For Awards Honoring World’s Best Business Courses, Michigan Ross Wins More Than Any Other School
News from University of Michigan Ross School of Business
“The Aspen Institute — a well-respected education/policy organization — has named two Michigan Ross offerings to its annual list of exceptional business courses. Ross is the only school with more than one class on the list.
“The institute’s Business & Society Program presents its Ideas Worth Teaching Awards to ‘exceptional courses that inspire and equip future business leaders to tackle the issues of our time.’ The institute honored 20 courses from a record-setting number of nominees around the world. The winners included:
- Social Intrapreneurship: Leading Social Innovation in Organizations, an MBA elective taught by Jerry Davis and Chris White.
- Sustainable Business in Iceland, a 2017 Global Practicum course taught by Andrew Hoffman for undergraduate, Master of Management, and Master of Accounting students.
“’At a time when business leaders face intense scrutiny about their role in social issues, these award-winning faculty are bravely challenging the “norms” of what is taught in business school — and creating leaders who can navigate a highly uncertain environment,’ says Claire Preisser, associate director of Aspen BSP.”
Building On Strength: Yale SOM’s Finance Faculty Expands
News from Yale SOM
“Observers in academia have noted a conspicuous flow of finance scholars heading toward Yale SOM recently. Over the last two years, four highly accomplished researchers have joined the finance faculty at Yale SOM as full professors. The senior hires include leaders in empirical asset pricing, behavioral finance, and financial econometrics, who have collectively published dozens of papers and garnered thousands of citations.
“What has drawn this caravan of star faculty to the Yale SOM finance group?
“According to several new and longstanding faculty, the answer has to do with the same qualities that have made the group an intellectual powerhouse across a wide range of topics in finance: a collaborative, entrepreneurial culture and a shared interest in rigorous inquiry into meaningful questions in finance. ‘We’re building strength on strength,’ says Andrew Metrick, the Janet L. Yellen Professor of Finance and Management, to describe how the new recruits fit in the group.”
Harvard Sustainability Report Marks Milestones
News from Harvard Business School
“When the switch was flipped on the new rooftop solar installation at 38 Oxford St. in 2017, it not only became the second-largest solar system at Harvard, it helped the University create more than 1.5 megawatts of solar energy on campus — enough to power 300 average-sized homes for a year.
“This and many other milestones are included in the 2017 Harvard Sustainability Report released earlier this month by the Office for Sustainability (OFS) documenting the University’s transformation to a healthier, fossil-fuel-free campus. The report, produced annually and available online, details the progress made toward the goals, standards, and commitments laid out in the Harvard Sustainability Plan adopted in 2014.
“’Our progress has illustrated the power of One Harvard collaboration,’ OFS director Heather Henriksen wrote in a message to the community. ‘It has proven that we are stronger when we work together across Schools, across disciplines, and across departments to generate new ideas, learn from each other, and, most importantly, to use our campus as a test bed for incubating and proving exciting new solutions that tackle climate and enhance public health.’”
Stern Admin Outlines Plan Of Action To Correct Inclusion, Diversity Issues
News from NYU Stern School of Business
“After a week of negative press, the Stern School of Business was forced to reevaluate school-wide policies relating to diversity and inclusion.
“In a four-page response letter addressed to the Student Senators Council, Stern Undergraduate Dean Raghu Sundaram, Vice Dean Elizabeth Morrison, Chief Diversity Officer Lisa Coleman and Associate Vice President Monroe France detailed concrete steps intended to fix the problems that have become the subject of university-wide conversation.
“Efforts from students clubs like Islamic Finance Group and Supporting Excellence and Advocating Diversity lead to a letter penned by the SSC on April 19, asking Stern officials for direct action in protection of marginalized students of color.”
Research Brief: Introduction Of Craigslist Increased Prostitution Across U.S.
News from University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
“As Craigslist expanded across the United States, the free classifieds website also bolstered the sex industry, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and the New York University Stern School of Business.
“The research, forthcoming in Information Systems Research, shows Craigslist’s entry into a county led to a 17.58 percent increase in prostitution cases.
“’This estimate, we believe, is likely to be a very conservative one,’ says Jason Chan, assistant professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School.”
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