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Why the Fed left rates alone

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On September 17, the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to keep short-term interest rates near zero, where they have been hovering since 2009. Professor Farrokh Langdana explores the implications for not raising rates at this time and what might happen when they do go up. More ›

TAGS: Business Insights Economics Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Finance MBA

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Chinese Cyber-Espionage on U.S. Companies: Is it really a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

Monday, September 28, 2015

In the U.S., the role of government and its interests are separate from those of private business. The Chinese government sees its role as allied and interpenetrated with business. The Chinese have a very different notion of nationalism and solidarity that idealizes a Utopian vision of all noses pointing in the same direction, to promote China. By contrast, the American war of independence from Britain was fought on the very principle that government should keep its nose out of private business and not tax, or overly regulate, commerce. More ›

TAGS: Business Insights Cyber Security Farok Contractor International Business

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Journey from engineer to Rutgers MBA led to becoming CEO

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rutgers Business School Alumni Profile: Ganpat Mani, Rutgers MBA, 1973, President and Chief Executive Officer of ConverDyn (2009-2013) More ›

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Professor's lecture will offer a view of the obstacles hindering entrepreneurship and a vision for new institute

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

While the event will showcase Professor Ted Baker’s expertise, it will also include some of the ceremonial traditions of a formal academic investiture. Baker, who was named to hold the inaugural George F. Farris Chair in Entrepreneurship in December, will be presented with a symbolic captain’s chair as will George Farris, a professor emeritus who spent 31 years on the faculty at Rutgers Business School. More ›

TAGS: Entrepreneurship George Farris Investiture Ted Baker The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

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The way to a Rutgers Master of Accountancy in Taxation just got shorter for some students

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Master of Accountancy in Taxation is a premier program providing a deep understanding of the technical, conceptual and research issues related to taxation. It combines the strengths of Rutgers Business School and the Rutgers School of Law. More ›

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Record turnout, again, at Supply Chain Management Career Exposition

Friday, September 18, 2015

Starting in fall 2010 with 12 companies and 30 students participating, the Supply Chain Management Meet & Greet event was held on the Livingston Campus. Last spring, the inaugural Newark SCM Meet & Greet event drew many of the companies who previously attended in New Brunswick. This year, a combined Newark and New Brunswick Supply Chain Management Career Exposition grew to 85 companies and over 800 undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students from Rutgers Business School – Newark & New Brunswick campuses, and filled the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center. More ›

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Rutgers Business School mourns passing of Ann Buchholtz, a beloved professor and respected scholar

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei described Professor Buchholtz as a tremendous asset to Rutgers Business School and a wonderful colleague. "Her scholarship, love, graciousness, kindness, radiant smile and strong spirit will forever be with RBS and all of us,” Lei said. "She will be greatly missed.” More ›

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The refugee crisis - Does Europe benefit or lose? The angle not covered by the media

Monday, September 14, 2015

Most of the migrants are young and will swell the labor force. From a simple Economics 101 point of view, yes—wages could drop very slightly as the supply of labor across Europe increases. But pictures on television and other media showing invading hordes miss the larger story. More ›

TAGS: Business Insights Economics European Union Expertise Farok Contractor International Business Thought Leadership

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Seeking Safety Abroad: The Hidden Story in China's FDI Statistics

Thursday, September 10, 2015

In August there were no deep fundamental economic reasons for the simultaneous swoon of stock markets around the world, Rutgers Business School professor Farok Contractor writes. The Chinese economy is slowing down from the heady days of 10 percent or more annual growth rate to a mere 6 or 7 percent. So absurd is the news hype and consequent global angst, amplified by the internet and media, that a 7 percent growth rate – ordinarily the envy of most nations – is instead portrayed as a reason to sell assets. More ›

TAGS: Business Insights China Farok Contractor International Business Management and Global Business

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MBA alumna becomes president of Shaw University

Thursday, September 10, 2015

After completing her MBA, Tashni-Ann Dubroy returned to Shaw University where she attended classes as an undergraduate. She began working as a chemistry professor and quickly took a leadership position as chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Her role at Shaw got much bigger when she was named university president in June. "When I went to school here, I always knew I wanted to give back,” she said during an interview last month. “Taking on the position of president gives me the latitude to make change.” More ›

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Executive Education collaborating with Notre Dame to launch digital marketing certificate program

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"It is incredibly exciting to bring our world class digital marketing program to Chicago with the partnership of our colleagues at Notre Dame’s Stayer Center for Executive Education,” said Peter Methot, managing director of executive education at Rutgers Business School. More ›

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The fall will bring an array of enriching events, from lectures and conferences to a football networking tradition

Monday, August 31, 2015

A number of interesting, enlightening and fun events that students and others in the Rutgers community won’t want to miss are scheduled for the fall semester. Check out a few of the ones we've highlighted. More ›

