Opus College of Business

University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business: Educating tomorrow’s leaders to think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.

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02/13/2024

We hope you can join us for the inaugural Finding Forward speaker series on Feb. 22! Hosted by the University of St. Thomas and the Star Tribune, Finding Forward builds on the legacy of our First Friday series, featuring thoughtful leaders and changemakers.

The focus of the first event is the U.S. economy – a topic that’s top-of-mind for many, with a wide range of views on the government’s role in creating economic stability. Learn more or register today: https://alumni.stthomas.edu/events/finding-forward/feb-2024/index.html

VIDEO: 2023 Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Awardee - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas 02/12/2024

Congratulations to George Lee on being named the 2023 Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award recipient! Lee founded the Jobs Foundation to provide second chances for people facing steep barriers to employment. “I am a servant – I always have been,” he said. “If I see something that needs to be done or an unmet need, I can’t help myself. I have to go do something about it.”

Through his compassionate and innovative business model, he has empowered over 1,300 people to turn their lives around through on-site social services, classes, and counseling. Learn more about Lee's journey and his service to the common good, including the lives of others he has impacted. https://ow.ly/TSLg50QAptG

(The Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award was established in 2021 to honor Ken Melrose, champion of ethics and servant leadership). University of St. Thomas

VIDEO: 2023 Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Awardee - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas St. Thomas’ Melrose and The Toro Company Center for Principled Leadership has announced the 2023 recipient of the Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award: George Lee, founder of the Jobs Foundation.

2024 Future of Health Care Conference - March 14 02/01/2024

The 2024 Future of Health Care Conference is just around the corner! Join your peers on March 14 for a day of connecting, sharing ideas, and discovering practical solutions for your organization. This year's line-up includes industry leaders from HealthPartners, Mayo Clinic, Sanford Health, Optum, 3M, Best Buy Health, and more. Our carefully curated sessions cater to the evolving needs of the health care industry. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the health care field, this conference is designed for you!

Learn more and register today:

2024 Future of Health Care Conference - March 14 Join your peers for a day of connecting, sharing ideas, and discovering practical solutions for your organization.

01/25/2024

The first event of the series kicks off at Schulze Hall on the Minneapolis campus with opening remarks from Opus College Dean Dr. Laura Dunham. Don't miss it!

01/11/2024

Are you looking to start or grow your business and win $10,000? Join our virtual Q&A and info sessions on January 12 and 16 for details on the Business Plan Competition and Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge! RSVP for details on requirements, resources, and the option to pursue the FGSIC award (for an additional $6k). Open to students and recent grads up to 5 years.

Sign up for the Jan. 12 info session: https://lnkd.in/gGjj3M2r
Register for the Jan. 16 info session: https://lnkd.in/gaunyVdJ

12/25/2023

Wishing everyone a joyful, restful and happy holiday season!

12/22/2023

As we reflect on the collective work and impact of the Opus community this past year, we're so grateful for the dedication of everyone working together to shape a brighter future. As we bring the year to a close, take a moment to look back and celebrate some of our stories from 2023. Wishing everyone a great holiday season! https://ow.ly/lWoy50QlB1i

St. Thomas Tackles the Future of Supply Chains - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas 12/21/2023

At our inaugural Synergy Summit earlier this month, attendees learned from industry experts about the latest trends shaping the supply chain landscape, business challenges facing companies today, and ideas to solve for them.

Throughout the day, attendees enjoyed presentations on negotiation strategies, data alignment in supply chains, emerging technologies, and more. Keynote speaker David Berglund ’14 MBA, a leading AI consultant, discussed the strategic use of artificial intelligence in business, highlighting both its potential and unintended consequences.

“Events like the Synergy Summit empower leaders to think big in the world of AI and supply chains,” Berglund said. “It’s a mindset that pushes boundaries and redefines what’s possible. St. Thomas is preparing leaders to think big and bold.”

Learn more about the Synergy Summit, including snapshots from the event and the supply chain student competition held on campus the same day! https://ow.ly/IYBI50Qlaff

The event was hosted by the new Business Analytics and Supply Chain Center of Excellence at Opus College.

St. Thomas Tackles the Future of Supply Chains - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas Synergy Summit: The Future of Analytics and Supply Chain, attendees learned from experts regarding trends shaping the supply chain industry.

