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The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona defines itself through the Eller Experience, a sum of our strengths, priorities, and pursuits.

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Dynamic Learning Community

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Newly minted Eller grads prep to begin careersNewly minted Eller grads prep to begin careers
After a whirlwind weekend encompassing undergraduate and graduate convocations, plus a return to Arizona Stadium for a campus-wide bash, about 900 Eller Wildcats became alumni in May.
Eller MBA jumps 13 points in U.S. News rankingsEller MBA jumps 13 points in U.S. News rankings
After being named an “MBA Program on the Rise” last year, this year the Eller Full-Time MBA program moved up 13 slots, from #57 to #44, in the 2014 graduate rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report.
Eller Sports Management program grows in reachEller Sports Management program grows in reach
Three years after its launch, the Sports Management Program at Eller is now serving 850 UA undergraduates. Overwhelming student support helped get the program started, but its roots extend back to 2008.
Pre-business freshment help UA Homecoming go greenPre-business freshmen help UA Homecoming go green
The UA Office of Sustainability deployed about 100 pre-business freshmen to collect data assessing the environmental impact of Homecoming festivities, initiating a first-of-its-kind research project.
Marketing students team with EdVenture Partners to promote hip Chevy carsMarketing students team with EdVenture Partners to promote hip Chevy cars
The “iAM” campaign for Chevrolet is currently underway and is geared to promote the Cruze, Sonic, and Spark automobiles in an effort to stimulate awareness throughout the campus.
Eller MBAs Find Economic Impact of Tucson International Airport Tops $3.2 BillionEller MBAs find economic impact of Tucson International Airport tops $3.2 billion
“We knew that the airport had a significant impact on Pima County, but none of us guessed how large the impact would ultimately be,” said Catherine Weigand, Eller MBA ‘13.
Annual Thinking Forward Conference Spotlights Sports MarketingAnnual Thinking Forward Conference spotlights sports marketing
For the 8th Annual Thinking Forward Conference, the Department of Marketing collaborated with the Department of Management and Organizations and the Sports Management Program to focus on sports marketing. Includes image gallery.
Eller MBAs connect with alumni, corporations in Bay AreaEller MBAs connect with alumni, corporations in Bay Area
Eller MBA students made great use of their winter break by travelling to San Francisco for a series of company seminars and a networking event. Ten students, including both first- and second-year MBAs, made the three-day trip.
Advertising class comes full circle with real-world alumnus clientAdvertising class comes full circle with real-world alumnus client
Adjunct lecturer Ed Ackerley’s Advertising Management course is a perennial favorite among students. Despite its 8 a.m. time slot, it’s one of the hardest marketing electives to get into.
MedAssets CEO hosts Eller students for quarterly earnings callMedAssets CEO hosts Eller students for quarterly earnings call
MedAssets CEO John Bardis (Eller Marketing ‘78) held his quarterly earnings call at McClelland Hall in November — and he invited 50 finance and entrepreneurship students to listen in.
Undergrads Visit the East Coast for Management Capstone CourseUndergrads visit the East Coast for management capstone course
The undergraduate management capstone course went on the road this summer, hitting Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York in a whirlwind three-week trip designed to illuminate the intersections between the government, business, and nonprofit sectors.
"Meet the Dean" Summer/Fall Tour Kicks Off in Tucson "Meet the Dean" summer/fall tour kicks off in Tucson
Over 100 Eller College alumni, students, faculty, and friends welcomed Eller College Dean Len Jessup on May 26 at the Lodge on the Desert in Tucson. View the event's photo gallery and learn more about upcoming events across the country.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz inspires students with value-focused bottom line Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz inspires students with value-focused bottom line
Eller undergraduate and MBA students joined Eller faculty, Starbucks partners, and community members to honor Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz with the 2011 UA Executive of the Year Award on April 15.
Technology-minded students test consulting skills at Deloitte Case Competition Technology-minded students test consulting skills at Deloitte Case Competition
Over 150 undergraduate and graduate students applied this spring to participate in the Deloitte Consulting Case Challenge, a hands-on simulation based on an actual Deloitte project.
