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May 11, 2012

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Undergrads continue two-year winning streak with first-place in MSU supply chain competition

Muhanna named new chair of Accounting & MIS

First Middle Market Indicator gives data, analysis on sector

Irvine listed in Princeton Review's "The 300 Best Professors"

Nine teams compete in the Fisher Invitational Case Competition

Fisher People: Kurt Roush

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Undergrads continue two-year winning-streak, with first-place in MSU supply chain competition

A team of students from Fisher took first place, for the second year in a row, in Michigan State University's Broad College of Business's fourth annual undergraduate supply chain competition.

Aaron Alpeter, Renee Hornbostel and Dominic Shaw participated in the MSU Undergraduate Supply Chain Challenge, March 22-23, 2012, at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development on MSU's campus.

"The students were all able to learn something from the SCODE simulation – what can go wrong and how to balance the results," said David Closs, the John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration at Broad College. "It isn't about doing one thing best. To be a Supply Chain professional today, you have to balance all of the factors involved, from environmental variables to selecting a global operations strategy and making week-to-week operating decisions for the firm."

Muhanna named new chair of Accounting & MIS

Waleed Muhanna

Waleed Muhanna (pictured right) has been appointed to serve as chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems.

Muhanna holds a master’s degree in computer science and doctorate in management information systems from the University of Wisconsin.

He previously served as the director of the Ph.D. Program in Accounting & MIS.

"Our conversations with Waleed have given us great confidence in his commitment to serve the department and our college," said Senior Associate Dean Steve Mangum. Read More >>

First Middle Market Indicator gives data, analysis on sector

The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today announced that the middle market, a leading indicator of America's future competitiveness, grew at a rate of 8.4% in the past year, but expects future revenue growth will slow according to findings unveiled today in the first Middle Market Indicator (MMI), a look at the health and outlook of middle market companies in the United States. The NCMM is a partnership between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and GE Capital.

The survey, conducted in March, found more than 70% of companies reported increased gross revenue in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011. Fewer than two in ten, or 16%, of companies said that revenue had deteriorated.

Irvine listed in Princeton Review's "The 300 Best Professors"

Joe Irvine

Joe Irvine (pictured right), an adjunct professor of business law at Fisher, was listed among the nation's best 300 professors in a new book about the country's top undergraduate professors.

Irvine, who currently works in Ohio State's Office of Legal Affairs as senior assistant general counsel, will join Fisher's faculty full-time beginning this fall.

Nine teams compete in the Fisher Invitational Case Competition

students participating in MLLHR competition
MLHR students participate in a live case competition in January. Cardinal Health presented the case to students.

For the 20th year, Fisher hosted the Fisher Invitational Case Competition April 13-15. Formerly the Big 10 Case Competition, nine Big Ten schools sent teams to compete in the competition, including Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, Michigan State and Nebraska. The event was sponsored by GE Capital.

Overall winning teams were, University of Iowa in first place; Purdue in second place and University of Minnesota took third place. Representing Fisher this year were first-year MBA students, Ryan Parker (captain), Emily Alvarez, Dan Brown, and Ross Holland. Marc Ankerman was the team coach. Read More >>

Fisher People: Kurt Roush

Kurt Roush

Title: Director, Fisher Professional Services

Hobbies: "My wife and I love dining out. This creates a necessity for my other major hobby, which is various types of exercise, such as riding in Pelotonia. When my time permits, I love to travel."

Fisher Lure: "I love the energy of working around our incredibly bright and energetic students. My role allows me to work with some of our top MBA and UG students. I am continually amazed at how intelligent and insightful they can be; I truly feel like I learn as much from them as they learn from me."


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