Economic certainty

For 25 years, Master of Science in Applied Economics program provides successful paths

By Marlo Marisie, Comm ’15

Since 1989, the United States economy has endured three recessions, one the largest since the Great Depression. Despite – or perhaps because of – this economic volatility, Marquette Business’ Master of Science in Applied Economics program has enjoyed steady growth over the same timeframe. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the MSAE program has produced confident business professionals who are equipped for careers in market research, risk management, business analytics, supply chain management, academia, and others, says Dr. Joseph Daniels, chair and professor of economics.

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Leading expert on the economics of cities to deliver annual Marburg Lecture

Dr. Edward Glaeser, Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the world’s leading expert on the economics of cities, will deliver Marquette Business’ annual Marburg Memorial Lecture on Monday, Nov. 10. In his address, “Triumph of the City,” Glaeser will discuss why cities are crucial to economic development, why proximity has become ever more valuable as the cost of connecting across long distances has fallen and why, contrary to popular myths, dense urban areas are the true friends of the environment, not suburbia.



Sarah Peck, associate professor of finance, weighed in on corporate governance implications in the Johnson Controls CEO affair scandal, saying, “The board might also want to consider how this story might impact the CEO's ability to lead internally and represent the company externally. This is not good in any case.”
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 8, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed Wisconsin's economic future with manufacturing being the single largest employment sector in the state.
Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 3, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, wrote an opinion piece on the impact of the current European crisis on the United States' economy. According to Chowdhury, U.S. companies with large European businesses will see a hit to their earnings, while European companies with large U.S. businesses will benefit.
Op-ed appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 30, 2014

MBA alumna elected to university Board of Trustees

Marquette University recently added five new members to its Board of Trustees, including Marquette Business alumna Nancy Hernandez. Hernandez, a 2002 graduate of the Graduate School of Management, is the president and founder of ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing and Communication, a leading integrated marketing firm dedicated to connecting companies, institutions and organizations with Hispanic, African-American and Asian audiences. She developed the business plan that became ABRAZO while completing her MBA at Marquette and has grown the agency into the region’s premier Hispanic/woman-owned marketing company.


Accounting alumnus named CFO of the Year

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.

EMBA alumna named executive director of nation’s largest youth orchestra

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.