Latest News

Rutgers Business School News

Finance Alumni Network continues tradition of enriching professionals and connecting students with Wall Street executives

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Finance Alumni Network's dynamic panel on June 4 included activist investor William (Bill) Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management; Joseph B. Frumkin, managing partner of mergers and acquisitions at Sullivan & Cromwell; and Zachary Oleksiuk, Americas head of corporate governance and responsible investment at BlackRock. It was moderated by acclaimed distressed investor Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., chairman and chief strategy officer of WL Ross & Co. More ›

TAGS: Alumni Finance James Bicksler Master of Quantitative Finance MBA Networking Rutgers Finance Alumni Network Wall Street

Rutgers Business School News

Rutgers Business School's new Center for Real Estate recruits top industry professionals for advisory board

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"We have assembled the industry’s top minds to help us revitalize and transform the way real estate curriculum is taught both in and out of the classroom. We appreciate the commitments that each member has made to our program and will be relying on our Advisory Board to bring practical and real world knowledge and experiences from every sector of our industry into our Center," said Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. More ›

TAGS: Center for Real Estate Morris Davis Paul Profeta

Rutgers Business School News

Professor's new book offers companies a guide for "greening" their supply chains

Monday, June 1, 2015

Professor Kevin Lyons draws heavily on his experience as chief procurement officer at Rutgers University and his work in supply chain archaeology for insights and strategies on how to maintain efficient supply chains that also help to protect the environment. More ›

TAGS: Books Expertise Kevin Lyons Research Supply Chain Management Sustainability

Rutgers Business School News

Rutgers Business School alumni demonstrate commitment with $23,000 scholarship re-endowment

Friday, May 29, 2015

"We wanted to show our commitment to RBS, the endowment and to Dean Lei," said Michael Christiaens, who just completed serving two years as the alumni association’s president. "We have huge confidence in the direction and vision of the new dean, and we want to help make sure that’s sustainable." More ›

TAGS: Alumni Awards City of Newark Lei Lei Rutgers Business School Alumni Association Scholarships

Rutgers Business School News

2015 graduate convocation marked by parting words of encouragement, wisdom and pride

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Convocation speaker Arthur “Art” Certosimo, a Rutgers alum who spent 36 years in international banking on Wall Street, told the graduating students that the same perseverance that helped them to complete their master’s degrees would help them to succeed in their careers. More ›

TAGS: City of Newark Executive MBA Full-Time MBA Graduate Students Graduation MBA New Jersey Performing Arts Center Part-Time MBA

Rutgers Business School News

Rutgers students get hands-on experience marketing a new product

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Brittany Allen, a senior marketing student, said the PepsiCo-sponsored program was an example of how Rutgers Business School serves as a bridge, connecting students to companies that can provide students with real- world experiences and insights. "It's not every day that students are invited to work on a national brand," Allen said. "I thought to myself, this is an opportunity to see what I am capable of doing." More ›

TAGS: Corporate Partners Diversity Marketing Robert Kurland Undergraduate Newark

Rutgers Business School News

Bill Nye, the "Science Guy" calls on Class of 2015 to "Change the World!"

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Distinguished Leadership Award winners Andrew Myers, Lucille Scharback, and Mark Wallach carried-on the Rutgers Business School tradition begun in 2011 of ringing the RBS Commencement Bell at Rutgers University Commencement May 17. The 3 students, carrying the bell, led their graduating class into Highpoint Solutions Stadium to the cheers of thousands. Designed to sound like the New York Stock Exchange opening and closing bell, the students rang the bell as Rutgers Business School was announced. More ›

TAGS: Accounting Commencement Economics Finance Full-Time MBA Lei Lei Management Supply Chain Management Undergraduate New Brunswick Undergraduate Newark

Rutgers Business School News

Graduates rock the RAC at Rutgers Business School's undergraduate-New Brunswick ceremony

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nearly 500 graduating seniors gathered with family and friends at the Rutgers Athletic Center for the Rutgers Business School – New Brunswick undergraduate commencement Friday, May 15, 2015. Some students carried-on their family tradition of graduating from Rutgers. Some students were first-generation Americans and the first in their family to attend college, as was the case of keynote speaker Leonardo DeCandia, VP & Chief Procurement Officer, Pharmaceuticals Group, Johnson & Johnson. More ›

