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!

Ashley Manley Wins ACFE Scholarship

Anderson School of Management student Ashley Kay Manley recently won the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). In addition to a monetary award intended to defray the cost of tuition, books, and feed, Ashley was also awarded a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership.

The ACFE upholds the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. The CFE credential is increasingly being designated as a preferred credential in the hiring practices of businesses, government entities and law enforcement agencies. Anderson accounting Professor Rich Brody, Ph.D., CFE, CPA, serves on the ACFE Board of Regents. 

Congratulations to Ashley!


Ground State Wins Pitch Fiesta

On April 2, 2014 Ground State won first place in the Pitch Fiesta hosted by Startup New Mexico.

Ground State is a big data company that aims to overcome the challenges of transforming information into value for customers. Anderson students Michelle Urban and Alexandria Haddad serve as Director of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer, respectively. Michelle will be graduating in May with an MBA/MoT concentration and Alexandria will finish her MBA in 2015 with a dual concentration in MIS and Marketing.

Their first product, Drive Pilot, captures driving metrics such as speed, rpm, GPS location, throttle position, and time, which users can access in real time in order to encourage safe driving behaviors for new drivers, assist small business with fleet management, and more.

Ground State also took the second-place prize in UNM’s Technology Business Plan Competition on April 11.

Katherine Jetter At Center For The Arts

The UNM College of Fine Arts – Arts Management Program and the Anderson School of Management will  host a presentation by jeweler and philanthropist Katherine Jetter on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, Room 1019.

Jetter earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree from University College London, and followed that with an analyst position at JP Morgan, London, in Private Banking. She attended the globally renowned Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and became certified as a graduate gemologist and jewelry designer, going on to work with various international, high-end designer jewelers including De Beers.

In 2008 Jetter founded her own proprietary jewelry line and company, Katherine Jetter Ltd. Her collection was immediately picked up by Saks and Neiman Marcus after winning the 2009 Best New Designer Award by the prestigious Couture Jewelry Show panel.

Jetter's collections are featured in numerous retailers worldwide from Moscow to China, including a selection of Neiman Marcus stores and jewelers across the United States.

Sino-US e-Commerce Workshop

UNM Anderson School of Management will host the sixth annual Sino-US Advanced Workshop of Electronic Commerce on April 28-30, 2014.  The workshop, sponsored by UNM and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, is cross-disciplinary, covering areas from computer science to information systems and service science.

The theme of the workshop is Big Data in eCommerce and will highlight two highly topical and important phenomena: services and big data.  The featured keynote speaker is Dr. Zhangxi Lin from the Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. 

The workshop will offer opportunities for government officials, local authorities, researchers and scholars, and industry people to exchange ideas and engine renovations. Dr. Xin (Robert) Luo, Professor of Information Assurance and Management Information Systems, is the workshop coordinator.

For more information, or to register, please visit here.

Anderson Tours Italy

New Mexico business students, alumni, faculty and staff toured Northern Italy during spring break, stopping to tour the Zeni Winery in Bardolino, Lago di Garda.  The tour is part of an annual visit to learn about business practices in Europe.  Anderson School of Management Professional Faculty member Linda Shul lead business students from the Anderson School and CNM, as well as Anderson alumni and UNM staff on a tour through the lakes region, into Switzerland,  and also to Verona, Venice and Florence.

Monday, April 7, 2014

QRM Conference At UNM

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2014's Qualitative Research in Management Conference will be held from Tuesday, April 15 to Thursday, April 17 in the Student Union Building.

The aim of Qualitative Research in Management Conference 2014 (QRM2014) is to explore the significance of subjectivity and difference in researching organizational life.

This year's keynote speakers are Emily Martin, Professor of Anthropology, New York University, and Dennis K Mumby, Professor of Organizational Communication, University of North Carolina.

Emily Martin’s work on the social and cultural dimensions of science has been groundbreaking in investigating the sociocultural construction of person- or self-hood, body and mind. Her ethnographies blend dogged ethnographic empiricism and informing perspectives of linguistic philosophy and political economy to generate cultural critique.

Dennis Mumby combines critical and discursive perspectives to examine the ‘complexities and contradictions that characterize difference as a fundamental and defining feature of organizational life’, and explore the nature of gendered identities in organizations. He challenges conventional readings by foregrounding relations of power, control and resistance.

For questions on the conference, please call Aline Gonzales at 277.2525.

Piercing The Corporate Veil

Does forming an LLC protect your shareholders?  Maybe not!  Without the proper protection, the Court can hold your shareholders personally responsible for the liabilities of the business.  Join Amelia Nelson, Esq. and the CFO Academy to discuss the current laws that put you at risk and the best practices to keep your business compliant.

At this event you can:

- Network over drinks and hors d'oeuvres with New Mexico financial industry leaders

- Earn 2 hours technical CPE credit
Piercing the Corporate Veil will be held Tuesday, May 13th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Anderson School of Management's Jackson Student Center. Pre-register to receive free parking and $10 off the program cost!
For more information or to register, please visit our website or call us at (505) 277-2525.

Piercing the Corporate Veil is sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen.

Anderson School of Management's 3-2 Program

Anderson School of Management has experienced strong success in recruiting non-Business students from across campus for the 3/2 Program.  With the help of the Student Services Staff, Anderson has identified over 8,500 current UNM students that qualify for the program (3.0 GPA, over 90 earned credit hours) and contacted all of these students and asked those interested to reach out for more information, resulting in a tremendous response, with approximately 500 students contacting us within one week.

In response to this surge of interest, the 3/2 application deadline has been extended to June 2nd and Anderson will be holding information sessions each Friday until the end of the semester. Students attending the information sessions will receive a waiver of application fee as an incentive to attend.

For more information, please contact Anderson's Advisement Center at 277-3290.

UNM Business Plan Competition

The ninth annual UNM Business Plan Competition will take place at the Anderson School of Management on Friday, April 11.

The thirteen teams participating in the university-wide competition will present their plans to experienced venture capitalists and angel investors who will select three prize-winning proposals for both the Technology Ventures track and Entrepreneurial track.  The presentations begin at 8:00 a.m. and the teams who make it to the finals will present again in the afternoon.  The public is invited to attend and admission is free. 

RSVP here today!