Business School São Paulo
In April, Business School São Paulo (BSP) launched a new study – the Panel of the Pharmaceutical Industry (PIF), which identified some market trends in Brazil.
"The goal is that the survey becomes a tool for debates on strategic issues in the sector," says Ricardo Pitelli Britto. Professors Britto and José Fernando Ramadinha lead the study.
Themes from the first edition included the motivating trends and factors of mergers and acquisitions; investment management and products pipeline; and communication management and distribution. The analysis involved 27 companies that represent 40 percent of the Brazilian pharmaceutical market. The study generated significant media coverage in major business newspapers, websites, and specialized magazines.
In other news, Laureate International Universities (LIU) named former President Bill Clinton as an honorary chancellor. Clinton will work in areas such as social responsibility, youth leadership, and increased access to higher education. BSP is a member of LIU.
"Last year I had the opportunity to visit the Laureate's universities in Spain, Brazil, and Peru, to speak to students and the communities they serve," says Clinton. "These private universities exemplify the same principles of innovation and social responsibility in education that we worked to advance during my presidency and now through my foundation."
After much anticipation, students, faculty, and staff of the Executive MBA Program at Concordia University are enjoying the new state-of the-art classroom, study rooms, and offices in the new John Molson building.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Leadership (LEED) silver-certified building stands 15 floors high, with two underground floors. The architectural jewel is located in the heart of Quartier Concordia in downtown Montreal.
One of the most established such programs in Canada, the Executive MBA Program at Concordia University will celebrate its 25th anniversary in October by organizing a black tie masquerade gala at one of the most prestigious venues in downtown Montreal, the Windsor Ballroom. Approximately 300 alumni, including alumni from China and France, and throughout North America, plan to join the celebration.
In addition to commemorating the milestone, the program launched two Speaker Series that feature program alumni.
In January the series, Marketing Yourself During Tough Economic Times, focused on networking and successful on boarding for those senior-level candidates in transition during the economic downturn. Joanne Miller (EMBA 2000), senior recruiter at Autodesk, and Richard Joly (EMBA 1998), president of Leaders and Co., shared their expertise with participants.
In May the series, What to Do Now to Rebound from the Downturn, offered both the business and personal investment point of view. Dominique Vincent (EMBA 1995), portfolio manager at MacDougall, MacDougall & McTier, and Annamaria Testani (EMBA 2000), senior vice president, National Business Development at Wellington West Capital, provided an insider’s look at the world of investing.
Loyola University Maryland
The Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business will complete the transition to a new Executive MBA leadership team July 1.
Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School, has named Christy DeVader, Ph.D., chair of the management and international business department, as associate dean of the school and Gloria Phillips-Wren, Ph.D., chair of the information systems and operations management department, as academic director of the Executive MBA Program, effective July 1.
In February, Leggio named Manette Frese (’82, MBA ’90), former director of Executive MBA Programs, as assistant dean of graduate programs. Frese, who joined Loyola in 1984, is responsible for enrollment management, external relations, and program operations for all part-time graduate business programs at the Sellinger School.
The leadership team aims to expand the scope of educational opportunities within the Executive MBA Program and revise the new curriculum, launched in the fall 2009, to meet the ever-changing needs of the business world and address student feedback from the previous academic year. The program will add a personal development course, a cohort-based elective, integrated application presentations, and domestic field study to the curriculum.
"This leadership team’s deep commitment to advancing the Sellinger School and our offerings is already evident in their response to student and corporate feedback on the new curriculum,” says Leggio. “Their efforts will play a key part in our mission of becoming the nation’s leading Catholic, comprehensive university business school."
The MIP School of Management celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Executive MBA Program this year.
Since its start, more than 1,000 professionals graduated from the MIP Executive MBA Program. A recent survey demonstrated that Italian and international companies appreciate the quality of the program’s Executive MBA students.
In the last few years, the program has focused on personal skills development. A new challenge started three years ago when the program introduced international study trips to China, Russia, and India. More than 150 students attended these study tours, providing unique economic and cultural experiences. MIP looks forward to continuing enhancing its experiences for Executive MBA students.
The Ohio State University
In March, television station ONN and The Ohio State University launched Ohio Means Business, a new half-hour program that showcases the companies and leaders who are reshaping Ohio’s business world.
The premiere episode examined the development of advanced and renewable energy and the impact of this fast-growing industry on Ohio’s business landscape. The show focused specifically on solar and wind energy markets and companies in Ohio.
“Never before have the connections between Ohio State and our business partners been so robust,” says University President E. Gordon Gee. “Together, we are collaborating to build Ohio’s new knowledge economy, and I am glad our efforts are being featured through this new venture.”
Ohio Means Business provides a comprehensive look at how emerging and established industries are blending innovation, entrepreneurship, education, and cutting-edge research to help Ohio excel in the new economy. The show looks at tough issues facing Ohio’s economic future with experts from throughout the university providing analysis and insights on research innovations.
