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May 2009


Business Ethics team places first at IEBCC

UST’s Full-time MBA program made its presence known this April at the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition in Los Angeles, hosted by Loyola-Marymount University. This competition was the next phase for the team after the successful CEBC Ethics Case Competition that took place in late February. Rob Bennett, Kateryna Grukovska, Erin Liddy, Brian Slattery and Matt Wach all took part in the three-day competition, accompanied by Koch Chair in Business Ethics, Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster. The field was comprised of 28 U.S. and international collegiate teams each presenting comprehensive business, legal and ethical analyses of a particular case study.
After completing three judged presentations, the UST team was recognized as graduate division co-champion, tying with a team from the Middle East Technical University. The competition, camaraderie and California sunshine were great rewards to a trip that continued to spread the success of the UST brand!
Submitted by Brian Slattery

Student Life

Ready for Success

In mid-April, the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) University of St. Thomas MBA Student Chapter conducted a clothing and accessory drive for Ready for Success. Ready for Success is an organization that accepts new and gently used business casual and business professional clothing for low-income women in the Twin Cities. Clients are referred to Ready for Success by various social service agencies. After their referral, a client makes an appointment with the organization. Once the appointment is made, the client is paired with a volunteer “personal shopper.” This personal shopper helps the client select 3-4 outfits, personal hygiene products, lingerie, jewelry and other accessories for their given profession.
Students, faculty, staff, family, and friends of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business collected a number of items for Ready for Success ranging from suits to purses. With the help of a few good men dressed in women’s clothing and heels, more than a hundred dollars was also raised for the organization! Please check out the photos from the “The Dazzling Heels Dash.”
On behalf of the NAWMBA UST MBA Student Chapter, we greatly appreciate all your donations and contributions to this clothing and accessory drive. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, please visit their website We look forward to another successful clothing and accessory drive next year!
Submitted by Emily Peick

Student Life

Follies 2009!

The talent was dazzling. The energy was amazing! The creativity was off the hook!! But I was especially impressed by the strong demonstration of community, affection, and even love (the filial kind, not that mushy stuff!!) that was so apparent at last night’s UST MBA Follies.
What a group! I won’t single anyone out because there’s no doubt that I would inadvertently slight those not mentioned, but I was tremendously impressed by your sense of humor, and your insights into faculty, staff, and of course your fellow students. I had a tremendous time – no question that a new bar has been set for the coming years to aim for!
Many thanks also to Elena Johnson and Laura Malwitz, you put together a memorable event. I’d also like to send a special shout-out to my fellow skit-mates…all I can say is that they truly made me the man I was last night!! Thanks, “Dean-ettes”!
Submitted by Dean Woodson

Admissions Updates

Admissions Update

Greetings from the Admissions Office
Thanks to each of you who helped with Admitted Student Day on Saturday, May 9th. Whether you assisted with a session, represented a student club or organization at the resource fair, or mingled with our guests at the Dean’s Luncheon, your time and perspective was greatly appreciated. Not only did we have more current student participation than ever before, with 39 confirmed or accepted students in attendance, it was also the largest showing of visitors. In addition, two students committed to the program before they left the event, and several others have confirmed their space in the class of 2011 in the last week.
To all first year students, best wishes with finals and your summer plans. Also, if you have free time this summer, please keep in mind that admissions will still be recruiting for our June 1st deadline and would welcome student help with interviews and contacting students as they make final decisions. Please contact our office if you are interested in helping over the summer.
To the class of 2009, congratulations on all you have accomplished personally and for helping to further develop the full-time UST MBA program into an exceptional experience. Admissions has benefited in many ways form your support of our recruiting efforts and your involvement in the program. We wish you great success for the future and look forward to being able to promote you all as representation of our impressive MBA Alumni body.
Submitted by Full-time UST MBA Admissions


Great Summer Reads

Business Books
Extra time on your hands? Keep your summer days busy with the following business must-read list put together by Dr. Malshe. Most titles are available in our libarary on the Minneapolis campus.
All Marketers are Liars
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
Banker to the Poor
Blue Ocean Strategy
Conspiracy of Fools
Crossing the Chasm
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t
Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
Grown Up Digital
Hot, Flat, and Crowded
House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation
Irrational Exuberance
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
One Billion Customers
Only the Paranoid Survive
Positioning: The battle for Your Mind
Predictably Irrational
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
The Game Changer
The Google Story
The Innovator’s Dilemma
Submitted by Dr. Malshe

Upcoming Events

NABA Twin Cities Student Chapter

The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Inc. Central Region invites you to register to attend the 2009 Central Region Student Conference (CRSC)
Conference Registration Fees
Early Bird Registration Fee: $50 (members); $70 (non-members)
Regular Online Registration Fee: $75 (members); $95 (non-members)
On-site Registration Fee: $100 (members); $120 (non-members)
Hotel Room Rates
$110 per night
June 30, 2009 – Deadline for early bird registration rate
September 4, 2009 – Deadline for Scholarship applications to be mailed
September 10, 2009 – Deadline to book hotel rooms
September 10, 2009 – Deadline to register online Posted by the Editor at 04:16 PM
NABA 2009 CR Student Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Address: One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis Indiana 46204
Phone: 1-800-233-1234
Register Now!!!
When you visit the conference Web site (using the link above), please click on “Register for a Conference.” Before clicking on “Continue to Conference Registration” to access the conference registration page, please click on the “Conference Instructions and Preparation” link to download the conference registration instructions, which will provide assistance during the registration process. After you have downloaded the instructions, please click on “Continue to Conference Registration” to proceed to the conference registration site.
Please contact the NABA Central Region Student Registration Team with questions.
Phone: (646) 235-4448
Submitted by editor


Study Abroad J-term 2010 Information Available

Information and application materials are now posted online for the UST MBA Study Abroad Programs for January 2010 at
Two options are available:
• FINC752: Global Financial Services (Hong Kong)
• FINC753: Risk Leadership in Global Firms (London)
Interest in these programs is high. For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by May 29. The final application deadline is October 2. Please review the online materials and contact your program advisor or the appropriate contacts listed for each program with questions.
Submitted by editor

Upcoming Events

Did You Know?

Financial Aid for 2009-2010
Students who are interested in receiving financial aid for the 2009-2010 academic year are encouraged to apply now by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at For more details about the kind of aid available, the financial aid application process and general financial aid information, you should visit the St. Thomas Graduate Financial Aid Web site at The Web site has all kinds of helpful information, including contact names and numbers!
Refunds from excess financial aid will be directly deposited into student checking accounts (if a direct deposit form is on file with the Business Office) or mailed to the student’s billing address. For more information about setting up direct deposit, go to
Restaurant discounts
Erbert and Gerbert’s, Salad Creations, and Dancing Ganesha all offer discounts for UST students! Erbert and Gerbert’s is located on the skyway level of the LaSalle Plaza near the YMCA and offers a 10% discount with your student ID. Dancing Ganesha is located at 11th and Harmon and offers a 20% discount on food. Salad Creations, located in the skyway next to Target, offers a 10% discount with your student id.
Discounted Movie Tickets
The Life/Work Center has discounted movie tickets for the AMC, Carmike, Mann and Regal theaters. Please stop by the Life/Work Center in TMH 110 to purchase tickets.
1000 LaSalle Avenue, TMH 110
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (651) 962-4763
Office Hours
M, W and Thu: 9—5:30
Tu: 9—6:30
F: 9—4:30