Q&A with incoming Eller College dean Leonard Jessup Q&A with incoming Eller College dean Leonard Jessup
UA and Eller College alumnus Leonard Jessup will become dean of the Eller College of Management in May. The UA announced his appointment in late January, following a nationwide search.
Horse whisperers' ranch challenges MBAs' nonverbal communication skills Horse whisperers' ranch challenges MBAs' nonverbal communication skills
Eller MBA students in Barry Goldman’s negotiations course went out of the classroom and down to the ranch for a hands-on exercise in nonverbal communication — includes photo gallery.
Executive briefing sessions test MBA business communication skills Executive briefing sessions test MBA business communication skills
Eller MBA students recently participated in high-stakes executive briefings as part of an in-class simulation designed to test their managerial communication skills. The kicker? They presented to high-profile working executives.
Eller Accelerated MBA program attracts focused professionals Eller Accelerated MBA program attracts focused professionals
This summer, the Eller MBA program introduced a new, 12-month program designed to serve professionals who hold undergraduate business degrees.
Eller undergrads intern with lifestyle startup in Hong Kong Eller undergrads intern with lifestyle startup in Hong Kong
This summer, Alexander Williams and Dylan Pesquiera developed a comprehensive marketing plan for the launch of Autom, a robotic weight-loss coach built in Asia.
Gerry Swanson celebrates 40 years at Eller Gerry Swanson celebrates 40 years at Eller
Dr. Gerald J. Swanson, Professor of Economics and Thomas R. Brown Chair in Economic Education, has been converting skeptical students into burgeoning economists at the UA for four decades.
Student-generated advertisement tops PSAid national competition Student-generated advertisement tops PSAid national competition
Students in Ed Ackerley's Advertising Management class developed advertisements for the Public Service Announcements for International Disasters project, winning the full PSAid competition.
Brent Seebohm initiates Excellence Fund for new sports management minor program Brent Seebohm initiates Excellence Fund for new sports management minor program
In February, the Eller College held an official launch party for the sports management minor, a student-driven option designed for non-business students.
Top-Ranked MIS Department Celebrates 35 Years Top-ranked MIS department celebrates 35 Years
Eller College is a leader in MIS research and teaching — this year, the department was ranked #1 among public programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report (with online slideshow).
Eller students top Honda Insight Marketing Competition Eller students top Honda Insight Marketing Competition
Eller College undergraduates placed first in a competition to develop a peer promotional plan for the Honda Insight, beating out 20 other schools nationwide.
Reconnecting with Eller Reconnecting with Eller
Students, faculty, alumni, and friends gathered at the Eller College tent on the UA mall for Homecoming 2009 (includes photo gallery).
Celebrating ten years as the Eller College Celebrating ten years as the Eller College
In September, some 400 students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the Eller College gathered to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the College's naming in honor of alumnus and entrepreneur Karl Eller.
Eller Undergraduates Study in China Eller undergraduates study in China
This summer, 50 Eller business management and marketing majors took their first-semester cohort classes in Nanjing, China.
Finance and MBA students tour Playa Vista Finance and MBA students tour Playa Vista
Commercial real estate finance class travels to L.A.to tour the mixed-use development project built on a former Howard Hughes-owned airfield.
New Evening MPA program serves public sector pros New Evening MPA program serves public sector pros
Master of Public Administration program will provide public and nonprofit management courses on a convenient schedule for working professionals.
Eller team takes second at annual American Marketing Association competition Eller team takes second at annual American Marketing Association competition
Coached by Eller MBA students, the undergraduate team developed a comprehensive business plan for KodakGallery.com.
Learning virtually Learning virtually: Eller professor uses Second Life to promote learning
Students in Suzanne Delaney's statistics class created a Second Life experience for their classmates to help learn the material.
A new way to an MBA A new way to an MBA: Eller introduces an accelerated option for business professionals
Through the new Eller Accelerated MBA, business professionals can complete their MBA in just 12 months.
Accounting prep Accounting prep: Eller undergraduates test skills in PricewaterhouseCoopers case competition
In the fall of 2008, 60 Eller students participated in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax and Accounting Campus Competitions.

