Marquette Business Year in Review - 2014
Each Christmas, Marquette Business likes to look back and reflect on the college's past year and share with you some of the news and achievements of which we're the most proud. As we head into 2015, we hope you enjoy this look back at a successful 2014.
Expanding programs & new faculty
- The Applied Investment Management Program added a new track in 2014: Private Equity and Banking, concentrating on private and transactional finance. Mark Zellmer joined the program as an adjunct instructor of finance and is teaching courses in the new track.
- Responding to industry demand, the Marketing Department has begun adding course options for students interested in sales management. Dr. Alex Milovic joined us to work on developing a sales management program.
- This summer, the Graduate School of Management acquired the university's Master's in Leadership Studies program. In addition to adding 52 graduate students, Marquette Business will now offer current students an enhanced leadership curriculum. Also, two faculty members from the program have joined the GSM: Dr. Jay Caulfield and Dr. Paul McInerny.
- From day one of college to day one in the workforce: Marquette Business piloted its new "Day 1" curriculum for freshmen. Under the instruction of Michael Browne, students participated in a semester-long business simulation, designed to provide a comprehensive overview of running a business -- a hallmark of Day 1.
- In addition to the three faculty members mentioned above, Marquette Business added seven new faculty this year: Gary A. Adams (management), Martin Hassell (management), Kalin Kolev (management), Joseph Matthes (marketing), Andrew Meyer (economics), Nga Nguyen (finance), Brian Spaid (marketing).
2014 saw a new type of fundraising come to the college: crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is the practice of raising funds via many small amounts from a large number of people and is typically targeted at specific needs or projects.
- The Center for Real Estate raised nearly $8,900 in May, more than enough to send a group of 10 students to a commercial real estate conference in Las Vegas.
- The Applied Global Business Learning campaign raised $1,326, equaling three partial student scholarships for AGBL trips during the 2014/15 school year. AGBL is a student-led educational program that provides students an opportunity to use their classroom knowledge in the real-world by helping a business in a developing country grow.
Business leaders on campus
In 2014, Marquette Business continued its commitment to bringing the best business minds to campus to present to students, alumni and the community.
- Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark, spoke on the "Sustainable Enterprise" at the Business Leaders Forum in October.
- Harvard economist Edward Glaeser delivered this year's Marburg Lecture on the "Triumph of the City."
- Milwaukee-based Omanhene Chocolate founder Steven Wallace discussed his efforts building a chocolate company with roots in Ghana as part of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship's speaker series.
- Mark Rampolla, founder of ZICO Coconut Water, spoke on how he found happiness and success through his entrepreneurial ventures.
Much more to be thankful for...
- Master of Science in Applied Economics program celebrated its 25th year
- Supply chain program ranked among best in nation
- Management prof Ow receives Marquette's highest teaching award
- Supply Chain prof Bastl honored for Top 3 research paper for 2013
- Drs. Qianhua “Q” Ling and Felicia Miller promoted to associate professors with tenure