The Goizueta Business School is introducing a Master of Analytical Finance degree starting in the Fall 2022 semester. The full-time student, data-driven STEM curriculum will offer a unique internship-style, analyst immersion experience to explore financial markets.
Led by Kirsten Travers-UyHam, adjunct assistant professor of finance, the new curriculum will include a corporate advisory board of global finance leaders and corporate partnerships to provide externships, student projects, and recruitment. The Goizueta Business School is offering the ten-month specialized study to fulfill an industry need for increased finance education and technical experience.
“A key element of this new program will be the creation of a cutting-edge Finance Lab to be the central hub of the program and an exciting, interactive space modeled on a professional trading floor,” Travers-UyHam said. “Students will experience the fast pace of live markets daily with access to professional industry platforms and analytical tools. The hub will also facilitate collaboration and networking with practitioners through partnerships with financial institutions.”
Stanford lecturer releases new book with lessons from the classroom
Digitization is a massive and massively important trend – one accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. But despite fervent preaching from the Silicon Valley faithful, it’s not the only kind of competency that matters. Silicon Valley veteran Robert Siegel, who teaches at Stanford Graduate School of Business, argues in a new book that amid the incessant drumbeat of digital transformation, too many leaders overlook and under-appreciate the traditional competencies of physical incumbents – things like logistics, manufacturing, customer service, and quality control.
The rigid dichotomy between digital and physical is not only over-done, but dangerous to companies trying to succeed. Siegel bridges the gulf in his new book The Brains And Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical (McGraw-Hill; July 27, 2021).
Siegel teaches “Systems Leadership” with former GE CEO Jeff Immelt, and “The Industrialist’s Dilemma” with Box’s Aaron Levie and SAP’s Max Wessell at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A many-time-entrepreneur and venture capitalist from Silicon Valley who previously ran a division at GE, he offers a unique perspective on the conversation about digital versus physical, disruptor versus incumbent — a perspective he brings to the popular courses he teaches at Stanford, the best-ranked MBA program in the world.
Studies reveal best & worst applicant tracking systems
Ladders Inc. collected data from more than 50,000 employers and job seekers to complete two studies which revealed the best (and worst) Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs). ATSs are the software that companies use to accept and track job applications.
The research focused on companies that offer six-figure salaries and on high-income earners. “For companies looking to make a decision about their ATS, understanding the preferences and behaviors of high-earning professionals is important,” Ladders CEO Marc Cenedella says. “The workforce earning $100,000 or more annually represents 25% of the American working population and more than 50% of all earnings.”
Ladders scoured data on available jobs, employer usage, and application numbers. Research shows Workday remains a favorite of companies and applicants. Lever and Greenhouse are emerging leaders that continue to take share from established players.