February 2004  

Business Degree Still Paying a Bonus
A college degree is a key credential for success and a business degree is of particular value. Graduates of the College of Business (in the classes of 2000, 2001, and 2002) exceeded the national starting-salary average by 6.4 to 9.4 percent. Read more


Entrepreneur Portal Announced By CED

The Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), a unit of the College of Business, released a portal specifically for early-stage entrepreneurs. The website assembles information on topics and sub-topics relevant to entrepreneurs in a user-friendly format. Read more


Avijit Ghosh, dean.Business World, and the College of Business, Changing

Avijit Ghosh, dean of the College of Business, was profiled in a recent issue of IndUS. He discusses his focus on keeping programs and curricula at the College evolving. Read more


Internship Program Launched, Internships Sought
Business Career Services is looking for internship positions for College of Business students. To spread the word and answer questions, the office is hosting a business breakfast in March. Read more


David Ikenberry, Finance.According to Finance Faculty, Buyback of Shares
Reflects Company Confidence
Professor of Finance David Ikenberry believes a company is signaling confidence in the future when it announces a buyback of shares. Still, caution is advised. Read more


Vote on Casino Gambling in Wisconsin Held Mid-month
Professor of Business Administration John Kindt shared his gambling research with casino opponents earlier in February before a referendum was held on February 17. Voters rejected the referendum by a 2-1 margin. Read more



Chancellor Nancy Cantor Accepts Post at Syracuse University
Nancy Cantor, chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus, will become the eleventh chancellor of Syracuse University this fall. Read more


Alumni Profile: Matt Gerdes

Matt Gerdes is vice president of Dymas Capital Management in Chicago and a key player in the MBA Alumni Association Board. Read more



March 2: Internship Breakfast in Champaign
Business Career Services is hosting a breakfast to explain the benefits of adding an internship program to a business. Read the press release or contact BCS at 217-333-2840 for more information.


March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10:
Executive MBA Info Sessions in Chicago

Attend an Executive MBA Informational Session to learn more about our prestigious MBA degree for accomplished executives from the faculty and students currently in the program. Sessions are on the 4th Floor at 200 S. Wacker in Chicago from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Visit TheExecutiveMBA.com for more details.


March 12: Annual Spring Luncheon in Chicago

Mark your calendars now for the 44th Annual Spring Luncheon, hosted by the College of Business Alumni Association.
The speaker will be Jeff Margolis. www.business.uiuc.edu/alumni has more details.


April 15: Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration in Chicago
The University of Illinois Real Estate Alumni Club in Chicago is celebrating its first fifty years!
Contact William Barry (312-580-6553) for more information about the celebration, to be held on the 99th floor of the Sears Tower.


May 15: College of Business Convocation Ceremonies in Urbana

MBA Ceremony: Krannert Center for Performing Arts, 9:00 a.m.
College of Business Ceremony: Assembly Hall, 1:30 p.m.



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