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November 2015 Broad Business eNews

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November 2015 Special Edition
Introducing Our Annual Report

Eli Broad College of Business 2014-2015 Annual ReportA Year in the Life of the Broad College

The Eli Broad College of Business has just released its annual report for the 2014–15 academic year. The report features developments in support for student entrepreneurship, a look back at 50 years of the Executive MBA Program, updates on the Empower Extraordinary Capital Campaign, ranking progress, and updates from each area of the college. Take a look!

Alumni News

Last Chance to Tailgate This Year

If you are visiting campus for MSU’s last home football games of 2015 (vs. Maryland on November 14 or vs. Penn State on November 28), join us in the Broad College alumni tailgate tent in the two hours before kickoff for refreshments and reconnections with other proud Spartans. You’ll find our heated tent on Red Cedar Road, not far from the southeast corner of the stadium. There’s no charge for Broad College alumni and their friends and no need to RSVP.

2016 Grandparents University - Uniting Spartan GenerationsScholarships Available for Grandparents University

Grandparents University is coming June 28–30, 2016—an event bringing grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8–12) together for a three-day educational experience on MSU’s campus. A limited number of scholarships are currently available for the upcoming program. These scholarships, which are made available through donations from former and current attendees, pay registration fees for one adult and one child per family. Scholarship applications must be received by January 8, 2016.

Business at Broad

Broad EMBA among Top 10 U.S. Public Programs, Says Financial Times

Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015In the 2015 Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs, Broad ranked No. 8 among U.S. public universities and moved up 18 places to No. 72 globally. Broad’s EMBA was also a top five U.S. public program for graduates’ career progress after earning their degrees.

For Better Sales, Connect with Coworkers

A new study by a Broad researcher finds that salespeople with strong social networks within their companies have significantly increased sales volume. These relationships help salespeople develop creative ideas that solve customer problems.

Award-winning team in front of Indiana University backdrop
Sales Leadership Students Win Fourth National Championship in Eight Years

A team of sales leadership minor students won the National Team Selling Competition championship, pitting elite university sales programs across the U.S. against one another to best respond to a real-world selling situation. Teams from MSU’s program have delivered four national championships in the last eight years (2008, 2009, 2011, and 2015).

Around MSU

President Simon to Lead AAU

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon has begun a one-year term as chairperson of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The AAU is a nonprofit organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada, founded to maintain the productive partnership between research universities and the U.S. government and to advance university research and higher education.

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Joshua Davis Records “MSU Shadows”

Joshua Davis, finalist on the eighth season of NBC’s “The Voice,” has released his arrangement of MSU’s alma mater, “MSU Shadows.” Watch and listen now.

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Upcoming Events

Broad College Alumni & Friends Tailgate
(MSU vs. Maryland)

November 14
10 a.m.–Noon
East Lansing, MI

Utilizing International Student Talent to Further International Business Ventures
November 19
5–7:30 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Preview Day
November 21
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Troy, MI

MSUAA Pregame Tailgate at Ohio State
November 21
2.5 Hours Before Kickoff
Columbus, OH

Broad College Alumni & Friends Tailgate
(MSU vs. Penn State)

November 28
2 Hours Before Kickoff
East Lansing, MI

Identifying and Supporting Lean Opportunities: Chartering Projects that Deliver Results
December 1
East Lansing, MI

Public Sector Kaizen: A Proven Roadmap for Delivering Results
December 2
East Lansing, MI

FTMBA Webinar: Consulting
December 7
7–8 p.m.

Innovate State Speaker Series: Eric Jorgenson
December 8
6–8 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

FTMBA Webinar: Marketing
December 8
7–8 p.m.

Enterprise Process Management
December 8–9
East Lansing, MI

FTMBA Webinar: Supply Chain Management
December 9
7–8 p.m.

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
December 10
5–6 p.m.

Process-Driven Competition
December 10–11
East Lansing, MI

FTMBA Exploration Program
December 12
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

MSU Commencements
December 18–19
East Lansing, MI

The School Newest Alumni Reception
December 19
1–3 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

For the second year in a row, SCM World’s University 100 survey of professionals in the field ranked MSU as the No. 1 university for supply chain management talent. More

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