In the Spring 2014 issue:

Stefanie Lenway, Ph.D., business dean at Michigan State University, will take leadership of the Opus College of Business in August. She will succeed Christopher P**o, Ph.D., who has been dean since 2002.

Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company magazine, believes that business should be a vehicle for progress in the world. Fast Company’s mission is different from that of other business magazines. It focuses on innovation and creativity, not stock prices. Safian explores the links among creativity, passion and purpose in this Q&A.

Maybe someday you’ll have a 3-D printer in your home; some people already do. From hobbyists and consumers to entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies, 3-D technology is transforming the way entrepreneurs and businesses work today.

From NSA surveillance and date collection, to grocery store reward cards and what you put out in with the trash, everything is a story waiting to be interpreted. New ways of collecting and interpreting data are changing business practices, providing insights into consumers and allowing data scientists to answer questions they never knew to ask. This emerging science – or art – is big data.

Graduates of the Full-time UST MBA program have gone on to careers with many local and national companies. Alumni who work at Smiths Medical, General Mills, Cummins Power Generation and the Catholic Community Foundation discuss what they learned as student CEOS in a capstone course that uses LINKS business simulation software.

Also in this issue: The business of dating with It’s Just Lunch, the launch of a Midwestern clothing line and the answer to “what is risk leadership?”


B. is a publication of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. Published twice a year, the magazine’s mission is to inform, educate and engage students, alumni, the business community and , those who can influence the success of our students and alumni. It does this through stories about the people who make up the Opus College of Business, through news items and through articles of interest to business-oriented people, addressed through the lenses of St. Thomas stakeholders.

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