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Entrepreneurial Experience

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Venture team update: MistoBox swims with the sharks Venture team update: MistoBox swims with the sharks
The sharks bit when McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship alums Connor Riley and Samantha Meis pitched their venture MistoBox on the ABC reality series Shark Tank.
2013 McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase a resounding success 2013 New Venture Competition and Showcase a resounding success
After a year of imagining and developing viable, comprehensive plans for new business ventures, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Class of '13 presented their ideas at the fast-paced and exciting McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase.
Venture team update: Team Santiago Venture team update: Team Santiago
Two doctoral students in the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program started off working on a venture that didn’t stand up to feasibility tests. So they pivoted to the classical music concert experience.
McGuire Center recognized by peers for advancing discipline of entrepreneurship McGuire Center recognized by peers for advancing discipline of entrepreneurship
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship won a prestigious award for Outstanding Contributions to Advance the Discipline of Entrepreneurship at the 2012 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference.
Students, community members share business ideas at Pitch McGuire Students, community members share business ideas at Pitch McGuire
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship's new weekly program invites UA students and employees, as well as members of the general public, to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of experts.
McGuire Team Wins on Viability Plus Values at International New Ventures Competition McGuire team wins on viability plus values at International New Ventures Competition
The students behind the new venture OnwardPacks belong to a generation that's redefining the popular concept of entrepreneurship, blending sustainable profit with strong social values.
Venture team profile: MistoBox Venture team profile: MistoBox
McGuire Entrepreneurship teams took center stage at the New Venture Expo at the Southwest Regional Angel Summit in April. One of them, MistoBox, took home the prize of “Most Investable Venture.”
Eller College launches South Tucson economic development program Eller College launches South Tucson economic development program
With the support of a $100,000 seed gift from JPMorgan Chase, the Eller College of Management has launched a new economic development program aimed at helping South Tucson entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
New Innovation Law Lab offers legal knowledge to regional start-ups New Innovation Law Lab offers legal knowledge to regional start-ups
Led by Larry Hecker and Gabriel Beckmann, the Innovation Law Lab provides critical legal strategy, leadership, and advice to innovation-based, scalable start-ups in the Tucson/Southern Arizona region.
Meet the Class of '12 on McGuireExperience.com McGuire Venture Team Reko Global Water Funded Through Chilean Government Grant
Reko Global Water — part of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship’s venture class of 2010 — is among 154 startup companies funded by the Chilean government’s Start-Up Chile program.
Meet the Class of '12 on McGuireExperience.com Meet the Class of '12 on McGuireExperience.com
McGuireExperience.com, the website that documents the year-long process of being in the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, now features brief interviews with some of the students newly admitted to the top-ranked program.
McGuire Entrepreneurship Program attracts student athletes McGuire Entrepreneurship Program attracts student athletes
The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is an intensive, year-long experience that demands countless hours, dedicated teamwork, and top performance at high-stakes presentations to judges and angel investors.
Electric bike company Velocis wins over judges at Year-End Showcase Electric bike company Velocis wins over judges at Year-End Showcase
The 100 students in the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program concluded their venture development experience with an annual day-long showcase event on April 14.
Innovation Day at the UA Innovation Day at the UA
Students in the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship passed the first public test of their venture process—interacting with visitors to their tradeshow booths at the annual Innovation Day at UA.
Venture team update: The Cravory Venture team update: The Cravory
Cookie Fusion was one of three finalists in the 2008 McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Year-End Showcase, and the team members have gone on to launch the venture, now called The Cravory, in San Diego.
Doctoral student tops IdeaFunding 2010 Innovation in Research competition Doctoral student tops IdeaFunding 2010 Innovation in Research competition
Third-year doctoral student Xenia Kachur — whose focus is biomedical engineering — topped the Innovation in Research Competition at the IdeaFunding 2010 conference in October.
Management senior and pro DJ competes for Global Student Entrepreneurship Award Management senior and pro DJ competes for Global Student Entrepreneurship Award
Eric Smith was nominated for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, a national competition for students who own and run businesses while attending a high school, college, or university.
Partnership gives Mexican undergraduates access to entrepreneurship program Partnership gives Mexican undergraduates access to entrepreneurship program
The McGuire Center and the Tecnológico de Monterrey partner to offer Mexican exchange students access to the top-ranked UA entrepreneurship program.
Venture Team Update: Ugallery.com Venture Team Update: Ugallery.com
Back in 2006, UA students Alex Farkas, Stephen Tanenbaum, and Greg Rosborough connected in the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program around a fundamental problem of the art business: how can promising young artists connect with potential buyers?
McGuire Center year concludes with unprecedented final results McGuire Center year concludes with unprecedented final results
For the first time ever, the annual McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship year-end showcase competition ended in a tie, with two finalist teams taking top honors.
Center for Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venturing announced Center for Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venturing announced
Eller's new center will foster the infusion of entrepreneurship in existing firms while capitalizing on these early days of the open innovation movement.
McGuire entrepreneurship venture teams featured at Innovation Day McGuire entrepreneurship venture teams featured at Innovation Day
At the University of Arizona's annual showcase of campus-wide innovation, the McGuire Center student teams participate in tradeshow.
USA Today and Princeton Review dub McGuire Center the "crown jewel" of UA USA Today and Princeton Review dub McGuire Center the "crown jewel" of UA
Identifying the University of Arizona as one of the top 100 "Best Value Colleges," the review highlighted Eller's undergraduate MIS and accounting programs while gushing over the McGuire Center.
Doctoral student awarded Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Doctoral student awarded Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Kelli Frias, a fifth-year marketing doctoral student, has been awarded a $20,000 fellowship for her marketplace product form research.
Private Equity Firm Buys MIS Spinoff Company Private equity firm buys MIS spinoff company
A private equity firm has acquired the company founded by MIS professor Hsinchun Chen to commercialize the crime-fighting software COPLINK.
McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship caps off banner year McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship caps off banner year
McGuire Center celebrates 25th annual year-end competition and upward movement in U.S. News graduate rankings.
Uncovering the corporate parenting paradox Uncovering the corporate parenting paradox
Eller College professor shows that startup companies benefit when established corporations enter new technology markets.
Entrepreneurship teams test ventures at UA Innovation Day Entrepreneurship teams test ventures at UA Innovation Day
Angel investors and other attendees perused displays and asked informal questions about the 21 McGuire Entrepreneurship Program team exhibits.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Investment Awareness Series McGuire Center announces the Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Investment Awareness Series
The Awareness Series includes five separate events throughout March and April that highlight the role entrepreneurship plays in growing the economy.
Identifying a need and meeting it Identifying a need and meeting it: McGuire Center grads launch AZ CarMart
McGuire Entrepreneurship Program alums Josh Berger and Travis Hannon launched their Tucson-based business in 2008.
The Business/Law Exchange The Business/Law Exchange: Partnership joins law students and entrepreneurship teams
McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship partners with James E. Rogers College of Law to promote new program, including a mock law firm class.

