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  • Grosso Addresses ‘Next Generation of Leaders’

    Grosso Addresses ‘Next Generation of Leaders’

    4/11/2014

    Maj. Gen. Gina M. Grosso, BSIM ’86, is responsible for establishing policies for more than 675,000 military and civilian personnel. The two-star Air Force general recently shared her experiences with the next generation of leaders as the final speaker in this year’s Tepper School of Business W.L. Mellon Speaker Series.

  • Mixing Business And Pleasure: Reunion Weekend 2014

    Mixing Business And Pleasure: Reunion Weekend 2014

    4/3/2014

    Reunion Weekend 2014 will be held April 11-12 and is poised to celebrate the Tepper School Alumni Community by bringing together graduates from around the world and reuniting classmates representing more than a half century of diploma ceremonies. Events will range from networking and social interaction to keynote presentations made by the Dean and faculty.

  • Roger Ferguson Jr. Examines US Retirement Security

    Roger Ferguson Jr. Examines US Retirement Security

    2/28/2014

    Tepper School of Business students, in the thick of early career development, recently stepped back to consider a very different topic — retirement. Roger Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, shed light on this urgent social issue as part of the W.L. Mellon CEO Speaker Series.

  • Swartz Invests In Business Education

    Swartz Invests In Business Education

    2/26/2014

    Carnegie Mellon University has received another boost to enhancing the scope and impact in innovation and entrepreneurship. A $10 million gift from James R. and Susan S. Swartz will help CMU shape the future through business education, cutting-edge research, learning technologies and interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • EVC Club Members Trek To Bay Area

    EVC Club Members Trek To Bay Area

    2/21/2014

    From robotic mini-cars to high-tech grilled cheese, members of the Tepper School’s Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club enjoyed a fascinating trek to the San Francisco Bay Area over winter break. The 30 students spent four days taking in innovative startups and cutting-edge venture capital firms.

  • David Simmons Discusses Career Management

    David Simmons Discusses Career Management

    2/10/2014

    David Simmons (BS MCS, TPR ’86), Chairman and CEO of PPD, returned to the Tepper School of Business as part of the 2013-2014 W.L. Mellon Speaker Series and shared insights on how his experiences as a student at Carnegie Mellon University prepared him for his successful career.

  • Business And Technology Club Trek To Bay Area

    Business And Technology Club Trek To Bay Area

    1/24/2014

    While much of the country was blanketed in the deep freeze of early January, 40 Tepper School of Business students were enjoying the sunny San Francisco Bay Area Trek, held annually during winter break and organized by the Business and Technology Club.

  • William Green Imparts Wisdom With Witticism

    William Green Imparts Wisdom With Witticism

    1/10/2014

    Early on Nov. 21, Tepper School of Business students eagerly filled Mellon Auditorium to await William D. Green, the former Chairman and CEO of Accenture, and second W.L. Mellon Speaker Series presenter for 2013-2014. The event, held in a question and answer format, allowed Green to engage with the students, imparting his invaluable advice on a myriad of topics with a captivating style of humor and honesty.

  • A Nobel Visit With Edward Prescott

    A Nobel Visit With Edward Prescott

    1/7/2014

    Nobel laureate Edward C. Prescott (Ph.D., 1967) returned to the Tepper School of Business as the inaugural speaker of the Tepper School Lecture Series, a public forum that welcomes distinguished doctoral alumni back to campus to share insights with the Carnegie Mellon community. Prescott discussed his recent paper, co-written with Ellen McGrattan.

  • Alan Mulally, Driven To Serve

    Alan Mulally, Driven To Serve

    12/3/2013

    On November 5, the Tepper School of Business’ Mellon Auditorium was at standing-room only capacity to hear remarks from Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company President and CEO and the first presenter of this year’s W.L. Mellon Speaker Series. Mulally discussed topics from Ford’s successful turnaround to the importance of leadership in future technologies.

  • Andris Zoltners, R. Ravi Celebrated

    Andris Zoltners, R. Ravi Celebrated

    10/16/2013

    R. Ravi was honored as the Andris A. Zoltners Professor in Business at a Tepper School reception commemorating the creation of anew faculty chair by the namesake alumnus. Pioneers in the field of operations research, the professors were celebrated by a distinguished group that included CMU President Subra Suresh, Provost Mark Kamlet and Dean Robert Dammon.

  • Swartz Finds A Welcome Reception

    Swartz Finds A Welcome Reception

    9/16/2013

    James Swartz, (MSIA’66), venture capital industry pioneer and Tepper School Alumni Achievement Award honoree, served as keynote speaker at the Tepper School Welcome and Awards Reception. He remarks to the MBA student body focused on the many ways the Tepper School has impacted his life and career and he also shared his views on change.

  • Breakthrough Funding

    Breakthrough Funding

    9/16/2013

    From reducing residential energy costs to improving medical data analysis, ingenious Carnegie Mellon University community members continue to innovate. The Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund recently awarded $250,000 to five alumni-based startup companies in support of this culture of transformative entrepreneurship.

  • Nostalgic Preferences

    Nostalgic Preferences

    9/16/2013

    Remember the good old days? Maybe they weren’t as good as you think. Research by Professor Carey Morewedge demonstrates that, when it comes to evaluating the past, our mind tends to look at things through “rose colored glasses”- creating nostalgic preferences, a bias that recalls older memories as more favorable. His work is demonstrated by people’s recollection of TV shows and movies.

  • Acclaimed Alumni Applauded

    Acclaimed Alumni Applauded

    9/9/2013

    Four outstanding alumni have been honored as the inaugural recipients of Tepper School Alumni Awards in recognition of their success in business and contributions to the school community – James Swartz, (MSIA’66), Jon Kinol, (MSIA’92), Geoffrey Entress, (MSIA’88) and Patrick Macedo, (MBA’03).

  • A Natural Community Service Day

    A Natural Community Service Day

    9/5/2013

    More than 200 MBA students including the Tepper School’s MBA Class of ‘15 along with some returning members of the class of ’14 descended upon the Pittsburgh Botanic garden to participate in the annual Community Service Day program, which concludes the schools multi-week BaseCamp orientation program.

  • Welcome To BaseCamp 2013

    Welcome To BaseCamp 2013

    8/2/2013

    The Tepper School of Business MBA Class of ‘15 arrives on campus to participate in a world-class preparatory experience – BaseCamp. The three-week immersive program combines the expertise of faculty, staff and alumni to give students an integrated view of business and an invaluable head start on success in the MBA curriculum and toward making career decisions.

  • Business And Basketball

    Business And Basketball

    8/1/2013

    Sophomore business student and basketball coed, Amanda McHenry, combines academics and athletics to generate an outstanding collegiate experience. In 2012-13, the CMU women’s basketball team posted a winning season and their best overall record in a decade, while Amanda, combined stellar play on the court with diverse studies off the hardwood.

  • Exclusive Alumni And Student Networking

    Exclusive Alumni And Student Networking

    7/16/2013

    Summertime brings about a new season of warm weather and warm greetings for students and alumni at cities across North America. Hosted through the generosity of individual alumni and held throughout June and July, a series of summer alumni welcome receptions offers short but valuable evening-long gatherings providing students and alumni with an outstanding connection to the Tepper School community.

  • Paul Fonteyne Offers Practical Expertise

    Paul Fonteyne Offers Practical Expertise

    7/16/2013

    While studying at the CMU, Paul Fonteyne developed a skill set that helped put him on a trajectory to the top of the global pharmaceutical industry. Now serving as U.S. Country Managing Director, President and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation, he shared his practical advice on leadership with students as part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series.

  • Strengthening Industry Collaboration

    Strengthening Industry Collaboration

    7/12/2013

    Pittsburgh area business representatives recently gathered to explore greater collaboration with the Tepper School of Business at the Corporate Partners Breakfast program. The event was part of Dean Robert M. Dammon’s continued effort to strengthen relationships and expand collaborative opportunities between the Tepper School and the region’s business community.

  • Ratan Tata Headlines Graduation Event

    Ratan Tata Headlines Graduation Event

    7/3/2013

    Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts and internationally-renowned business leader, was a marquee guest for the 2013 graduation weekend events at the Tepper School of Business. Speaking with graduates and their families in an exclusive forum, he encouraged them to seek enjoyment and satisfaction in their careers and business pursuits. His appearance kicked off the school’s formal programs for graduation weekend.

  • An Electric Time For Business

    An Electric Time For Business

    6/17/2013

    Amidst dynamic changes in the energy landscape, Nick Akins became chief executive officer of American Electric Power in 2011 and has since grown the company by exploring diverse energy sources and imbuing the firm with an entrepreneurial spirit. In Akins’ view, there has never been a more exciting time to work in the ever-changing energy industry.

