Dean's Update September 2011

Three programs ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News

Three Marquette undergraduate business programs have been ranked in the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the college was ranked 81st among "Best Undergraduate Business Programs," up from 88 last year.

As part of its annual "Best Colleges" rankings, U.S. News ranks the nation's best undergraduate business programs, as well as business specialty programs. This year U.S. News recognized Marquette's programs in entrepreneurship (16), finance (18) and supply chain management (16) among the nation's top business specialty programs.

For more information about Marquette Business' top-ranked programs, visit their websites:

• Entrepreneurship

• Finance

Supply Chain Management

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Entrepreneurship Week to feature keynote address by Johnsonville CEO

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of events, Nov. 14-21, 2011. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Ralph Stayer, chairman and CEO of Johnsonville Sausage.

Real estate, supply chain directors to moderate industry panels

Mark Eppli, Bell Chair in Real Estate and professor of finance, will moderate “Milwaukee: The Way Forward…Establishing Development Priorities” at the annual BizTimes Milwaukee Commercial Real Estate conference Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011.

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, will moderate the supply chain portion of the conference “Reinventing the Industrial Heartland: Supply Chain Sustainability and the New Automotive Industry,” Thursday, Oct. 6. The conference is sponsored by the American Council on Germany, and the Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, discusses the impact payroll tax cuts will have on Social Security in Forbes.

Matteo Arena, assistant professor of finance, was part of a study that examined the effectiveness of co-CEOs.

David Clark, professor of economics, says the economic quality of life for Milwaukee's middle class has declined.




Accounting faculty member honored for outstanding research paper

Qianhua Ling, assistant professor of accounting, received the outstanding research paper award at the American Accounting Association’s 2011 annual meeting for her paper, “The Association between Nonprofit CEO Compensation Change, Performance Signals, and Excess Cash Holding.” 


Accounting alumna named a ’40 Under 40’ by CPA Practice Advisor

Accounting alumna Kara Haas, CPA, CITP, CFE, has been named among the CPA Practice Advisor’s “40 Under 40” for 2011. According to Practice Advisor, the “40 Under 40” is a program designed to identify and honor young leaders who are helping to positively shape the accounting and tax profession.