Casey Cegielski, one of two recipients of the 2013 Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, enjoys building the intellectual and professional muscles of his students as much as he does pumping iron in the weight room.
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Auburn University’s War Eagle Flying Team recently earned a National Safety Award at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s SAFECON 2013 competition in Columbus, Ohio.
Augusta Vargas-Prada was one of 51 students earning an Executive MBA degree from the Auburn University College of Business on May 4.
Shirley Gilmore earned one of the four campus-wide Employee of the Year awards presented during Auburn University’s 2012-2013 Employee Recognition Program at the Dixon Conference Center on May 8.
LifeSouth Bloodmobile will visit the Lowder Hall parking lot Wednesday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seventeen College of Business juniors and seniors will soon tour 16 European companies and three European countries in 24 days.
Master of Accountancy students have an opportunity to travel to San Pãulo and Rio de Janeiro this December with classmates and faculty to get a better understanding of Brazil's industries, economy, culture and climate.
The Mentorship Program, sponsored by the Office of Professional and Career Development, is designed to pair students with professionals in their related business field for a school year.
Investment Club members turned a 10.1 percent profit in the Sterne Agee Student Fund Investment Competition.
Auburn University Honors College student Azeem Ahmed has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of the nation’s top academic awards bestowed on college juniors.
Nearly 600 College of Business students will graduate Saturday, May 4. Five seniors took the time to answer questions about their Auburn experience.
Alain Gruber, Senior Vice President for Operations on The World: Residences at Sea, the largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth, is one of 51 EMBA students participating in weeklong on-campus residencies April 29-May 3. For Gruber, who will graduate in May, the College of Business’ executive program was the perfect choice to continue his education.
By the time David Hoebelheinrich completed his internship with United Airlines last spring, he had received a behind-the-scenes look at a merger with Continental, experienced the inner workings of corporate headquarters in Chicago and held the controls in a Boeing 737 simulator.
MBA/MSBA finance programs provide students with solid background that can be applied in professional careers.
The College of Business recognized outstanding research, teaching and outreach by faculty members and the excellence demonstrated by administrative and professional staff during its annual spring awards ceremony on April 25.
Dr. Jim Barth, Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at Auburn University, will be on a panel to discuss financial issues at the 16th Annual Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Construction executive gives career advice to AU Marketing classes.
Eleven Auburn MBA students recently toured Charlotte's financial district.
Four Auburn College of Business seniors in Supply Chain Management, Anna Grey Byrd, Hope Judd, Anna Lanier and Adrienne West, won first place Friday, April 12, at the Fifth Annual IANA Case Competition in Jacksonville, Fla.
A team of four Auburn MBA students, Ben Whitlow, Alex Stevenson, David Schroll and Brittney Rieben, competed last weekend in Columbia, Mo., at the Trulaske College of Business on the campus of the University of Missouri at the first SEC MBA Case Competition.
Catherine Helmuth, a first-year doctoral student with a focus on management, had her manuscript “Power and Effect Size in Supply Chain Research” awarded “Best Paper” status by the Academy of Management.
Stephen Robertson, Austin Davis win Supply Chain case competition with a presentation in front of industry representatives.
Dr. Vicki L. Birchfield, Associate Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and Co-Director of the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, took time out to discuss the history of the European Union, the Euro and its role on the global economy, Wednesday afternoon in Dr. Beverly Marshall’s Multinational Finance Management classes.
Four graduate students will represent the Auburn University College of Business this weekend at the inaugural SEC MBA Case Competition in Columbia, Mo.
Former bank executive tells students to make a positive impression, before and during job.
Finance Day at the College of Business meant more than hearing four alumni success stories. It also meant scholarships. Nine Finance majors were made scholarship recipients and recognized for their efforts at a luncheon Monday afternoon at Lowder Hall.
Finance major David Zickler, captain of men's golf team, accepts job at major banking institution.