  • Behavioral Leadership Training

    Behavioral Leadership Training

    6/17/2013

    MBA students participate in Leadership Immersion Workshops- three days of uniquely experiential, interactive events and personal coaching dedicated to developing effective, applied leadership skills. The program, required for all MBA students, is a collaboration between the school’s Accelerate Leadership Center and the Carnegie Bosch Institute.

  • Ratan Tata Headlines Graduation Event

    Ratan Tata Headlines Graduation Event

    5/21/2013

    Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts and internationally-renowned business leader, was a marquee guest for the 2013 graduation weekend events at the Tepper School of Business. Speaking with graduates and their families in an exclusive forum, he encouraged them to seek enjoyment and satisfaction in their careers and business pursuits. His appearance kicked off the school’s formal programs for graduation weekend.

  • An Education That Truly Changes Your Life

    An Education That Truly Changes Your Life

    5/13/2013

    In the early1960s, the field of Management Science and the Tepper School’s groundbreaking manner of collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching, was still in its formative years. Students knew it was something special, but maybe not how much it would affect them. Recently, a group from the class of 1963 got together and talked about how their education has influenced their lives.

  • Largest-ever Tepper School Reunion ‘Re-energized And Inspired’ Alums

    Largest-ever Tepper School Reunion ‘Re-energized And Inspired’ Alums

    5/13/2013

    The 2013 Tepper School Reunion set attendance records while reuniting alumni from the past 5 ½ decades. The series of events reconnected classmates with the school and each other while offering them insight into current research by faculty and how the Tepper School is positioning itself to educate the next generation of business leaders.

  • Villeneuve Speaks of Disruptive Instinct

    Villeneuve Speaks of Disruptive Instinct

    5/7/2013

    Amy Villeneuve believes in her gut instinct, and it’s led to her current position as President and Chief Operating Officer of Kiva Systems, an innovative startup acquired last year by Amazon.com. Villeneuve recently shared her “disruptive” story with Tepper School of Business students as part of the W.L Mellon Speaker series.

  • Rohr Discusses Change, Leadership and Success

    Rohr Discusses Change, Leadership and Success

    4/1/2013

    Through his 40 years in the financial services industry, James E. Rohr has witnessed tremendous change. As part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series, the chairman and CEO of The PNC Financial Services Group emphasized the importance of that change to Tepper School of Business students, faculty and administrators.

  • Marcellus Shale Coalition Reaches Out To Community

    Marcellus Shale Coalition Reaches Out To Community

    3/18/2013

    Katie Klaber, GSIA ’03, CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, told MBA students how the natural gas industry has created 259,000 jobs in Pennsylvania and has created $54 billion in investment. Still public concerns persist. The industry group encouraged local residents to become involved via a campaign called “Learn about Shale.”

  • Trek To Silicon Valley

    Trek To Silicon Valley

    1/22/2013

    Scores of Tepper School MBA’s headed to Silicon Valley as part of annual West Coast treks. Students in the Business and Technology Club received a warm reception from alumni working at high-tech companies including Google, Cisco and Yahoo! While students in the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club found inspiration at several successful startups.

  • Investing In Innovation

    Investing In Innovation

    1/16/2013

    Carnegie Mellon’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund has awarded $300,000 to six startup companies to assist them in growing their business ventures. The fund, established by CMU alumnus Jonathan Kaplan and his wife, Marci Glazer, provides early-stage business financing and support to alumni who have graduated from CMU in the last five years.

  • Tepper Magazine - Now On Your iPad

    Tepper Magazine - Now On Your iPad

    12/11/2012

    The news and features of Tepper Magazine, and automatic updates for future issues, are now available on your iPad’s newsstand. The new Tepper Magazine app delivers stories and videos in a truly interactive and entertaining format, making use of tablet applications including animation, video and photo slide-show.

  • Masters In Product Development Expands

    Masters In Product Development Expands

    12/10/2012

    Carnegie Mellon’s Masters in Product Development degree program, a collaborative effort by faculty at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, the College of Fine Arts, and the Tepper School of Business, has named the business school as an official partner, including a representative on the oversight committee as it looks to grow enrollment.

  • New Online MBA Format Launched Nationwide

    New Online MBA Format Launched Nationwide

    12/6/2012

    The Tepper School builds upon its two decades of offering MBA programs via technology with the launch of a new MBA model combining online learning with immersive on-site instruction. Of particular note is the school’s commitment to offering the same curriculum, faculty, and quality experience for its full-time, part-time, and online formats. Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2013.

  • Multidimensional Diversity At Tepper

    Multidimensional Diversity At Tepper

    11/12/2012

    The Tepper School’s 2012 Diversity Weekend showcased the school’s curriculum, its new format that integrates personalized communication and leadership development and the advantages of a close-knit school community.

  • Employment Rate For 2012 MBAs Jumps To 92 Percent

    Employment Rate For 2012 MBAs Jumps To 92 Percent

    11/12/2012

    The mean salary for the MBAs in the class of 2012 is $107,700, a record-high for the Tepper School. That’s two straight years of strong recruiting that brings the employment back to pre-recession levels. The employment report for the Class of 2012 also reveals a career shift toward more consulting, marketing and high tech and biopharma jobs.

  • Pro Bono Consulting Benefits Community

    Pro Bono Consulting Benefits Community

    10/30/2012

    Students from the Tepper School of Business apply their business skills in helping community non-profit organizations including Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Education Partnership and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. The school’s Consulting Club and Net Impact Chapter jointly administer the program- known as Pro Bono Consulting.

  • Fifth Year Scholars Embark On New Projects

    Fifth Year Scholars Embark On New Projects

    10/14/2012

    Nicolas Hurt, a business student at the Tepper School, and ZhiJun Huang, an economics and mathematics major, have been named Fifth Year Scholars, an honor given to exceptional undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon who propose work on innovative projects. One plans to film a documentary, while the other seeks to launch a Website that will help students find apartments.

  • Butler Shares Lessons In Excellence

    Butler Shares Lessons In Excellence

    10/8/2012

    Eric Butler’s commitment to excellence has brought him success in both business and life. As part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series, the executive vice president of marketing and sales for Union Pacific Corp shared with students what he’s learned along the way.

  • Etiquette Dinner Promotes Decorum

    Etiquette Dinner Promotes Decorum

    9/27/2012

    Understanding the conventional requirements for social behavior can be important for one’s success in business. More than seventy freshman students were coached on the finer points of decorum during the Tepper School’s annual Etiquette Dinner. The program included a formal dinner with instructions for both “at the table” and “away from the table”.

  • Golub Defends Free Market System

    Golub Defends Free Market System

    9/11/2012

    The free market system offers the best hope for large numbers of people to escape poverty according to Harvey Golub, chairman of Miller Buckfire and retired chairman and CEO of American Express. In his appearance as part of the W.L. Mellon speaker Series, Golub told students that government regulations often backfire.

  • Tepper School Students Dig A Good Cause

    Tepper School Students Dig A Good Cause

    9/7/2012

    More than 250 Tepper School students representing more than two dozen nationalities spread out over the grounds of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden for Community Service Day. The students, mostly first-year MBAs, weeded trails, cut posts, shooed mice from a historic cabin, picked up litter and performed other tasks to help the nonprofit prepare for a public opening.

  • Optimizing Renewable Energy

    Optimizing Renewable Energy

    8/9/2012

    As policymakers look to increase the percentage of electric power generated by renewable energy sources, integration of these new technologies on a large-scale requires new models for our energy grid. Professor Jay Apt and the researchers at the Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center are on the leading edge of this research.

  • Linda Argote Named Distinguished Scholar

    Linda Argote Named Distinguished Scholar

    7/16/2012

    Professor Linda Argote has always been interested in understanding why some organizations perform better than others. Her work – including numerous collaborations – has boosted the intellectual development of the field of organizational and management theory, causing Argote to be name the 2012 Distinguished Scholar by the OMT division of the Academy of Management.

  • Meet The Tepper School Alumni Board

    Meet The Tepper School Alumni Board

    7/16/2012

    The alumni network is invaluable to the Tepper School community. That's why an alumni board was created - to engage alumni and students through volunteer opportunities, develop alumni programming and provide a sounding board between the Tepper School and its alumni.

  • Caring For The world, One Person At A Time

    Caring For The world, One Person At A Time

    6/22/2012

    The public knows Johnson & Johnson for baby powder, bandages and other consumer goods, but William C. Weldon, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, describes a diverse portfolio including medical devices and pharmaceutical businesses. During the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series, Weldon told Tepper School students how he’s guided by the company’s credo.

