Financial Times: Tippie MBA Has Highest Graduate Placement Rate
The Full-time MBA Program has the highest job placement rate of any U.S.-based MBA program, beating out Harvard, University of Chicago, and the Wharton School.
MBA Students Take Top Honors in Case Competition
A team of four Strategic Innovation Academy MBA students took first place in this year's Illinois Strategy Case Competition in Champaign, IL. Tippie MBA students have recently taken first or second place in two other competitions: Baylor University's MBA National Case Competition in Ethical Leadership (first) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup (second).
Making a Bad Earnings Report Less Bad
Assistant professor of accounting Richard Mergenthaler finds that releasing bad earnings news earlier leads to fewer shareholder lawsuits. Sued firms also suffer an enormous cost to their reputations, Mergenthaler said, so avoiding such suits helps companies' bottom lines.
Okoboji Institute on Big Ten Network
The Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute will be featured in the next edition of Iowa Magazine on the Big Ten Network. The program debuts Feb. 28 at noon (central time) and will air periodically through March. Eight UI entrepreneurship students are chosen each year to participate in the week-long institute.
MidWestOne Lecture Series: "Decisions"
Henry B. Tippie (BSC49)
Wednesday, February 23
5:00 p.m. reception
5:45 p.m. talk
Sheraton Hotel, Iowa City
Henry Tippie is chairman of the board of Dover Motorsports Inc. and Dover Downs Entertainment.
University Lecture Committee: Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales
Tuesday, March 8
Main Lounge, IMU
The successful web entrepreneurs will speak about "Democracy and the Internet."
Pearson Lecture Series: Ursula M. Burns
Thursday, March 31
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol
Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, is chairman and CEO of Xerox.
Kloppenburg-Stead Leadership Speaker Series: Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Thursday, April 28
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Basketball legend Magic Johnson will discuss his business ventures that help revive inner-city economies.
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