Read the fall 2013 issue of Smith Business.
Smith Business Magazine: Fall 2013
The last several months have been a time of growth at the Smith School. As you’ve read in this issue of Smith Business, we launched our first online MBA degree program, increased our diversity efforts through the LEAD Institute and took our Cupid’s Cup Business Competition national.
I have also stepped into my role as dean of the Smith School. It is an exciting new challenge for me.
It was the Cinderella story of March Madness season when Andy Enfield, MBA ’94, coached Florida Gulf Coast University’s men’s basketball team to the NCAA Sweet 16. Enfield has always loved basketball, from his undergraduate days as an All-American for Johns Hopkins University through his stints as an NBA assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks (1994-1996) and Boston Celtics (1996-1998).
Common wisdom says managers set their firm’s ethical tone. But new research finds that employees are more likely to report wrongdoing in the workplace if they believe the entire firm has a zero-tolerance policy on misconduct.
First it was The New York Times. Then The Baltimore Sun. Now The Washington Post has followed suit, requiring online readers to buy a subscription.
Wellford Dillard, MBA ’97, has a track record of turning around struggling companies. Today he’s using his financial expertise in a company that helps sick people get well.
“You can market and create good at the same time,” Elysa Hammond said to an attentive crowd at the Smith School’s fifth annual Social Enterprise Symposium on March 1, 2013. “Business has been part of the problems we are facing today, and business needs to be part of the solution.”
Samuel Blum ’13 is one lucky dog. He’s hitting the road this year as one of 12 Oscar Mayer Hotdoggers, driving the company’s iconic Wienermobile from sea to shining sea.
The Smith School will launch an online MBA program in January 2014 designed to accommodate working professionals.
The Cupid’s Cup business competition this year expanded beyond the university to award cash prizes to the most promising entrepreneurs in the country. But the April 5 competition, sponsored by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank ’96 and hosted by Smith’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, found its top winner close to home.