  • Executives Deepen Knowledge Of Wealth Management

    Executives Deepen Knowledge Of Wealth Management

    6/7/2012

    A new program allows business leaders from across the globe to refine skill sets while gaining deeper insights from faculty across two continents. Unique in both rigor and content, the Dual Degree Executive MBA in Asset and Wealth Management hopes to grow in both size and scope. The inaugural class of students is projected to graduate in January 2013.

  • MSA Chief To Students: Find Core Values

    MSA Chief To Students: Find Core Values

    6/1/2012

    Bill Lambert, MSIA ’90, urged MBA students to seek out the core values of their business with the help of the analytical tools they are acquiring at the Tepper School. Lambert, president and CEO of MSA, spoke to students as part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series. He candidly discussed the company’s strategies for weathering the recession.

  • MBA Student Draws On Music Background For Success

    MBA Student Draws On Music Background For Success

    5/31/2012

    For Andrew Estel (MBA ’12), finance is as familiar as do re mi. The former music professor applies both his quantitative acumen and his knowledge of the structure of art music when studying probability theory. Though music continues to be part of his life, he plans on using his newly minted MBA to work in Alcoa’s internal strategy group after graduation.

  • Simmons Advises Tepper Graduates On Career Success

    Simmons Advises Tepper Graduates On Career Success

    5/24/2012

    On a picture-perfect spring commencement day, graduate students at the Tepper School of Business learned some secrets of success from Richard Simmons, the legendary former steel executive, before receiving their diplomas. Simmons, chairman emeritus of Allegheny Technologies Inc., advised students to pick the right boss and told them about the value of luck.

  • Tepper Alumni Converge On Campus For Reunion

    Tepper Alumni Converge On Campus For Reunion

    5/7/2012

    Some flew in from as far away as India, Italy and Mexico. Others drove across town. But about 300 attendees of the Tepper School of Business Alumni Reunion Weekend arrived on campus to make it the largest-ever alumni weekend in the school’s history. Themed “Back to Business,” the weekend was capped with a sleek celebration at The Andy Warhol Museum.

  • Master Class: Meltzer Introduces Book To Alumni

    Master Class: Meltzer Introduces Book To Alumni

    4/18/2012

    An audience of Tepper School alumni gathered at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Club for a fireside chat with Allan Meltzer, who answered questions about his latest book, “Why Capitalism?” Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy, is the author of the definitive two-volume History of the Federal Reserve.

  • Welcome Weekend Ushers In Class Of 2014 Prospects

    Welcome Weekend Ushers In Class Of 2014 Prospects

    4/18/2012

    Students who accepted or are considering a spot in the Tepper School’s Class of 2014 were feted at Welcome Weekend, an event designed to give prospects a taste of life at Carnegie Mellon. In addition to social events, participants also got practical advice on careers, classes and housing while getting their first glimpse of potential classmates.

  • Snapshot Of A Social Media Visionary

    Snapshot Of A Social Media Visionary

    4/9/2012

    Jeffrey Housenbold, president and chief executive officer of Shutterfly Inc., has grown the digital photo company into an industry leader by connecting with his customers. During the W.L. Mellon Speaker series, he advised students at the Tepper School of Business to master people skills along with their analytical abilities.

  • Healthcare Innovation And Collaboration

    Healthcare Innovation And Collaboration

    3/30/2012

    Students from the Tepper School of Business and Heinz College collaborated across campus to create a new forum that explores the role of technological innovation and entrepreneurship in improving our nation’s health care. The inaugural Innovation in Health Care Technology Conference brought nearly 200 participants together at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Proud To Be Military-Friendly

    Proud To Be Military-Friendly

    3/26/2012

    Military-friendly – a designation the Tepper School is proud to have earned and an intrinsic school philosophy. GI Jobs, a veteran-owned business, grants the distinction to the top 15% of universities and colleges nationwide for their efforts to attract, retain and fulfill the educational needs of America’s military personnel and veterans.

  • Reflected Glory: Successful Clients

    Reflected Glory: Successful Clients

    3/26/2012

    Punit Renjen, chairman of Deloitte LLP, was intrigued by the question: What makes a company a top performer over the long haul? During the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series, Renjen told students at the Tepper School of Business what makes Deloitte and its clients, including Walmart and Apple, "exceptional firms" while describing his passion for consulting.

  • Dammon Details Agenda, Challenges Alumni To Help

    Dammon Details Agenda, Challenges Alumni To Help

    3/14/2012

    In a series of presentations to over 1,000 alumni in 20 cities spanning the globe, Bob Dammon, the new dean of the Tepper School of Business, outlined his strategic priorities for the school while stressing the importance of alumni support in meeting those goals.

  • Procter & Gamble: Creating A ‘Virtuous Cycle’

    Procter & Gamble: Creating A ‘Virtuous Cycle’

    3/13/2012

    Bob McDonald, chairman, president and CEO of P&G, told students at the Tepper School of Business how his company is intent on improving lives. During the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series, he said that mission has shaped everything from its iconic brands to its Olympic commercials to the water purification tablets it distributes to developing nations.

  • Tepper School Introduces New MBA Curriculum

    Tepper School Introduces New MBA Curriculum

    3/13/2012

    The Tepper School of Business is introducing a new MBA curriculum designed to stay in front of a complex marketplace. BaseCamp 2012 will kick off the new course schedule and programs, positioning MBA students to succeed early.

  • Tepper Economists Weigh In On Global Problems

    Tepper Economists Weigh In On Global Problems

    3/8/2012

    With serious unemployment in the United States and a debt crisis in Europe, financial concerns dominate the news. Three economists at the Tepper School of Business -- Marvin Goodfriend, Chester Spatt and Chris Telmer -- gave presentations to alumni at the Rivers Club on topics ranging from domestic inflationist pressures to the European Union struggles.

  • Rwanda - Far From The Typical Internship

    Rwanda - Far From The Typical Internship

    3/7/2012

    While many of their Tepper School of Business classmates were honing their skills in corporate environments, Satyam Bakliwa and Mfoniso Umoh ventured to Rwanda to interview rural women about microfinancing projects administered by CARE Africa. The two MBAs spent a memorable summer traveling to tiny villages in one of the poorest countries in the world.

  • Secretary Of Energy Visits Tepper School

    Secretary Of Energy Visits Tepper School

    2/20/2012

    Hosted by the Tepper School Energy Club and the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy presented students with a unique opportunity to discuss issues at the forefront of clean energy technology and public policy.

  • Trekking Through a High-Tech Region

    Trekking Through a High-Tech Region

    1/26/2012

    It was a whirlwind trip to the West Coast for MBA students at the Tepper School of Business. They visited Google (pictured), Microsoft, LinkedIn, Medallia, eBay and other high-tech innovators. Students in the Business & Technology Club and the Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club returned home energized and with a sharpened sense of career goals.

  • Conference Challenges Traditional Economic Modeling

    Conference Challenges Traditional Economic Modeling

    1/16/2012

    Twice a year for more than 30 years, the Carnegie-Rochester Conference on Public Policy has invited some of the world's finest economists to apply the latest in academic theories to the practical public policy dilemmas of the day. In November, the conference met in Pittsburgh to challenge traditional economic models and propose new methods for analysis.

  • Friendship A Valuable Asset For Former Roommates

    Friendship A Valuable Asset For Former Roommates

    1/11/2012

    Now top executives for Black Rock and Kelly Services, onetime classmates Ann Marie Petach and Patricia Little (both MSIA ’84) reflected on the most important network of all – friendship – as they spoke to MBA students as part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series. Petach and Little met in the first few days of their MBA education and have maintained their friendship for more than 30 years.

  • Ready, Set, Trade! CNBC’s MBA Face-Off

    Ready, Set, Trade! CNBC’s MBA Face-Off

    12/22/2011

    Ten second-year MBA students competed in the 2011 MBA Face-Off, part of CNBC’s Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Teams from eight business schools tested their trading prowess at a time of market volatility due to the economic crisis across the Atlantic. MBAs from the Tepper School of Business sought an advantage by picking “market-neutral stocks.”

  • D.R.E.A.M.

    D.R.E.A.M.

    12/16/2011

    As a kid growing up in the South Bronx, Jaleni Thompson (BSBA ’08) was fortunate to have a no-nonsense mom and a few key mentors to keep him from losing his way. Now a successful Associate Analyst at Moody’s, the Tepper School alum is giving back by inspiring today’s youth through an organization he co-founded called D.R.E.A.M.

  • Cornuejols Wins Prestigious Operations Prize

    Cornuejols Wins Prestigious Operations Prize

    12/15/2011

    Intrigued by the practical and the theoretical alike, Gerard Cornuéjols is awarded one of the top prizes in operations research, the INFORMS John von Neumann Theory Prize for 2011. Recalling his career, he remembers the students and colleagues who challenged him, and the theorem that he spent decades helping to solve.

