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Net Impact receives "Chapter of the Year" award; Balch honored for leadership

James Balch As the only undergraduate-graduate Net Impact chapter in the international organization and its speedy ascent to “Gold” status within one year of formation, it almost seems natural that The Ohio State University’s Net Impact received a “Chapter of the Year” award.

Fisher senior James Balch, (pictured right) founding undergraduate president of the chapter, was also named undergraduate leader of the year.

The awards were given at the Net Impact annual conference held at Cornell University Nov. 13 and 14. More than 2,500 Net Impact members attended the awards ceremony. The chapter awards are given in several categories, including professional, international and large and small chapter.

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Gee, Wexner deliver keynotes
IMS 2009 Fall Symposium

Les Wexner
Les Wexner (left) discusses successful business strategies with participants at the IMS 2009 Fall Symposium.

Leslie M. Wexner
shared company secrets about the Miracle bra before a standing room only crowd of business managers, executives and military officers from across the nation for the 2009 Initiative for Managing Services Fall Symposium.

From organizational settings as diverse as fast-food, military, technology and higher education, presenters that included Wexner along with Air Force Brigadier General Sharon Dunbar, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee, Marketing Professor Neeli Bendapudi and Russ Klein, president of Burger King, offered their strategies on responding to economic change.

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BusinessWeek magazine gives Fisher programs top rankings

BusinessWeek magazine placed Fisher’s EMBA program 15th in its international rankings; while Fisher’s Working Professional MBA was ranked 20th nationally, according to the magazine’s Nov. 13 issue.

EMBA program directors and Fisher graduates surveyed for the biennial rankings gave Fisher an “A” in teaching and an “A-plus” in the categories of curriculum and support. EMBA graduates ranked the program fifth. The Working Professional MBA received straight A’s in all three categories from survey respondents.

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Fisher and John Glenn School launch three-year MPA-MBA degree program

Fisher College of Business and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs have joined together to offer a rare new degree program. Starting next fall, students at the two schools will be able to earn a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Business Administration in three years.

“Through executive education programs and other initiatives, Fisher has provided classes and programs for managers working in the public and not-for profit sectors,” said Karen Hopper Wruck, associate dean for Graduate Programs. “However, it became increasingly apparent that there was a need to provide a more comprehensive program for Ohio State students pursuing this career path.”

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Fisher students excel in competition,
MBAs take first, second place in Get Green

green team winners

Fisher's second-place team in the Get Green Business Case Competition. Click the arrow above for more photos of November case competitions.

November was a month of competitions for both graduate and undergraduate students.

At the MBA level, Fisher teams won first-place and second-place awards at the fourth annual Get Green Business Case Competition sponsored by Nationwide.

The competition pitted teams from area business schools against one another to come up with the best approach to greening Nationwide’s investment portfolio. The first place team won $3,000, the second place team got $1,500, and $500 went to the most innovative.

The competition concluded Nov. 10 at an awards ceremony held at Nationwide’s headquarters in downtown Columbus. The first place team from Fisher was Malika de Silva, Laura Christman, Nate Landry and Claus Eckert. The second place team had George Fels, Mittal Haria, David Wilson and Rajkrishana Jaasthi. Marc Ankerman, senior lecturer in human resources, advised the case competition teams.

Undergraduate students Tyler Dodds, David Wilkes and Gopika Ranganathan advanced to the semifinal round of the Nationwide-Fisher Biz Quiz held Nov. 7-8 in Schoenbaum Hall.

Emory University won first place; Michigan State University was second and University of Arizona finished third. Bernadette Minton associate professor in finance, was the advisor for the Fisher Biz Quiz team.

Fisher People: Margie Bogenschutz

margie bogenschutzTitle: Senior Director, Undergraduate Career Management and Recruitment

Hobbies: "Riding my bike, walking my dogs, all OSU sports (college athletics in general) and hanging out with my family."

Fisher Lure: "Working with motivated people who sincerely care about Fisher students."

Nov. 20, 2009

In This Issue

Net Impact receives "Chapter of the Year" award; Balch undergraduate leader of the year

Gee, Wexner keynote IMS Fall Symposium

BusinessWeek magazine gives Fisher programs top rankings

Fisher and John Glenn School launch three-year MPA-MBA degree program

Fisher students excel in competitions, MBA students take first place in Get Green case competition

Fisher People: Margie Bogenschutz

You Need to Know

Pre-game at Fisher will be headed to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2010. More information is available about the brunch and parade online.

Information regarding tickets for the game is available on the Ohio State Alumni Web site.

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