of Entrepreneurism and Labor Characteristics Launch Academy Programs,
The emergence of the entrepreneurial society was the subject of David
Audretsch's December presentation as an Academy for Entrepreneural Leadership
Convocation, December 2004
The address to the graduates at the December convocation ceremony notes
that new alumni need to be able to adapt to change and they need an unwavering
commitment to do the right thing.
Challenge: Marketing Plans for Tanning Salon Chain, December
The assignment: develop the marketing plans for a tanning salon chain.
Use the data, be creative, and present your ideas to the business owner.
Interest: Q&A with the MSF Program Team, December
The Master of Science in Finance degree is generating a lot of interest
from potential students. In a Q&A format, members of the administrative
team share their thoughts about the program and offer tips on preparing
the best application to the program.
Executive Highlights World Environment Post SOX, November
Increased regulation and the future of public accounting was the subject
of PricewatherhouseCooper national partner-in-charge J. Richard Stamm's
presentation in November to the Accounancy Lyceum.
an Entrepreneurial Business, It's All About Execution, November
The key to being a successful entrepreneur requires execution of the business
plan, a process thatis directly related to leadership, diligence, and
Accounting Firm's Response to Addressing Risk, November
The evolution of risk management through the lens of KPMG was the focus
of Scott Showalter's presentation to the Accountancy Lyceum.
of the Brands 2004, October 2004
The seventh annual Battle of the Brands gathered data to answer consumer
research questions from student working with the Food and Brands Lab.
of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops Delivers Cozad Lecture, October
Describing his challenges and successes, Jimmy John Liautaud gave students,
faculty and staff, and community members a lively lecture on how to be
MIT Professor Uses Systems Thinking and Systems Dynamics in Business,
Simple models can't address the complex challenges being faced by business.
Jogn Sterman discussed the use of systems thinking and systems dynamics
in his talk at a symposium sponsored by KPMG, LLP and the Department of
of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Hold a Conversation with Leaders Session,
Terrence Duffy, chairman and CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was
the first leader to participate in the Conversation with Leaders speaker
series this fall.
Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Competency Requirements for Future Auditors,
The changing world of the independent auditor was discussed by the associate
chief auditor and director of research of the Public Company Accounting
Oversight Board in October.
& Johnson Executive Discusses the Impact of Section 204 of Sarbanes-Oxley,
The corporate perspective of Sarbanes-Oxley was presented by the VP of
internal auditing at a company that employs more than 110,000 people and
maintains over 200 operating companies.
Welcomes Members of the Class of 2008, August 2004
Members of the Class of 2008 were welcomed at a special event in Foellinger
Auditorium. Speakers, t-shirts, and refresments helped them start their
academic careers at Illinois on the right foot.
the Way to a Business Career, August 2004
A new program for the College of Business was a rousing success. The Leadership,
Education and Development program helped a few, high achieving high school
students decide that a business education might be just the ticket for
an interesting, challenging, and fulfilling career.
of 2004 Convocation, May 2004
It was a big day for the Class of 2004 graduates! What did the speakers
at the ceremonies say to the graduates? Their speeches are available online.
Business Consulting Class Gets Real Experience Working with Clients,
Researching the facts and crafting the best recommendation to the specific
challenges is the assignment for BA 345 classmates. And, from client feedback,
they are doing it right.
Chairman Dennis Nally Delivers Leighton Lecture, May
Speaking on ethics and accountability, PwC Chairman Dennis Nally urged
College of Business students to take reponsibility for their own actions.
Farm CFO Discusses the Long Term and Some Lessons Learned, May
Michael Tipsord of State Farm spoke at the Accountancy Lyceum about his
work at the FORTUNE 500 company and how he -- and the company -- look
long term and stays focused on its core services.
Executive Gives Spring Hallene Lecture, April 2004
Pfizer Inc and Pfizer Global Pharaceuticals executive Karen Katen met
with Technology & Management Program students and delivered the second
Alan M. Hallene Lecture in April. "Difference Engine" -- the
blending of science and technology -- was her topic.
a Team to Victory in the IDM Case Competition, April
How does a team prepare for the IDM case competition? During the actual
competition, what types of issues do the team members face in their quest
to make the finals? Follow along and see how one team of IDM students
made it to the 2004 case competition finals.
Luncheon Speaker Discusses Healthcare Trends and the Impact of IT,
Jeff Margolis, CEO of The Trizetto Group, was the keynote speaker at the
College of Business Alumni Association Spring Luncheon in March. He reviewed
current trends in healthcare and commented on the changes he anticipates
in the industry.
& Young Executive Surveys Landscape, Post Sarbanes-Oxley, March
Jim Cook, global director of retail and consumer products and director
of industries for Ernst & Young, discussed some of the impacts of
the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.
Executive Shares View of Auditing Today, March 2004
Timothy Flynn, vice chair of KPMG's Audit and Risk Advisory Services,
offered accountancy students his view of the challenges facing corporate
America and the field of Accountancy. Said Flynn, "[auditors] work
for the audit committee, with management, and on behalf of shareholders."