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Leading in a Global Market

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Eller undergrads take second in Foster global case competitionEller undergrads take second in Foster global case competition
In April, a team of Eller undergraduate students traveled to Seattle for the 2013 Global Business Challenge, hosted by the Foster School of Business’s Global Business Center at the University of Washington.
Eller Executive Education builds international partnershipsEller Executive Education builds international partnerships
On a recent trip to Colombia, Associate Dean Stephen Gilliland, Assistant Dean Paul Melendez, and Eller College Dean Len Jessup began exploring potential partnerships with business schools, consulting firms, and speakers’ bureaus.
MIS department launches online master's programMIS department launches online master's program
Beginning in March, Eller becomes the first business school with a top-five management information systems department to offer an online graduate degree program in this high-demand specialty.
MBAs do Eller proud at GE case competitionMBAs do Eller proud at GE case competition
Four Eller MBA students placed second at the General Electric Experienced Commercial Leadership Program Case Competition October 19 in Austin, Texas.
 
Eller undergraduate programs plus MIS, entrepreneurship, and management hold strong in rankingsEller undergraduate programs plus MIS, entrepreneurship, and management hold strong in rankings
Eller College of Management undergraduate programs held onto its slot at #14 among public business programs in the 2013 America’s Best Colleges issue of U.S. News & World Report.
Alumni venture team profile: MojoTree FarmAlumni venture team profile: MojoTree Farm
Two years after being a finalist team in the annual McGuire Entrepreneurship Program year-end competition event, MojoTree Farm is going strong.
 