“Fisher is pleased to partner with The Ohio State University and ONN to bring Ohio Means Business to Ohio viewers,” said Christine A. Poon, dean of Fisher College of Business. “We are confident we can play a key role in this new venture—highlighting the people, the companies, and the initiatives that bring economic development to Ohio and showcasing how collaborations between the academic and business communities can turn ideas into business.”
Pepperdine University recently named Gary L. Mangiofico associate dean for Fully-Employed Programs and Executive Programs at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
CEO of Los Angeles Universal Preschool and Pepperdine University professor, Mangiofico will assume responsibility for Executive Programs – including the Executive MBA, Presidential Key Executive MBA, and master of science in organizational development – and for all part-time programs – including the Fully-Employed MBA, bachelor of science in management, and master of science in management and leadership – effective this summer. He also will oversee student recruitment for these programs and the Graziadio School’s marketing, communications, and public relations operations.
“Dr. Mangiofico’s rich experience in executive leadership in the corporate and non-profit sectors, along with his seven years of experience across our programs in the Graziadio School, have effectively prepared him to lead our executive education certificate program and the degree programs,” says Dean Linda A. Livingstone.
Mangiofico has been member of the practitioner faculty of organizational theory and management and director of the master’s program in organizational development at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School, where he has taught since 2003. He is a former vice president for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services; COO and senior vice president for Pathmakers, an integrated behavioral health practice management group; senior vice president for Apria Healthcare Group; and CEO for CPC Alhambra Hospital.
Christopher Johnson recently joined Rollins College as an instructional design specialist. In this role, Johnson will design the delivery methods for the online component of the Rollins Key Executive MBA (KEMBA).
“Much of what has enabled the Rollins MBA to consistently place at the top of the rankings has been our interpersonal approach and our emphasis on the quality of the education,” says Craig McAllaster, dean of the Rollins MBA. “In devising KEMBA’s blended approach, we wanted to make sure that our students receive an online component that is as compelling as what they would experience in class.”
Before joining the Rollins MBA, Johnson was a director of academic computing at New York Law School, where he helped found the school’s academic computing department. Johnson worked with key faculty and executives to formulate and enact instructional technology initiatives and provided long-term strategy and vision for the academic computing infrastructure.
Thunderbird Global School of Management
The first class of Thunderbird Executive MBA–Europe students began their studies this year in Geneva.
This program is run in collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, which provides support and hosts some of the Thunderbird modules at its Geneva campus. Delivered in a modular format, the program is targeted to working professionals in Europe and the Middle East. Most Executive MBA Program modules take place in Geneva with global rotations in China, Russia, the Middle East, and the Americas.
In other news, Professor David Bowen became the new chief academic officer and dean of the school in March. Bowen previously served as dean from 2001 to 2005. He is responsible for overseeing all academic matters in the school, including faculty planning and support, thought leadership, accreditation and compliance, curriculum innovation, and program quality assurance.
University of Tennessee
The Physician Executive MBA Class of 2009 commissioned Knoxville-based professional fiber artist Bailey Earith to create an original piece of artwork, representing the students’ professions and experiences in the program, as its class gift.
In other news, students, staff, alumni, and faculty of the University of Tennessee’s Class of 2010 Professional MBA Program traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the program’s annual international immersion in May. A student blog about the trip is available at http://utcee.blogspot.com.
Faculty milestones include the following:
Missy Bowers was named a McKamey Scholar.
Joe Carcello, Ernst & Young Professor in Accounting, won the 2010 Tennessee Society of CPAs Outstanding Educator Award and the department’s Dixon Hughes award for excellence in research.
Amy Cathey won the Executive MBA 2009 Faculty of the Year Award.
Carolyn Cuddy became the UT Center for Executive Education’s chief operating officer, a newly created position, while continuing as its executive director, degree programs.
Harvard Business Publishing released The New Supply Chain Agenda by Paul Dittmann and Tom Mentzer in May 2010.
Terry Esper won the Full-Time MBA 2009 First-Year Faculty of the Year Award.
Diane Mollenkopf was named a Stokely Scholar.
Matt Myers, Nestle USA Professor in Marketing, was appointed to a five-year term as department head.
Bill Neilson, Holly Chair of Excellence, is co-leading the college’s first undergraduate summer trip to Germany.
Allen Pannell won the Aerospace & Defense MBA 2009 Faculty of the Year Award.
Richard (Dick) Reizenstein won the Physician Executive MBA 2009 Faculty of the Year Award.
John Riblett, director of the college’s Center for Executive Education, retired May 2010 after 35 years.
Mike Stahl, Stokely, professor of business, joined UT’s Executive MBA Program as a core faculty member teaching strategic management.
Theodore P. Stank, associate dean and Dove Professor in Logistics and Transportation, co-hosted a Supply Chain Management Review webinar, which looked at supply chain-related executive education programs available in the classroom and online.
Jan Williams, Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair and dean of the College of Business Administration, is chair-elect of the board of directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accreditation body for business colleges. Williams becomes chair in 2011.
Tracie Woidtke, Sharp/Home Federal Bank Professor in Banking and Finance, co-authored a chapter in a new book on international corporate governance and also became a member of the Ukrainian Banking Academy’s International Center for Banking and Corporate Governance.