  • Tepper Students Capture International Case Competition

    Tepper Students Capture International Case Competition

    12/7/2011

    It took a winning team of five Tepper School students to describe how Eaton Corporation’s Golf Grip Division can exploit its worldwide expertise in other products to support golf courses here and abroad. Their pitch? Employ Eaton’s Industrial and Electrical sectors to analyze energy and water conservation methods to keep golf courses economically viable.

  • The Benefits Of Being A Boy Scout

    The Benefits Of Being A Boy Scout

    11/16/2011

    DeLyle Bloomquist, president of Global Chemical Business at Tata Chemicals Ltd., described how he rose through the ranks of the chemical industry through hard work and by taking on “the bad and the ugly” jobs that everyone else shunned. He told students at the Tepper School of Business to make decisions rather than over-analyzing issues.

  • Professor’s Book Teaches Art Of Sweet Persuasion

    Professor’s Book Teaches Art Of Sweet Persuasion

    11/1/2011

    In his new book, How Audiences Decide, author Richard Young applies theories honed in years of teaching business communication techniques at the Tepper School and boils it all down into a practical guide for professionals. The book, which was released this year, offers a simple mantra: Know your audience, and keep it simple.

  • Financial Engineering Ranked #1

    Financial Engineering Ranked #1

    10/24/2011

    That Carnegie Mellon University has the top ranked program in computational finance comes as no surprise to Peter Lambrakis (MSCF ’99). He serves as managing director of global equity derivatives for Deutsche Bank and recommends the program for its flexibility and “shelf life.”

  • How Does The US Government Finance Fiscal Shock?

    How Does The US Government Finance Fiscal Shock?

    10/24/2011

    Professor Laurence Ales reviews a recent paper of colleagues Antje Berndt, Sevin Yeltekin, and Hanno Lustig. The paper examines ways in which the government of the United States finances fiscal shock. It is also the key question the authors are trying to answer with their research.

  • Everything To GAIN

    Everything To GAIN

    10/3/2011

    Working out but getting nowhere? No time or money for a personal trainer? Nicholas Gammell (MBA '04) has your answer. The Tepper School alum is the co-founder of GAIN Fitness, a free web and mobile app. Since its launch nine months ago, GAIN Fitness now has more than 150,000 users.

  • Social Responsibility On Display

    Social Responsibility On Display

    9/2/2011

    The incoming MBA class of 2013 hit the streets of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood to yank weeds, mulch trees, paint over graffiti, make planters and perform other tasks to benefit the local community. Nearly 200 students joined their new classmates for Community Day, part of the Tepper School Base Camp program.

  • Team Day Builds Lasting Ties For MBA Class Of 2013

    Team Day Builds Lasting Ties For MBA Class Of 2013

    8/26/2011

    In the wooded setting of Camp Guyasuta, students traversed the zipline, climbed ropes, and solved problems together during Team Day, a highlight of the month-long orientation process for the Tepper School of Business’ Class of 2013. Students overcame their fears, worked together and created instant bonds during this day of outdoor adventure.

  • GASP! Measuring Guilt And Shame Proneness

    GASP! Measuring Guilt And Shame Proneness

    8/22/2011

    Professor Paul S. Goodman reviews the research of Taya Cohen, assistant professor of organizational behavior & theory, addressing the question why people may be predisposed to engage in unethical behavior. Cohen's work focuses on guilt proneness: the propensity to feel bad about one’s transgressions even when those acts are done in private.

  • Goodfriend Endorses Andrew Carnegie

    Goodfriend Endorses Andrew Carnegie

    8/18/2011

    Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics; Chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy, endorses another mega-rich guy's way of shared sacrifice - Andrew Carnegie's. Via Canada's Business News Network on August 16, 2011.

  • College Prowler

    College Prowler

    8/17/2011

    Luke Skurman takes choosing a college very seriously. As a student at Carnegie Mellon University, he had an idea to help the millions of high school students who go through the process each year make the most informed decisions. And he didn’t wait for graduation to turn his idea into a thriving new business.

  • Patient Safety

    Patient Safety

    8/10/2011

    Leaving a sponge behind during surgery is an error that occurs over 4,000 times annually in the United States. A Pittsburgh start-up company founded by graduates of Carnegie Mellon University is reducing that risk in the operating room. How? By offering a technology that counts and detects surgical sponges.

  • BaseCamp Launches MBA Class Of 2013

    BaseCamp Launches MBA Class Of 2013

    7/29/2011

    By offering a long view of core business topics, sprinkled with generous helpings of networking, community service, writing and math skills brush-ups, BaseCamp seeks to give MBA students a jump start on summer internships – not to mention the rigors of the road ahead.

  • Carnegie Bosch Institute Global Leadership

    Carnegie Bosch Institute Global Leadership

    7/7/2011

    Executives from eight countries converged this June to learn life-transforming skills that will make them nimbler leaders in the global economy. The curriculum integrated three focus areas: Managing Yourself, Managing the Business and Managing & Leading Others.

  • Meeting of the Minds Research Symposium

    Meeting of the Minds Research Symposium

    6/23/2011

    Undergraduates from all disciplines presented their research at the 16th annual Meeting of the Minds symposium. Tepper School students presented studies ranging from caffeine consumption to the timeliness of buses to the origins of the semiconductor industry. Dina Megretskaia, a senior, won the economics award for studying how credit cards affect spending.

  • Venture Capitalist Ray Lane Explores Green Technology

    Venture Capitalist Ray Lane Explores Green Technology

    6/23/2011

    He’s a legend in Silicon Valley. Ray Lane, the former president of Oracle Corp., is now managing partner of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer. Lane advised Tepper School of Business students on how to get funding for a startup.

  • Unisys CEO Returns IT Firm To Profitability

    Unisys CEO Returns IT Firm To Profitability

    5/19/2011

    J. Edward Coleman arrived at the helm of Unisys in 2008 with a deep appreciation of how quickly the market changes in the technology industry. His leadership has transformed the company into a more nimble competitor within the IT sector, in part, by focusing on strengths and cutting costs.

  • A Laureate’s Blessing: ‘Big Challenges Await’

    A Laureate’s Blessing: ‘Big Challenges Await’

    5/19/2011

    Nobel laureate Oliver Williamson, Ph.D. ’63, urged the master and Ph.D. graduates of the Class of 2011 to continue the Tepper School’s tradition of excellence. Speaking at the school’s diploma ceremony, he emphasized the need for discipline, flexibility and work ethic and pronounced: ‘You are part of a proud tradition.’

  • Feeling Brazil's Pulse, In Business And Carnival

    Feeling Brazil's Pulse, In Business And Carnival

    4/18/2011

    It's one thing to read that Brazil's economy is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. It's quite another to step inside the Banco Itau in Sao Paulo and watch fast-paced deals. Thirteen Tepper School of Business students headed to Brazil and Argentina for a Latin American trek, which was packed with business and cultural activities.

  • Hanesbrands CEO Stresses Communication

    Hanesbrands CEO Stresses Communication

    4/8/2011

    Richard A. Noll (MSIA ’85), chairman and chief executive officer of Hanesbrands, advised Tepper School students on the importance of building soft skills, such as communications, to match their analytical proficiency. As the head of a brand that is in 80 percent of all U.S. households, he is expanding Hanesbrands into new countries.

  • Japan Trekkers Experience Quake And Resolve To Help

    Japan Trekkers Experience Quake And Resolve To Help

    3/25/2011

    A group of students from the Tepper School of Business were in Tokyo when the massive earthquake struck Japan's northeastern coast. Led by Daisuke Tanaka (TPR'12), Hiroshi Higuchi (TPR'12) and Aki Shiraishi, the students had set aside their Spring Break to visit several Japanese cities, experience Japanese culture and make several corporate visits. But the students returned from their trip with more than just memories. They returned with a renewed sense of just how fragile life is — and a strong desire to help victims of the devastation.

  • Matthews Rebrands Amway, One Country At A Time

    Matthews Rebrands Amway, One Country At A Time

    3/7/2011

    Candace S. Matthews, a native of western Pennsylvania’s steel country, studied metallurgical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Then the steel industry collapsed. She became a marketer, working for megabrands at Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and L’OREAL. Today the chief marketing officer for Amway is helping create a global brand for the company.

  • Wall Of Fame Honors Seven Business School Pioneers

    Wall Of Fame Honors Seven Business School Pioneers

    2/15/2011

    The new Tepper School Wall of Fame, a gift from the MBA class of 2004, pays tribute to the contributions of seven remarkable leaders in management education: George Leland Bach, William W. Cooper, Richard M. “Dick” Cyert, James G. March, William Larimer Mellon, Herbert A. Simon, and David A. Tepper.