TAGS: Commencement Lei Lei Marty Markowitz Undergraduate New Brunswick

Rutgers Business School News

Professor Rosa Oppenheim adds another degree to her collection

Monday, May 18, 2015

Oppenheim's May 2015 M.A. is the latest milestone in her journey of lifelong learning. In 1973, she joined RU–N as an assistant professor, shortly after earning her Ph.D. After a few years, she decided to continue her education.  More ›

TAGS: Faculty Graduate Students Rosa Oppenheim

Rutgers Business School News

Andrew Myers, RBS MBA '15: "I didn't truly understand what happened to our economy during the financial crisis until taking Farrokh Langdana's class"

Monday, May 11, 2015

Farrokh Langdana's aggregate economics course my first semester was a revelation. During the financial crisis, I wrote and produced business news, but I didn't truly understand what happened to our economy until taking Dr. Langdana's class. That man is a treasure. I also really enjoyed law & legal reasoning with Kevin Kolben; and for learning real-world consulting skills, the supply chain management client project with Rudi Leuschner and Eric Larson was indispensable. More ›

TAGS: Commencement Eric Larson Farrokh Langdana Finance Full-Time MBA Kevin Kolben Rudi Leuschner Supply Chain Management

Rutgers Business School News

Move over Milan. Rutgers students put on a fashion show

Monday, May 11, 2015

Robert Simak, a senior majoring in supply chain management, said some of the behind-the-scenes work was painstaking, testing his resourcefulness and creativity. "It was one of the most interesting and out-of-the-box experiences I’ve had at Rutgers,” he said. More ›

TAGS: City of Newark Collaborations Fashion Kevin Lyons Rutgers Business School Supply Chain Management

Rutgers Business School News

Lucille Scharback, RBS '15: "Rutgers Business School has prepared me for my future in ways I had never imagined possible"

Thursday, May 7, 2015

"I have always been interested in business because of the diverse and innovative opportunities it provides," Lucille Scharback said. "A strong business background really provides a great foundation for any career path, and I felt that by pursuing a business degree I would set myself up with a strong foundation for the future."  More ›

TAGS: Accounting Leon Fraser Leonard Goodman Management Undergraduate Undergraduate New Brunswick Women BUILD

Rutgers Business School News

Mark Wallach, RBS '15: "Rutgers Business School taught me that there is no limit to what one can accomplish"

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"When I began college, I decided to study business – first, finance and then accounting as well – because I thought it was challenging, rewarding, and fun," Mark Wallach said. "I knew that working in finance was very demanding, but I was willing to work hard and to do whatever was necessary as long as I had a goal to reach. So I asked myself who I wanted to be in 10 years, and it was clear that this was the path that would lead me there." More ›

TAGS: Accounting Commencement Finance John Longo Undergraduate Newark

Rutgers Business School News

Rutgers recognized as one of the world's top destinations to pursue an MBA in Healthcare/Pharma

Monday, May 4, 2015

Rutgers Business School was recognized as one of the "Top 5 Destinations" in the world to pursue an MBA in Healthcare/Pharma by, India’s No. 1 MBA Portal. More ›

TAGS: Full-Time MBA Healthcare MBA Pharmaceutical Management Rankings

Rutgers Business School News

Thought leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry offer views on future of drug development, pricing and U.S. regulatory climate

Monday, May 4, 2015

The annual healthcare symposium is one of Rutgers Business School’s signature thought leadership events, providing a showcase for the pharmaceutical management program as well as the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for the Study of Pharmaceutical Management Issues. The event offers students, faculty, alumni and industry professionals a unique opportunity to hear high-level executives speak candidly about issues impacting the biopharmaceutical business. More ›

TAGS: Expertise Full-Time MBA Lei Lei Pharmaceutical Management The Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center Thought Leadership

Rutgers Business School News

MBA alumna gives students insights into a senior executive's role in the not-for-profit world

Friday, May 1, 2015

Olena Paslawsky, who holds the titles of treasurer and senior vice president as well as chief financial officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was the featured speaker at Rutgers Business School’s CFO Lecture Series on April 23. With candor and humor, she talked about her transition into the not-for-profit world as well as her enduring awe for one of the world’s most famous museums. More ›

