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Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee and Alumni Association President Archie Griffin present Jay Dial with the 2010 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Fisher graduate programs receive top-ten U.S. News rankings; MBA programs stand-out

Fisher's graduate programs made solid gains in U.S. News and World Report's rankings with three programs placing in the top ten in the magazine's "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide.

The full-time MBA program made substantial gains this year rising to number 21 (and 6th among public universities) from 26th place last year and 30th previously. In a new ranking of part-time MBA programs, Fisher was ranked 10th among 314 schools offering the program. Fisher's Production and Operations program climbed to 10th from 14th place since last year, and Supply Chain/Logistics was ranked eighth, falling one place over last year.

The U.S. News rankings also revealed Fisher's national leadership in employment outcomes of its graduates. Fisher's post-graduation employment rate soared above nearly every MBA program ranked by the magazine. Ninety percent (90.3%) of our full-time MBA graduates were employed three months after graduation, placing Fisher second nationwide of the top 30 business schools ranked in the guide. Read More>>

Jay Dial awarded 2010 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
Jay Dial awardTwo-and-a-half-year-old Bennett Dial (far right) runs to congratulate his Dad, Jay Dial, for receiving the Distinguished Teaching Award as (left to right) Joe Alutto, Gordon Gee, Archie Griffin, Chris Poon and David Greenberger look on. View a slideshow of the presentation.

In one "Surprise! This-Is-Your-Life" moment that included an in-class ambush by Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee, Provost and Executive Vice President Joe Alutto, Alumni Association President Archie Griffin, Fisher Dean Christine Poon and a dozen others, Jay Dial was awarded the 2010 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching on Thursday, April 15 in front of his strategy class in Gerlach Hall.

With a video camera rolling and flashes from university photographers, Gee and the large entourage that included Dial's wife, Aparna and son Bennett and David Greenberger, chair of Management Human Resources, burst in on the class to make the presentation. Griffin presented Dial with the "Academy of Teaching" medal.

He is truly one of our most distinguished faculty and teachers," said Gee, who read from one student's nomination essay: " 'He works our butts off and I learn a tremendous amount from him. He's the best.'" Read More>>

Judges call winning Fisher undergraduate case competition team presentation "MBA-quality"

Mentor receptionPictured is the winning team with Mike Streby from Limited Brands (left to right) Vaishali Thirwani, Catalina Lizarralde, Josh Gooding, Samantha Howard and Dimitar Popov.

A team of undergraduate students took first place honors, "by a resounding victory," said Andrea M. Prud'homme, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Management Sciences, at an undergraduate case competition testing Logistics and Operations expertise.

The event was organized and hosted by the Buckeye Operations Management Society (BOMS) on April 9 and 10 on the Fisher campus. The Center for Operational Excellence (COE) and Limited Brands co-sponsored the competition. Seven undergraduate teams from universities in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana participated.

The teams were given a supply chain problem to solve and present to judges from Limited Brands and Exel. Each student team was given the case Friday evening with 14 hours to independently solve the case and 15 minutes to make their presentation Saturday morning, without indicating university affiliation.

"I knew the case would be challenging, but in a fun way," said Catalina Lizarralde. "Cases can be time consuming and stressful, but its worth it because they are extremely fulfilling and enriching. When the judges said that our team put together an MBA-quality presentation, the long night of work paid off, it was extremely rewarding. We were all very proud of each other as a team, but definitely we were very proud of our program and of Fisher."

University of Dayton and Michigan State University took second and third place in the competition.

Fisher News Video: Emerging Markets
Field Study trip to Vietnam

EMFS trip to Vietnam

Students in the Emerging Markets Field Study course spent their spring break traveling abroad. This group explored the companies and business climate of Vietnam. In between company site visits and other field studies, students took time to experience the country and its culture. Click the arrow above to view video highlights of their trip.

Fisher People: Don Gray

don grayTitle: Program Manager, Executive Education

Hobbies:"Spending time with my family, coaching youth sports and cheering on the Buckeyes. I also play drums at church and for a local cover band."

Fisher Lure: "I enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit here in Exec Ed and working with our faculty to create partnerships with the business community. It's really amazing to think about the impact Fisher has on a wide range of companies and industries."

April 16, 2010

In This Issue

Fisher graduate programs receive top-ten U.S. News rankings; MBA programs stand-out

Jay Dial awarded 2010 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Judges call winning Fisher undergraduate case competition team presentation "MBA-quality"

Fisher News Video: Emerging Markets Field Study trip to Vietnam

Fisher People: Don Gray

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