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National Science Foundation awards $150,000 to assist professor's research on new solution methods for dynamic resource allocation problems

Friday, July 25, 2014

In its award abstract, the National Science Foundation said Professor Michael Katehakis’ research on new mathematical theory and solution methods for optimal dynamic resource allocation problems could have applications across different industries, including defense, drug development and computer science. More ›

TAGS: Faculty Grants Management Science and Information Systems Michael Katehakis Research

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Housing macroeconomics expert from Wisconsin University named to fill Profeta Chair in Real Estate

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Before he began teaching at Wisconsin in 2006, Morris Davis worked at the Federal Reserve Board where he briefed Fed Chair Alan Greenspan on housing. He is widely known for his research – and often sought out by national media for his expertise – on fluctuations in housing prices. More ›

TAGS: Center for Real Estate Studies City of Newark Faculty Glenn Shafer Ivan Brick MBA Morris Davis Real Estate Ron Shapiro Undergraduate

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Alumni prove to be valuable resource for Pharma MBA student researchers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Working with Rutgers Business School Professor Mahmud Hassan, Mark Slomiany, a 2012 MBA graduate, arranged a collaboration between the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center and the Rutgers Business School Alumni Association to provide three student researchers with the resources of alumni scattered across the biopharmaceutical industry. More ›

TAGS: Mahmud Hassan MBA Pharmaceutical Management Research Rutgers Business School Alumni Association The Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center

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Professor Jerome Williams: Research confirms suspicions about discrimination against African-American, Hispanic entrepreneurs

Monday, July 7, 2014

Utah State University professor Sterling Bone and Glenn Christensen, a professor at Brigham Young University, invited Rutgers Business School professor Jerome Williams to help with their academic research in 2008 because of his expertise on discrimination in the market place. Their work titled “Rejected, Shackled and Alone: The impact of Systemic Restricted Consumer Choice on Minority Consumers Construction of Self” was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research. More ›

TAGS: Entrepreneurship Expertise Jerome Williams Marketing Research Thought Leadership

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Faculty Insight: Taxes and more taxes were the catalyst for America's break from England

Friday, July 4, 2014

On the Fourth of July, Professor Farrokh Langdana reminds us that tax increases set off the first revolt in Boston, and England's zeal to impose more and more taxes on the colonies fueled the quest for independence. "Phrases such as "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and "inalienable rights" were not on anyone's radar screen until much later," Langdana writes in his new blog. "It was taxes, taxes, taxes, and arrogance."  More ›

TAGS: Executive MBA Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana Finance MBA Taxation Thought Leadership

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Rutgers joins the Big 10 #RutgersIsB1G

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rutgers celebrated its first day in the Big Ten by throwing a party at High Point Solutions Stadium. Watch the celebration and hear what our fans, current students and university leaders have to say about Rutgers move into the nation's premier academic and athletic conference. More ›

TAGS: Alumni Big 10 Rutgers Business School Rutgers Business School Alumni Association Rutgers Football Undergraduate New Brunswick

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Financial Alumni Network and faculty pay heart-warming, humorous tribute to finance professor Ivan Brick

Monday, June 23, 2014

With humor and heart-warming respect, Professor Farrokh Langdana led a roast-styled tribute to Brick, who was re-elected as chair of the Finance and Economics Department last week. Brick has taught at Rutgers Business School for 36 years, and he has held the department chair since 1996. More ›

TAGS: Farrokh Langdana Finance Financial Alumni Network Ivan Brick Networking Thought Leadership

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Rutgers Business School student wins scholarship to study in Brazil and World Cup is part of his travel itinerary

Friday, June 20, 2014

Juan Flores, a senior at Rutgers Business School, spent 20 hours writing essays and developing a strategy to help promote the U.S. State Department's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. In April, he learned he had won and would be going to Brazil for an intensive, month-long language class in Portuguese. More ›

TAGS: Accounting Rutgers Business School Scholarships Undergraduate Newark

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Small business owners pack U.S. Senator Cory Booker's summit on non-traditional lending sources

Friday, June 13, 2014

In the fourth of a series of small business forums he has held across New Jersey, Sen. Cory Booker assembled a panel of top executives from some of the most prominent alternative lenders, including David Nayor, president of BoeFly, Justin Renfro, Kiva Zip’s associate manager of business development and Paul Quintero, chief executive officer of Accion East. "Where the traditional banks are falling behind,’’ Booker said, "these folks are filling the void in creative ways.”  More ›