TAGS: Alumni CEO Lecture Series Finance Full-Time MBA Lei Lei Thought Leadership

Rutgers Business School News

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP presented $24,880 alumni matching gift program check to Dean Lei

Thursday, April 30, 2015

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP offers a matching gift program that allows PwC partners and staff to donate to their university. For the first half of fiscal year 2015, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Rutgers New Brunswick alumni donations totaled $24,880. Violeta Bermudez-Pardo is the PwC Firm Relationship Partner for Rutgers University, and is also a Rutgers alumna. Bermudez-Pardo and a PwC colleague, Julia Messinger who leads PwC recruiting efforts at Rutgers, came to Rutgers Business School to deliver the check to Dean Lei in person. More ›

TAGS: Alumni Donations Lei Lei Yaw Mensah

Rutgers Business School News

Rutgers Business School brand of our time, and ahead of our time said Dean Lei at Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership conference

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The 2015 Ethical Leadership Conference: Ethics in Healthcare was held in the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, adjacent to Johnson&Johnson and Rutgers University – New Brunswick campus. The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and the presenting sponsor Johnson&Johnson are significant drivers for advancing ethics in healthcare. Now in its 6th year, the conference attracted acclaimed speakers and leaders in academia and corporations to engage in taking ethics in healthcare from theory to practice. Dean Lei welcomed the 200 attendees and, among other topics, spoke about the Rutgers Business School brand, calling it a “brand of our time, and ahead of our time.” More ›

TAGS: Alex Plinio Conference James Abruzzo Lei Lei The Institute for Ethical Leadership Thought Leadership

Rutgers Business School News

Rutgers Business School hosts "Business of Sports" discussion for alumni on Rutgers Day

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"The Business of Sports" featured Rutgers Director of Athletics Julie Hermann; Brian Lafemina, Rutgers College ’89 and senior vice president of Club Business Development for the National Football League; and David Milewski, Rutgers Business School, ’14, current RBS MBA candidate and former Scarlet Knights football team captain. More ›

TAGS: Alumni Livingston Campus Reunion Rutgers Business School Rutgers Day

Rutgers Business School News

Entrepreneurship students get up-close look at Audible

Monday, April 27, 2015

Lutisha Vickerie, who teaches "Introduction to Entrepreneurship," said she uses experiential learning to ensure students gain a true hands-on entrepreneurial experience.  More ›

TAGS: City of Newark Corporate Partners Current Students Entrepreneurship

Rutgers Business School News

Thinking about going to business school? Rutgers ranks No. 9 for return on investment, according to

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

When the cost of tuition was considered against the 20-year return on investment, Rutgers Business School ranked No. 9 in a group of 25 schools, including the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania and New York University. More ›

TAGS: Rankings ROI Undergraduate Undergraduate New Brunswick Undergraduate Newark

Rutgers Business School News

Rutgers students win inaugural BNY Mellon Social Finance Prize at Aspen Institute case competition

Monday, April 20, 2015

The BNY Mellon Social Finance Prize was a new addition this year to the annual Aspen Institute’s Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. Created in partnership with the Aspen Institute, the prize encourages innovation in the field of social finance, which encompasses investment activities that include both financial returns and significant social impact. More ›

TAGS: Awards Case Competition Corporate Social Responsibility Ethics Finance Full-Time MBA MBA

Rutgers Business School News

Professor Jerome Williams receives Kinnear Award for 2011 article on social justice in the global marketplace

Monday, April 20, 2015

"It’s good to know that one can be recognized for producing research that makes a significant, high-quality and rigorous contribution to the understanding of marketing and public policy,” Professor Jerome Williams said, "and at the same time be recognized for changing people’s lives for the better." More ›

TAGS: Awards City of Newark Faculty Jerome Williams Marketing Research Social Impact

Rutgers Business School News

CFO Lecture Series will feature MBA alumna who transitioned to non-profit world after a career in corporate finance

Friday, April 17, 2015

Olena Paslawsky, Rutgers MBA ’78, will return to Rutgers Business School on April 23 to share her insights as the featured speaker at the CFO Lecture Series. She plans to speak about her career, including her transition to the non-profit world and her views on what it takes to be successful – regardless of the color blouse an executive wears. More ›

TAGS: Accounting Alumni CEO Lecture Series Finance MBA Speaker Series