  • Queen’s Gambit: Ruan Balances Chess, Ph.D. Studies

    Queen’s Gambit: Ruan Balances Chess, Ph.D. Studies

    2/15/2011

    In December, Lufei Ruan was just a few moves away from a stunning achievement: winning the world championship in women’s chess. A first-year Ph.D. student who hopes to become a faculty member in her native China, Ruan explains how she balances her two elite worlds: Competitive chess and doctoral studies at the Tepper School.

  • Gas Vs. Diesel: Study Examines Total Cost Of Ownership

    Gas Vs. Diesel: Study Examines Total Cost Of Ownership

    2/7/2011

    A new study co-authored by Lester Lave, Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor, examines the total cost of ownership for cars and lights trucks and compares similar models of gas and diesel vehicles. The research shows how savings through fuel economy and real-resale value can offset higher initial purchase price.

  • Poker Club Members Learning When To Hold ‘Em

    Poker Club Members Learning When To Hold ‘Em

    1/6/2011

    Members of the Tepper School Poker Club are preparing for a return visit to the MBA Poker Championships in Las Vegas. By applying the strategic skills they are acquiring in business school, club members hope to make another strong showing at the tournament, where they will test themselves against hundreds of MBAs from other top B-school programs.

  • Economic Impact Of Celebrity Endorsement

    Economic Impact Of Celebrity Endorsement

    12/3/2010

    Nike stood by golfer Tiger Woods after scandal broke of his sordid affairs. While the decision sparked controversy, it literally paid off for the company. A study by Tepper School researchers examines the real economic impact of celebrity endorsement.

  • Tepper School Wins Prestigious i6 Challenge Grant

    Tepper School Wins Prestigious i6 Challenge Grant

    11/24/2010

    The Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship has helped many startups bring technology to the marketplace. Now the center will take that mission to the next level with a Department of Commerce i6 Challenge Grant. The $1 million prize, a highly competitive allocation, has been awarded to the Center and Innovation Works.

  • Boot Camps Give First-Year MBA Students A Leg Up

    Boot Camps Give First-Year MBA Students A Leg Up

    11/5/2010

    Students considering careers in marketing and finance got a head start on their studies — and a confidence boost prior to fall networking events — from boot camps that offer a crash course designed to build fluency in each discipline. Faculty and industry representatives helped guide students through an intense couple of days on the job.

  • Undergraduates Network With Recruiters At BOC

    Undergraduates Network With Recruiters At BOC

    11/2/2010

    The kickoff of the on-campus recruiting season began with the Business Opportunities Conference, organized by and for undergraduates at the Tepper School of Business. Despite an economic slowdown, student organizers lined up recruiters from 36 companies to talk about job opportunities. Students waited in line to give a quick pitch about their qualifications, with some landing a coveted interview the next day.

  • CEO Shares Advice On Success In The Global Market

    CEO Shares Advice On Success In The Global Market

    10/26/2010

    When William Meaney (MSIA ’86) began his international career in the late ‘80’s, he knew it would be “the more difficult ‘road less traveled.’” For this generation of MBA students, he sees international awareness as a necessity. This is a story about Mr. Meaney's presentation to Tepper School students as a part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series in August, 2010.

  • Products That Captivate Customers

    Products That Captivate Customers

    9/13/2010

    Some companies have an uncanny ability to introduce products and services that generate a firestorm of excitement into the marketplace, captivating customers. The result? Unparalleled success and profits, and a growing and loyal customer base. Is it just luck? Not according to Carnegie Mellon University professors Peter Boatwright and Jonathan Cagan. Their latest book, Built to Love: Creating Products That Captivate Customers, examines how product emotions correlate to market success and explains how companies can, through their products, instill desired emotions into their customers.

  • Come Together: Team Day Breaks The Ice

    Come Together: Team Day Breaks The Ice

    9/7/2010

    The Class of 2012 kicked off its first month at the Tepper School by spending the day at Camp Guyasuta outside Pittsburgh for trust falls and teamwork. Participants took advantage of the casual setting and made introductions through a series of activities. And when it was over, they faced their first day of classes knowing their teammates have their backs.

  • Equities Internships In Hong Kong

    Equities Internships In Hong Kong

    8/27/2010

    Shweta Suresh, an undergraduate majoring in Economics, combined her quantitative financial expertise with foreign language classes and extracurricular activities to land a summer internship in Hong Kong. Her experience highlights the importance of professionals who can execute an analytical approach to problem solving for global financial sector.

  • David Shapira Puts Customers First

    David Shapira Puts Customers First

    8/6/2010

    Not only has David Shapira witnessed a lot of changes in the retail grocery industry during several decades, he has pioneered many of them. As Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Giant Eagle, Inc., he has been a catalyst for change, a crusader for his customers, and a champion of communities.

  • 2010 Graduate Megan Larcom Wins Fulbright To Egypt

    2010 Graduate Megan Larcom Wins Fulbright To Egypt

    7/27/2010

    Larcom earned a BS in Business Administration and a BS in Global Politics. Her experience as the first full-time exchange student to Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar led to prestigious State Department scholarships. She is currently studying in Morocco on a Critical Language Scholarship provided by the U.S. Department of State. In September she will begin a nine-month stay at Suez Canal University in Ismailia, Egypt where she will teach English while working on a research project.

  • Comcast CEO Urges Students To Take A Swing

    Comcast CEO Urges Students To Take A Swing

    7/16/2010

    Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast Corp., has made a career out of betting on the future. Addressing a packed audience as part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series, he talked about the company’s foray into wireless services, its pending merger with NBC/Universal, and the need to take calculated risks to advance a company’s future.

  • Tepper Approach Guides D’Souza Through Rough Seas

    Tepper Approach Guides D’Souza Through Rough Seas

    6/30/2010

    When Cognizant president and CEO Francisco D’Souza was a B-school student, the World Wide Web did not exist. But he credits the way of thinking he learned at the Tepper School with helping him guide his IT services and consulting company through the storm winds of the recession — and into renewed prosperity. Academic specifics may have a shelf life, he tells MBA students; but the Tepper School's approach is evergreen.

  • Equity Trading in the 21st Century

    Equity Trading in the 21st Century

    6/14/2010

    A study co-authored by Chester Spatt, a former chief economist of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and current director, Center for Financial Markets at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon, where he is the Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance. The study is titled Equity Trading in the 21st Century.

  • Implicit Association Test Flawed

    Implicit Association Test Flawed

    6/14/2010

    A study co-authored by Joachim Vosgerau, assistant professor of marketing, proves that the Implicit Association Test (IAT) is flawed. This test is widely used to measure unconscious brand preferences or discriminatory biases. The findings of this study are outlined on this page.

  • Learning Together Increases Team Creativity

    Learning Together Increases Team Creativity

    6/14/2010

    A study co-authored by Linda Argote, Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon, is outlined on this page. The research is titled in “First, Get Your Feet Wet: The Effect of Learning from Direct and Indirect Experience on Team Creativity,” and was published in March 2010 in the journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

  • Culture Defines Corruption

    Culture Defines Corruption

    6/14/2010

    A paper authored by John Hooker, the T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility; Professor of Operations Research, is described on this page. The paper, “Corruption from a Cross-Cultural Perspective,” was published in Cross-Cultural Management; An International Journal in 2009.

  • A Business Marvel: CFO Alum on ‘Iron Man’ Franchise

    A Business Marvel: CFO Alum on ‘Iron Man’ Franchise

    6/2/2010

    With the release of “Iron Man 2”, audiences have a second chance to cheer their favorite executive/superhero, Tony Stark. Ken West (BSBA ’80) is the real-life executive who played a big role in bringing the hero back to the silver screen. “We’re definitely excited,” said West, executive vice president and CFO of Marvel Entertainment. “It’s a great picture. It plays very, very well, just like the first. Fans won’t be disappointed.”

  • From Experience, Freidheim Sees Silver Lining Ahead

    From Experience, Freidheim Sees Silver Lining Ahead

    3/16/2010

    Former CEO Cyrus Freidheim has turned around his fair share of companies, including Chiquita Banana, Chrysler Corp., and the parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times. He shared with MBA students his philosophy on how to lead: Get all the information you can, be an ethical leader, and know when to fold ‘em.

  • Bayer CEO Teaches MBA Students His ‘Rule Of Five’

    Bayer CEO Teaches MBA Students His ‘Rule Of Five’

    2/11/2010

    Stressing the importance of communication skills and diversified skill sets, Greg Babe spells out a recipe for successful C-level management. The president and CEO of Bayer Corp and Bayer MaterialScience LLC. says his template of creating five strategic goals each year has helped the company pull successfully through the economic downturn and poise itself for the future.

