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March 2016 Broad Business eNews

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Michigan State University Broad College of Business - Broad Business eNews
March 2016
Alumni News

Lead the Big Data Revolution Rail Car AdWeekend Investment, Lifelong Returns Rail Car AdAn MBA with Incredible ROI Is Closer Than You Think Rail Car AdChicagoland Spartans: Look for New Broad Ads

The Broad College is unveiling new rail advertising in Chicago this week, focusing on our graduate study and executive education options. Feel free to share with your friends, colleagues, and social media connections.

Nominations Open for EMBAaa

The Executive MBA Alumni Association (EMBAaa) is now accepting nominations for its board of directors. The board seeks to increase the visibility of the program, raise awareness of the program among prospective new students, and provide a networking forum for alumni. Any graduate of the Advanced Management Program, Executive MBA, or Weekend MBA is eligible. Applications must be received by March 25, and board terms are anticipated to begin May 10.

Alumni Reunion Days Welcomes Class of 1966 and Earlier

All Spartans from the Class of 1966 and earlier are invited to return to campus for Alumni Reunion Days April 22–23. Plans are being finalized for two days of celebration, camaraderie, and fellowship. Breakfast with fellow Broad alumni, tour the changes to campus by bus, attend the MSU Football Green & White Spring Game, and much more. Make your plans now – the hotel room blocks will be released March 20.

Serve with Spartans: Global Day of Service

The SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service Saturday, April 16, demonstrates the extraordinary impact Spartans can make in a single day. This organized, collaborative effort brings Spartans together worldwide to serve others in their communities while demonstrating the reach and power of the Spartan network. Register a service project or volunteer for one already established in your area. The deadline for registering projects is April 1, and volunteer registration closes April 10.

Business at Broad

John and Becky DuffeyAlumni Pledge $1M to Create Named Professorship

John Duffey (BA Accounting ’82), recently appointed president and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, and Becky Duffey (BS Medical Technology ’82) have made a $1 million gift to the Broad College to create a named professorship in The School of Hospitality Business. “As proud alumni and parents of a current MSU student, we understand that attracting and retaining the best educators is key to attracting and developing the next generation of business leaders,” John said.

Broad Research Illuminates Bad Boss Behavior

New research by a team of current and former Broad scholars suggests employees whose superior is consistently unfair are actually less stressed and more satisfied with their job than employees with an erratic boss. Another recent study may explain erratic abusive behavior by supervisors: it suggests that ethical conduct leads to mental exhaustion and the “moral licensing” to lash out at employees later.

Coach, Broad College Come Together to Empower Middle School Girls

Suzy Merchant, MSU women’s basketball coach, has joined forces with the Broad College to develop the EmpowHER retreat April 29–30 for fifth through ninth grade girls. EmpowHER was developed to provide girls from all backgrounds with the tools to find confidence, passion, and purpose. Interactive workshops will nurture skills in leadership, resiliency, relationship building, and more. Registration is $25 and open now!

Around MSU

The Hatch, student incubatorDriving a Culture of Innovation with Entrepreneurial Thinking

The entrepreneurial mindset that helps drive MSU’s culture of innovation also helps students succeed before and after graduation, regardless of career choice. Across campus and beyond, expanding entrepreneurship opportunities—from business incubators and endowed funding sources to new academic programs and partnerships—are ensuring undergraduates from all disciplines are prepared to think like entrepreneurs.

Who Will Help Rebuild Flint? SPARTANS WILL.

You may know that an MSU pediatrician and professor has been central in sounding the alarm about the city of Flint’s lead-tainted water. But MSU faculty and staff have been partnering with Flint for more than 100 years. Read more about Spartan efforts to create a healthier future for residents, foster economic growth, and fight crime.

Cyber Thieves Making Millions in Profits

An MSU criminal justice researcher led one of the first scientific studies to estimate the profits cyber thieves make by stealing credit and debit card numbers. On average, a batch of 50 stolen cards can make a seller between roughly $250,000 and $1 million.

Survey: Michiganders Upbeat about Economy

MSU’s quarterly State of the State Survey found that nearly 58 percent of state residents rate their financial situation as excellent or good. That’s down slightly from 60 percent in the previous survey but still one of the highest marks in more than a decade.

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Upcoming Events

Spartan Women / Indianapolis
March 15
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Indianapolis, IN

Business and Bagels: Communication and Leadership
March 17
7:30–9:15 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
March 17
Noon–1 p.m.

Export 101: Opportunities in Exporting for Small Businesses & Start-ups
March 22
8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
March 23
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Information Session
March 23
6–8 p.m.
Novi, MI

Innovate State Speaker Series: Megan Gebhart
March 24
6–8 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Eliciting & Documenting Requirements
March 29–30
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

65th Anniversary Les Gourmets
April 2
6–10 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
April 5
5–6 p.m.

Mid-Michigan Value Chain Certificate Program
April 6–May 25
2–6 p.m.
Midland, MI

Innovate State Speaker Series: Jeremy Lindlbauer
April 12
6–8 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service
April 16

Innovate State Speaker Series: Carl Winans
April 19
6–8 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Breakfast with a Side of Business: Going Short Term or Long Term? CEO Stock Options and Temporal Orientation in the Presence of Slack
April 20
7:30–9 a.m.
Troy, MI

Business and Bagels: Cultivating Startups: How to Build an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
April 20
7:30–9:15 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

Process Transformation
April 21–22
East Lansing, MI

Alumni Reunion Days
April 22–23
East Lansing, MI

Broad Alumni Reunion Days Breakfast
April 22
8:30–10:30 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

EmpowHER Retreat
April 29–30
East Lansing, MI

The Broad Full-Time MBA Program has the highest female faculty percentage of all Top 25 American MBA programs, a new study reports. More

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