11/14/2023

For many business students just starting their journey at St. Thomas, the power of purple is life-changing, thanks to the scholarship impact made possible by alumni giving. Your support on Tommie Give Day can create more success stories for students like Henry, Sam, and Ellie. Join the power of purple and give back today. https://ow.ly/OfUI50Q7qcO

11/11/2023

We proudly recognize the commitment of Opus College faculty supporting today’s military-veteran students. Whether they've served, are on active duty, or have close family ties to the military, these dedicated educators bring years of experience, leadership and transferrable skills to the classroom. Meet some of our faculty shaping the way supply chain, business analytics, and operations are taught today: https://ow.ly/o1cJ50Q6zJt

St. Thomas Alumnus Helps International Company Navigate Ethics and Technology - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas 10/20/2023

As legal counsel for IDEMIA, a global leader in identity and biometric security services, Michael Gaytko '16, '20 MBA, '20 J.D., '23 L.L.M, often navigates complex legal and ethical waters.

His MBA education at Opus College has given him a unique edge in his role on the legal team, preparing him to approach negotiations with a strong ethical focus. "Achieving success in moral and ethical ways was something that really resonated with me."

Learn more about the impact of his 11-year educational journey with St. Thomas on his career:

St. Thomas Alumnus Helps International Company Navigate Ethics and Technology - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas Hearing Michael Gaytko talk about the influence of his St. Thomas education may have one feeling optimistic.

Photos from Opus College of Business's post 10/04/2023

Last month, our Health Care MBA students traveled to Prague, gaining new global perspectives on health care services and innovation. Faculty member Joe White posed a thought-provoking question to his students: 'How will you bring positive change to US health care?'

From day one, students were immersed in hands-on, real-world learning. They toured the Czech Republic's largest clinical and research center and visited a leading pharmaceutical research company known for supplying innovative medicines and advocating for broader access to modern therapies. During the return flight home, several students stepped up to assist with a medical emergency on board - demonstrating their compassion and health care skills when they were needed most.

Reflecting on her experience, one student summed it up: 'It was an eye-opening trip that truly broadened my horizons."

New MS in Management Program First of Its Kind in Upper Midwest - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas 09/27/2023

We’re thrilled to introduce the new MS in Management at Opus College! The program is for recent college graduates and students in the liberal arts and STEM fields who are ambitious, driven, and eager to accelerate their early careers. In less than a year, this hybrid program equips students with in-demand skills by blending their undergraduate knowledge with essential business skills organizations seek in new hires.

Applications for fall 2024 are now open! Learn more in the Newsroom:

New MS in Management Program First of Its Kind in Upper Midwest - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas The Opus College of Business has announced a new Master of Science in Management (MSM), the first of its kind program in the Upper Midwest.

Creating a Recipe for Using Virtual Reality - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas 09/19/2023

Last semester, University of St. Thomas undergraduate students partnered with 3M in a real-world challenge, exploring ideas on how to market to CEOs of yacht manufacturers using virtual reality.

"VR offers a way for companies to showcase what they have to offer in a more realistic environment," says Dr. Seth Ketron, who teaches the new Digital Transformation Applications course at Opus College. The increasing use of VR and extended reality in business is reshaping customer engagement and experience, the very focus of the course's capstone project.

With eight majors represented across the teams, students had seven weeks to exchange ideas and challenge perspectives. For students like Camryn Lahr ’24, an operations and supply chain management major with no previous experience using virtual reality, visiting the school’s VR lab was revelatory. For their final presentation to the 3M client, all three teams created a virtual yacht walk-through showcasing the applications of 3M Marine products.

The client was so thrilled by the content the teams put together that it was forwarded to 3M’s CEO, Mike Roman. It's likely some of the students’ ideas will be shared across the company as its digital transformation progresses.

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Creating a Recipe for Using Virtual Reality - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business students were tasked with outlining options 3M would want to consider for using virtual reality to create an immersive...

09/12/2023

The Opus College of Business is accepting applications for the Damus Board, a group of students who work together to grant a total of $30,000 to nonprofits they choose that are addressing racial inequities in our community. 💜

Board members engage in fun professional development, create an application and criteria for evaluating organizations, visit and interview finalists, and select the awardees. Students build professional business skills, explore racial justice issues, and make a difference.

