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Winners of 2016 business plan competition are ready to launch their first product

Friday, October 28, 2016

Jon Roberts and Stephanie Charles spent some of the $20,000 prize money to improve their dri-sound premium headphone covers, which are specifically designed to protect pricey headphones from damage without diminishing the look or quality of the devices. The headphone covers are expected to hit the market in early winter. More ›

TAGS: Alumni Business Plan Competition Entrepreneurship MBA

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Rutgers Executive MBA ranked #15 in the U.S. by Financial Times

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rutgers Executive MBA was ranked No. 15 for US-only programs in the Financial Times latest rankings of the top 100 Executive MBA programs in the world. Rutgers EMBA graduates saw a 53 percent increase in their salaries, three years after finishing the program, highlighting the tremendous advantage Rutgers EMBA provided their careers. Members of the class of 2013 who participated in the survey described going through the Rutgers EMBA program as a transformational experience.  More ›

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Business Insight: Four fallacies about trade and globalization

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Trade typically figures prominently in US presidential election, and 2016 is no exception. While campaigning, politicians tend to adopt anti-international business positions that are theoretically unsound and lack empirical evidence. Rutgers Business School professor Ajai Gaur and his co-author explain four fallacies related to manufacturing in industrialized nations, trade and the global economy. More ›

TAGS: Global Business Management and Global Business

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Alumni Profile: With a new master's degree in governmental accounting, she lands job of overseeing Vermont town's financial operations

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

While working full-time in the finance department for the City of St. Albans, VT, Sarah Macy began her studies at Rutgers Business School in the Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting program. Offered entirely online, the program allowed Macy to earn her master degree while living and working in Vermont. "The Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting program has been a catalyst in my transition from team member to team leader," said Macy. Since graduating in 2015, Macy secured the position of finance director for the Town of Milton, VT. More ›

TAGS: Alumni Profile Irfan Bora Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting

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A lesson for millennials: Make business an adventure

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Alfred Blake, assistant director of undergraduate entrepreneurship programs at Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick, invited five entrepreneurial students – Kayla Michelle Jackson, Daniel Reji, Luis Fernandez, Aswan Carbonell and Alexandra Garey – to accompany him to a private meeting with Richard Branson at the Forbes 30 under 30 Summit in Boston. Branson answered questions, recounted stories and offered advice to the group. More ›

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The work of creating new quants

Friday, October 21, 2016

In her career management class, Ronnee Ades brings in guest speakers and lectures on contemporary issues that a working quant would need to know. In the process, she opens up students eyes to more career possibilities. "There’s a world out there that uses quant skills in the financial community and it’s much broader than just banks,” she says. "It’s also hedge funds, asset managers, software analytic firms, data companies and media." More ›

TAGS: Career Management Master of Quantitative Finance Networking Ronnee Ades

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Conference strives to advance work on diversity, inclusion in financial services industry

Friday, October 21, 2016

Dean Lei Lei, who sat on the panel discussing how minority and female students are being prepared for careers in financial services, said one of the challenges she faces is generating more scholarship money to bring bright students from underrepresented populations into Rutgers Business School. More ›

TAGS: Diversity Lei Lei Mentoring Programs Office of Diversity Programs

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Alumni Profile: His investment in Master of Financial Analysis program has quick payoff

Friday, October 21, 2016

Neel Patel earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers Business School in 2013 majoring in finance and a Master of Financial Analysis from RBS in 2016. He currently works at New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Investment as an investment analyst. "The MFinA program prepared me for my role with the State of New Jersey by equipping me with the necessary skill set that I need to start my career in finance on a strong note," said Patel. More ›

TAGS: Alumni Profile Finance and Economics John Longo Master of Financial Analysis

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Supply Chain Management Career Expo attendees looking for the right job, not just any job

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Supply Chain Management Career Exposition grew for the 6th year straight, since it began as the Supply Chain Management Meet & Greet in 2010. Corporate representatives and students alike repeatedly said that they targeted specific companies for their work culture, environmental and sustainability values, and fit beyond just a paycheck. More ›

TAGS: Career Fair Office of Career Management Supply Chain Management

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Graduate students spend a day with Warren Buffett in Omaha

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Rutgers was among eight universities participating in the meeting with Warren Buffett, who has made his Omaha visit with business school students an annual ritual. It was the fourth time Professor Longo has taken a group of Rutgers students to meet Buffett in Omaha. More ›

TAGS: Graduate Students John Longo Student Experiences Warren Buffet

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Business Insight: Examining the contagion element of corporate misconduct

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Working with Kevin Koh of Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Shivaram Rajgopal of Columbia University Business School, Rutgers Business School professor Simi Kedia examined accounting restatements from more than 2,000 companies during a 12-year period. Their research showed that when one company misstated its earnings, others were likely to do so as well, especially if the original company was not penalized for accounting irregularities. More ›

TAGS: Business Insights Finance Finance and Economics Simi Kedia

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Online master's enhances careers, knowledge of professionals already in supply chain management field