  • Dublon Cites Need For Ethics, Pursuit Of Greater Good

    Dublon Cites Need For Ethics, Pursuit Of Greater Good

    1/11/2010

    Dina Dublon, MSIA ‘79, urged students to get involved in issues bigger than themselves. As part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series, the former JPMorgan Chase VP and CFO said, “You must believe that you can make a difference. You must act.”

  • Tepper FlexTime MBA Ranked Among Top-Ten In Nation

    Tepper FlexTime MBA Ranked Among Top-Ten In Nation

    1/8/2010

    Student satisfaction and post-MBA outcomes are recognized as key drivers for the Tepper School’s high-grades in BusinessWeek’s most recent ranking of part-time MBA programs. The Tepper School of Business FlexTime (part-time) MBA ranked #1 in the Mid-Atlantic region and #7 nationally.

  • Splurge Protection: Service Contracts Studied

    Splurge Protection: Service Contracts Studied

    12/9/2009

    Spurned by consumer advocates, service contracts remain popular for luxury items, according to new research co-authored by Baohong Sun, the Carnegie Bosch Professor of Marketing.

  • Does It Matter If A Work Team Plays Offense or Defense?

    Does It Matter If A Work Team Plays Offense or Defense?

    12/9/2009

    Research by Anita Williams Woolley, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, is discussed in this article

  • From The Ground Up - Joshua Kresge’s Geothermal Startup

    From The Ground Up - Joshua Kresge’s Geothermal Startup

    11/25/2009

    Joshua Kresge (TPR’10) knows how to give it all he’s got, as star safety on Carnegie Mellon’s Tartans football team, active member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, or dreaming up new ventures at the Tepper School of Business. Kresge's ideas won him the Tepper Venture Challenge last spring and lead to start-up funding from the Idea Foundry, a Pittsburgh non-profit.

  • Amazon Exec Tells Graduate Students: Quality Lasts

    Amazon Exec Tells Graduate Students: Quality Lasts

    11/9/2009

    Marc Onetto, MSIA '75, told an audience of Tepper School master's and Ph.D. candidates to embrace the concept of science as applied to business. This story is about a speech he gave as part of a welcome reception to students in Fall '09.

  • Women, Minorities Sample Tepper In Separate Events

    Women, Minorities Sample Tepper In Separate Events

    10/21/2009

    Through concurrent events aimed at potential MBA applicants, the Tepper School introduces women and underrepresented minorities to the school’s unique way of thinking.

  • A Man Who Is Also The Kobold Watch Maker

    A Man Who Is Also The Kobold Watch Maker

    10/13/2009

    Conquering industry or climbing Everest, Michael Kobold (BS '01) moves mountains. This is the text of a story that ran in the Tepper School Alumni Magazine Summer '09 edition.

  • Oliver Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Oliver Williamson's Analysis Of Economic Governance Earns Nobel Prize in Economics

    Oliver Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Oliver Williamson's Analysis Of Economic Governance Earns Nobel Prize in Economics

    10/12/2009

    Oliver Williamson, GSIA/Tepper School of Business Ph.D. Alumnus, 1963, is recognized for Analysis of Economic Governance.

  • Research Helps Consumers Rediscover Old Favorites

    Research Helps Consumers Rediscover Old Favorites

    10/7/2009

    Jeff Galak, assistant professor of marketing, is the co-author of new research that helps identify strategies for getting consumers re-interested in “old favorite” products.

  • Cornuejols Awarded Prestigious Dantzig Prize

    Cornuejols Awarded Prestigious Dantzig Prize

    9/29/2009

    Professor Gérard Cornuéjols , is recognized for his original, deep, and wide-ranging contributions to mathematical programming. The Dantzig Prize is awarded every three years to recognize original work having a major impact on the field of mathematical programming.

  • Defending A Profession: Economists Speak About Crisis

    Defending A Profession: Economists Speak About Crisis

    9/18/2009

    What does the current financial crisis say about economics as a profession? A panel of experts from the Tepper School deconstructed the problem in a roundtable that included an analysis of economic models, possible solutions, and how the Federal Reserve can possibly escape the concept of "too big to fail."

  • MBA, MSCF Students Get Down And Dirty

    MBA, MSCF Students Get Down And Dirty

    9/11/2009

    Tepper School graduate students bond with each other and get a different look at Pittsburgh in what has become an annual rite of passage: Cleaning up neighborhoods around Pittsburgh in a series of hands-on projects in partnership with community groups.

  • Bringing Clean Energy & Biotechnology to Market

    Bringing Clean Energy & Biotechnology to Market

    8/20/2009

    Story about how researchers at the Donald Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School encounter unique challenges in bringing emerging technologies to the marketplace.

  • FPL chief paves the way for profit, renewable energy

    FPL chief paves the way for profit, renewable energy

    8/5/2009

    Report from the W.L. Mellon Speaker series presentation by Lew Hay, chairman and chief executive officer of FPL group, and Tepper School MSIA 1982.

  • ‘Serial entrepreneur’ offers health care reform advice

    ‘Serial entrepreneur’ offers health care reform advice

    7/16/2009

    Bennett, MSIA 1970, Ph.D. 1971, is a self-described “serial entrepreneur” who founded Symmetrix, Inc., Braxton Associates, and co-founded Bain & Company, Inc., before co-founding Health Dialog in 1997. His goal was simple: to help address rising costs, poor quality and variations in health care, a task he terms “filling the void.”

  • ESPN The Magazine Recognizes Synergy of Soccer and Business

    ESPN The Magazine Recognizes Synergy of Soccer and Business

    6/18/2009

    Jon Hall’s passion for both soccer and academics led him to Carnegie Mellon University. His performance has earned him the title of Academic All-American of the Year from ESPN the Magazine.

  • BNY Mellon CEO Address Graduates

    BNY Mellon CEO Address Graduates

    5/22/2009

    Robert Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of New York Mellon, gave the keynote address at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business diploma ceremony for MBA Ph.D. recipients. The ceremony, at which 429 degrees were conferred, was held Saturday, May 16, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh.

  • Strickland implores: ‘Don’t give up on the poor kids’

    Strickland implores: ‘Don’t give up on the poor kids’

    5/4/2009

    If you’re a bright, entrepreneurial-minded MBA student with a social conscience, Bill Strickland has a message for you: Come see me about a job. As the chief executive officer of the Manchester Bidwell Corp., Strickland has made a career by following a simple premise: Treat people with respect, and you’ll reap remarkable results.

  • New York State Board of Regents Tap Cofield as Vice-Chancellor

    New York State Board of Regents Tap Cofield as Vice-Chancellor

    4/17/2009

    Milton Cofield, Tepper School of Business Undergraduate Program Executive Director, Finds Synergy between his mission at Carnegie Mellon University and his leadership role in support of statewide education in New York State.

  • Panel Offers Insight for U.S. Economic Recovery

    Panel Offers Insight for U.S. Economic Recovery

    4/16/2009

    The U.S. economy will recover from its current crisis, according to a panel of experts assembled at Carnegie Mellon University. But, as is often the case, the devil is in the details. The panel, assembled as part of Impact Weekend and moderated by University Provost Mark S. Kamlet, was titled “The Global Economy: Policies and Strategies for Recovery.”

  • Alum climbs Everest to benefit Navy SEALs

    Alum climbs Everest to benefit Navy SEALs

    4/2/2009

    Michael Kobold, BS 2001, climbs Mt. Everest to raise funds and awareness of Navy SEALs Warrior Fund.

  • MBA project course creates new marketing strategy for Africa’s Train of Hope

    MBA project course creates new marketing strategy for Africa’s Train of Hope

    2/26/2009

    For 14 years, the Train of Hope has traveled across South Africa, delivering an array of health care services ranging from primary care to meeting dental, eye, and pharmaceutical needs for people at 37 stops across the rural landscape. When organizers sought sponsorship to help pay for the charity’s services, they ran into roadblocks. So they turned to MBA students at the Tepper School of Business for fresh ideas to keep the mission on track.

  • West Coast trek offers networking, learning opportunities for MBAs

    West Coast trek offers networking, learning opportunities for MBAs

    2/26/2009

    20 first- and second-year students made the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club’s second annual trek to Silicon Valley in January, 2008 to learn where the market is headed and how trends are affected by the economic climate.

  • Infosys CEO stresses accountability, agility as keys to survival

    Infosys CEO stresses accountability, agility as keys to survival

    2/6/2009

    Kris Gopalakrishnan stresses accountability, and agility as keys to survival in his speech to Carnegie Mellon University students.

  • Tepper MBAs Win Alpha Challenge Stock Pitch

    Tepper MBAs Win Alpha Challenge Stock Pitch

    1/21/2009

    A team of Tepper MBAs win the 2009 Alpha Stock Pitch Challenge that was hosted by the UNC Kenan Flagler business school. The Tepper MBA team was one of 14 schools that competed in this prestigious finance case competition.

