FISHER NEWS April 7, 2005
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Fisher College Ranked Among Best MBA Programs

12th Annual Cullman Symposium Scheduled

Women's Leadership Summit This Friday

Business Builders Club Event

Fisher 5K Scheduled
Max M. Fisher College of Business > The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Fisher College Ranked Among Best MBA Programs
Fisher College of Business’ MBA program was ranked 21st in U.S. News & World Report’s 2006 annual ranking of graduate schools, released April 1. The college ranked seventh among business schools at public universities and third among Big Ten universities.

In addition, Fisher College was included in a number of specialty program rankings, which are based on the opinions of business school deans and academic directors. 2006 Fisher College specialty rankings include:
  • 3rd - Supply Chain/Logistics

  • 15th – Accounting

  • 15th - Production/Operations

  • 16th – Finance

  • 25th – Management

  • 25th - Part-Time MBA
  • More »

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    12th Annual Cullman Symposium Scheduled
    The twelfth biennial W. Arthur Cullman Symposium will take place May 26-27 in the Blackwell Hotel. This year, the symposium focuses on "Competing through Service," which examines the growing dominance of the services industry and how top-performing organizations compete through the strategic use of service. Speakers include Les Wexner, chairman and CEO, Limited Brands; Richard D. Wood, chairman, Wawa, Inc. and Ann Rhodes, president, People Ink. Named in honor of one of Fisher College's most distinguished faculty members, the Cullman Symposium is a forum where some of the world's best thought leaders and practitioners meet and share ideas. For a complete list of panels and speakers, click here. A limited number of spaces are available for Fisher College faculty - contact Ann Ramsey to register.

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    Women's Leadership Summit This Friday
    The Graduate Women in Business organization is hosting a day-long Women's Leadership Summit on Friday, April 8. Ilene Lang, president of Catalyst, will speak at 9 a.m. Students can attend panel discussions on women in leadership, getting started in their careers, and work-life balance. Panelists include Barbara Fergus, founder of Midwest Auto Group; Donna A. James, president of Nationwide Strategic Investments; Jill Dean, executive vice president of Victoria’s Secret Stores; Sandy Harbrecht, president of Paul Werth Associates and Tanny Crane, president and CEO of Crane Group Co. All sessions will take place in 365 Gerlach Hall. Business professional dress is required. To RSVP, click here.

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    Business Builders Club Event
    On Monday, April 11, The Center for Entrepreneurship's Business Builders Club is hosting Joseph and Diane Fiksel for a discussion on "Sustainability in the Business World." The discussion, which focuses on designing organizations and products to be environmentally and socially responsible, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in 220 Schoenbaum Hall. In 2002, the Fiksels founded a small company called Eco-Nomics LLC that provides sustainable enterprise consulting services to multi-national corporations and industry associations. For more information, visit www.businessbuildersclub.org.

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    Fisher 5K Scheduled
    The second annual Fisher 5K and One-Mile Fun Walk will take place on Sunday, April 17. All proceeds benefit Children's Hunger Alliance. The competitive race begins at 11:15 a.m. on the Fisher College of Business campus; the Fun Walk begins at 11:20 a.m. A family cookout immediately follows the race. The cost is $15 for those who register before April 10 and $20 for those who register after April 11. The race is open to the public. For more information, visit www.fisher5k.org.

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    Calendar of Events

    Everyone
    April 8, 2005
    Out in Business
    event will take place from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. in 365 Gerlach Hall.

    April 8, 2005
    Women's Leadership Summit

    April 11, 2005
    Business Builders event

    April 11, 2005
    Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fawcett Center

    Undergraduate Students
    April 12, 2005
    Pi Sigma Epsilon Gamma Nu
    , a marketing and sales based business fraternity, is hosting an informational session at 7:30 p.m. in 330 Schoenbaum Hall. Students from all majors are invited to participate. For more information, visit www.pse.org.

    April 22, 2005
    The "You Can Go Global!" for Ohio State Minority students will take place at 9 a.m. in 140 Pfahl Hall. To RSVP, click here.

    Graduate Students
    April 8, 2005
    The Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting an event with Guy Kawasaki, founder and managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, who will discuss his latest book, The Art of the Start. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.


    Faculty/Staff/PhD

    April 8, 2005
    Paul Hribar, professor at Cornell University, will present his paper titled, "Making Sense of Cents: An Examination of Firms That Marginally Miss or Beat Analyst Forecasts" as part of the Thomas J. Burns Research Colloquium at 3 p.m. in 400A Gerlach Hall. Copies of the paper are available in 406 Fisher Hall.

    April 15, 2005
    Malcolm Baker, professor at Harvard Business School, will present his paper titled, "Corporate Financing Decisions When Investors Take the Path of Least Resistance" as part of the Stephen A. Buser Colloquium Series in Financial Economics at 10:30 a.m. in 800 Fisher Hall.



    News Briefs

    Sander Flaum Speaker Series
    Tony Raimondo
    , chairman and CEO of Behlen Manufacturing Company, will speak on Friday, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. as part of the Sander Flaum Speaker Series. Raimondo joined the company as general manager for Wickes Corporation in 1982. He led the efforts to complete a successful management buy-out in 1984 as Behlen experienced major losses due to market changes and Wickes emerged from Chapter 11.

    Media Hits
    Associate Professor of Marketing Neeli Bendapudi was quoted in an April 1 Baltimore Sun article titled "Picture this: new 3-D and 4-D ultrasound pictures delight parents to be."

    Professor of Marketing Roger Blackwell was quoted in an April 1 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article titled "It's more of a man's world these days."

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