Marketing faculty investigate social dynamics in post-Katrina New OrleansMarketing faculty investigate social dynamics in post-Katrina New Orleans
Soldwedel Professor of Marketing Melanie Wallendorf teamed with then-doctoral student Michelle Weinberger to conduct an ethnographic study focusing on the question of “gifting” in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Creating a collaborative culture: Bhupesh Arora, Eller MBA '98Creating a collaborative culture: Bhupesh Arora, Eller MBA '98
Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders 2012 include Eller MBA alumnus Bhupesh Arora, saluting the transformational change he brought to Avery Dennison.
Barry Goldman sets research agenda for 21st century negotiation in new bookBarry Goldman sets research agenda for 21st century negotiation in new book
A new book co-edited by Barry Goldman explores how changes have driven organizations to turn to negotiation as a means to add value and increase innovation, and as an alternative to litigation in business transactions.
Economics Assistant Professor Derek Lemoine Weighs Options for Climate ManagementEconomics Assistant Professor Derek Lemoine weighs options for climate management
Combining policies aimed at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with those aimed at reducing emissions could decrease CO2 concentrations faster than natural processes alone.
Eller Global Cohort undergrads get new perspective in IndiaEller Global Cohort undergrads get new perspective in India
Undergraduate students immersed themselves in the culture of an emerging economy this summer through the Eller Global Cohort. For ten weeks, they lived and learned in Bangalore, India.
Marketing students top PSAid competition for second year running Marketing students top PSAid competition for second year running
Students from all over the country submitted print and radio public service announcements that emphasize the importance of appropriate international disaster response, and build support for international disaster relief work.
Working MBAs broaden horizons abroadWorking MBAs broaden horizons abroad
As part of a required international management course, Evening and Executive MBAs traveled to South America and Asia to gain essential perspective on globalized business practice.
Eller MIS and Accounting programs top peer research rankings Eller MIS and Accounting programs top peer research rankings
New technology at the airport this holiday travel season has made the news, but a different approach is under investigation at the UA as part of the 14-university BORDERS consortium.
Eller MBAs investigate privatization in Brazil and ArgentinaEller MBAs investigate privatization in Brazil and Argentina
As part of the international trip required of all Full-Time Eller MBAs, first-year students spent part of their holiday break in South America, soaking in the culture and meeting with companies.
AVATAR kiosk aims to automate, augment law enforcement at international borders AVATAR kiosk aims to automate, augment law enforcement at international borders
New technology at the airport this holiday travel season has made the news, but a different approach is under investigation at the UA as part of the 14-university BORDERS consortium.
Multifaceted Russian American student overcomes obstacles Multifaceted Russian American student overcomes obstacles
Aleksey Chernobelskiy arrived in the U.S. from Russia ten years ago unable to speak English and following a family dream to excel academically and professionally. He graduates from UA in May with four degrees.
Scholarships support undergraduate travel to China and India Scholarships support undergraduate travel to China and India
Gifts from UA alumni Terry Valeski (BS History '68) and Jim Miles (BSBA Finance and Real Estate '82) supported ten Eller undergraduates' study abroad experiences this summer.
UA students earn business minor over summer in Spain UA students earn business minor over summer in Spain
"Studying in Spain not only allowed me to complete my business minor in four weeks, but I was also exposed to an entirely different culture and experience," said Natalie Bendroff, newly minted business minor.
Eller College announces partnership with City University of Hong Kong Eller College announces partnership with City University of Hong Kong
The University of Arizona's top-ranked Department of Management Information Systems will offer a dual-degree program aimed at Chinese graduate students.
MIS department answers demand for professionals with information security expertise MIS department answers demand for professionals with information security expertise
New online Enterprise Security Certification program for working professionals offered by Eller's top-ranked management information systems program.
Eller MBAs visit emerging markets all over the globe Eller MBAs visit emerging markets all over the globe
Eller MBAs across programs — Full-Time, Evening, and Executive — all had the opportunity to travel abroad in January, visiting South Africa, Asia, and South America.
Eller undergrads spend winter break in India Eller undergrads spend winter break in India
After spending the fall semester learning about business culture and industries, Emerging Markets classmates traveled to India as part of the Eller College's Global Business Program.
The economics of innovation: Modeling pricing methods for technology The economics of innovation: Modeling pricing methods for technology
Economics associate professor Gautam Gowrisankaran has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant to explore modeling methods for durable goods.
Eller MBAs take on international tech transfer projects Eller MBAs take on international tech transfer projects
Four teams of Eller MBA and UA science graduate students recently showcased their internship experiences with the Advanced Technology Transfer Project in Mexico.
Undergrads gain insight into microfinance in Costa Rica Undergrads gain insight into microfinance in Costa Rica
This summer, students participating in the Costa Rica Study Tour got a first-hand look at community microcredit in action.
 
Mexican visitors contribute nearly $1 billion to metro Tucson economy Mexican visitors contribute nearly $1 billion to metro Tucson economy
Eller's Economic and Business Research Center recently released a new economic impact study commissioned by the Arizona Office of Tourism.
UA team competes in P3 national sustainable systems design competition UA team competes in P3 national sustainable systems design competition
Eller MBA student joins forces with environmental science graduate students for the U.S. EPA's People, Prosperity, and the Planet Award competition.
Can the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory replace the graveyard shift? Can the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory replace the graveyard shift?
Collaborating centers in time zones six to eight hours apart can transfer work so that every center is working during the daytime. But will it work?
Global calling Global calling: 50 incoming Eller students to study in China
This summer, Eller College undergraduate students will take their first-semester cohort classes in the thriving city of Nanjing, China.
Eller MBAs travel internationally Eller MBAs travel to Vietnam, Singapore, Chile, and Argentina
Eller MBA students had two international trips to choose from over the winter break: Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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Governance and Social Responsibility

