Dean's Update June 2011

Applied Investment Management program continues job placement streak

Despite a still sluggish economy, the Applied Investment Management program class of 2011 has achieved a 100-percent career placement rate, a streak that has been ongoing since the program's inception in 2005. The 24 students, who all graduated from the acclaimed and competitive program this past academic year, have landed jobs with major financial firms, such as Morgan Stanley, RBS, JP Morgan, Bank of America, UBS and Cascade Investments, to name a few.John Ferraro

"We have been true to our mission of providing students the opportunity to integrate the financial principles they learn in the classroom with relevant internships and investment experiences so that they may become proficient and ethical investment professionals," said David Krause, AIM director.

More information on the AIM program is available online.

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Marketing professors' research on Chinese consumerism honored

Srinivas Durvasula and Steven Lysonski, professors of marketing, have been honored with the Best Paper Award by the Journal of Consumer Marketing for their study on Chinese consumerism. This is the third such award by researchers in the college for the 2010-11 academic year.

Center for Audit Quality funds accounting professor's research

The Center for Audit Quality will fund a research project by Ikseon Suh, assistant professor of accounting. Suh's project on fraud reporting was chosen by the CAQ's Research Advisory Board.

Grassroots crime reduction organization taps Marquette IT students to develop software

More than 40 IT students have worked to identify and design a prototype data system for Safe & Sound, a Milwaukee organization dedicated to reducing crime.

David Clark, professor of economics, said last year's home-buyer tax credit continues to distort sales figures.

Sarah Peck, chair and associate professor of finance, commented on increases in average pay for Wisconsin CEOs in 2010.

Joseph Daniels, professor of economics, discussed the success of "megachurches" that offer more than just religious services.

 

Economics professor part of Marquette-led study on nurse staffing

Olga Yakusheva, assistant professor of economics, was part of an interdisciplinary team of Marquette researchers that found nurse staffing and overtime hours affect readmission rates and ER visits.

Accounting alumna to head Wisconsin CPA organization

Marquette accounting and MBA alumna Danica E. Olson, CPA, accounting manager with the Milwaukee Bucks, has been named president-elect of the 2011-2012 Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Board of Directors. WICPA is the premier professional organization for Wisconsin CPAs, with more than 8,000 members working in public accounting, industry, government and education.