Deans Desk Summer 2017
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Deans Desk Summer 2017

I hope that you and your families are enjoying the summer months. 

Each year we recognize some of our faculty’s outstanding accomplishments. As a group, they strive to ensure that our students develop the necessary leadership and decision-making skills to help them launch and excel throughout their careers.  It is especially gratifying to recognize those who have shined the brightest in their teaching, advising, research, and service endeavors.  Please enjoy reading about our 2017 awardees.

Internships and applied learning are hallmarks of our business education.  All students complete at least one internship in their major, and many complete two or more. Throughout the summer, we profile many interns on our Facebook page.  In this edition, we highlight just some of the companies hosting interns this summer.

And what is summer without a reading list?  We suggest adding recent books from Barney School faculty authors to yours.

Summer is also a time when we work on new programs and initiatives.  We are extremely excited to launch the Risk and Disruptive Technology Institute.  As you will read in this issue, we will be working with partner companies to provide students with hands-on, applied learning projects to prepare them for the Internet-of-things world that is disrupting how organizations manage risk and technology.

Last issue we announced our building expansion fundraising initiative.  We are now 80% toward our $4.5mm goal.  Please see our website for more information on this exciting transformational project.

Finally, the summer started with great news and recognition of the work we do for our students.  For the first time since its inception, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Barney School a “Best Graduate Business School” for our part-time MBA program.  This recognition mirrors our 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranking.  We will continue to raise the business education bar.

Please let us know how your summer is going!

Best regards,

Martin S. Roth
Dean and Professor of Management & Marketing