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Crew members from CNBC's "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" came to Fisher on April 14 for show ticket registration and promotional taping with students.
Fisher maintains AACSB accreditation in business and accounting

Fisher and its accounting program maintained its AACSB accreditation. AACSB International is the premier accreditation body for institutions offering academic degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.Today, there are 567 business schools in 33 countries that maintain AACSB accreditation. Similarly, 171 institutions now maintain an additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

“Our AACSB accreditations are important indicators of the excellence of Fisher as a leader in management and accounting education worldwide,” said Christine Poon, dean of Fisher College of Business. “AACSB conducts a careful and meticulous evaluation of Fisher’s faculty and curriculum that is unmatched among accreditation bodies in its thoroughness in determining the quality of academic programs.
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Finance professors dissect the financial crisis and the government's response
Ingrid Werner
Ingrid Werner spoke on short-selling at the "Financial Crisis and the Economy" workshop.

Three finance faculty who spoke at a workshop on “the Financial Crisis and the Economy” echoed a common theme: federal monetary policy alone can’t fix the U.S. economy.

Stephen Buser, René Stulz and Ingrid Werner provided analysis from three perspectives—macroeconomics, the role of risk management and derivatives and the role of short selling.

Stulz discussed how banks, investment firms and hedge funds were exposed because of their holdings of bad securities and derivatives that were tied to subprime mortgages. The losses in those holdings led to downgrades and a slowdown in securities that resulted in a lack of solvency at some financial institutions, according to Stulz, the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and the Director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics.

Buser, professor emeritus, looked at the crisis from a macroeconomic view. He discussed why the economy went from being “fundamentally strong” to one that was the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.”
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Fisher students tackle real AEP issues

honors cohort studentsFisher Honors Contract students Lindsey Moskowitz, Viram Rao, Andrea Jimenez, Tom Vetter and Nick Lewis visit AEP's Mountaineer power plant in New Haven, W. Va. Photographs and story courtesy of AEP Corporate Communications.

What happens when some of the brightest students at a major public university tackle some of the biggest issues faced by an electric utility?

“It’s the perfect partnership between education and business,” said Gen Tuchow, AEP vice president, Human Resources.

Last year, AEP was selected as a “focus company” for the 2008-2009 school year by Fisher College of Business. The initiative allows companies to work directly with 60 honors students enrolled in two programs, the Honors Cohort and Honors Contract.

In the Honors Cohort Program, students meet in a seminar class two days each week to focus on finance and marketing and to enrich their understanding of the business world while improving their leadership, team building and presentation skills. They also do research and hold discussions with speakers provided by their host company.
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CNBC crew shoots promos with Fisher students for "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" show

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Videographer tapes a Fisher student for promotional footage, which will be used during the "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" show taped at Ohio State's Drake Performance Center on April 22.

Some Fisher students who lined up to sign up for tickets for the April 22 taping of “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer” were selected to film video promotions and show introductions for the CNBC television show.

Student check-in for the "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer Back to School Tour at Ohio State" will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at the Thurber Theatre at Drake Performance Center and taping will begin promptly at 4 p.m. The show will air the same day at 6 p.m. and repeat at 11 p.m.

A production crew from the show arrived on the Fisher campus on April 14 to sign students up to receive e-tickets for the show taping at the Thurber Theatre.

Students who signed up for tickets should receive them by e-mail, including a show release form that needs to be signed and brought to the theatre. Please check your junk and spam folders if the tickets did not show up in your “In Box.” For anyone who has registered for tickets, but has not received them, send an email to Candy Cheng or Jeanie Caulfield.

Anyone who still has not signed up for the tickets can still do so on the “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer Campus Tour Ohio State” Web site.

Students in the Emerging Markets Field Study class visit Vietnam and Ethiopia during spring break

EMFS students
Students who travelled to Ethiopia for an Emerging Markets Field trip visit the Moplaco Trading Co. and examine coffee beans.

For the 15th anniversary of the popular Emerging Markets Field Study program, students participated in a new course format that included language and cultural training in addition to information about the political, historical and economic factors associated with the target country.

This year’s destinations included both Ethiopia and Vietnam. Fisher faculty incorporated the knowledge of country experts and local professionals from each country into the courses. After spending 10-weeks studying the countries, two groups of students had the opportunity to travel to Addis Ababa and Hanoi to see the exciting business environment.

Site visits in both countries were based on projects undertaken by teams of students. In Ethiopia, these included a large coffee exporter, a high-tech flower farm, an AIDS clinic, the U.S. Embassy and a private elementary school. Vietnam site visits and projects included work with Rolls Royce, ALE Logistics, IBM, DTT Technology and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cultural visits included the Blue Nile Gorge, the National Museum and Addis Ababa University, among others in Ethiopia. The Vietnam group visited Halong Bay, Tamcoc in the Phat Diem region, Ho Chi Minh memorial and the Temple of Literature.

On the last evening of our trip to Addis Ababa, Ben Fortman, a student in the MBA Working Professional program, echoed an adage while making a toast: "It is impossible to travel the world and remain unchanged."

" The trip to Ethiopia changed me. It changed my perspective of global business, of family, poverty, wealth, education and power," Fortman said. "It also changed my perspective of where I fit in this very big world. The good news is that after meeting a student at the Addis Ababa University and discovering we share the same frustration for cost accounting and passion for soccer, the world doesn’t feel so big anymore.”


Fisher People: Diana Durfey-Coy

diana durfey-coyTitle: Adminstrative Associate, Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights

Hobbies: "I volunteer for Preservation Parks of Delaware County. I am a bird watcher and I give tours of the parks."

Fisher Lure: "It has been challenging and rewarding assisting the team with setting up a new center. We have employees of Nationwide as part of that team. This type of venture is very innovative and I am glad to be a part of it."

April 17, 2009

In This Issue

Fisher maintains AACSB accreditation in business and accounting

Finance professors dissect the financial crisis and the government's response

Fisher students tackle real AEP issues

CNBC crew shoots promos of Fisher students for "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" show

Students in the Emerging Markets Field Study class visit Vietnam and Ethiopia during spring break

Fisher People: Diana Durfey-Coy

News Briefs

Fisher In The News

Rene Stulz - The Wall Street Journal

Peter Ward - Columbus Dispatch

Richard Dietrich - Bloomberg

Peter Ward - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Itzhak Ben-David - Columbus Dispatch

Stephen Mangum - Columbus Dispatch

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