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Marketing professor assesses implications of cultural diversity on TVMarketing professor assesses implications of cultural diversity on TV
The process through which viewers identify with elements of television shows has significant implications for cultural diversity from a social justice perspective, according to a new paper by Hope Jensen Schau.
Eller Ethics goes on the roadEller Ethics goes on the road
In the wake of successful outreach programs in Phoenix and Los Angeles, Eller’s Center for Leadership Ethics took its framework for ethics education to Irving, Texas, for a program aimed at gifted middle and high school students.
Eller Executive Education engages with City of TucsonEller Executive Education engages with City of Tucson
After building a successful track record of programs geared toward public sector leadership building, Eller Executive Education has expanded its engagement with the City of Tucson.
Eller students set sights on healthy eatingEller students set sights on healthy eating
Two teams of Eller undergraduate students took on marketing challenges for Tucson Village Farm as part of the corporate social responsibility track of the first-semester cohort class BNAD 314: Business Communication.
Eller Executive Education partners with Tucson Medical Center for custom programEller Executive Education partners with Tucson Medical Center for custom program
“Senior leaders are often called upon to engage, inspire, and encourage others,” said Judy Rich, president and CEO of Tucson Medical Center HealthCare.
New certificate program serves public sector managersNew certificate program serves public sector managers
Building on the success of the regional, five-day Southwest Leadership Program, Eller launched the new Foundations of Public Sector Leadership certificate program this spring.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates connects with Eller studentsFormer U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates connects with Eller students
Robert Gates spent part of March 30 with Eller undergraduate and MBA students while he was in town to receive the 2012 University of Arizona Executive of the Year award. Includes image gallery.
NSF funding supports management research in ethicsNSF funding supports management research in ethics
Can ethics violation reporting trends be predicted? It’s just one of the questions management professors Lisa Ordóñez and Stephen Gilliland, aim to answer with support from the National Science Foundation and EthicsPoint.
On the road to recovery: Arizona's economic outlook 2012-2013On the road to recovery: Arizona's economic outlook 2012-2013
Arizona’s economy improved modestly during 2011. Data show that recovery has begun, but the pace was painfully slow.
 
Eller undergrads make a difference on National Day of ServiceEller undergrads make a difference on national day of service
A brigade of Eller undergrads over 400 strong volunteered in the Tucson community this October as part of Make a Difference Day, a national movement founded by USA WEEKEND magazine.
Assistant professor Steven Boivie examines CEO and firm performanceAssistant professor Steven Boivie examines CEO and firm performance
Two new papers co-authored by Assistant Professor of Management Steven Boivie uncover novel facets of CEO and firm performance. The first of the papers finds a new remedy to the CEO agency problem.
Undergraduate teams compete in social responsibility challengeUndergraduate teams compete in social responsibility challenge
Last semester, 100 Eller undergraduates volunteered to participate in social responsibility-focused sections of BNAD 314, a required course in business communication.
Business students inspired by social entrepreneurshipBusiness students inspired by social entrepreneurship
Maria Billias and Ernesto Carrizoza, both seniors at the Eller College, got their first exposure to Tucson-based special needs toy company PlayAbility Toys in a social entrepreneurship class taught by Stephen Gilliland.
Grad students partner on MBA field project to investigate solar trainGrad students partner on MBA field project to investigate solar train
A multifaceted team of graduate students from disciplines across the UA climbed aboard a solar-powered bullet train between Tucson and Phoenix this semester—metaphorically, that is.
Assisted living facility draws on MBA expertise for strategic planningAssisted living facility draws on MBA expertise for strategic planning
The slow-moving economy has put stress on nonprofit organizations such as St. Luke’s of the Desert, Inc., which in the fall hired an MBA consulting team to complete a strategic plan, thanks to the philanthropic support of Jim Click.
UA's Net Impact Team Takes Second in Hitachi Foundation CompetitionUA's Net Impact Team Takes Second in Hitachi Foundation Competition
Three Eller MBA students placed second in a nationwide case competition focused on the role of business in creating a more sustainable world and sponsored by Net Impact and the Hitachi Foundation.
Honors students attend Corporate and Collegiate Sustainability ConferenceHonors students attend Corporate and Collegiate Sustainability Conference
Sixty students from eleven universities nationwide, including two students from Eller, gathered at the College of William & Mary for the Corporate & College Collaborative for Sustainability.
Inaugural Executive Ethics Symposium debates strategic mortgage defaultsInaugural Executive Ethics Symposium debates strategic mortgage defaults
A panel of leaders gathered at the UA August 20 to hash out ethical issues involved in strategic mortgage default.
Temp workers are nonstandard, not substandardTemp workers are nonstandard, not substandard
Management and organizations associate professor Joseph Broschak warns managers of unintended consequences of treating temps like a separate workforce.
The leader who leads least leads best?The leader who leads least leads best?
New economics research by Associate Professor of Economics Mark Stegeman yields surprising insight into leadership.
GoodCat Hotline empowers students to report academic dishonestyGoodCat Hotline empowers students to report academic dishonesty
Students who observe unethical behavior in the classroom but hesitate to speak up have a new option: an anonymous reporting line.
Nonprofit management class coordinates Eller College Philanthropy Nonprofit management class coordinates Eller College Philanthropy
On December 5, 2009, more than 400 students and 14 campus clubs deployed as volunteers to nonprofit organizations across southern Arizona.
 
