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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Anderson Receives $50,000 From Moss Adams

Moss Adams LLP has pledged to donate $50,000 over the next five years to the UNM Anderson School of Management to support the growth of the Moss Adams Professorship and general operations of Anderson’s Accounting Department. The donation combines the financial support of UNM alumni at Moss Adams with a matching gift from the Moss Adams Foundation.

“This financial commitment will help ensure future students a quality educational experience, providing them a strong foundation as they embark on their accounting careers,” said Dr. Craig White, Chair of the Accounting Department. “Moss Adams is a leader in providing career opportunities to Anderson School graduates and students. The Albuquerque office currently employs more than 40 alumni, and in 2014 it will add four interns and an additional five permanent staff who will start after graduation in May.”

Doug Brown, Dean of the Anderson School, says the fact that these funds are coming from Anderson alums speaks to the quality of the accounting program. “Of course, the financial commitment is most welcome, but of equal importance to us is the success of Anderson School graduates at a firm as well-regarded as Moss Adams and their willingness to give back to the program.”

Moss Adams is a major provider of audit and consulting services from offices located in New Mexico and throughout the western United States. Moss Adams is one of the 15 largest public accounting firms in the United States, with more than 2,000 employees, 260 partners, and revenues exceeding $400 million.

8th Annual Native American Career Fair

The American Indian Business Association is proud to present the 8th Annual Native American Career Fair on Thursday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Anderson School of Management's Jackson Student Center. 

All UNM and Anderson Students are invited and encouraged to attend—remember to dress in business attire and bring copies of your resume!  For more information, please contact Jaye Francis at or 505-277-8889.

Anderson Scholarships

The process for Anderson School of Management Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship/Fellowship applications has begun!

As the application deadline for the 2014/2015 academic year is May 20, it is in students' best interests to apply as soon as possible.

Applicants will receive notifications regarding acceptance or denial by early August.

For the complete list of eligibility criteria and other information, please click HERE.

Films And Roundtable Discussion

Anderson School of Management is co-sponsoring a three-day event featuring two documentary films by Vassilis Loules and a round-table discussion to follow. The films Lela Karayannis, the Fragrance of a Heroine and Kisses to the Children will be shown on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 respectively, and the round-table discussion will take place on Friday, April 25.

Professor Manuel Montoya will be a featured panelist in the round-table discussion.

For more information, please click here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stacy Sacco New SBI Director

Stacy Sacco, Anderson School of Management Lecturer and Associate Director of the UNM Small Business Institute (SBI) will be assuming Dr. Raj Mahto’s role as the Director of the program as of Monday, April 20, 2014. 

“I’m looking forward to taking a larger role in moving the SBI programs forward and building on the many accomplishments Dr. Mahto, the participating professors and student teams have achieved. We have a strong team of dedicated professors and SBI staff including David Hammitt and Tyler Briggs to insure the seamless continuity of this valuable program,” says Sacco.
The SBI provides a select group of local small businesses and nonprofit organizations consulting assistance with critical projects such as marketing, strategy, financing and business plans, working with several Anderson School of Management classes and national databases each semester to bring an outside perspective to small business owners. 
Since its founding in 1978, the SBI has assisted over six hundred organizations and positively impacted the local economy. 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UNM Business Plan Competition Winners

UNM's Business Plan Competition took place at the Anderson School of Management on April 11. The thirteen teams  in the university-wide competition presented their plans to experienced venture capitalists and angel investors who selected three prize-winning proposals for both the Technology Ventures track and Entrepreneurial track. The winning teams were announced at the Awards Reception and Banquet at the Embassy Suites Hotel. $75,000 in total prize funds were awarded to the aspiring entrepreneurs for start-up funding.

The winners were as follows:

Entrepreneurial 1st Place Winners: The StarWrap

Entrepreneurial Track - First Place: The StarWrap; Second Place: Crowdfund 4 Me Now; Third Place: Hydrotouch

Technology Ventures Track 1st Place Winners: Postgrad App

Technology Ventures Track - First Place: Postgrad App; Second Place: Ground State; Third Place: As Girls Grow

The competition encourages student teams from all UNM schools to utilize the wealth of technological innovations developed in New Mexico federal laboratories and universities. Technology Ventures teams utilize technology from Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, from STC.UNM, or their own source with which to create a new business venture. Entrepreneurial teams create new small firms in business not involving intellectual property.

Next year's event will take place on March 27, 2015, and will be the tenth anniversary of the Business Plan Competition.

Anderson Team Wins BSG Global Competition

Clockwise from top left: Thompson, Ovis, Sanchez, Bedizkova
An Anderson team from David Cavazos’ MGMT 498 class consisting of Paige Thompson, Jennifer Sanchez, Michaela Bezdikova, and Cara Ovis recently won the Business Strategy Game global competition. The team beat undergraduate and graduate teams from schools such as The University of Miami, Colorado State, Villanova, and Indiana University.

The Business Strategy Game is a dynamic and complex simulation that puts student strategic management skills to the test. Students must apply financial analysis, accounting, marketing, human resource concepts and planning in a highly uncertain competitive environment.  In order to qualify for the global competition, teams must win their class competition.

“Paige, Jennifer, Michaela and Cara’s effort was outstanding. It is tough enough to win the class tournament – wining the global tournament is a true challenge and a testament to the teamwork, planning, and analytic skills of this group of students," said Professor Cavazos.

Congratulations to all!