Wayne Hoyer and Lamar Johnson from the McCombs marketing department tell us what’s blossoming in 2013. 

Imagine your post-college career. Do you see yourself as a marketer? A strategy consultant? Will you decide to enroll in graduate school right away, or work professionally for a few years? Maybe you’re not entirely sure where you’ll be or what you’ll be doing. As I mentioned in my last post on undergraduate preparation for the MBA degree, Chicago Booth offers a unique opportunity to test the waters – it’s called the Summer Business Scholars [...]

The Australian government has awarded an honorary Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division to Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka for her impact on Australia’s museum professionals. Since 1999, Liedtka has inspired, influenced and mentored a whole generation of Australian leaders — over 200 professionals. Liedtka is an expert in strategy and teaches design thinking, innovation and organic growth at the Darden School of Business. Dean Bruner and the Darden School congratulates Liedtka [...]

Professor Marissa King compared the prescribing patterns of doctors who graduated before and after their medical schools introduced conflict-of-interest policies that restrict industry gifts. Her research showed that doctors who experienced gift restrictions during medical training are less likely to prescribe newly marketed medications.

Haas PhD student Jenny Zha is one of 10 recipients of the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting. As part of the fellowship, Deloitte will give Zha a $25,000 grant to support her work for two years: the final year of coursework and subsequent year to complete her doctoral dissertation. Each year, accounting faculty from about 100 universities are invited to nominate students for the fellowship. The Haas School PhD Program was recently ranked [...]

First-place competition winners Yelena Bushman, MBA 13; Kristian Lau and Ken Su, both MBA/MPH 13; Brian Feth, MBA 13; and Ji-Hong Boo MBA/MPH 13. Blending expertise in both finance and biotech, Berkeley MBA teams won first and third places in the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition Jan. 26 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. The first-place team, which won $5,000, consisted of Yelena Bushman, MBA 13, of the Evening & Weekend MBA Program; [...]

With an inspiring commencement speech from alumna and vintner Kathryn Hall, BCEMBA 08, former ambassador to Austria, 66 students in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program marked the end of their 19-month program Saturday at Wheeler Auditorium. An accomplished attorney and businesswoman, Hall credited the Berkeley-Columbia program with her winery’s enormous success, increasing production from 500 cases in 2002 to more than 54,000 cases this year. Hall’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon came in as #2 on Wine [...]

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