News from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business
“It’s no surprise that Michigan Ross grads are asked to lead some of the world’s largest companies — nothing prepares leaders like real experiences, and no other school offers students better hands-on learning opportunities than Michigan Ross.
“Our commitment to an action-based learning curriculum is specifically designed to give students the hands-on opportunities they need to have the confidence, frameworks, and intellectual dexterity to succeed.
“There are more U-M grads serving as CEO of Fortune 100 companies than graduates of any other university, and it’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing down.”
Foundation Commits $2M to Expand Vanderbilt’s Center For Social Ventures
News from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
“The Cal Turner Family Foundation has announced a gift of $2 million to expand the mission and impact of the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt University.
“In 2015 the foundation established the Turner Family Center as a student-driven, interdisciplinary organization focused on developing entrepreneurial, market-based solutions to alleviate poverty around the world. The center is housed within the Owen Graduate School of Management, but serves undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members from multiple schools across Vanderbilt.”
California Lieutenant Governor Visits UC-Berkeley
News from the UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business
“California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis visited the UC-Berkeley campus Friday and spoke with campus students and officials as part of her statewide “listening tour” of public universities.
“Kounalakis, who received her MBA from the UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business in 1992, was already somewhat familiar with the campus but toured some of the newer additions, including Eshleman Hall, the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Blackwell Hall and SkyDeck, UC-Berkeley’s business startup program.
“Kounalakis said the campus has the same ‘vibe’ as when she was a student there 27 years ago.”
Your Guide To The Gold Rush Of Digital Logistics
“The logistics industry is in the midst of a massive shift towards digital ecosystems. The digitisation of the industry’s material flows is creating an abundance of data flows. This, in turn, gives industry players greater visibility on business processes and enables the creation of new business models. Before long, the logistics industry will move towards platform-enabled ecosystems involving multiple stakeholders.
“Three key factors are driving the digitisation of the logistics industry and its shift to ecosystems.
“First, distributed ledger technologies like blockchain are improving data sharing and coordination among industry stakeholders. Banks, procurement firms and logistics firms are working together to set up trading consortia. Members of these consortia agree to use blockchain, thereby creating a new infrastructure for collaborating as well as managing and coordinating trade.”
Alumni Of IU School Of Ed Gift $4M To Indiana University
News from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business
“The Indiana University Foundation has announced a $4 million gift from alumni Nycha Schlegel and Dallas ‘Bill’ Loos. The bequest will benefit countless students, faculty and staff in the School of Education in Bloomington, IU Libraries, the Kelley School of Business and the Wells Scholars Program.
“The bequest from Schlegel and Loos honors areas of the university that were meaningful to them during their time at IU and beyond, such as the Herman B Wells Library, Lilly Library and School of Education. And it also supports today’s hard-working Wells Scholars.
“Schlegel earned her Bachelor of Science in education in 1970 and her Master of Science in Education in counseling and guidance in 1971 from the School of Education. Loos received a Master of Science in college student personnel administration from the School of Education in 1970 and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business in 1971.
“‘I shall forever remain grateful for my four years at IU,’ Schlegel said. ‘I so liked IU’s size, diversity, breadth of offerings and, of course, its beautiful campus.'”