Learn more and refer a student today! Application deadline: Sept. 21 at noon. https://ow.ly/Qkm850PKGAL

St. Thomas Students Conduct Summer Research on Diverse Topics - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas 09/08/2023

It was a summer of discovery at the University of St. Thomas! More than 50 students conducted summer research on various topics with the support of faculty mentors and grant funding through St. Thomas' Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Under the mentorship of Opus College's Stacey Supina, Dheeraj Essarani, a junior majoring in data analytics with economics, researched corporate compliance and ethics. His research examined top global corporations, revenue divisions, and board diversity, highlighting their impact on organizational compliance and ethics. Essarani uncovered an intriguing connection between board diversity, success, and employee satisfaction. He hopes to take his findings and research back to his home country to develop a compliance program.

Read more:

St. Thomas Students Conduct Summer Research on Diverse Topics - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas Through St. Thomas’ Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), more than 50 university students had the opportunity this summer to work...

09/06/2023

It's that time of year again! Welcome back to Opus College, and cheers to an incredible semester ahead!

06/30/2023

We're thrilled to announce that our MBA programs have been named a 2023 Best of Business winner by Twin Cities Business readers! What an honor it is to be a part of this wonderful and supportive community. 💜

Queerspace collective 06/28/2023

Queerspace collective Nicki Hangsleben '21 MBA, is the Executive Director and Founder of QUEERSPACE collective, a social venture that creates space for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe and empowered to be their true selves.

06/22/2023
Executive Education Program Finder 06/20/2023

Advance your career with St. Thomas Executive Education programs! With our Program Finder, you can easily discover the perfect program that aligns with your industry and career goals. Want to start within the next 3 months, 3-6 months, or even 6 months from now? We've got flexible options to suit your schedule. Choose from day, evening, online/virtual, and immersive series. The next course starts on 7/1/23. Register now or learn more:

Executive Education Program Finder Use our Program Finder to find an Executive Education program from St. Thomas that fits your industry and career goals.

06/15/2023

Congratulations to Executive MBA student Omar Guevara Soto for being chosen as a 2023 Bush Fellow! Omar has been a leader in culinary services at Minneapolis Public Schools, mobilizing change in food accessibility for the past decade. His plans as a Bush Fellow include further exploring entrepreneurship and leadership training and learning from leaders in the public and social sectors addressing food insecurity.

“I'm driven by the immediacy of the situation to feed our kids now, but I'm also passionate about creating systemic change - finding new pathways to ensure no student goes hungry.”

Congrats to fellow St. Thomas community members Noel Nix and Neerja Singh from the Morrison Family College of Health, who were also selected as 2023 Bush Fellows!

Read more about each Fellow and their inspiring work driving change in their communities: https://news.stthomas.edu/three-st-thomas-community-members-awarded-bush-foundation-fellowships/

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Photos from Opus College of Business's post 06/01/2023

Earlier this month, Opus grad students enjoyed a curated global experience in the Netherlands, exploring Europe's largest seaport and its supply chain! It marked our inaugural Global Supply Chain and Analytics course, with business analytics students joining a short-term study abroad program for the first time.

From crafting analytic dashboards to company visits in Amsterdam, they learned first-hand the pandemic's direct impact on the global supply chain. With the scenery, culture and company of great university partners, the trip was nothing short of amazing!

Photos from Opus College of Business's post 05/26/2023

We're proud to recognize Opus College faculty and staff for their outstanding work in teaching, research, and service every year. Congratulations to our 2023 award recipients David Alexander, Muer Yang, Rich Sathe, Jessica Cooley, Kevin Henderson, Rama Hart, and Amy Klein!

Photos from University of St. Thomas's post 05/21/2023

Congratulations to our Opus College graduates on this amazing milestone! We're so proud of you and of the many people in your lives who showed their love and support in your journey.

Photos from University of St. Thomas's post 05/20/2023

We're thrilled to welcome these future business leaders to the St. Thomas alumni community! Congratulations, Class of 2023!

First Cohort of GHR Fellows Graduates With Eye on the Common Good - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas 05/18/2023

Our very first cohort of GHR Fellows is busy preparing for life after graduation! Their experiences within and outside the classroom have nurtured their leadership skills, refined their understanding of social justice, and ignited a passion for creating sustainable solutions.

Read how their academic journey has shaped these graduating students into changemakers and future business leaders. Congratulations!

First Cohort of GHR Fellows Graduates With Eye on the Common Good - Newsroom | University of St. Thomas Ready to give back to their communities, the first GHR Fellows at the Opus College of Business are preparing for life after graduation.

Photos from Opus College of Business's post 05/14/2023

Happy Mother's Day to all our working MBA moms! You're multitasking pros, surviving on coffee and acing exams while always making time for family and loved ones.

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