  • Survival Tips For Future Entrepreneurs

    Survival Tips For Future Entrepreneurs

    1/19/2009

    Alumni panel titled "Launching and Building Entrepreneurial Ventures" featuring Tepper alumni.

  • Despite uncertain times, U.S. Steel CEO has faith

    Despite uncertain times, U.S. Steel CEO has faith

    12/9/2008

    John Surma, chairman and chief executive officer, visits Tepper MBAs to discuss leadership and the global aspects of running U.S. Steel.

  • Eaton CEO emphasizes ethics

    Eaton CEO emphasizes ethics

    11/5/2008

    Alexander Cutler, CEO of Eaton Corp., visits Tepper MBA students to discuss ethics and effective management styles.

  • Pennies to billions: Doctoral thesis reveals how price rounding adds up in muni markets

    Pennies to billions: Doctoral thesis reveals how price rounding adds up in muni markets

    10/14/2008

    When broker-dealers add pennies to create rounded prices on thousands of transactions that small change tends to add up. In fact, one Tepper School doctoral student put a price tag on the collective annual effect of price rounding: approximately $1 billion. Dan Li, who now works as an economist for the Federal Reserve’s division of statistics and research in Washington, D.C., analyzed price-rounding practices for her doctoral thesis under the direction of Rick Green, Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Chair; Professor of Financial Economics; Associate Dean, Research.

  • Business Basics Are Hallmark Of Retail Exec's Tenure

    Business Basics Are Hallmark Of Retail Exec's Tenure

    9/29/2008

    Susan McGalla, president and chief merchandising officer, for American Eagle speaks to MBA students and share shares lessons on succeeding in leadership positions.

  • Achieving Global Consensus

    Achieving Global Consensus

    9/23/2008

    Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics, provides a perspective on how worldwide consensus on economic matters can be achieved in this paper titled, "How the World Achieved Consensus on Monetary Policy."

  • Marketing Club Outfits MBAs With Career Tools

    Marketing Club Outfits MBAs With Career Tools

    9/19/2008

    The Tepper Marketing Club is one of 30+ professional and social clubs available to graduate students, providing career preparation, professional development and networking opportunities in the field of marketing.

  • Orientation Week Proves Teamwork Trumps All

    Orientation Week Proves Teamwork Trumps All

    9/2/2008

    The 2008 Tepper Team Day is among the highlights of the MBA orientation, providing team-building and networking among the incoming class.

  • Tepper Community Day Program Connects Students to Local Community Projects

    Tepper Community Day Program Connects Students to Local Community Projects

    8/26/2008

    Eight community enhancement projects in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh got a boost from more than 250 MBA’s from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon as part of the annual Tepper Community Day Program. The project, which is in its second year coinciding with Carnegie Mellon’s fall orientation schedule, was joined this year by Alcoa as a prime sponsor.

  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs Gather At Qatar Campus

    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Gather At Qatar Campus

    8/19/2008

    New certificate program, directed by the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, is underway in Qatar.

  • ‘Boot Camp’ Delivers Crash Course in Entrepreneurship

    ‘Boot Camp’ Delivers Crash Course in Entrepreneurship

    7/25/2008

    Soon-to-be first-year Tepper students will be spend the final days of summer in a no-holds-barred, four-day crash course in entrepreneurship featuring nearly 30 industry veterans.

  • Academics Help Guide Tepper MBA's Consulting Book

    Academics Help Guide Tepper MBA's Consulting Book

    7/7/2008

    Tim Darling, MBA 2008, publishes his first book How To Get Into Top Consulting Firms: A Surefire Case Interview Methods

  • Sharing The Wealth In Nicaragua

    Sharing The Wealth In Nicaragua

    6/23/2008

    Highlights of the 2008 undergraduate business global trek to Nicaragua to assist with capital projects and entrepreneurship/business plan consulting.

  • The Non-Profit Paradox

    The Non-Profit Paradox

    6/10/2008

    Highlights from the 2008 MBA Consulting Club competition focusing on non-profit consulting.

  • CO2 Pricing Study Reveals Consumption Efficiencies

    CO2 Pricing Study Reveals Consumption Efficiencies

    5/28/2008

    Establishing a Price for Carbon Emissions in the U.S. Would Spur Immediate Reductions in Energy Consumption and More Efficient Use of Power Generators, Study by Carnegie Mellon Researchers Shows. Simulation of Short-Term Effects of $35 Cost Per Metric Ton of CO2 Indicates Up To Ten Percent Cut in Emissions Possible.

  • Eli Lilly CFO Says "Answers Are Within."

    Eli Lilly CFO Says "Answers Are Within."

    5/13/2008

    Derica Rice, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eli Lilly, shares advice for students as part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series.

  •  Tepper Reputation Opens Doors In India For MBAs

    Tepper Reputation Opens Doors In India For MBAs

    4/30/2008

    Highlights from the spring break trip to India coordinated by the MBA student club, Asian Business Association.

  • Undergrads Pitch Tasteful Ideas To Dozen Cupcakes Bakery

    Undergrads Pitch Tasteful Ideas To Dozen Cupcakes Bakery

    4/30/2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Undergrad Marketing Case Competition for the Dozen Cupcakes business case.

  • Tepper MBAs Mentor Inner City Youth

    Tepper MBAs Mentor Inner City Youth

    4/16/2008

    Tepper MBA students introduce local Pittsburgh high schoolers to case competition concept as part of college preparation.

  • PPG CEO Says Innovate or Die

    PPG CEO Says Innovate or Die

    4/16/2008

    Charles Bunch, chairman and chief executive officer of PPG, spoke as part of the W.L. Mellon CEO Speakers Series regarding the attributes of global leadership upon business practice and personal performance.

  • Egon Balas Awarded Honorary Doctorate

    Egon Balas Awarded Honorary Doctorate

    4/14/2008

    Egon Balas, University Professor of Industrial Administration and Applied Mathematics and The Thomas Lord Professor of Operations Research, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liege in Belgium.

  • Student Ingenuity Fuels South Africa Trek

    Student Ingenuity Fuels South Africa Trek

    3/28/2008

    The March 2008 spring trek to South Africa included important corporate visit and alumni networking for Tepper MBA students.

  • Allan Meltzer Cautions against over-regulation

    Allan Meltzer Cautions against over-regulation

    3/27/2008

    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Allan Meltzer cautions against over-regulating the financial markets in response to the current market turmoil.

  • International Business Plans Attract Venture Capitalists At 2008 McGinnis Venture Competition

    International Business Plans Attract Venture Capitalists At 2008 McGinnis Venture Competition

    3/20/2008

    The 2008 McGinnis Venture Competition included winning teams from the Tepper School of Business, Yale and Manitoba University, all competing amidst 25 international B-schools for venture capital for new business plans.

  • Financial Engineering Grads In High Demand

    Financial Engineering Grads In High Demand

    3/12/2008

    The strong 2007 job placement success for Carnegie Mellon financial engineering grads has MSCF students assuming high-level jobs on Wall Street.

  • Bill Gates Moves Onto Business Of Charity

    Bill Gates Moves Onto Business Of Charity

    2/22/2008

    On the eve of his retirement, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates concluded his national farewell tour, speaking to thousands of Carnegie Mellon students on topics ranging from global poverty to innovation to career advice.

  • Heinz CEO Defines Leadership Amidst Turnaround

    Heinz CEO Defines Leadership Amidst Turnaround

    2/19/2008

    David Moran, president and CEO of Heinz North America, spoke to Tepper School students in February 2007 regarding leadership attributes necessary during the food manufacturer's industry turnaround.

  • Smith Barney chief tells students: ‘Find your passion’

    Smith Barney chief tells students: ‘Find your passion’

    2/7/2008

    Smith Barney chief tells Tepper Students: ‘Find your passion’ Charles Johnston, President and CEO of Smith Barney, Citi Global Wealth Management spoke to Tepper students on Feb. 1, 2008.

  • China Trek Reveals "Beer Necessities"

    China Trek Reveals "Beer Necessities"

    1/31/2008

    Winter 2007-09 MBA student trek to China provides students with immersion in case competition with Tsingtao Beer brand marketing challenge.

  • United State of Microsoft and Tepper MBAs

    United State of Microsoft and Tepper MBAs

    12/28/2007

    The power of the Tepper alumni network is highlighted in this article regarding the Microsoft / Tepper MBA case competition.

  • Greener GE

    Greener GE

    12/20/2007

    GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt talked about environmental technology as a driver of growth for 2008 in a recent appearance at Carnegie Mellon. Immelt appeared as part of USA TODAY's CEO Forum, sponsored on campus by the Tepper School of Business.