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Rutgers Business School's role as anchor institution in Newark is defined at roundtable event

Monday, August 31, 2015

Rutgers Business School hosted the second annual public-private-community round table on Aug. 28 as a way of continuing its effort to develop partnerships capable of having a socioeconomic impact in the Newark community. More ›

TAGS: Lei Lei Social Impact Supply Chain Management

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Four students studying supply chain and entrepreneurship receive scholarships funded by Bartlett Dairy

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bartlett’s funding of the scholarships represents an example of the type of public-private partnership Rutgers Business School is forging in hopes of that education and career training will have a lasting, rippling socio-economic effect in the Newark community. More ›

TAGS: Corporate Partners Entrepreneurship Lyneir Richardson Scholarships Supply Chain Management The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

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Rutgers ranked one of the best "Bang for the Buck Colleges" in USA

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In Washington Monthly’s annual rankings of the “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges”, Rutgers University – Newark ranked No. 9 in the northeast out of 402 schools. Rutgers also rated as one of the best in the nation for “Social Mobility,” ranking No. 3 out 1,544 colleges nationwide. More ›

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Business plan competition winners open first storefront as Playa Bowls flourishes at the Jersey Shore

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rutgers MBA alumnus Desi Saran and his partners Abby Taylor and Robert Giuliani, another Rutgers graduate, had already decided to up their game. After winning Rutgers Business School’s annual business plan competition in April, they invested in a storefront that would bring their customers into the shade. "Winning that $20,000 was huge in helping us to get the location here," Saran said. More ›

TAGS: Business Plan Competition Entrepreneurship Full-Time MBA Richard Romano

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Market forces made China devaluation inevitable

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana dives deep into everything from pegged currencies to foreign exchange (FX) reserves, to exploding pegs and sudden devaluations. More ›

TAGS: Business Insights China Currency Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Financial Markets

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Farrokh Langdana: Interest rates and the liquidity trap

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana discusses the role of interest rates on economic activity and the hazards of the "liquidity trap." More ›

TAGS: Business Insights Economics Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Finance Liquidity Video

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Supply Chain Management students help Kuehne + Nagel's Overland business unit become SmartWay re-certified

Monday, August 17, 2015

Last summer, Anthony Goralski, director of overland business development, Kuehne + Nagel Inc. hired Rutgers Business School Supply Chain Management students to work on an industry project to help Kuehne + Nagel's Overland business unit become SmartWay re-certified. Assistant Professor Eugene Spiegle selected three students that could handle the analytics that is required on this in-depth task. It was a perfect fit with Lauren McCormick, Jennifer Zee, and Haiyan Liu. The team worked well together and finished the task a month before the deadline.  More ›

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With the wisdom of a long career behind him, professional accounting alumnus tells new graduates, "I'm glad I learned my trade at Rutgers"

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Keynote speaker Eugene Gaughan explained William von Minden’s theory for the Rutgers Professional Accounting Program – that the accounting field was similar to professions such as law and medicine and required a solid undergraduate liberal arts academic foundation followed by an intensive study of accounting in graduate school.  More ›

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Rutgers Business School to host roundtable with aim of inspiring new programs with social impact

Friday, August 14, 2015

The second annual roundtable discussion "Restart, sustain and grow Newark’s Economic Development," will explore ways that the city’s largest institutions, including Rutgers University, can do business with manufacturers and small companies in Newark. More ›

TAGS: City of Newark Lei Lei Nancy Cantor Partnerships Social Impact Supply Chain Thought Leadership

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Professor Ann Buchholtz wins prestigious Sumner Marcus Award for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service

Thursday, August 13, 2015

"She is the model scholar-servant that the award seeks to recognize," said Harry Van Buren, a professor of business and society at the University of Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. More ›

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ALPFA chapter at Rutgers Business School-Newark creates a venue to tell its story, discover successful alums at national conference

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

With the strong support of Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei, ALPFA RBS hosted a booth, raising its presence at the 2015 ALPFA annual conference Aug. 6- Aug. 10 in New York City and re-connecting with its successful alumni. More ›

TAGS: ALPFA Alumni Arturo Osorio Fernandez Lei Lei Office of Career Management Undergraduate Newark

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The Master of Financial Analysis Class of '16 took a break from studying to relax at the RU Zone

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Hanging out and playing games are more than stress release, they provide experiences that build friendships and cohort cohesion that contribute to our students’ success in a compressed and intense masters program completed in one year" Program Director Daniel Weaver said. More ›

TAGS: Accounting Daniel Weaver Economics Finance Master of Financial Analysis

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Accounting instructor Winnie Westcott is selected as Educator of the Year

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Westcott has "demonstrated an ability to clarify complex concepts and use real world examples to help her students understand the material beyond the textbook," the American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants wrote in an announcement about the award.  More ›

TAGS: Accounting Awards Faculty Leonard Goodman Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting