Friday, January 31, 2014

Get Covered New Mexico

For many New Mexicans, the Affordable Care Act can be a bewildering maze of information. Anderson School of Management Professor Nick Flor has been instrumental in developing an application that provides New Mexicans with tools and data designed to help them better understand what their health insurance options might be, where they can apply for coverage, and what documentation they’ll need to enroll.

Dr. Flor, teaming with University of New Mexico School of Medicine graduates Dr. Erin Corriveau, currently a preventive medicine fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and Dr. Kate McAlmont, a resident in the UNM School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, intend the free app to provide users with solid, truthful information about the ACA.


2014 Hall of Fame - Lift Off!

There's still time to purchase tickets for the 25th annual Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame, held this year on March 13, 2014, at Hotel Albuquerque. This year's theme is "Lift Off."

The outstanding Hall of Fame honorees for the evening are:
•Ben L. Darwin, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
•Michael Kivitz, Adelante Development Center, Inc.
•Sheri Milone, Lovelace Women`s Hospital
•Peter Sanchez, The Atrisco Companies

Young Alumni Honoree
•Jesse Herron, ABQ Trolley Company

The event will also honor Sarah D. Smith, Anderson Lecturer in the Department of Organizational Studies with the Faculty Community Leadership Award, and George Boerigter of SoundOff Signal will receive with the Distinguished Service Award.

Hall of Fame candidates are selected for their professional success, contribution to community, and their ongoing commitment to continuing education. Funds raised at the dinner go to support The Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship at the Anderson School of Management. The Hall of Fame event begins at 6pm, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 7pm.

Reserve your tickets here or contact Sara Lucero or call 277.6413.

EMBA Information Session

Interested in earning an Executive MBA?

Join us on Friday, February 21, 2014, as program staff will discuss the Executive MBA Program in detail, explaining everything from the application process to the schedule. Current students, alumni, and faculty will also be on hand to offer their insights into the program. You will be able to ask them questions, as well as talk with other potential students about joining the program. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact the Executive and Professional Education staff at 505-277-2525 to reserve your seat.

CFO Academy

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, the Anderson School of Management is proud to host the third series of the CFO Academy Program.

Dr. Jackie Hood will be presenting on "Power and Influence." The event will be held at the Anderson School of Management Jackson Student Center. Light refreshments will be served and CPE credits are available to qualified participants. For further information or to reserve a seat please contact Beth Bailey at or 505-277-2525.

EMBA/PMBA Afternoon With Lobos

On Saturday, January 18, the Anderson School of Management-Executive MBA program sponsored the Lobos vs. Fresno State women's basketball game. 

Anderson EMBA faculty, alumni, current students and their families had an opportunity to visit and have fun with Lucy Lobo prior to tip-off. It was a blast! Thank you to all who attended!   For more information about the EMBA program, please call 505-277-2525.

EMBA Welcome Back Breakfast

The  Executive MBA Class of 2016 students had a wonderful opportunity to meet, ask questions and network with the current EMBA cohorts at the EMBA Welcome Back Breakfast on January 11.

After breakfast, the attendees learned more about the program by observing a class, touring the Anderson campus and experiencing firsthand of what it feels like being an EMBA student for-a-day. For more information about applying to the EMBA program, please call 277-2525.

Guest Speaker: Lee Munson

Get up close and personal with Lee Munson, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Portfolio, LLC. A nationally recognized market commentator and frequent guest on CNBC and Fox Business, Lee provides a high energy exploration of why markets have rewarded investors for providing capital.  Learn why most investors fail to get the returns of a globally diversified portfolio.  Lee will also show you how institutional and individual investors can harness the power of science to construct a simple portfolio with higher expected returns and lower risk.  Bring your questions as Lee enjoys the challenge of discussing a wide variety of market related topics.

The event takes place on Tuesday, February 4th at the Jackson Student Center from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Roundtable Discussion

UNM Anderson School of Management International Business Students Global, in association with UNM Net Impact and the Up to Us Competition, welcomes The UNM and New Mexican Community to discuss Sovereign National Debt:  Issues and Consequences.
January 30, 2014    4:00pm-5:30pm Anderson School of Management, room 2082.