  • BNY Mellon Charts Healthcare Crystal Ball

    BNY Mellon Charts Healthcare Crystal Ball

    12/19/2007

    Visit by Ron O'Hanley of Bank of New York Mellon to Tepper MBA students in November 2007 to discuss the financial/market implications of nation's demographic trends.

  • GE Chairman Stresses Globalization

    GE Chairman Stresses Globalization

    12/14/2007

    GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt shares a perspective on careers and competition during a visit to the Carnegie Mellon campus (December 2007).

  • Jared Itkowitz as the catalyst for CEO Forum

    Jared Itkowitz as the catalyst for CEO Forum

    12/13/2007

    Tepper School undergrad Jared Itkowitz started the process that led USA TODAY to bring its CEO Forum to Carnegie Mellon. The forum featured GE CEO Jeff Immelt.

  • Ronald O'Hanley - W.L. Mellon Speaker

    Ronald O'Hanley - W.L. Mellon Speaker

    11/26/2007

    Ronald P. O'Hanley, CEO of BNY Mellon Asset Management, speaks to Tepper School MBAs as part of the school's W.L. Mellon Speaker Series.

  • Reward is fine wine

    Reward is fine wine

    11/22/2007

    The Tepper School's Ray Reagans, associate professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory, and a co-researcher win a bottle of fine Bordeaux for research on wine buying.

  • Student Trek Fall 2007

    Student Trek Fall 2007

    11/22/2007

    Tepper School students hit tech and finance capitals on both coasts (and Texas) during fall trek, networking, lining up internship opportunities, and engaging in a bit of R&R.

  • A Picture Of Success
  • MBA Treks Fall 2007

    MBA Treks Fall 2007

    10/22/2007

    A preview of Tepper School students fall trek between minis, with plans to visit Boston, New York, Austin and San Francisco.

  • Bettina Sherick, 20th Century Fox

    Bettina Sherick, 20th Century Fox

    10/16/2007

    Bettina Sherick, vice president of international digital marketing for 20th Century Fox, speaks at the Tepper School as part of the BBA Diverse Perspectives Speaker Series

  • Fred Festa - Global Leader

    Fred Festa - Global Leader

    10/16/2007

    Fred Festa, CEO of W.R. Grace & Co., kicks of 2007-2008 W.L. Mellon Speaker Series with talk on global leadership.

  • Q&A: Hurdles to e-Business

    Q&A: Hurdles to e-Business

    10/10/2007

    Q & A with Dr. R. Ravi, organizer of "Hurdles to eBusiness" conference, sponsored by Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management at the Tepper School of Business. The conference included top researchers from eBay, Google and Yahoo! to Carnegie Mellon.

  • Big Weekend: 2007 Alumni Reunion, Connections Weekend and Women and the MBA Meeting at Same Time

    Big Weekend: 2007 Alumni Reunion, Connections Weekend and Women and the MBA Meeting at Same Time

    10/9/2007

    2007 Tepper School alumni reunion is joined by the popular Connections Weekend and Women and the MBA for a power-packed weekend of special activities.

  • Launching A Pipe Dream

    Launching A Pipe Dream

    10/4/2007

    The MBA Track, Management of Product Innovation, provides a unique opportunity for students interested in marketing, business development and entrepreneurship. The Track provides a real-world corporate product development marketing entry plan.

  • Tepper Talks:  David Tepper kicks off academic year

    Tepper Talks: David Tepper kicks off academic year

    10/4/2007

    Tepper School undergraduate and graduate students enjoyed a visit from the B-school's benefactor, hedge fund founder and manager, David Tepper during the kick-off of the fall 2007 academic year.

  • Fred Festa - W.L. Mellon Speaker

    Fred Festa - W.L. Mellon Speaker

    10/4/2007

    Fred Festa, CEO of W.R. Grace & Co., speaks at the Tepper School of Business as part of the W.L. Mellon Speaker Series.

  • 2007 Wall Street Journal Rankings

    2007 Wall Street Journal Rankings

    9/19/2007

    The 2007 Wall Street Journal rankings of MBA programs ranked the Tepper School of Business No. 5 in the U.S.

  • 'Active Access' -  New York City Alumni Chapter

    'Active Access' - New York City Alumni Chapter

    9/4/2007

    Profile of the New York City alumni chapter activities and events.

  • Tepper School Rises in New U.S. News Rankings

    Tepper School Rises in New U.S. News Rankings

    8/30/2007

    Tepper School rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings of business school programs.

  • Ethics & Service: Graduate students at work in the community

    Ethics & Service: Graduate students at work in the community

    8/17/2007

    Graduate students take ethical lessons into community activism.

  • Bridging The Gulf

    Bridging The Gulf

    8/14/2007

    The Carnegie Mellon Qatar campus (CMQ) provides study for students in the Gulf studying business. The undergraduate business program has been available in the region for nearly four years.

  • Making Money (and a difference)

    Making Money (and a difference)

    8/13/2007

    The Tepper School's Net Impact chapter provides an opportunity for ethics, environmental and corporate governance involvement among the MBA students clubs.

  • U.S. Senate World Bank Testimony

    U.S. Senate World Bank Testimony

    8/2/2007

    Dr. Adam Lerrick's Senate testimony, delivered Aug. 2.

  • Why Understand Cultures?

    Why Understand Cultures?

    8/1/2007

    Op Ed by Professor John Hooker, T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility; Professor of Operations Research

  • Prioritizing The Role Of Rigor Vs. Relevance

    Prioritizing The Role Of Rigor Vs. Relevance

    8/1/2007

    In assessing the importance of rigor (the academic strength of a program) versus relevance (the practical experience gained during studies), it is not a question of either-or, but rather when and how that are most important to address.

  • Charles Evans Named President of Chicago Fed

    Charles Evans Named President of Chicago Fed

    7/31/2007

    Charles Evans named president of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Chester Spatt Completes SEC Term

    Chester Spatt Completes SEC Term

    7/24/2007

    Chester Spatt completes a three-year term at the SEC at the end of July and returns to Tepper School of Business.

  •  "New Ordure" business plan

    "New Ordure" business plan

    7/17/2007

    This story reports on the success of Tepper School MBA student Alix Bowman at the 2007 Tulane Business Plan Competition

  • Executive Women's Council of Pittsburgh At Tepper School

    Executive Women's Council of Pittsburgh At Tepper School

    7/17/2007

    Story describes a networking event at the Tepper School of Business in March 2007 featuring the Executive Women's Council of Pittsburgh.

  • Sridhar Tayur Wins 2007 Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence

    Sridhar Tayur Wins 2007 Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence

    7/17/2007

    Tepper School of Business Professor Sridhar Tayur won the 2007 Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in Information Technology. The award recognized SmartOps Corporation, a company Tayur founded that is a leading provider of Enterprise-Class Inventory Optimization software and other supply chain consulting services.

  • Provost’s Memo: Kenneth Dunn Reappointed Tepper School Dean

    Provost’s Memo: Kenneth Dunn Reappointed Tepper School Dean

    7/17/2007

    Memo from Carnegie Mellon University Provost Mark Kamlet announcing the reappointment in May 2007 of Kenneth B. Dunn as Dean of the Tepper School of Business.

  • Don Moore Wins Prestigious Cummings Scholar Award

    Don Moore Wins Prestigious Cummings Scholar Award

    7/17/2007

    This story reports on Dr. Don Moore's winning the prestigious Cummings Scholar Award for 2007, recognizing significant scholarly achievement of an early- to mid-career scholar, no more than seven years post-PhD.

  • Off The Blocks

    Off The Blocks

    7/16/2007

    Tepper Prepper is a mentoring program in which second-year MBA students tutor first-years to help them polish their interviewing and networking techniques before internship interviews.

  • Buggies & Bagpipes

    Buggies & Bagpipes

    7/16/2007

    Although education is a serious matter at Carnegie Mellon, the decades of university and business school traditions stand in stark contrast to a legacy that boasts a record number of Nobel laureates. Students from undergrads to Ph.D.s have been carrying on the institution’s many off-beat rituals since the 1920s.

  • Futures in Financial Engineering

    Futures in Financial Engineering

    7/16/2007

    Tepper’s Masters in Computational Finance program has catapulted graduates into top spots at the world’s most prestigious financial services firms from New York to London.

  • Swartz Fellows:  Start-Ups In The Boardroom

    Swartz Fellows: Start-Ups In The Boardroom

    7/16/2007

    The Swartz Fellows Program is designed for MBA students studying in the MBA Entrepreneurship in Organizations Track. A cornerstone of the program is a mentorship-specific summer internship program.

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