Data analytics might be made up of numbers, but ask Ellyn Vranicar M’20 and she’ll tell you it is really all about storytelling. “Collecting and consuming data doesn’t mean anything if you can’t clearly visualize it to derive insights and tell a story that will ultimately make an impact,” says Vranicar, the manager of data […]
When Michelle Wieser, Ph.D., became dean of the School of Business and Technology at Saint Mary’s in 2019, she brought with her a vision for opening new pathways to degree completion for a new generation of students. Many of these innovations are designed to appeal to underrepresented groups in business and technology, including women. Statistics […]
We are excited to feature longtime faculty member Susanne Egli in this month’s faculty spotlight. Egli brings an impressive and diverse background in theatre and professional coaching to the classroom. Let’s dive in to learn more about professor Egli! What is your position at Saint Mary’s and what courses do you currently teach? Assistant professor […]
In this faculty spotlight, we are thrilled to feature Saint Mary’s alumnus Michael A. Ratajczyk, who graduated in 2003 with his B.A. in International Business, Management, and in 2005 with his M.A. in International Business. As an alumnus, Ratajczyk is deeply passionate about helping his students succeed, as he can relate to their position and […]
The faculty in our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) are dedicated, hardworking, and inspiring. Jennifer Schultz, Ph.D., is no exception. Dr. Schultz is an associate professor and a member of our core faculty in the DBA program, and we are thrilled to share more about her. How long have you been a member of the […]
When you find a faculty member who is passionate about students and dedicated to the success of the program, you should know you are exceptionally lucky. This is the case with Harry Hurley, a professor in our bachelor’s completion B.S. in Information Technology program. Professor Hurley has been a member of our faculty for 35 […]
We are thrilled to introduce you to Matt J. Nowakowski, MBA, Ed.D., program director and core associate professor for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program.
We are so proud of the passionate professors we have instructing the enrolled students in our master’s programs in technology. John Ebert, Ed. D., has been a member of the Saint Mary’s faculty for 19 years, and is a professor in the M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program.
What do sports and business have in common?
For Connor Cornell, discovering the similarities between the two led him to his double major in Business Management and International Business and a rewarding internship with U.S. Bank.
We understand the quality of education our students receive is reliant upon the quality of the professors who teach them. This is why we are so honored to have professors like Antar Salim, MBA, DBA. Dr. Salim has been teaching in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program for 14 years and currently teaches courses […]
We are excited to introduce you to Gina Threinen, adjunct instructor for our Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (“BIDA”) program, who has been teaching in the program since its inception. Threinen shares more about her academic focus and the BIDA program: “I developed a course in Content and Communication Strategies for […]
The Adducci Science Center’s Brother Charles and Hoffman halls are transforming into a space for innovation and collaboration. Through a $17 million initiative, Saint Mary’s is creating a space for state-of-the-art classrooms, learning spaces, and labs for business and the sciences.
Current immigration policies could significantly harm the economy in the long term, according to Christine Beech, D.M., the Dr. Jon and Betty Kabara Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
In 2000, United Nations member states adopted eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which featured a number of ambitious global initiatives, such as eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and achieving universal primary education in all countries around the world. As these goals were extremely aspirational, most were far from met by the target date. However, by […]
George Diaz M’10 is a man who wears many hats — including a firefighter’s helmet when duty calls.
In spite of being in a tough market, the Saint Mary’s University School of Business and Technology’s Master of Business Administration program has a top-3 ranking in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, according to the newest rankings published on Dec. 6 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Furthermore, the rankings are packaged with a Q-and-A profile […]
Saint Mary’s was recently ranked the third largest Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program in the state by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
“At a smaller school like Saint Mary’s, you’re more connected with other students, teachers, and athletes,” said Palermo. “You have a lot of opportunities available to make your own and turn into whatever you want. You’re part of a community that works together and makes each other better.”
Adam Pfister C’06, M’10 can’t deny that speaking to the U.N. in early December was a career highlight. But Pfister’s career is full of highlights. As a solutions engineer on the nonprofit and global organizations team for Esri, he works closely with organizations who are solving global problems like the World Health Organization and Bill […]
Destiny Dux ’16 has only worked at IBM as a financial data scientist for a few months. But after making presentations at work, she’s received the positive feedback that she sounds like a seasoned professional. She owes it all, she says, to her finance and data analytics and business intelligence courses at Saint Mary’s, particularly […]