Study Abroad Fair

Contact the Global Education Office here!

Alienation: An Expression Through Art and Culture

RSVP here today!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Seminar Workshop

Financial Information for Startups: Why Are the Numbers Important?

If recent headline buzz about drones have caught your interest, you want to meet John Brown. Currently President and CEO of Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, John is responsible for management and oversight of this high tech, high innovation designer, manufacturer and marketer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and UAS components for the global defense, public safety and intelligence markets. His extensive experience in the financing, oversight and management of venture capital and private equity backed businesses as private equity investor, Chairman, CEO, CFO and on the board of directors give him unparalled understanding of how to successfully launch a new venture.

The seminar will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in  ASM 1064, followed by a question and answer session. A light breakfast will be featured. 

RSVP here or contact Libby Sanzero at

Journal Publication

Congratulations to Professor Robert Luo on two high level journal acceptances (Both journals are rated as “A” level in the Harzing list, a collation of journal rankings from a variety of sources published primarily to assist academics to target papers at journals of an appropriate standard). The articles are as follows:

“Exploring the Effects of Organizational Justice, Personal Ethics, and Sanction on Internet Use Policy Compliance," Information Systems Journal, with Han Li, Rathindra Sarathy, and Jie Zhang.

“The Impact of XBRL Adoption in P.R. China," Decision Support Systems, with Chunhui Liu, Choon Ling Sia, Grace O'Farrel, and Hock Hai Teo.

Congratulations to Robert!

Spring 2014 Public Speaking Workshop

Question: What is the #1 skill that employers look for when hiring?

Answer: Communication

UNM Anderson students seeking a BBA or MBA have the opportunity to attend a free workshop and receive one-on-one coaching throughout the semester.

Sarah Minnich, a Graduate Public Speaking instructor from the Department of Communication and Journalism, will facilitate a 2-hour introductory workshop and hold ongoing public speaking coaching throughout the semester for interested students. Note: interested students need not attend the workshop to receive individual and/or group coaching.

In the workshop, Miss Minnich will address strategies for audience analysis, opening and closing a presentation, delivery, content, visual aids, managing anxiety, and other important skill sets for business and professional speakers. The workshop and coaching sessions will enhance communication skills that will ultimately serve in improvement of delivery, professionalism, confidence, and group-speaking cohesion. This workshop is suggested for those looking to improve in your personal, interpersonal and group presentations for academic courses and job interviews.

The workshop will be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 19th in ASM 1068. Snacks and ASM swags will be available to students who RSVP in advance. RSVP here. 

Although coaching is available to any Anderson student at any time during the semester, additional coaching flyers will be handed out at the end of the workshop.  For more information, faculty and students can contact Sarah via email at

The Big 'I'

Internships give Anderson students the chance to get the skills they need, build a significant professional network, and start out in the job market with a polished resume and plenty of interview practice!  By completing one or two internships while working toward a degree, Anderson students can significantly impact their chances of landing a professional career that utilizes their education and individual skill set.

In the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2014 Job Outlook survey, 96% of employers said that relevant work experience is the most important factor in their hiring decision.  Another national survey conducted by revealed that 66% of employers believe interview performance and relevant work experience are the most important factors —far more significant than strong academic performance.  Furthermore, the research says that 70% of companies made full-time job offers to their interns.

On Thursday, January 30th, in the Jackson Student Center, Anderson students have the opportunity to open doors to new opportunities, meet community business leaders and build their confidence as they transition from student to professional. Employers from Sandia National Laboratories and New Mexico State Personnel Office, to National Electric/Nicor, Array Technologies and Colliers International will be sending recruiters to connect with students. 

The BBA Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the MBA/MACCT Fair runs from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Don’t miss the 2014 BBA and MBA/MACCT Internship Fair! 

Anderson Graduation Trends On Twitter

At Anderson School of Management's Fall 2013 Convocation, attendees were encouraged to log in to Twitter and live-tweet the event. Details on the ceremony, including photos, Dean Doug Brown's welcome, and guest speaker Daniel Burrell's address were tweeted by students, staff, and faculty. Dean Brown even got in on the action:

As a result of the event's popularity, #ASMGrad13 made Albuquerque's list of trending tweets. 
Kudos to Anderson students, staff, and faculty for discerning use of social media to put the Anderson School of Management in the spotlight!

