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October 2017 Broad Business eNews

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October 2017: Special Edition
Introducing Our Annual Report

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Annual Report Released

The 2017 annual report of the Broad College of Business has been released and is now available for online viewing. Take a look!

Alumni News

Craig Menear, Joel Clum, and Kaleb Thornhill
Alumni Honored with Grand Awards

MSU will honor three Broad alumni at the annual Grand Awards Gala October 19. Craig Menear (BA Human Resources ’79), president and CEO of the Home Depot, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Joel Clum (BA Finance ’08), chief operations officer of Worldwide Express, and Kaleb Thornhill (BA Human Resources ’07), director of player engagement for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, will receive the Young Alumni Award.

Dean Gupta, Alum Leader Address First International MSU Executive Forum

Dean Sanjay Gupta and Eric Luo (MBA ’00) will speak at the MSU Executive Forum in Shanghai October 29. Luo, senior advisor at the U.S.–China Green Fund, will present a keynote about trends in clean energy.

The School Celebrates Leadership

The annual School of Hospitality Business Celebration of Leadership is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, in New York City. Enjoy a lavish reception and hosted bar as we honor and recognize the 2017 Industry Leader of the Year and the Hall of Fame “Class of Trendsetters.”

EMBA Hosts Executive Career Search Event

Amplify your most important branding tools in the executive job market – your resume and LinkedIn profile – at “The Executive Career Search: Advanced Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles for Executive MBAs” Tuesday, November 14, 6–9 p.m. in Troy. An international expert’s presentation will be followed by Q&A and networking over hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The free presentation is also available by live webinar.

Business at Broad

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Forbes: Broad MBA Quickest to Pay Back Costs

In the latest Forbes ranking, Broad’s Full-Time MBA ranked #9 among public programs and #25 overall. Forbes also calculated the number of years required to pay back all the costs of an MBA education. At 3.6 years, Broad is tied for the quickest time to payback of all ranked schools.

Warrington Lecture Shares on Culture of “Orange-Blooded Family”

Hundreds of students gathered for the 2017 Warrington Lecture, presented by Craig Menear (BA Human Resources ’79), president and CEO of the Home Depot. This year, Dean Gupta and Menear engaged in a conversational fireside chat for a more open conversation with each other and students in the audience. No topic was off limits, including tough questions around diversity, disaster preparedness, and the challenges of stores in an e-commerce world.

Broad Impact: Detroit

The Broad College will be telling impactful stories of our alumni, faculty research, and programs across state of Michigan, promoting those from the Motor City in the first semester. First up are the EMBA social impact projects that make a difference in lives by impacting education in Detroit. Have some news? Share it with us.

Broad Prof Discusses Hotel Security after Las Vegas Shooting

Michael McCall discussed likely changes to hotel security following the Las Vegas mass shooting. These adjustments must balance security with vacationers’ desire to leave the troubles of the world behind.

Around MSU

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Pavilion Work in Progress: October Video Update

What comes after demolition? Check out the latest building work with this video update, or head to the #BuildBroad blog for real-time updates and impact stories.

Preparing and Paying for Hurricanes

Researchers at Broad are discussing the big issues around natural disasters like hurricanes, from how companies in the logistics sector prepare for them to the financial consequences of recovery to the economy at large. Take a look.

Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation Becomes the Axia Institute

To reinforce its brand and mission, the Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation (MRIVCC) has changed its name and tagline to the Axia Institute: Delivering Value Chain Solutions. “Axia” is the Greek word meaning “value.”

MSU Madness at Breslin Center
MSU Madness Coming October 20

Michigan State Madness will be held Friday, October 20. This annual event celebrates the beginning of the 2017–18 season for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Doors to the Breslin Center will open at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Upcoming Events

Hilton Lecture Series
October 12–13
East Lansing, MI

CMAA Business Management Institute III
October 16–20
East Lansing, MI

Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 203)
October 16–20
Pueblo, CO

Business and Bagels: Disruptive Innovation
October 17
8–9:15 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

Advancing Women in Business
October 17
5:30–8 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Leadership through Communication Excellence and Critical Conversations
October 17–18
East Lansing, MI

Process Modeling, Analysis, and Redesign
October 19–20
East Lansing, MI

HB Alumni-Faculty Roundtable Discussion
October 19
4:30–6:30 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

HB Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program
October 19
7–9 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Homecoming Parade
October 20
6–7:30 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Broad College Alumni & Friends Homecoming Tailgate (MSU vs. Indiana)
October 21
1:30–3:30 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Nursing Home Administration Unit 2
October 21–December 2
East Lansing, MI

Executive Leadership for Women
October 25–26/November 6–7
East Lansing, MI

Power, Influence, and Negotiation
November 1–2
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Preview Day
November 4
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
East Lansing and Troy, MI

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

November 4
Two Hours Before Kickoff
East Lansing, MI

Measuring and Improving Processes
November 8–9
East Lansing, MI

HB Celebration of Leadership
November 11
5–9 p.m.
New York, NY

CMAA Business Management Institute III
November 13–17
East Lansing, MI

Railway Regulation, Safety, & the Industry (RMCP 204)
November 13–17
Baltimore, MD

The Executive Career Search: Advanced Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles for Executive MBAs
November 14
6–9 p.m.
Troy, MI

Business and Bagels: Bring Your “A” Game to Work
November 15
8–9:15 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

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

November 18
Two Hours Before Kickoff
East Lansing, MI

Process Transformation
November 29–30
East Lansing, MI

Process Redesign for Financial Services
December 1
East Lansing, MI

Fall Commencements
December 15–16
East Lansing, MI

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

George Azar (BA Hospitality Business ’14) was named to Zagat’s National 2017 30 Under 30 list for his work as chef and owner of Flowers of Vietnam. More

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