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Fisher MBA program moves up 20 places in two years in Financial Times global ranking

Fisher ranked 40th in the U.S. and 67th globally in the 2010 Financial Times MBA rankings released on Jan. 25 by the London-based financial newspaper.

In 2008, Fisher was ranked 87th globally by the publication, marking a 20-place climb in the survey in the last two years. It was 57th among U.S. schools in 2008 rising 17 places over two years.

Data for the Financial Times rankings were compiled from two main sources: questionnaires sent to the school and alumni who graduated three years ago.

According to the publication: “this year a total of 156 business schools met the criteria for participation and completed the school survey provided. Some 21,328 alumni, of the graduating class of 2006, were then asked to complete an alumni survey and just over 8,000 responses were submitted.”

Three main areas are analyzed to create the top 100: alumni salaries and career development; the diversity and international reach of the business school and its MBA program; and the research capabilities of each school.
MBA students create new organization focused on developing innovation skills

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Elsie Jamin-Maguire (left) and Brad Nocco (center) observe a demonstration at OhioHealth Center for Medical Education and Innovation.

A new graduate student organization launched in the middle of the summer is springing into action during the Winter Quarter.

Innovation Fisher is the graduate student-led organization at Fisher devoted to innovation practice and providing students with the skills and experience needed to be successful as business leaders.

David Shaw, president of the group and a second-year MBA candidate, said: “Today’s business world is more and more reliant on innovation and new ways of thinking. Members are exposed to real-world innovation centers and their day-to-day activities through site visits over the course of the year.”

Innovation Fisher’s inaugural event was a site visit to OhioHealth’s Center for Medical Education and Innovation on Jan. 8. Twenty students listened to a presentation on OhioHealth's approach to promoting internal innovation before touring the experimentation and training labs at the Center's facility at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
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Fisher "lead academic sponsor" for National Association of Women MBAs' annual conference

Fisher has partnered with the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) for the 2010 Conference, themed as “Global Economy, Global Leadership.”

The conference will be held in Louisville in the autumn. Dedicated to empowering women MBAs, NAWMBA’s goals are to propel women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance diversity of the nation’s workforce. NAWMBA aims to accomplish this goal by focusing their efforts on education, professional development, networking and collaboration. Read More>>

Fisher alumnus Phil Urban, CEO of Grange Insurance, shares leadership formula

Phil Urban lectures MBA class
Phil Urban (pictured above), CEO of Grange Insurance and a Fisher alumnus, shared his formula for leadership and success with MBA students during the Cullman Executive Leadership lecture. He emphasized creating a work culture that promotes integrity, candor, teamwork and ownership as keys to being an effective leader.

Fisher People: Herman Scurlock

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Hobbies: "My hobbies are model aviation and scuba diving."

Fisher Lure: "The thing I enjoy most about working at Fisher is the people. The varied cultures within Fisher College of Business is incredibly fascinating.”

Jan. 29, 2010

In This Issue

Fisher MBA program moves up 20 places in two years in Financial Times global ranking

MBA students create new organization focused on developing innovation skills

Fisher "lead academic sponsor" for the National Association of Women MBAs' annual conference

Fisher alumnus, Phil Urban, Grange Insurance CEO, shares leadership formula

Fisher People: Herman Scurlock

You Need to Know

Beginning this month, the university will require faculty and staff to certify eligibility for any dependent(s) they are covering on the health plan(s). The university has contracted with ACS HR Solutions to perform the eligibility certification

For more detailed information about the process, visit the Human Resources Office Web site.

News Analysis

News Briefs

Fisher In The News

Melissa Torres-Columbus Business First

Oded Shenkar-USA Today

Ken Gold-Columbus Dispatch

Oded Shenkar-USA Today

Upcoming Events

January 29-30, 2010
First-Year MBA Case Competition

February 2, 2010

Cullman Executive Luncheon Series-Kathy Mabe, CEO Titan Insurance

February 3, 2010
Black Leadership Series: Margot James Copeland, executive vice president, KeyCorp

February 4, 2010
Cullman Executive Luncheon-Kathleen Rumfola, senior vice president for marketing, American Bankers Association

Cullman Executive Luncheon-Al Lurty, senior vice president and head of Retail Life Business Development, ING

February 5, 2010
Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit

February 9, 2010
Fisher Entrepreneurship Association-Stephanie Rucinski and Adam Winter, of JoeMetrics

February 10, 2010
Black Leadership Series-Curtis J. Moody, president and CEO, Moody/Nolan Ltd.

February 11, 2010
Out-In-Retail-Networking and Development with A&F


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