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Rutgers online Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management is designed to to deepen the knowledge of people who are currently working in the area of supply chain management by providing them with intense instruction in such fundamentals as supply chain strategy, global logistics management and Lean Six Sigma. More ›

TAGS: Graduate Students Master of Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Management

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Strength in entrepreneurship, economic inclusion lands Rutgers federal grant

Monday, October 3, 2016

The effort by Rutgers will include marketing and a multi-media education campaign across the country. "Our focus is how do we increase the number of minority technology folks who can take advantage of these grants," Professor Jeffrey Robinson said. More ›

TAGS: Collaborative for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Entrepreneurship Grants Jeffrey Robinson Social Impact The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

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Rutgers Business of Fashion graduate program aims to create a new breed of industry professional

Friday, September 30, 2016

"In the fashion industry, there seems to be a big disconnect between the business sector and the creative field – there’s a real chasm between the two," said Tavy Ronen, a Rutgers Business School finance professor and founding director of the Business of Fashion program. "We decided it would be great to provide a program for creatives who want to learn how to run a business and for business professionals who want to work in the fashion industry." More ›

TAGS: Master of Science in Business of Fashion Phyllis Siegel Tavy Ronen

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Rutgers Business School students pack and impress at Fall 2016 Business Career Fairs

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Over 70 companies and hundreds of students attended Rutgers Business School Fall 2016 Business Career Fairs. The conference rooms were shoulder-to-shoulder with enthusiastic students armed with résumés, elevator career speeches, and smiles. Reid Postle of Textron Aviation said: "Some students asked: 'would I just be pushing paper' in this internship. No, in sales and marketing, for example, the interns will be out there meeting people, making connections. These are meaningful internships," Postle said.  More ›

TAGS: Career Development Career Fair Office of Career Management Undergraduate New Brunswick Undergraduate Newark

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Bill Rasmussen: Rutgers MBA alumnus founded ESPN, created first 24-hour TV network

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Without Bill Rasmussen’s fanaticism for sports and his entrepreneurial spirit, the world might not have Sports Center or wall-to-wall coverage of March Madness and the College World Series. Rasmussen changed not only sports broadcasting but also how the world watches television when he founded ESPN, which became the world’s first network to broadcast around the clock when it went live on September 7, 1979. More ›

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Celebrating the past, moving ambitiously into the future

Monday, September 26, 2016

At the State Theatre New Jersey, hundreds of Rutgers Business School alumni, staff and students were entertained by the Rutgers University Glee Club and enlightened by Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. More ›

TAGS: Alumni City of New Brunswick Lei Lei Yaw Mensah

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Changing business world inspires discussions on industry connections, innovative curriculum

Friday, September 23, 2016

Innovations in Graduate Business Education was the second major conference hosted by Rutgers Business School in the past two years. Its ability to collaborate with other business schools and cultivate thought leadership represents another aspect of membership in the Big Ten Conference. More ›

TAGS: Graduate Admissions Lei Lei Phyllis Siegel Thought Leadership

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Master in Financial Accounting program receives endorsement from Institute of Management Accountants

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Institute of Management Accountants, the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, has endorsed Rutgers Business School's Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting program curriculum. More ›

TAGS: Daniel Stubbs Graduate Students Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting

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Playa Bowls moves off the beach

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Playa Bowls, which morphed from a Jersey Shore sidewalk stand to a storefront last year, is making its first move inland with a new location in New Brunswick. It’s the latest chapter in the story of a business with Rutgers Business School’s imprint on it. More ›

TAGS: Business Plan Competition City of New Brunswick Entrepreneurship MBA

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Alumni event will add a touch of business to celebration of milestone Rutgers anniversary

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Partnering with State Theatre New Jersey and Rutgers Athletics, Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick is hosting the unprecedented event Sept. 24-25 as a way for alumni from all over the world to tap into the spirit, history and pride that embodies Rutgers.  More ›

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New Mini-MBA will teach skills and strategies for creating corporate innovation models and cultures

Friday, September 16, 2016

In today’s current professional and organizational landscape, it is harder for large corporations to create disruptive breakthroughs. To succeed, corporations must re-think and then re-invent their corporate innovation model, replacing outdated models of product development. More ›

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Business Insight: How the G20 can ensure the marvelous gains from globalization aren't lost

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Except for climate change, most of the other issues tackled by the G20 are short-term in nature, Rutgers Business School professor Farok Contractor writes in a piece published by The Conversation. This is necessary, but misses a great opportunity to build an institution that addresses the long term collective destiny of humankind.  More ›

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The launch of Rutgers Business Review marks a new chapter in distributing scholarly knowledge

Friday, September 2, 2016

The inaugural issue contains 10 articles on a variety of topics, including the state of business education and research, the role of migrants in the foreign expansion of firms, and tax-avoidance techniques used by multinationals. More ›

TAGS: Expertise Lei Lei Research Rutgers Business Review Sengun Yeniyurt