Elon University tops Eller Ethics Case Competition Elon University tops Eller Ethics Case Competition
The competition exposed students representing 26 universities to a thought-provoking business ethics case that they could face in their professional careers.
EthicsPoint establishes fund for ethics research at Eller EthicsPoint establishes fund for ethics research at Eller
The EthicsPoint Fund for the Discovery and Dissemination of Ethics Research at the Eller College will redefine the focus of business ethics research.
Eller undergrads analyze the new Tata Nano at national ethics competition Eller undergrads analyze new Tata Nano at national ethics competition
Eller team wins kudos for its choice of topic at Loyola Marymount University Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition.
Eller College students step up to promote solar energy in Arizona Eller College students step up to promote solar energy in Arizona
Eller MBA and undergraduate students participated in the Arizona Leadership Summit on Solar Energy and Economics.
Net Impact Net Impact: Eller MBA chapter engages execs in discourse about corporate social responsibility
Senior leadership from American Honda, APS, and Monsanto respond to students in healthy debate.
Ethical thinking Ethical thinking: High School Ethics Forum expands to Phoenix
Three years after its inception, the successful Eller College High School Ethics Forum is expanding to include the Eller MBA Scottsdale Campus.
Reaching out, giving back Reaching out, giving back: Recent MBA grads reflect on balancing volunteerism with classes
Finding time for community outreach and student leadership in the middle of a busy MBA curriculum can be tough, but it can be done.

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Beyond the Classroom

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Eller College to bring MBA program onlineEller College to bring MBA program online
Eller is taking its internationally-recognized MBA program online beginning this fall – adding another delivery option to a suite of on-ground programs including the traditional full-time, evening, and executive formats.
Accounting students volunteer to prep taxes for Tucsonans in needAccounting students volunteer to prep taxes for Tucsonans in need
Accounting undergrads have spent over 140 hours processing tax refunds for Tucsonans in need through a partnership with United Way and the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
UA AdCats help Manzo Elementary School promote innovations in sustainabilityUA AdCats help Manzo Elementary School promote innovations in sustainability
AdCats — the student-run advertising group at the University of Arizona — turned its talents to support of Manzo Elementary School, which had been on the short list of possible closures by Tucson Unified School District.
Delta Sigma Pi and Marana High School partner to help students prepare for the business worldDelta Sigma Pi and Marana High School partner to help students prepare for the business world
Students in Delta Sigma Pi — the professional business fraternity — have partnered with Marana High School to create a business mentoring program.
New study by MIS professor Sudha Ram examines how news spreads on TwitterNew study by MIS professor Sudha Ram examines how news spreads on Twitter
A study of the Twitter activity of 12 major news agencies shows varying levels of success for the social network as a news-sharing tool, based on factors like article lifespan and number of retweets.
Marketing students propose solutions for public safety programMarketing students propose solutions for public safety program
Three teams of students designed campaigns focused on Tucson Fire Department public safety programs as part of their coursework in assistant professor Hope Schau’s integrated marketing communications class this semester.
Eller students go near and far to gain insight and make connectionsEller students go near and far to gain insight and make connections
Eller’s undergraduate Professional Development Center is focused on creating an Eller experience that includes opportunities for students to explore career options out in the real world.
Undergrads bring digital citizenship program to Orange Grove Middle SchoolUndergrads bring digital citizenship program to Orange Grove Middle School
Eller College students in the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity teamed up with Tucson’s Orange Grove Middle School to create a custom program promoting online safety and digital citizenship.
Undergrads apply business intelligence to social mediaUndergrads apply business intelligence to social media
This fall, McClelland Professor of MIS Sudha Ram offered a new course to teach students just that: Business Intelligence: Web and Social Media Analytics.
MBA field projects yield ROI for clientsMBA field projects yield ROI for clients
Two spring field projects — one with economic consulting firm L.E. Peabody & Associates and one with fine artist Diana Madaras — illustrate the breadth of clients the MBAs work with, as well as how much value the MBAs can bring to bear on ambiguous business challenges.
Eller MBAs refocus on second year after internshipsEller MBAs refocus on second year after internships
Summer is prime internship season, so it’s no surprise that Eller MBA students have spent their summers hard at work, testing the coursework from their first year of classes in the corporate setting. We check in with three MBAs to see how their internship experiences went.
MIS Project Boosts Casa de los Niños Online PresenceMIS Project Boosts Casa de los Niños Online Presence
An undergraduate team has moved on to compete globally in the Google Online Marketing Challenge after blowing away judges for its campaign to boost visits to the Casa de los Niños website.
Eller undergrads intern at NCAA Final Four championship Eller undergrads intern at NCAA Final Four championship
Six UA undergraduates — including three Eller College students — worked as interns for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) during the 2011 NCAA men’s Final Four championship.
Marketing students connect with industry leaders at Thinking Forward Conference Marketing students connect with industry leaders at Thinking Forward Conference
The annual Thinking Forward Conference, presented by the Department of Marketing, brought together students and industry leaders in branding and technology marketing for a day of networking and learning.
Sports management students tackle real-world projects Sports management students tackle real-world projects
Students in the Sports Marketing Management class dug into two substantive projects for the Phoenix Suns and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl this fall.
  
