Dean's Update May 2012

Congratulations to the Marquette Business Class of 2012

Nearly 270 Marquette Business undergraduate and 100 graduate students were among the more than 2,000 Marquette University students who earned their diplomas at commencement Sunday, May 20. As these future leaders of business and industry listened to the inspirational words of commencement speaker and baseball legend Henry “Hank” Aaron and reflected back on their senior years, there was much to be proud of. Here are just a few student highlights from the past academic year:

• Developing talent: Real estate students win Midwest Real Estate Challenge
Marquette Business students honored by university for leadership
Applied Investment Management team has great showing at CFA competition
Marquette Business student honored for top accounting exam score
Supply chain management senior helps lead Marquette student government

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Accounting student honored nationally for CMA exam score

Xin Xu, an accounting student in Marquette Business’ Graduate School of Management, will be honored by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants with the Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award for achieving the top score in the nation by a college or university student on the Certified Management Accountant examination, seen as the gold standard certification for accountants and financial professionals nationwide.

University honors supply chain management professor for teaching excellence

Mark Cotteleer, associate professor of management, has been honored with a Marquette University Teaching Excellence Award. Each year, the university honors faculty members who are held in the highest esteem by colleagues and students. Cotteleer’s enthusiasm and commitment to teaching have contributed to a nearly 100 percent increase in the number of undergraduate majors in the supply chain management program during the past five years, and have led to a top 20 national program ranking by both U.S. News & World Report and Gartner Inc.






Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, talked about the nation's employment numbers and offered predictions for GDP growth on Chicago’s "Noon Business Hour" WBBM Newsradio. (Segment begins at the 03:35 mark.)

Sarah Peck, chair and associate professor of finance, discussed the gap in taxes paid by CEOs compared to worker pay nationally, saying that the pay gap is not helping shareholders.

David Clark, professor of economics, discussed the real estate market in Wisconsin with the sales of existing homes rising 19.5 percent and the median sale price up 2.4 percent.



Marketing professor Andrews honored with top article award

Craig Andrews, professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, has been awarded the 2012 Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Award, which honors the article published in the journal between 2008 and 2010 that has made the most significant contribution to the understanding of marketing and public policy issues. Andrews is being honored for his article, “Understanding How Graphic Pictorial Warnings Work on Cigarette Packaging.”




Young alumnus’ staffing start-up earns 2012 IQ Award for Innovation

ZoomShift, a founded and run by 2011 finance and entrepreneurship alumnus Ben Bartling, was awarded a 2012 IQ Award for Innovation from BizTimes Milwaukee. ZoomShift is a web-based staff scheduling tool that simplifies scheduling for restaurant managers and employees. It takes the entire staff scheduling process and puts it online in an organized, easy-to-use system. This application makes managing employee availability, schedule posting, and shift trading or dropping beyond simple, saving restaurants time and money.

BizTimes profiled Bartling and ZoomShift in May.