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Eller Students Engage in Nationwide Honda Insight Marketing ChallengeEller Students Engage in Honda Insight Marketing Competition

UA among 21 universities participating nationwide.

Students in Edward Ackerley's advertising management class are experiencing something far from your traditional college class — a course-based, working agency.

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Sandy Klasa Named McGuire Professor of EntrepreneurshipSandy Klasa Named McGuire Professor of Entrepreneurship

Associate professor of finance Sandy Klasa has been named the McGuire Professor of Entrepreneurship, an award designed to foster academic exploration of entrepreneurship. [more]

 

Doctoral Student Awarded Kauffman Foundation Dissertation FellowshipDoctoral Student Awarded Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Kelli Frias-Gutierrez, a fifth-year doctoral student in marketing, has been awarded a $20,000 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for research focused on understanding the effect of intellectual property law in the marketplace. [more]

 

MIS Lecturer Engages Undergraduates with Social MediaMIS Lecturer Engages Undergraduates with Social Media

Last spring, MIS lecturer Shyam Jha decided to experiment with the social media network Twitter in his operations management course to involve students with the topics he was teaching in class. [more]

 

McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work

Entrepreneurs Gather for Insight into Venture Funding SourcesEntrepreneurs Gather for Insight into Venture Funding Sources

Southern Arizona entrepreneurs recently gathered for IdeaFunding, a workshop focused on providing resources for individuals interested in bringing a new product or service to market, early stage companies, and individuals within established firms exploring entrepreneurial new directions. [more]

 

McGuire Center Partners with Other Stakeholders on Entrepreneurial Economy TaskforceMcGuire Center Joins Entrepreneurial Economy Taskforce

Key regional stakeholders — including representatives from successful ventures, funding entities, government, and the University of Arizona — have converged to establish a taskforce focused on stimulating economic growth through entrepreneurship in Southern Arizona. [more]

 

Research Report

MIS Professors Explore Online Friendships Between Firms and CustomersMIS Professors Explore Online Friendships between Firms and Customers

Social networking is playing an increasing role in customer relationship management. Associate professor of MIS Sue Brown is collaborating on a research project about firms’ adoption of online social networks such as Facebook for commercial friendships. [more]
  

Alumni Spotlights

Tannya GaxiolaBringing Work and Service Together
Tannya Gaxiola

BSBA Finance and Marketing '99
Co-founder, QuikHelp
 
 
 

Alfredo MoranDelivering on Success
Alfredo Moran

MBA '06
Senior Strategic Sales Analyst, FedEx
 


 

Student Profiles

Katy WinkelhausHealthy Ambition
Katy Winkelhaus

MBA '10

 
 
 
  
 

Gabriel Munoz-FitchInternational Achievement
Gabriel Munoz-Fitch

BSBA Business Management '09
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

December 4, 2009
Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things Networking Tea

December 7, 2009
Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy: David Laibson, Harvard University

December 11, 2009
2010/2011 Economic Outlook Annual Forecast Luncheon

December 15, 2009
MIS Department 35th Anniversary Reception in Phoenix


Eller in the News

We Must Recognize Border Benefits as Well as Problems
The Arizona Republic : November 17, 2009

Business-School Professors Learn a Hard Lesson in Competition, Study Finds
The Chronicle of Higher Education : November 5, 2009

Experts: Recession over, but state may lag nation
The Arizona Republic : October 18, 2009