TAGS: Access to Capital City of Newark Community Cory Booker Entrepreneurship Small Business

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Military Park re-opens, offering residents, workers and students an open space with entertainment, gardens, games

Friday, June 13, 2014

Military Park, a spot rich with history and speckled with a striking collection of monuments, is now attracting chess players and lunch-time visitors. Commuters, who once skirted the spot, are turning down park paths and walking through its new gardens en route to nearby offices. Classes and musical concerts are planned throughout the summer to lure regular crowds of residents, workers and students. More ›

TAGS: City of Newark Full-Time MBA Prudential Undergraduate Newark

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Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership wins a Hermes Platinum Award for animated video promoting its work

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals awards the Hermes Platinum and Gold awards annually to the work of communication departments, advertising agencies and other public relations and marketing businesses in one of the largest competitions in the world. More ›

TAGS: Alex Plinio Awards Ethics James Abruzzo Michael Barnett The Institute for Ethical Leadership Video

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Senator Booker hosting Models to Improve Access to Capital Summit

Thursday, June 5, 2014

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in partnership with Rutgers Business School will host the New Models to Improve Access to Capital Summit on Friday, June 13 in Newark. The summit, will convene CEOs and other executives from market leaders in peer to peer lending and microfinance in a roundtable discussion on how new lending models improve efficiency, lower costs, and make capital more accessible to communities and small businesses cut off from credit after the financial crisis. More ›

TAGS: Cory Booker Entrepreneurship New Jersey Small Business Development Center Rutgers Business School Small Business Association

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Faculty Insight: James Abruzzo's opinion piece argues that Congress is behind the times on business policy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In an opinion piece published on, James Abruzzu wrote about how Republicans in the U.S. Senate have recently worked to block legislation that would use building codes to increase energy efficiency. "It was the latest example of the party burnishing its pro-business reputation," Abruzzo wrote. "Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., later said proposals intended to combat global climate change would be "devastating to the economy.” "GOP leaders are sticking to a Milton Friedman notion of the market," Abruzzo continued. "They believe that business, unfettered from too much government interference, creates competition and improves products, prices and ultimately the economy."  More ›

TAGS: Ethics Faculty Insights James Abruzzo Management and Global Business The Institute for Ethical Leadership Thought Leadership

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Pre-college enrichment program gives high school students a sense of college requirements, potential business careers

Friday, May 30, 2014

For Olivia Gonzalez and other students like Jessica Dufort, the experience not only gave them some insight into what they will be expected to do as college students, it opened their eyes to the prospect of attending business school and possible career paths. "I think I might like to go into advertising or marketing,” said Dufort, who attends high school in Jersey City. "I can be really creative, and I would like to be able to apply it. "After doing this program," she said, "I think my interest in business has become more definitive.” More ›

TAGS: City of Newark Community LaToya Battle-Brown Office of Diversity Programs Pre-College Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Undergraduate Newark

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Julie Godfrey, Rutgers MBA 2014, delivers graduate commencement address at Prudential Center

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On May 21, Nancy Cantor presided over her first commencement at RU-N, which also was the first multi-school ceremony in the 100-year-plus history of Rutgers University-Newark. Over 2,400 graduates received undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees, while the founder and chief executive officer of Audible, Inc., Donald Katz, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and gave the commencement address. A crowd of family, friends, faculty, and staff approaching 20,000 packed the Prudential Center in Newark for the festivities. More ›

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10 reasons to stay in touch with Rutgers MBA Program

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Congratulations Class of 2014! Sharon Lydon, executive director of Rutgers MBA Program, gives 10 reasons to stay involved with Rutgers Business School for life.  More ›

TAGS: Alumni Dean Vera MBA Mentoring Networking Rutgers Business School Alumni Association Sharon Lydon

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Rutgers Supply Chain Management Professor Don Klock wins prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award" at 2014 Procurement Leaders Global Awards

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Procurement Leaders Global Awards are the most celebrated and sought after awards in procurement, representing the best initiatives, individuals and companies across the world. Rutgers Supply Chain Management Professor Don Klock was selected by the Procurement Leaders Advisory Board for being a long time proponent of procurement and a leader of the growth of the procurement function throughout his career. More ›

