Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Credit Karma Campus Challenge

UNM Anderson is one of 20 schools throughout the country participating in the Credit Karma Campus Challenge.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Candidate Forum For NM State Auditor


Politics And Economic Impact

The total cost of the 2012 general election was $6.3 billion, up from $5.3 billion in 2008. The cost of midterm elections has been on the rise as well, with $3.6 billion spent in 2010 versus $2.8 billion in 2006. We are on pace to eclipse the $4 billion mark for the 2014 election. Much of the recent increase in campaign spending is attributable to the dramatic rise in outside spending. Indeed, the 2012 presidential election saw a 594% increase in independent expenditures from the 2008 election. Furthermore, a quarter of this spending was so-called dark money, or spending by groups not required to disclosure their donors.

 UNM Political Science professor Dr. Michael Rocca will explore the following questions in light of the quickly changing landscape of campaign finance. First, what distinguishes the different types of spending? Second, where does the money come from and where does it go? And, finally, what does it buy?

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 29 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center. The public is welcome.

Ashley Taylor Receives Sarah Belle Brown Award

Congratulations to one of our newest Anderson advisement team members, Ashley Taylor, who is the recipient of the 2014 Sarah Belle Brown Community Service Award!   Each year this award honors one UNM faculty member, staff member, and student who have demonstrated extraordinary volunteer service toward public service in the UNM and Albuquerque community.

Well done, Ashley!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dean White's Recap

This Is Anderson introduces a new feature from Interim Dean Craig White:  a recap to convey some broad information from the Dean's perspective.

Kevin Johnson Hosts Book Signing

Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Entrepreneur Mind, will host a book signing in Albuquerque on October 22nd.

Through the conviction of his own personal experiences, Johnson transforms an oftentimes complex topic into a lucid and accessible one. A leading authority on marketing and branding, Mr. Johnson has appeared on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times, FastCompany, and The Wall Street Journal.

The signing is a partnership of Creative-Startups and UNM Anderson School of Management.

The no cost event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, 330 Tijeras NW in the HQue Lounge at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22nd.

Please RSVP to www.culturalentrepreneur.org/rsvp

Anderson Hosts International Televised Conference With Tajikistan

Flag of Tajikistan courtesy Wikimedia.org

November 17th marks the beginning of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Albuquerque has been chosen as one of six "focus cities" to mark this event.

Anderson School of Management's International Business Students Global (IBSG) is partnering with an organization in Albuquerque, Bridges to Tajikistan, to hold an internationally televised conference that highlights global perspectives on Entrepreneurship.  There will be a live broadcast between Anderson students and several students in Tajikistan that will focus on how entrepreneurship is viewed on different sides of the planet. 

The event takes place on Monday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m. Location is to be determined and will be announced soon.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Anderson School of Management Welcomes New Faculty

L-R: Melissa Cast, Carolyn Dang, Shihong Li, John Reed, Wellington Spetic, Todd White

Please join Anderson School of Management in welcoming its new full-time faculty:  Melissa Cast, Carolyn Dang, Shihong Li, John Reed, Wellington Spetic, and Todd White.

More information can be found below the cut.

Where Are The Winds Of Change Blowing?

Mark Griffin
Is your business strategy aligned with the market outlook? Will your business's goals be helped or hindered by changes in international economies?  Join us at the next CFO Academy event as Mark Griffin explores the direction of the global economy, assesses international growth trends, and unpacks what may lie ahead in 2015. 

CFOs, business leaders, and executives will gain insight into trends and factors that are critical to future decision making.  In this presentation, you will learn about:

• The US and Global Macroeconomic environment
• The ongoing transition from extraordinary monetary policy to normalized policy in the US
• The status of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis
• What happened to growth in Asia

The program takes place on Wednesday, November 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Enjoy hors-d'oeuvres, professional networking, and 2 hours of CPE. Pre-register and save $10 off your registration fee!
For more information or to register, please visit our
website, or call 505-277-2525.

Anderson Welcomes UAE Consul General

The United Arab Emirates is one of the US’ strongest allies, and shares a common resolve to preserve security and stability in the Middle East.

Executive Negotiations

It's crucial for executives to be able to negotiate favorable agreements—with customers, partners, investors, suppliers, staff members, and colleagues. Negotiation isn’t compromising, which can make everyone feel like they left something at the table. The key to a successful negotiation is that everyone wins.

In Executive Negotiations, a new hands-on, Professional Development program you will:

• Develop strategies for building trust and establishing long lasting relationships, two key ingredients for successful negotiations
• Engage in simulations and role-play to hone your negotiation skills
• Utilize hard-bargaining and persuasion techniques in conjunction with compromising techniques to reach win-win outcomes

Register now to reserve your seat in the program!

GRE and GMAT Preparation

If you're wondering which test to take, or if you aren't sure how to begin your graduate studies, consider coming to one of our Test Preparation Workshops.  At these workshops, you will:

• Learn the differences between the two tests
• Determine which test is best for you
• Receive tips and tricks for passing the test and managing your anxiety
The next Test Prep Workshop is Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Graduate School of Management.

Sign up today to reserve your seat!

Student-Employer Networking at Anderson

Pictured, L-R:  Xiomara Plaza-Medina, Interim Dean Craig White, Director of Student Services Tracy Wilkey

On September 17, UNM Anderson held a Student & Employer Network Reception, which provided an opportunity for students to visit informally with employer representatives recruiting at UNM's Business and Accounting Fair.  This 'no pressure, no lines' catered reception was open to Anderson students who attended at least two of the Career Services Week workshops.

For more information about Career Services and how it can expand your options, please contact Kate Williams at 505-277-3290 or kwill07@unm.edu.

EMBA Information Session

The leap from manager to leader requires a new toolkit including in-depth self-awareness, organizational awareness, and skills in negotiating and influencing teams. The Executive MBA will give you the tools you need to lead your organization including strategic leadership, economics, financial reporting, and more.

Join us for an EMBA Information Session on Friday, October 24, 2014 to learn more about how this program can help you transform your career and make the leap from manager to leader.

The session will be held from 11:00-1:00 PM in Anderson's Graduate School of Management. Lunch will be served.

RSVP today to reserve your seat!

Springtime In Greece

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