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Outside Consultant Round-up

UST Faculty regularly answer questions in the Star Tribune‘s Ask The Consultant column. Here’s a round-up of a few recent questions. Ask your own question.

How to find a reputable lawyer for a small business
What is the best way for a small-business owner to find a reputable lawyer? When you’re looking for trademark and intellectual property lawyers, what are some good criteria to help you find a match?

Amanda Feeley, owner, Esscentual Alchemy Continue Reading

Ethics, Faculty, Newsroom, OCB Commentary

Does gender and racial identity no longer matter in business?

By Teresa Rothausen-Vange, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Business Administration

coverThe presence of female and minority leaders in America today has some people thinking that gender and racial/ethnic identity no longer matter in business and society today. In fact, these issues have just become muted and difficult to talk about due to political correctness and fear. Who benefits from this? Not most Americans of color, not most white Americans, not men, not women, and certainly not children.

If you want an example of how powerful gender norms still are, and how our society lashes out when people violate them in the business world, check out this post on Salon about the negative reaction to the new book by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” out today. Continue Reading

Faculty, FTMBA, Global Business, Newsroom, Student Life

Joint Class Discussions: Integrated Curriculum in Action

By Ujin Han, M.B.A. ’12

First year Full-time UST MBA students had an interesting joint class discussion this week.  Four professors—Professor Rothausen-Vange (Organizational Behavior), Professor Malshe (Marketing), Professor Combs (Business Economics), and Professor Sanders (Statistics and Operations)–led a cross-class discussion of a case study about Harrah’s gaming.

It was an intense and lively 3 ½ hr discussion about Harrah’s strategy to differentiate themselves from the market from 1998-2005—from four different perspectives.  Starting with situation analysis of the external economic factors and the data-driven consumer insights that prompted the change in strategy to tactical marketing and HR programs implemented, the students explored all the aspects that had to be managed for Harrah’s to be successful. Continue Reading