Dean's Update January 2012

Marquette Business maintains AACSB accreditations

Marquette’s College of Business Administration has maintained its business and accounting accreditations by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 643 schools of business, or less than 5 percent worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. Further, only 177 institutions have AACSB’s additional accounting accreditation, representing 28 percent of accredited members.

“We’re very proud of this since it reflects our faculty’s dedication to providing an excellent, rigorous business education so that our students graduate as socially responsible global leaders who are the difference in their communities and organizations,” said Linda Salchenberger, Keyes Dean of Business Administration. “A tremendous amount of work went into preparing for the AACSB review and I commend and thank our faculty and staff for their hard work.”

In 1928, the College of Business Administration became the first Catholic business school accredited by the AACSB and was one of only 40 business schools accredited nationwide.

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Real estate professor appointed director at Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Mark Eppli, professor of finance and the Robert B. Bell Sr. Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University, has been appointed to be an independent director at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Eppli, who also serves as director of the Center for Real Estate in the College of Business Administration, will serve on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago until Dec. 31, 2013.

A board member of the Real Estate Research Institute, Eppli studies shopping center economics, single-family house pricing, commercial mortgage default, new urbanism, smart growth and commercial real estate development.

ManpowerGroup CEO Jeff Joerres to deliver keynote address at annual Business Leaders Forum

Jeff Joerres, chairman and chief executive officer of ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), will deliver the keynote speech at Marquette University College of Business Administration’s annual Business Leaders Forum luncheon Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Joerres graduated from the College of Business Administration in 1983 and has been a Marquette University trustee since 2000. He joined ManpowerGroup in 1993 and has led a transformation of the organization’s business strategy, adding new business lines that have expanded the company’s ability to assist clients and candidates in navigating the changing world of work.



Linda Salchenberger, Keyes Dean of Business Administration, provides some insight on the economic outlook for the year ahead.

David Clark, professor of economics, weighs in on the Wisconsin housing market.

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, comments on the end of a lengthy strike at Manitowoc Corp.

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, provides his latest economic outlook for 2012, saying that, despite uncertainties, there’s reason for optimism.



Religion Matters: Economics professor Joe Daniels looks at the link between religion and politics

International economist Joe Daniels of Marquette University and his collaborator, Marc von der Ruhr, of St. Norbert College, have spent a decade asking how individual attitudes shape international economic policy. Now, in their most recent research, titled Trust in Others: Does Religion Matter?, Daniels and von der Ruhr tested the relationships among social capital and trust and religious participation and affiliation.



A business for flair: alum is top interior designer

Alumnus Ernest de la Torre is one of the country’s top young interior designers. Not long after graduating from the College of Business Administration in 1987, de la Torre was drawn from the corporate business world into the world inhabited by interior designers.