Congratulations Graduates!

Spring semester 2014  Master of Business Communication degree graduates include: Ashley Beukelman, Kimberley Burkett, Claudia Cappiello, Heidi Chapeau, David Dougherty, Kristen Gust, Michelle Hanson, Sara Harrell, Lee Henderson, Robert Hermann, Georgia May*, Elizabeth McAuley, Jessica Rogers*, Lindsay Sanderson*, Laurie Turnquist and Matthew Wash. Best wishes on your new UST MBC degree!

*Beta Gamma Sigma – Honor Society

The University of St. Thomas chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma congratulates the students who have earned invitations in 2014. Only the best business students in the world, and the professionals who earned the distinction of “the best in business” during their academic careers, can claim membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This year’s Beta Gamma Sigma inductees from the Opus College of Business have earned that title.

These graduates join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International are eligible for this invitation.


Grade Reports

Spring semester grades are posted by instructors and available to students via Murphy Online. Instructors are asked to post grades within 10 days for the last class period. Students should be able to access grade reports needed for their employer’s tuition reimbursement programs. Contact businesscom@stthomas.edu if you have questions about the end of term.


Fall 2014 – Register Today!

Register now to save a place in a fall semester course. Early registration helps department chairs and instructors with course planning, scheduling classroom space and book orders. If you have questions on the available fall semester UST MBC courses please call (651) 962-4380 to speak with an advisor. Register now via Murphy Online.


Study Abroad January 2015

UST MBC degree students may be interested in requesting a study abroad course option in their degree plan. UST MBC degree students with at least four core courses completed can submit a written request for a course substitution. Forward a request to businesscom@stthomas.edu for program and degree plan review.

J-term 2015
Global Financial Services (FINC752) in China, Hong Kong, & Taipei
Planned dates: January 9-20, 2015*
Prerequisites: You should have FINC600 completed by fall 2014

Marketing in an Emerging Market (MKTG714) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Buenos Aries, Argentina
Planned dates: January 17-26, 2015*
Prerequisites: You should have MKTG600 completed by fall 2014

Spring term 2015
Risk Management in a Global Context (MGMT753) in London
Pre-travel class meetings during the spring term, study-travel component at the end of the term
Planned travel dates: May 30-June 7, 2015*
No specific prerequisites

* Given the distances and time changes, you may need an extra day available before and/or after the program dates to travel.

Details and costs of the programs are being finalized, but participants should budget for:

  • Three credits of tuition
  • Airfare from/to Minneapolis (students arrange their own)
  • Estimated program fees of $2400-2800, including housing (double occupancy), group airfare between cities during program (if applicable), ground transportation to corporate visits and cultural activities, group cultural excursions and tours.  Fees can vary by location, number of total days and cities visited, and activities included.
  • Spending money of $300-700 for meals and incidentals (varies by program length and location)
    Visa fees (varies per location and your country of citizenship)

More information will be posted, as available, online at www.stthomas.edu/ustmba/studyabroad


Transfer to UST MBC Degree

Business communication certificate students planning to apply for the UST MBC degree will need to submit an application to transfer to the degree program. Apply to continue your professional development with a Master of Business Communication degree.

  • Schedule a graduate exam directly with the testing company GMAT or GRE or ask about the new MBA math course option.
  • Complete the online Apply to Transfer form.

Applications will now be reviewed as completed. An admission decision before fall semester begins could open up more registration options. Check with an advisor or Dr. Mike Porter with any questions. businesscom@stthomas.edu



Diversity Insights Breakfast

Ignite a Revolution: Talk into Action

June 26, 2014, 8-10:30 a.m. University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus, Terrence Murphy Hall. Registration information. Cost $40 per person (Opus College of Business students, staff and faculty should email ocbevents@stthomas.edu for complimentary registration)

Talk about diversity and inclusion is easy to find in most workplaces, but diverse and inclusive decision making and action taking are still rare. Imagine the power and opportunity that will erupt when you turn all that talk into action. This session prepares you to ignite that revolution. Continue Reading


IABC – MN Spring Workshop

IABC MN Spring 2014 Workshop-Create a Clique and a Brand Worth Following with Social Media

Friday, May 16, 2014. 8:30 AM until 12:00 Noon. Wells Fargo Conference Center, 90 South 7th St., (3rd Floor Conference Center), Minneapolis Register online

International Association of Business Communicators, Minnesota chapter’s spring workshop is going to rock your social!

Tena Pettis, owner of tena.cious, a company dedicated to social media in business, will give insight into how to move your social media efforts from likes and list-building to irresistible messages to engage and connect you to customers.  Get your organization noticed, connected, and knowing your customers. You will skyrocket your engagement on all of your social media platforms.  After attending this workshop, you will be able to build real relationships – the ones that boost your bottom line.  This isn’t about learning, it’s about taking action!

After Tena’s session, there will also be a panel of thought leaders in social media to discuss the importance of social media engagement.  The panel will discuss current trends, what to do (and what not to do), and creating a call to action


Net Impact Briefing

Benefit Corporations & B Corps in Minnesota: Making Impact With New Business Mode

This two-part briefing is sponsored by the Minneapolis Net Impact Professional Chapter and the University of St. Thomas Net Impact Graduate Chapter on Benefit Corporations and Certified B Corps.

Wednesday, May 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (doors open at 5:30),Schulze Hall Auditorium – University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Register Here.

What do Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, New Belgium Brewing, Kleen Kanteen, Sunrise Banks, and thedatabank have in common? (Hint: they are all Certified B Corps).

What ARE B Corps? What about benefit corporations? Do you know the difference between the two?

 *UPDATE* Did you know that Minnesota lawmakers  enacted The Minnesota Benefit Corporation Act on April 25? What about the fact that 22 states and the District of Columbia have already established benefit corporations as a legal designation?

If you’ve got lots of questions on benefit corporations and B Corps, we’ve got you covered! Join us at this upcoming event to get all your questions answered – and for some networking and fun too!