October 2002  

SEC Chief Accountant delivers keynote
Robert Herdman, chief accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission, delivered the keynote at the recent Symposium on Auditing Research. Herdman commented on how "truly major companies disappointed the market" during his speech. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/News/2002/Oct.Herdman.html

Ghosh comments on unique aspects of the Illinois MBA Program
Dean Avijit Ghosh was interviewed this month about the Illinois MBA Program. Hear it here first. But if you are traveling in January and February, 2003, you can also listen to the interview on some US Air flights. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/dean/Interview.html

Michael Krasny's insights on entrepreneurship and passion
Michael Krasny, the Fall 2002 V. Dale Cozad Lecturer, spoke to a standing-room only crowd about his experiences leading CDW Computer Centers, Inc. His presentation is available in its entirety. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/Features/2002.Cozad/Lecture.pdf

CIBER Makes study abroad possible
The Illinois Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) facilitated a study trip and two internships this summer. China, Hong Kong, and Brussels were hosts to Ilinois students. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/Features/2002CIBER/

Undergraduate class featured on Champaign news

Business Administration faculty member Cele Otnes and two undergraduate students were interviewed for local news. The "tween" market -- children between the ages of 8 and 12 -- presents a new marketing challenge for retailers. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/Features/2002.Tweens.html

MSF program launches electronic newsletter

Alumni of the Masters of Science in Finance program recently received a copy of the program's new enewsletter. Stats, photos, events and faculty news items are all included. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/MSF/Fall_02.html

Developing a marketing plan for WWII LST restoration

Students in Jeff Kurtz's BA 345 class are heading to Mobile, Alabama, to learn more about a unique restoration effort. Armed with the details, they will develop a marketing plan to help raise funds for the restoration. [Scroll down on both links for the BA 345 stories]


New IBE Distinguished Professor Named
Professor of Business Administration Sharon Shavitt was recently named an IBE Distinguished Professor. Shavitt focuses her research on cross-cultural factors in marketing. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/News/2002/Oct.IBEProf.html

Alumnus receives honor from University of Illinois Foundation

Charles Finn was honored with the William E. Winter Award for Outstanding Advocate Leadership. Finn is a long-time supporter of the College. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/Features/2002.FinnHonored.html

Wang Lecturer Jeffrey Wigand to speak on ethics
Jeffrey Wigand, who revealed details about big tobacco to government agencies a decade ago, will present the Myron Wang Lecture on business and personal ethics on October 30 at 3 p.m. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/Releases/2002October.Wigand.pdf

Doing business abroad topic for next Chicago Round Table
Issues in managing and doing business abroad is the topic for November 19 Round Table to be held at the Illini Center on Wacker Drive from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Tim Durst (217-333-6434).

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