Students gain unique insights into one of the world’s largest offshoring markets
While the world counted down to the New Year, a group of students poised to begin careers in global IT packed their bags and traveled to India, one of the world’s largest offshoring markets. Since 2008, Marquette Business has offered this biennial, two-week study abroad experience, which this year gave 13 graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to visit IT businesses throughout India.
More importantly, perhaps, the students were immersed in the Indian culture.
“To be able to understand the business relationships in the context of the culture is something that you simply couldn’t do sitting in a class in the U.S.,” says Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management. “The goal of this trip is to give our IT students a real, on-the-ground, direct observation of a lot of the dynamics of IT outsourcing.”
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Marquette Business’ accounting program was ranked No. 18 nationally among “large universities” (60 or more candidates) for the percentage of first-time test takers who passed all four parts of the CPA Exam. The program’s ranking among all schools – those with 10 or more candidates – was No. 40. The rankings are based on the CPA Exam Book results from the National Association of State Boards of Accounting for the calendar year 2013.
Peter Toumanoff, associate professor of economics, discussed his experience living in Russia, training with the Russian Olympic team, how Russia has changed over the years and how competitive the country strives to be in the Olympics.
Story aired on KFIZ-NewsRadio (1450, Fond du Lac, Wis.), Jan. 27, 2014
David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the jump in 2013 home prices due to the steady economy. Clark said the reduced inventory of homes for sale has created "a much more balanced market" between buyers and sellers. He expects sale price increases to keep pace with inflation this year, but not exceed it like they did in 2013.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 2, 2014
Marquette Business alumnus Jason Graham has been named chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance and controller for Journal Communications, the company announced recently. Graham, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1995, has served as Journal Communications’ vice president/controller since 2012.
Jonathan Sohn, a 1995 accounting alumnus and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, was named CFO of the Year by the Business Journal of Milwaukee. In its fifth year recognizing southeast Wisconsin’s accomplished CFOs, the Business Journal honored Sohn in the Large Private Companies ($250 million+) category.
Linda Edelstein, a 2011 executive MBA alumna, has been named executive director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the largest youth orchestra in the United States. She leaves her role as the chief operating officer for the United Performing Arts Fund.