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Dean Christine Poon and Jim Johns (right), master of ceremonies, present David Heard (left) with the Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship.

Oct. 1, 2010

In This Issue

Fisher moves up to 14 in U.S. News rankings

Wall Street Journal survey: Fisher business, accounting rank high among corporate recruiters

Barney receives Academy of Management award

Alumni honored at awards ceremony

Fisher News Video: "What I did this summer..."

Fisher Leadership and Professional Development program ranked 20th by magazine

Research by Allenby receives"Long-Term Impact Award"

Fisher People: Hilary Staten

News Briefs

Undergraduate track added to 2011 business plan competition

Net Impact achieves "Gold" status

Chandrasekaran wins dissertation award

Boyer, Morris win Academy of Management awards

Fisher In the News

Christine Poon - The Columbus Dispatch

Executive Education - The Wall Street Journal

Oded Shenkar - Toledo Blade

Rebecca Walker-Naylor - The Columbus Dispatch

Rao Unnava - The Columbus Dispatch

Mike Knemeyer - The Columbus Dispatch

Shashi Matta - The Columbus Dispatch

Upcoming Events

Oct. 6, 2010
Fall Career Fair

Oct. 6, 2010
Cullman Executive Luncheon Series: Kay Geiger, regional president of PNC

Oct. 8, 2010
Distinguished International Speaker Series: Dr. Somboom Kulvisaechana, Thammasat University, Thailand

Oct. 12, 2010
Fisher Entrepreneurship Association: Cary Jenkins

Oct. 15, 2010
2011 Business Plan Competition kick-off

Fisher moves up to 14 in U.S. News' rankings

The undergraduate program at Fisher College of Business climbed two places to 14th in the 2010 U.S. News ranking of best business programs in the magazine’s “2011 America’s Best Colleges” edition released in August. The program ranked seventh among public institutions.

U.S. News rankings are based solely on a peer survey of deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, according to the magazine. Respondents were asked to rate the quality of programs with which they’re familiar on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).

“We are pleased that deans and faculty at other business schools who are surveyed for the U.S. News rankings place such a high value on undergraduate education at Fisher,” said Christine A. Poon, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair of Business.



Wall Street Journal survey: Fisher business, accounting ranks high among corporate recruiters

Fisher’s undergraduate business program placed second and the accounting program ranked 10th among corporate recruiters’ pick of best educated and best prepared graduates in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.

“We wanted to identify the schools that are most likely to help students land a job in key careers and professions—areas that are growing, pay well and offer high levels of satisfaction,” the Journal reported in its Sept. 13 edition. “We asked recruiters to identify, based on their experience, the schools on our list of 100 top colleges and universities whose bachelor degree graduates were the best-trained and educated, and best able to succeed once hired.”


Barney receives Academy of Management award

jay barney

Jay Barney (pictured above), the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy and a professor in Management and Human Resources, was awarded the Scholarly Contributions to Management Award by the Academy of Management. He received the award at the academy’s award ceremony on Sunday, August 9.

“This is the most distinguished award given for scholarship at the Academy every year,” said David Greenberger, chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources.  “On the basis of all that he has done during his career, we all know that Jay is a very deserving of it.  When you look at the list of past winners, it is basically a who’s who of the outstanding scholars to the field.” 



Alumni honored at awards ceremony

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Charles W. Gehring, Stephen G. Mehallis, Marcie N. Beiling Heinrich, David W. Heard and William Austin were honored at the 2010 Dean’s Dinner and Alumni Awards on Friday, Sept. 24  in the Overmyer Ballroom at the Blackwell Inn. Click the arrow above to view a slideshow and read more about the award recipients.


Fisher News Video: "What I did this summer..."

Lauren Acton (pictured above) and Seth Myers share their summer internship experience. Click the arrow above to learn more.


MBA Leadership and Professional Development program ranked 20th by magazine

Fisher’s MBA Leadership and Professional Development program has been ranked 20th among universities, management and business schools by Leadership Excellence magazine in its annual “Best in Leadership Development for 2009.”

Leadership Excellence, a 25-year-old magazine, is published by Executive Excellence, a training and publishing firm based in Provo, Utah. The magazine ranks leadership development programs in a range of categories, such as corporate, government, non-profits. Programs are evaluated based on seven criteria, including vision and mission; involvement and participation; design, content and curriculum; and presenters and presentation.



Research by Allenby receives "Long-Term Impact Award"

Greg Allenby

A paper co-authored by Greg Allenby (pictured above), the Helen C. Kurtz Chair in Marketing, was the recipient of the “2010 ISMS Long-Term Impact Award” by the INFORMS' Society for Marketing Science.

The award is given annually to a research paper published within the last five to 10 years that has been judged to have had the greatest impact in the field.  "Bayesian Statistics and Marketing," which Allenby co-authored with Peter Rossi of the University of California at Los Angeles, was published in 2003 in the journal, Marketing Science.



Fisher People: Hilary Staten

Hilary StatenTitle: Program Assistant, Office of External Relations

Hobbies: "I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, friends and two dogs. My husband and I made a deal that we would visit all the Major League Baseball stadiums; we have already been to 11 out of 30-some stadiums."

Fisher Lure: "I truly enjoy working with the team and being able to assist in the dynamic of the entire group. I also enjoy seeing and learning all about the “behind the scenes” work that each department brings to the table."


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