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biz quiz winnersColin McMahon, Adam Windnagle and Alex Doane (l-r) during the final round of Nationwide-Fisher Biz Quiz on Nov. 13.

November 21, 2011

In This Issue

Fisher team successfully defends Biz Quiz title

Fisher programs receive top ranking in Businessweek survey

Ward named Fellow of Decision Sciences Institute

Center for Entrepreneurship issues 2010 Ohio Venture Capital Report

OSU Alumni Association honors Reuben Klamer on National Gaming Day

Fisher People: Liz Leininger

News Briefs

Fisher joins business consortium

Nov. 22: SAC Beat Michigan Tailgate


Fisher In The News

10x-Columbus Business First

Oded Shenkar-Marion Star



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Fisher team successfully defends Biz Quiz title

Fisher undergraduates successfully defended their title in the Nationwide-Fisher Biz Quiz competition, where they challenged top business schools from around the country. Finance majors Adam Windnagel, Colin McMahon and Alexander Doane made up the winning team. Bernadette Minton, professor of finance, served as the team advisor.

From Nov. 11-13, student teams from 18 universities tested their knowledge of business news and current events as reported in The Wall Street Journal from Sept. 27-Nov. 8.  Teams making it to the final round were University of Michigan, which finished second, and Texas A&M University, finishing third. The final round of the competition has a Jeopardy –style format, complete with game show buzzers. Read More >>

Fisher programs receive top ranking in Businessweek survey

Fisher’s Executive MBA and MBA for Working Professionals achieved top rankings in Bloomberg Businessweek’s survey of the programs.

Fisher’s Executive MBA rose to 14th internationally, from 15th in the 2009 ranking, and placed fourth among public institutions. The program received an A-plus for curriculum, an A for support and a B for teaching.

Receiving an A-plus for “teaching quality” and “caliber of classmates and an A for curriculum,” the MBA for Working Professionals program maintained its 20th place ranking nationally and is seventh among public institutions.  In regional rankings, the MBA for Working Professionals program is ranked third in the Midwest, following University of Michigan and University of Chicago.

Businessweek's Executive MBA rankings are based on surveys of EMBA graduates and program directors. Responses by graduates contribute to 65 percent of the final ranking and the survey of program directors accounts for 35 percent. Read More >>

Ward named a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute

peter wardFisher’s Peter Ward, Richard M. Ross Chair in Management and director of the Center for Operational Excellence, was named a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute at its annual meeting in Boston on Sunday, Nov. 20.

The distinguished title of “Fellow” is given to leading scholars and professionals of the institute for outstanding contributions in the field of decisions sciences.  Only two Fellows are named each year.

Ken Boyer, Fisher professor of operations management, was the chair of the 42nd annual conference held Nov. 19-22 at the Boston Marriott Copley PlaceHotel. The meeting brought together more than 1,300 leading scholars and professionals from diverse industries and fields representing decision sciences.

Center for Entrepreneurship issues 2010 Ohio Venture Capital Report

Ohio outpaced the national average in venture capital investment in 2010, increasing 81 percent over last year, according to a report developed by the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Nationally, there was a 20 percent increase over 2009, with $23.3 billion in venture capital investment. In Ohio, $567.4 million was invested in early-stage businesses, according to the 2010 Ohio Venture Capital Report. Ohio accounted for 2.5 percent of venture capital investment nationwide. Biotechnology and information technology companies brought in the most start-up cash.

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher manages the Ohio Venture Capital Research Program in collaboration with state and regional partners, such as Ohio Department of Development, the Ohio Capital Fund, Tech Columbus and Cincytech. The collaborative program tracks venture capital investment activity, with an emphasis on early-stage investment.

The entire report is available online.

Fisher, OSU Alumni Association recognize Reuben Klamer on National Gaming Day

Reuben Klamer, inventor of the Game of Life and recipient of Fisher's 2011 Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship, is recognized by The Ohio State University Alumni Association on National Gaming Day on Nov. 12. Press arrow above to view the video.

Fisher People: Liz Leininger

Title: Program Coordinator, Innovation Initiative

Hobbies: "I enjoy spending time with my family, playing soccer and listening to local music."

Fisher Lure: "Fisher has a diverse group of people that I have found intriguing and I have enjoyed getting to know."


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