Spring Break In Northern Italy

The Anderson School Community is invited to join a group of UNM business students and friends on a trip to Northern Italy over spring break 2014. 

This custom tour will highlight the Italian lakes, starting and ending in Milan.  See where Ernest Hemingway wrote his novel ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ travel into Southern Switzerland to the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland,” and experience the Italian-made amaretti (almond or apricot kernel biscuits) and Amaretto.  Explore Bellagio, Verona, Limone, and more than five lakes while learning about the culture, history, economy, people, and more! 

Please contact Professional Faculty Member Linda Shul at if you are interested in joining the group.

Intersession CPA Presentations

Students in the online Accounting Cycle class offered over winter intersession attended a presentation by Raul J. Anaya CPA, CFE, CGFM, Senior Audit Manager, and Jeremy Stuart, CPA, MBA, Tax Manager, both of CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP.

Mr. Anaya and Mr. Stuart offered anecdotes, insights, and practical advice on careers in public accounting.  The presentation was in a question and answer format addressing issues such as "What is a typical day for a staff accountant?" and "How much travel is involved in public accounting?"

Professor Robert Tepper of Anderson Accounting Department discussed the topic of taking and passing the CPA exam. Students had questions in areas such as the differences in requirements across states in obtaining a CPA license, and the experience requirements in New Mexico.

A Message from Dean Brown

By Doug Brown, Dean of the Anderson School

Anderson students are prize winners! Nearly every contest they have entered, they have distinguished themselves. Just in the last two years, the following awards have been won:

• The grand prize in the 2012 NASBA Center for the Public Trust, National Ethics in Action Video competition. The winning video was produced by Drew Wayner and Dezlyn Chacon, two graduate students in O.C. Ferrell's Marketing and Society course. The video is entitled "The Case of the Questionable Reference." This project supports the work of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UNM.

• Marketing students at the UNM Anderson School of Management took top honors in the 2013 American Petroleum Institute Adventures in Energy Case Competition. UNM emerged the winner after topping the University of Findlay and Florida Institute of Technology, the other two top teams who qualified to travel to San Francisco for the finals.

• The UNM Information Assurance team ranked in the top 15% at the Cyber Security Awareness Week – Capture the Flag Competition hosted by New York University. The 72 hour competition is designed for undergraduate students who want to learn more about computer security by participating in exercises that require them to react to cyber-attacks found in the real world.

Participating in these contests provide valuable experience in the subject matter, in working together as a team, and in honing presentational skills.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to our faculty advisors who dedicate so much time and experience to guide our students. And the faculty have won their own share of prizes, including: 

• The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world's largest anti-fraud organization, has named UNM Anderson Accounting Professor Rich Brody Educator of the Year. The prestigious ACFE Outstanding Achievement Awards recognize the contributions of anti-fraud professionals worldwide. The Educator of the Year Award is presented to an ACFE Educator member who has made an outstanding contribution in anti-fraud education.

• Dr. Joni Young has received the Outstanding Accounting Educator award from the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA). This is the second time in four years that Dr. Young has received the honor from the NMSCPA for her outstanding accomplishments in the classroom that enhance the reputation of the CPA profession. She also received the award in 2008.

• Anderson's John Benavidez received the Faculty Teaching Award. John has been teaching at UNM since 1997 upon graduating with his M.B.A. from Anderson. His teaching focuses on marketing including, but not limited to, advertising, digital marketing, promotions management, and marketing management. Benavidez constantly seeks to support students at UNM, serving as faculty advisor for Collegiate DECA and is a faculty representative on the Student Union Building Board.

• 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.

• Dr. Kathryn Jacobson’s paper entitled Socio-emotional wealth and business risks in family controlled firms: Evidence from Spanish olive oil mills (published in 2007) has won the Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Impact Award. ASQ is one of the top scholarly journals in the field of management. The award was created to recognize the article published 5 years previously in ASQ that was judged to have had the greatest scholarly impact. A committee of board members carefully considered a slate of finalists among articles published in 2007 in ASQ, and Kathryn's article with Gomez-Mejia, Haynes, Nunez-Nickel, and Moyano-Fuentes was their unanimous choice.

