectively integrate your objectives into one cohesive vision in the midst of lightning-quick change.