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November 2017 Broad Business eNews

Beaumont Tower above fall trees. Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy at Michigan State University.
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November 2017
Alumni News

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College Launches Podcast: The Spartan BizCast

The Broad College launched its podcast to deliver timely thought leadership on today’s pressing issues. Subscribe on iTunes or Google Play, or listen at the podcast website!

The School Honors Leaders at Celebration 🍾

The annual School of Hospitality Business Celebration of Leadership November 11 honored and recognized the 2017 Industry Leader of the Year, Eric Danziger, and the Hall of Fame “Class of Trendsetters:” Gary Finnell (BA ’79), J. Bruce Lange (BA ’78), and Kit Pappas (BA ’82). John Belden (BA ’85) received the Spartan Champion Award.

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November Pavilion Video Update

As Business Pavilion construction continues through the fall, November’s update focuses on a crucial element of the site’s landscape: the trees.

Business at Broad

Broad #1 Globally for Percentage Increase on Pre-MBA Salary πŸ’°, Leads in Job Placement

For the second year, the latest Economist ranking of full-time MBA programs ranked Broad #1 globally for percentage increase on pre-MBA salary. This recognition led to Broad earning the top U.S. public program in the overall salary category and #4 globally. Meanwhile, the latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking pegs the Broad MBA as a top program for graduates’ job placement.

Honoring Broad πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Veterans

Ten percent of first-year Full-Time MBA students are veterans. The program builds on veterans’ established leadership and problem-solving skills, teaching how to apply them in the business world.

Take Charge, 🍷 Wine Lovers, and Trust Your Palate

Broad hospitality scholars conducted the first scientific study of the “vinotype” theory, which suggests people generally fit into certain wine-drinking categories. The study confirmed that wine selections based on the individual’s palate preferences rather than a traditional food/wine pairing led to greater satisfaction.

Around MSU

#GiveGreenDay Targets #BuildBroad

Give Green Day logo, paired with Spartan helmet logoWhile much of the world gets caught up in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping frenzy, Spartans will use their collective power for the better on November 28. MSU identified projects that the entire Spartan community can support on #GiveGreenDay, a fundraising campaign aligning with Giving Tuesday. Among these impactful projects is the Business Pavilion.

Sales Leadership Spartans Bring Home National Championship Gold πŸ₯‡

Business and communications Spartans teamed up to take first in the National Team Selling Competition, the nation’s premier sales competition.

“Broad Impact: Detroit” Highlights Quicken Loans Entrepreneurial Partnership

In the latest “Broad Impact: Detroit” piece, read about the recent partnership with Dan Gilbert’s Quicken Loans family of companies to create opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Innovation students to help the companies solve real business issues.

Spartan Holiday 🎁 Shopping Ideas

Looking for ideas for that hard-to-shop-for Spartan? Check out the Student Marketplace for gifts from student entrepreneurs and artisans across the university!

Your Global Business Network

Activate Your Alumni Directory Profile Today—Free of Charge

Visit the alumni directory, accessible from the Broad alumni page, and get connected today with Spartans around the world in accounting, finance, hospitality business, management, marketing, and supply chain management. Activating your new profile is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Please use the following information when going through the process:

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Upcoming Events

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

November 18
2–4 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Capital Comeback
November 22
6–8 p.m.
Lansing, MI

FTMBA Broad on the Road
November 22
6–7:30 p.m.
Hyderabad, India

FTMBA Broad on the Road
November 23
6–7:30 p.m.
Bengaluru, India

Executive MBA Information Session
November 28
6–8 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Information Session
November 29
6–8 p.m.
Troy, MI

FTMBA Webinar: Marketing
November 29
7–8 p.m.

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

FTMBA Exploration Program
December 9
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Transforming the Customer Experience
December 12–13
East Lansing, MI

FTMBA Webinar: Tips for In-Progress Applicants
December 13
7–8 p.m.

MSU Advanced Degrees Commencement
December 15
3:30–5 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Broad Family and Friends Pre-Commencement Celebration
December 16
8:30–9:30 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

Broad Undergraduate Commencement
December 16
10 a.m.–Noon
East Lansing, MI

HB Newest Alumni Brunch
December 16
1–3 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Two Broad alumni made the latest Financial Times “FT 401” list of top financial advisors. More

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