Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Message From Dean Brown

As we hurtle toward the end of the semester and usher on another wonderful cohort of business graduates, they leave covered with good wishes from family, friends, faculty, and staff—wishes to the graduates for success in their careers.

But career success extends well beyond success on the job. True success also encompasses forging a satisfying personal life and being a good citizen. All three legs of the stool must be well grounded to serve as a step to higher levels of life achievement.

Fortunately, Anderson students are well-practiced in achieving a good work/life/community balance. Over 80% of our students hold significant jobs while enrolled here, and most engaged in significant community service activities. The Anderson experience breeds successful life experience.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter Break Heating And Technology Information

Beginning December 23rd, UNM will lower Anderson's thermostats to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and maintain that temperature until regular staff hours resume on January 2, when the buildings will be warmed to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. If you come in during that period, please dress warmly. If you use a space heater, please ensure that it is securely turned off before you leave.

Also, please make an effort to help with power conservation by powering off your computers while you’re away.  Our computers do have extensive power-conservation settings on them and use a very low amount of power when sleeping; however, since the break is an extended one, every bit of power we can conserve is beneficial to our community.  If you would like a hand powering down your machine, please contact the IT department at 277.6094 and/or send them permission to enter your office to power down your computer. 

Manage Millions As An Anderson Student!

Register for one of the spring Investment Management Program courses and you will  manage the $2.2MM UNM Regents’ Portfolio!

Class options include Investment Analysis and Management (CRN 40905), Securities Analysis (CRN 43170), Applied Investment Management (Portfolio Management) (CRN 37366), Investment Management (CRN 42403), Securities Analysis (CRN 45950), and Applied Investment Management (Portfolio Management) (CRN 36334).

For the most up-to-date schedule information, see  http://schedule.unm.edu/ or contact your advisor, 277-3290. Waitlisting encouraged!

CFO Academy Professional Development Series

Executive and Professional Education Center (EPEC) at the UNM Anderson School of Management is the new home of the CFO Academy.

Founded by Brandon Haines and a prestigious board of trustees from diverse organizations, the CFO Academy is a professional association of Chief Financial Officers dedicated to the executive and leadership development of its community. The move to the Anderson School gives the CFO Academy an increased ability to market its events and develop stronger ties with the business community. The CFO Academy’s Professional Development Series offers financial professionals information about the changing nature of their business as well as excellent networking opportunities and continuing education credits.

Please join us for Why Predictive Analytics Matters to You by two UNM Anderson Professors, Doug Thomas and Craig White. They will discuss how an increasing number of organizations are recognizing the fact that a better understanding of data can help create new opportunities, streamline management decisions, and improve organizational performance. However, many organizational decision makers feel like they are drowning in their data. Despite the seemingly monumental task of wading through that data, its practical application is invaluable. Join us for a discussion of how you can use Big Data to grow and streamline your organization.

The cost is $15 pre-register or $20 at the door. Free parking is included for pre-registers. The public is invited to attend. Coffee and continental breakfast is included and two hours non-technical CPE credit is available.

To register go to CFO Professional Development Series or call 505.277.2525.

Dimitri Kapelianis Appointed To Editorial Review Board

Dr. Dimitri Kapelianis
Congratulations to Professor Dimitri Kapelianis who was recently appointed to the editorial review board of Industrial Marketing Management.

IMM provides theoretical, empirical and case-based research geared to the needs of marketing scholars and practitioners researching and working in industrial and business-to-business markets. An editorial review board of leading international scholars and practitioners assures a balance of theory and practical applications in all articles.  A comprehensive approach keeps readers abreast of the most timely data and current thinking necessary for better marketing decisions and strategy in global industrial and business-to-business markets. Best wishes to Dimitri!


Wondering where to begin studying for the GMAT or GRE exam? 
The Executive MBA program requires a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or an equivalent score on the GRE exam.  Conquer the GMAT or GRE by attending a free 3-Hour Test Prep Workshop.
The next workshop will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
These free workshops are a great way to begin your test preparation.  Our master tutor will help you:
• Learn the differences between the two tests
• Determine which test is best for you
• Get tips and tricks for passing the test and managing your anxiety
• Plan for ongoing test preparation
For more information: emba.unm.edu - (505) 277-2525 - emba@unm.edu

Student Groups Take Top SBI Honors

Two student groups recently won "Top Three" honors from the Small Business Institute at the national level and have been invited to attend the annual SBI conference in Las Vegas, NV.

The teams are 'Starlight FUNiture' (Max Ebnother, Stacie Nowell, Peter Ray, Kevin Roybal, and Drew Wayner) from Dimitri Kapelianis' MGMT 582 class, and Speakeasy LLC (Jennifer Walker, Christine Shields, Andres Perez, and Maximo Lopez), from Raj Mahto's MGMT 495 class.

Congratulations to both groups!

Achievements For Ferrells At Academy Of Marketing Science

Dr. O.C. Ferrell and Dr. Linda Ferrell
Professor O.C. Ferrell will receive the Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Educator Award at the AMS annual conference in Indianapolis in May 2014. This is the highest ranking award for marketing education in the Academy of Marketing Science, the largest marketing educator-only group in the world.

Professor Linda Ferrell will become President of the Academy of Marketing Science at the Academy of Marketing Science annual conference in May.

Congratulations to the Ferrells on these prestigious accomplishments!

Megan Hearting Recognized In Albuquerque Business First

Megan Hearting was recently featured in  People On The Move in the Albuquerque Business First publication, which recognizes notable promotions, new hires, or professional accomplishments in the Albuquerque business community.

Megan, previously the Director of Student Services for Anderson Advisement, was recently promoted to Student Success Manager for Anderson's Executive MBA program. Congratulations to Megan!

Scott Taylor Published In OB Journal

Please join Anderson School of Management in congratulating Professor Scott Taylor for his recent acceptance of the article '(In Press) Leader self-awareness: An examination and implications for women leaders', co-authored with R.E. Sturm, L.E. Atwater, and P.W. Braddy and featured in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, a top tier journal in the OB area.  Congratulations, Scott!