TAGS: Awards Donald Klock Faculty MBA Supply Chain Management Undergraduate

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Rutgers Business School Vice Dean Koza leads discussion on Middlesex County area's growing interest in global marketplace

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

During the Middlesex County regional chamber’s first “Scrambled Eggs Economics for Breakfast” session, Rutgers Business School Vice Dean Mitchell Koza moderated a panel discussion that delved into how the region and its businesses can become players in the global marketplace. More ›

TAGS: City of New Brunswick Community Corporate Partners Economics Mitchell Koza Thought Leadership

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Rutgers University 248th Anniversary Commencement, May 18, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Graduating senior Eric LeGrand gave the Class of 2014 Commencement Address to a roaring ovation. Since his severe spinal cord injury during a football game in 2010, and throughout his continuing rehabilitation, LeGrand has become a nationally regarded motivational speaker. Completing his bachelor of arts in labor studies and employment relations, LeGrand was awarded his degree by President Barchi. More ›

TAGS: Accounting Commencement Finance Graduation Management and Global Business MBA Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Rutgers Business School Undergraduate New Brunswick Undergraduate Newark

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Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick Undergraduate Commencement, May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Commencement Keynote speaker Frank D’Amelio told the New Brunswick undergraduate class of 2014: “Every day, I ask myself: ‘did I create value today?’ I don’t just mean in your career, ask yourselves every day if you created value in your home, family, community, and even the country and globally, for you are part of the global economy that touches many, many lives. The next few years will shape your career for decades to come. Lean into it, push yourself, and remember that famous line: ‘A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.’” More ›

TAGS: Business Analytics and Information Technology Commencement Finance Graduation James Winder Marty Markowitz Supply Chain Management Undergraduate New Brunswick

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Sarah A. Jeffers (MBA ’14): Rutgers gave me the knowledge to feel confident in solving complex problems and approaching senior leadership with ideas and solutions

Friday, May 16, 2014

"The Rutgers MBA program has given me a well-rounded experience and perspective that has catapulted my career trajectory and advancement. My Professors have given me the knowledge to feel confident in solving complex problems and approaching senior leadership with ideas and solutions." Sarah A. Jeffers, MBA ’14, Rutgers Business School - MBA Program More ›

TAGS: Commencement Finance Ivan Brick MBA MBA Gala Pharmaceutical Management

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Reilly J. Nuckel (BS ’14): Rutgers taught me to never stop trying to expand my knowledge

Friday, May 16, 2014

“I have always been interested in business because the field is so diverse and there are so many ways that you can apply what you have learned no matter what career you pursue. However, I viewed studying business as the first step towards pursuing my goal in real estate. I have already taken my first steps by studying Management and Urban Planning, but I also plan to pursue my MBA and JD in the future to complete the circle." Reilly J. Nuckel, BS ’14, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick Undergraduate Program More ›

TAGS: Commencement Leadership Management and Global Business Payal Sharma Undergraduate New Brunswick

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Rutgers Business School ranked one of the best business schools for vets by Military Times

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Selection focused on culture and curriculum that caters to vets, Rutgers ranked 4th in the United States. More ›

TAGS: MBA Rankings Undergraduate New Brunswick Undergraduate Newark Veterans

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Cynthia J. Trujillo (BS '14): Rutgers propelled me to think outside the box in a different capacity

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"The Newark Undergraduate Program allowed me to develop a network of lifelong friends, it has given me the opportunities to grow as a leader, and see my potential. The support from our Office of Career Management has driven me to continuously seek knowledge in order to grow as a professional, as well as paying it forward to my peers." 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award Winner Cynthia J. Trujillo, BS ’14, Newark Undergraduate Program More ›

TAGS: Accounting Commencement Finance LaToya Battle-Brown Leadership Sara Parker Undergraduate Newark

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Faculty Insight: No choice - higher taxes pushing US companies to decamp to safe-havens

Monday, May 12, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana explores why large domestic companies like Pfizer are leaving the United States for safe-haven countries like The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland.  More ›

TAGS: Executive MBA Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana Finance Macroeconomics Thought Leadership