Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Bootcamps are opportunities for students to learn hands-on from successful entrepreneurs about various aspects of planning the start and operation of their venture. Each bootcamp introduces you to a progressive building block that is important to the successful development of your business plan venture. You will also have the opportunity to meet with fellow student entrepreneurs and grow your professional network.

A Startup Feasibility Entrepreneurship Boot Camp will be presented on Friday, September 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the UNM SUB (Mirage/Thunderbird).  Anderson's Dr. Sul Kassicieh will discuss how an aspiring UNM student entrepreneur can determine if his or her commercial or technology-based idea is qualified to reach consumer or industry markets through repeat business. Dr. Kassicieh will lead students through a hands-on discussion on structuring a new venture that can sustain itself and be growth-oriented, or scalable. Professor Todd Quinn, UNM Business Librarian, will feature market research tools.


Roomy Khan To Speak At UNM

Roomy Khan has over 20 years of combined professional experience in the technology industry and Wall Street. She was intimately involved in the Galleon Group insider trading case, one of the biggest insider trading cases ever successfully prosecuted by the U.S. government. She cooperated with the federal government for over 6 years during which she expounded the mechanics of the financial industry, various conduits of information and ultimately testified in federal court. She was personally charged with wire fraud and insider trading for which she served 1 year in a federal prison in Coleman, Florida. She was recently featured on 60 Minutes. She will be telling her story and the lessons learned.

The event takes place on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Kiva Classroom.


Grant Awarded To Anderson's Nick Flor

Congratulations to Anderson Professor Nick Flor, who is a co-Principal Investigator on the grant "SNM: Scalable Surface Corrugation of Silicon Surfaces for Enhanced Light Trapping in Solar Cells" recently awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of New Mexico (Sang E. Han, Nick Flor, Peter Schunk, Steven Brueck).  The estimated award total is one million dollars.

The project combines fundamental research on creating efficient, lightweight solar photovoltaics, with interactive immersive visualizations that raise social awareness about alternative energy.

The abstract of the grant can be found HERE, and the complete UNM article can be read HERE. Congratulations to Dr. Flor and all the award winners!

Lisa Beauchene Recruiting Overseas

Lisa Beauchene, UNM Anderson's graduate student recruiter, has been working hard to "get the word out" to potential students. She is currently on a school tour of India through UNM's Global Education Office. Here is a picture of her interacting with a group of students teaching them the "Everyone's a Lobo" cheer!

UNM Partners With Chinese Universities

Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai
UNM Anderson Dean Craig White and Professor Robert Luo recently completed a trip to China. They visited the Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai, the Southern China University of Technology, and Dongguan University. They were invited by the Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai (BITZ) to attend the "high-table dinner" in honor of the class of freshmen entering the new collaborative program between BITZ and the Anderson School of Management. The initial freshman cohort is 72 students. These students will study for three years at BITZ before completing their BITZ degree at Anderson in their fourth year. All of the classes at BITZ will be taught in English. They will also be coming to UNM to study English language and other classes during the summers. The students will then apply to Anderson's graduate program under the usual admission requirements.

Over time, there will likely be many chances to benefit from these relationships. The Pearl Delta area is one of the most important export/import locations in China. These schools are all strategically located in this area.

Anderson Recognized By U.S. News And World Report

UNM Anderson School of Management was recognized by U.S. News and World Report for the first time in its national list of business schools. 

10th Annual Parker Center For Family Business Symposium

Jody Giles Presenting In McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series

Joseph (Jody) D. Giles is the founder and CEO of Exhort Advisors, a consulting company that provides services in leadership, technology, IT strategy, and career coaching.  Jody calls it “a different kind of consulting company.”

On Monday, October 17, 2016 Jody Giles will present Why Artists Are Essential for Business Success as part of the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series. Jody will share what he has learned about leadership and entrepreneurship while working with some of the most notable and fastest growing brands in the world. Most recently he worked at Under Armour as the company’s first CIO.  In his role he was instrumental in growing the company from private to public and from $200M to $3B in 10 years.  Jody also worked at Paramount Pictures, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Vans, and began his IT career at Southern California Gas Company.
Jody has a diverse and successful background in culture and technology leadership and believes in leading with compassion and inspiration. He says that philosophy helps him be a good mentor, coach, and teacher, both one-on-one and in public forums.
Jody proudly graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Business Computer Systems and earned his MBA, with distinction, from Pepperdine University.  He is a popular keynote speaker at industry conferences and a guest lecturer at universities.

The Anderson School of Management is proud to welcome Jody back to UNM through the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series.  The presentation is open and free to the public but reservations are required.  RSVPs can be made online at http://www.mgt.unm.edu/ceo-lecture-series/ or by contacting Felicia Rodriquez at 505.277.1504 or by email at feliciar@unm.edu
The reception at WisePies Arena aka “The Pit” begins at 5:00 p.m. at the US Bank Suite/Club Level followed by the lecture at 6:00 p.m. WisePies Arena is located at 1111 University Blvd SE in Albuquerque.

The McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series was created in 2010 by Anderson alum Sonnet McKinnon and her husband D. Ian McKinnon as an expression of their commitment to UNM and the Anderson School.  The endowed lecture series is held annually to provide a glimpse into the minds of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Business Plan Competition Winners

L-R: Business Plan Competition Winners FormaPop and Karuna Colectiva
The University of New Mexico's Business Plan Competition strives to turn students into entrepreneurs. This year's event was notable in several respects:  not only did more sponsors contribute to the prize pool, raising the total prize amount from $75,000 to $87,000, but for the first time UNM signed a memorandum of understanding with Central New Mexico Community College, partnering with CNM to open the competition up to CNM students.

The competition runs on two tracks: technological, utilizing intellectual property developed by UNM or CNM students or from Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs, or STC.UNM; and entrepreneurial, a generalist startup competition that does not involve intellectual property. Six technological and twelve entrepreneurial teams competed for six prizes on each track.

This year's top technological prize went to FormaPop. FormaPop's team members Antonio Gutierrez, Scott McFall, and Aundre Huynh have developed an innovative baby bottle attachment that helps the mother by making feeding easier. The bottle's cap contains built-in formula storage for convenience on the go.

The top entrepreneurial prize went to Karuna Colectiva, conceived by Henry “Jake” Foreman.
Karuna Colectiva is a pop-up workshop where students work, learn, earn and apply what they learn from the Cycles of Life learning tools through market-based education.

Congratulations to all winners and participants!

Xin Luo Editorial and Panel Appointments

Dr. Xin (Robert) Luo has recently been appointed Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Information and Computer Security beginning April 1, 2016. He was also invited to be a National Science Foundation Expert Review Panelist for a Secure and Trust Cybersecurity taking place in Washington, D.C. Only 10 scholars are invited to this social science security panel.

Congratulations, Robert!

BBA Degree to Now Require 120 Hours

The Anderson School of Management is excited to announce that effective fall 2016, the BBA program will require 120 total hours. Specifically, the reduction of the BBA degree from 128 hours to 120 hours was accomplished in the following manner:

1.Elimination of 2 hours of free electives
2.Elimination of 6 hours of Social & Behavioral Sciences electives taking the area from 15 hours to 9 hours

An updated preadmission checklist can be found here. Please note that students who apply to be considered for fall 2016 admission to the BBA program will follow the curriculum as outlined in the 2016-2017 catalog. For more information, please contact your advisor using the BBA Advisor Directory: https://bba.mgt.unm.edu/advisement/bba-advisement.asp.