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What is the Metaverse?

By: Dr. Elham Mousavidin From the Digital Assets to the Metaverse Would you pay $4,000 for a digital Gucci bag? That is, for a bag that you cannot actually carry, but can only own as an image on a computer?  It is hard to believe, but in May 2021 someone actually did that.  The digital…

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The Impact of Inter- and Intra-functional Diversity on Project Teams

By: Dr. Sujin K Horwitz A project team is generally defined as a group of individuals with diverse knowledge, expertise and experience to collaborate on a project which may be temporary or long-standing (Edmondson & Nembhard, 2009). From the definition, one significant element of project teams is the relevance of functional diversity, the extent to…

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Playing Defense in the Pandemic

By John E. Simms, Ph.D., Ed.D., CMA, CSCA We have heard so many individuals arguing that they have a Constitutional Right not to wear a mask, and the argument has been presented as an issue of individual rights, states’ rights, and even declaring that the Covid-19 vaccine is a means of implanting computer chips into…

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A Primer on Futures Contracts

Dr. Hassan Shirvani Futures contracts, together with options and swaps, are examples of the derivative securities which are so-called because they derive their values from the performances of other financial assets or commodities.  As such, they are essentially side bets, not unlike placing bets in a horse race.  Given their wide popularity on Wall Street as highly effective investment and hedging instruments, this post briefly…

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Seek Personal Fulfillment First: Money Will Follow

By Cameron Coffey–Manuel Aguilar’s advice for success to job seekers and young professionals is to seek personal fulfillment first. Sometimes fresh graduates, business majors in particular, tend to value the starting salary of a given job opportunity more than other, more meaningful factors. Aguilar, a UST BBA/MBA alumni, warned against this disposition during the Celt…

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Communication Opens Doors

By Ernesto Cedeño —As the saying goes, communication is key. Key meaning essential, but it is more than that; it is actually the key, that thing that opens up the door that leads us to knowledge, understanding, wisdom and progress. What happens when you can’t open that door? All you can do is imagine what…

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My Educational Pursuits in the CSB

  By Jorge Luis Gonzalez-Romo— I’m a University of St. Thomas graduate. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing from the Cameron School of Business. I would like to share my experiences as a student, and primarily how the CSB shaped me as a person, helped me develop my character, and helped…

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The Role of Non-financial Information in Detecting Financial Statement Fraud

By Evgeniya Sukhova—- INTRODUCTION In order to detect material misstatements in the financial statements of a company, auditors perform numerous analytical procedures, including analysis of relationships between financial and nonfinancial information. Inconsistency between financial and nonfinancial information can be a symptom of financial statements fraud. This type of fraud is most often carried out by…

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The Invisible Link Between Trust, Profits, And Prosperity

By Miguel Martinez-Zavala — Businesses worldwide are facing tough challenges. The European Union’s economic problems, and increasing uncertainty, are driven by unforeseen events. Such events include: the Ukraine’s crisis, the sociopolitical volatility of the Middle East and its subsequent global economic effects, and the feeble U.S. economic growth that seems to be the new norm.…

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