ELITE students turn marketing exercise into fundraiser for Steele Children's Research Center ELITE students turn marketing exercise into fundraiser for Steele Children's Research Center
This semester, a group of high-achieving pre-business freshmen took on the first-ever Eller Apprentice 4Ps of Marketing Student Competition. Proceeds of the event benefited Steele Children's Research Center.
Talking gender and the workplace with pioneering executive Susan Bulkeley Butler Talking gender and the workplace with pioneering executive Susan Bulkeley Butler
The namesake CEO of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute joined students from the Professional Women in Business Association and the National Association of Women MBAs for an informal Q&A session.
Marketing and management undergrads prep for career searches at Immersion Day Marketing and management undergrads prep for career searches at Immersion Day
Incoming marketing and management majors participated in Career Immersion Day, a series of team-based games designed to get them thinking about job search strategies.
International ricks, international benefits: EMBA alum Heather Khan profiled International risks, international benefits: alum Heather Khan profiled
Heather Khan holds a BSBA in Accounting ('97) and an Executive MBA ('06) and now serves as a foreign service officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Clothing entrepreneur is true to his school Clothing entrepreneur is true to his school
Marc Herman’s company sells high-end sportswear in 1,200 boutiques in 15 countries and in most major department stores — but his biggest thrill is coming to the UA campus and seeing his t-shirts selling in the bookstore.
Eller Zipperman Scholars pay a visit to the Phoenix Suns MIS grad students tackle Google Online Marketing Challenge
This semester, Business Intelligence student teams participated in a national competition to devise effective Google AdWords campaigns for local businesses.
Eller Zipperman Scholars pay a visit to the Phoenix Suns Eller Zipperman Scholars pay a visit to the Phoenix Suns
52 pre-business students recently traveled to Phoenix for a behind-the-scenes look at U·S Airways Center operations.
Eller MBAs take on corporate consulting projects Eller MBAs take on corporate consulting projects
Each spring, teams of first-year Eller MBA students connect with corporations and nonprofit organizations for in-depth consulting projects that challenge them to apply the academic knowledge they're gaining in the classroom.
Eller students excel in fall case competitions Eller students excel in fall case competitions
Undergraduate students boosted Eller's reputation and their own presentation skills at a trio of case competitions in Nevada, Ohio, and Nova Scotia.
Eller students engage in Honda Insight Marketing Competition Eller students engage in Honda Insight Marketing Competition
Advertising management undergraduates form an in-class working ad agency to take on the challenge of marketing the Honda Insight to Generation Y.
Eller students launch ad agency Eller students launch ad agency
A dozen Eller College students have just launched UA AdCats, an advertising agency with actual clients, budgets, and deadlines.
MS-MIS students tackle data management project for TUSD MS-MIS students tackle data management project for TUSD
This fall, Master's in MIS students continue their work on a large-scale data management project for Tucson Unified School District.
A day with Mattel CEO Robert Eckert A day with Mattel CEO Robert Eckert
Undergraduate winners of the Marketing Department’s Think Forward awards traveled to California to shadow Eller alum.
Eller students spend the day with Warren Buffett Eller students spend the day with Warren Buffett
27 undergraduates traveled to Omaha over spring break to tour Berkshire Hathaway companies and enjoy a casual lunch with the investment giant.
Eller seniors give back Eller seniors give back
The Eller College Student Council promotes College-wide initiatives to enhance the student experience at Eller, including the revamped Senior Class Gift.
MIS department representatives tour U.S. Customs and Border Protection MIS department representatives tour U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Faculty, staff, and students from the Management Information Systems department toured Tucson and Nogales Homeland Security facilities.
Five questions with Louise Francesconi Five questions with Eller College advisory board member Louise Francesconi
Following her retirement from Raytheon, Louise Francesconi sat down with us to discuss good management, the economy, and more.
Turning the tables on Maria Bartiromo Turning the tables on Maria Bartiromo
In March, CNBC anchor and journalist Maria Bartiromo joined Eller College dean Paul Portney for an informal talk as part of the Eller College Distinguished Speaker Series.
Goals gone wild Goals gone wild: Eller researcher finds beneficial effects of managerial goal-setting have been overstated
The harm caused by those goals has been largely ignored, according to a new paper co-authored by management professor Lisa Ordóñez.

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