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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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Faculty Insight: Institute for Ethical Leadership Co-Director James Abruzzo makes a case on that art world needs its own code of ethics

Friday, May 9, 2014

“Every profession has a code of ethics. Doctors have a code of ethics - the Hippocratic Oath - lawyers, accountants, journalists. In fact part of a profession is that there is a code of ethics,” said James Abruzzo, the co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. But there is no code of ethics when it comes to art. The freedom that this allows may seem suited for the highly subjective, boundary-pushing world of art. But in this clip from Big Think's interview, Abruzzo presents compelling case studies that show why he argues for the art world to finally establish its own code of ethics. More ›

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Three Rutgers Business School professors among recipients of university's 2014 faculty awards

Friday, May 9, 2014

Rutgers Business School professors Jeffrey Robinson, Andrzej Ruszczynski and Jerome Williams were among 35 faculty members across Rutgers University who were awarded for their teaching, scholarly excellence and leadership on May 7. More ›

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LIBOR's finance summit at Nasdaq demonstrates strong alumni support, Wall Street connections

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nearly 150 Rutgers Business School students and more than 70 Rutgers alumni gathered in New York City on April 22 to celebrate LIBOR’s 20th anniversary, network and listen to a panel of distinguished alumni speak about “Discovering Value in Today’s Markets." More ›

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Struggling with a dilemma? Institute for Ethical Leadership launches helpful resource: "Ask the Rutgers Ethicist"

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"We don’t live, work, or learn in a vacuum, therefore; we shouldn’t have to make ethical decisions in a vacuum, or without trusted advisers,” said Judy Young, executive director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. “Every individual must make her or his own decisions, but Ask the Rutgers Ethicist will provide a safe, confidential resource to guide individuals through a dilemma.” More ›

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Professor Jeffrey Robinson lends expertise to U.S. News & World Report article on choosing an MBA program in entrepreneurship

Monday, May 5, 2014

U.S. News & World Report highlighted the insights of Rutgers Business School Professor Jeffrey Robinson in a recent article about what students should consider when they're making a decision about where to pursue an MBA in Entrepreneurship. In the article, Robinson suggested that a business school with a designated area of study for entrepreneurship shows its commitment to the field and the presence of a center for entrepreneurship also offers students certain advantages. More ›

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Thought leaders tackle healthcare reform and pharma's changing business model in Lerner Center's annual symposium

Monday, May 5, 2014

The April 30 symposium, "Global Challenges to Pharmaceutical Reimbursements," provided a big-picture, real-world look at the federal government’s efforts to reduce healthcare costs while increasing access to medical care. The symposium is the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center’s signature event, reinforcing its role as a source of thought leadership on issues impacting the pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses. More ›

TAGS: Alumni Mahmud Hassan MBA Pharmaceutical Management Sharon Lydon The Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center Thought Leadership

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Rutgers 7th ranked MBA program in employment still accepting applications

Monday, May 5, 2014

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Rutgers Traditional Full-Time MBA program #7 in MBA employment. To meet the demand for students looking to benefit from Rutgers Business School's strong relationships with New York and New Jersey companies, application deadlines have been extended. Learn more about the #1 Public MBA program in the New York metropolitan area. The extension applies only to candidates living in the U.S. More ›

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Rutgers Business School, Undergraduate Newark sponsors high school women student summit

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark, in conjunction with the Garden State Woman Foundation, welcomed high school women students, parents, and school administrators to the New Jersey High School Women Considering a College Degree in Business seminar. The program sought to inspire women high school students to attend college and pursue business degrees. More ›

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Rutgers Supply Chain Management program highly ranked by industry and business schools

Friday, May 2, 2014

Long before New Jersey Business wrote about “The Hot New M.B.A.: Supply-Chain Management” or Gartner Supply Chain Leaders and US News & World Report began ranking the supply chain MBA concentration, Professor Lei Lei began building the Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences at Rutgers Business School. More ›

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