• Dr. Hsuan-Chi Chen was nominated by UNM Office of Support for Effective Teaching for both the 2012-2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award and the 2013-2015 Presidential Teaching Fellow Award.

• Professor Linda Ferrell will become President of the Academy of Marketing Science at the Academy of Marketing Science annual conference in May 2014.

Congratulations to all!

EMBA Information Session

If you're interested in an accelerated MBA focused on executive leadership and general management, consider coming to an Executive MBA Information Session.

At our information sessions, program staff will discuss the Executive MBA Program in detail, explaining everything from the application process to the lockstep, cohort style program. Current students, alumni, and faculty will be on hand to offer their insights into the program and answer any questions you may have. This is an opportunity for you to network with other prospective students. Light refreshments will be served.

The EMBA Information Session will be held on January 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the UNM Anderson School of Management Jackson Student Center. If you have any questions or would like additional information on the EMBA program click here or feel free to contact the Anderson School of Management Executive and Professional Education Center Staff at 277-2525

Millennial News Consumption And Social Media

Student teams in Dr. Catherine Roster’s Marketing Research BBA class this fall semester 2013 conducted a semester-long project for the Albuquerque Journal to discover why, how, and through what social media platforms Millennials age 18 to 24 consume news. 
The students collected data through focus groups and campus surveys of UNM and CNM students. 

Findings reveal that 18 to 24 year olds are interested in news concerning world and local happenings that are relevant in their lives and enjoy sharing news with family and friends. Millennials want their news to follow them—rather than the other way around—and rely upon portable devices like smartphones and tablets to keep up-to-date with current events and topics.  Graduate students in Dr. Nick Flor’s spring semester 2014 class will use the data collected by Dr. Roster’s students to develop a tablet app for the Albuquerque Journal.

The students in Dr. Roster’s class presented their findings to Bill Lang, Albuquerque Journal Chief Executive Officer, Brian Fantl, Albuquerque Journal’s Chief Operating Officer, and the Journal’s management team in the Johnson Marketing Center on December, 16, 2013.  

2014 Hall Of Fame - Lift Off!

The UNM Anderson School of Management Foundation Board will celebrate and honor its 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

The theme this year is Lift Off, featuring the New Mexico Spaceport. Spaceport Director Christine Anderson is our keynote speaker, and astronaut Mike Mullane will also be in attendance. Other elements include the loan of a space capsule and space suit from the Alamogordo Space Museum. This is the 25th year for the event that celebrates the best and brightest of our alumni, faculty and community leaders.

The outstanding Hall of Fame honorees for the evening are:
•Ben L. Darwin, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
•Michael Kivitz, Adelante Development Center, Inc.
•Sheri Milone, Lovelace Women`s Hospital
•Peter Sanchez, The Atrisco Companies

Young Alumni Honoree
•Jesse Herron, ABQ Trolley Company

The event will also honor Sarah D. Smith, Anderson Lecturer in the Department of Organizational Studies with the Faculty Community Leadership Award, and George Boerigter of SoundOff Signal will receive with the Distinguished Service Award.

Hall of Fame candidates are selected for their professional success, contribution to community, and their ongoing commitment to continuing education.

Funds raised at the dinner go to support The Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship at the Anderson School of Management. The Hall of Fame event begins at 6pm, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 7pm.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from an event sponsorship level of $10,000 to table sponsors at a cost of $1,200. Individual tickets are $150. For information, contact Sara Lucero in the Anderson School Development Office at (505) 277-6413 or, or visit

Thursday, January 9, 2014

John Benavidez In Top 100 Marketing Educators

Congratulations to John Benavidez, who was named among the Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine.

The criteria for inclusion, using an algorithm developed by Social Media Marketing's Kent Huffman, is as follows:  The instructor must:  1) provide useful content, 2) consistently engage with their followers, 3) truly "get it" when it comes to the best ways to use Twitter and other forms of social media, and 4) be active on Twitter as of December 9, 2013.

The complete article can be found here and view John's Twitter account hereCongratulations to John on this extraordinary recognition!