Larry Thornton, President and Owner of Thornton Enterprises, Inc., who owns and operates five Birmingham-area McDonald’s franchises along with serving on the Coca-Cola Company’s Board of Directors, and Dale Thornton, President and Owner of Thornton Associates that includes a McDonald's franchise, visited the Auburn University College of Business.
College of Business students are encouraged to establish early gift habits with the #cob13in13 campaign.
Two 1999 College of Business alums are dancing their way toward raising funds for the Child Advocacy Center of East Alabama.
Assistant Professor in Accounting Brian Vansant recently agreed to represent the Auburn University College of Business on the Ernst & Young-Atlanta Alumni Council.
Accounting professor Jeff Jones named SGA Outstanding Faculty member for second consecutive year.
Patent attorney Brad Groff and engineer Blake Hudson will lecture students Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Room 1122 at the Shelby Center.
The 10th Annual Conference of Management Faculty of Color Association and Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association (MFCA/MEFA) will be May 30-June 1 at Lowder Hall – on the campus of Auburn University for the first time.
Thirty-seven Auburn University Physicians Executive MBA and seven Healthcare track Executive MBA students had the opportunity to learn about upcoming changes imposed by the Affordable Care Act, at the Medico-Legal Aspects of Healthcare: Emerging Policy Issues seminar in Washington, D.C., March 17-20.
Nineteen College of Business MBA students recently toured three European countries and seven businesses in 10 days.
Seventeen Auburn College of Business students -- including 15 seeking MBAs -- visited South Korea the week of March 3 and got the opportunity to appreciate the business world and the way of life on foreign soil.
Kris Frost, a sophomore majoring in professional flight management, is a linebacker and aspiring pilot.
Kansas drummer Phil Ehart discussed the ups and downs of the music business to students at Lowder Hall.
Professor Dave Ketchen's Growth Strategies for Emerging Companies class toured Chicken Salad Chick corporate headquarters Wednesday, March 20.
Auburn marketing professor Danny Butler will work in Croatia and Serbia this summer, earning a prestigious Fulbright Specialists Program.
Twelve Auburn University College of Business graduate and undergraduate students toured the financial district of New York City during the university’s recent spring break.
Auburn associated with University Gateway Program, which gives professional flight students the opportunity to land a job at a major airline early in their careers.
Rock drummer Phil Ehart, of Kansas, said managing a band is much like managing a business.
Twelve students from the Auburn University College of Business are spending this week on Wall Street in New York City for the Third Annual “Tigers on Wall Street” program.
National advertisers are putting too much faith in younger audiences. That's what Dr. Herbert Jack Rotfeld Auburn University Alumni Professor of marketing, told The New York Times online for an article that appeared March 7.
Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance Dr. James Barth offered banking insight in U.S. News & World Report's Debate Club.
College of Business and School of Accountancy sponsored a financial literacy fair for 625 sixth-graders at Drake Middle School.
Teams in Professor Cliff Defee’s Supply Chain Strategy (SCMN 4800) class provided Target Corporation representatives with a variety of possible solutions in a case study competition Wednesday.
Auburn’s Conor Gattis and Jimmy Cooper, both seniors in Supply Chain Management took home first place Feb. 27 – beating Kennesaw State and Alabama in the final round -- at the Supply Chain Challenge on the campus of Clayton State University in Atlanta, as part of the Fourth Annual CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable Collegiate Seminar.
Representatives from 33 different firms in Aviation, Supply Chain and Operations Management filled the ground floor at Lowder Hall Wednesday, showcasing their respective companies and what makes their business attractive in the job market.
Tony Zuazo, Vice President of Inventory and Demand Management for Dollar General Corp., visited Dr. Rafay Ishfaq’s Performance Management in Supply Chain class Tuesday afternoon at Lowder Hall and explained the process of demand forecasting, the best means of demand forecasting practices, the challenges in forecasting and a number of other supply chain-related topics.
Auburn University’s College of Business Industry Weeks will conclude this week with rounds of mock interview training, industry-related seminars and campus visits by representatives of 29 Aviation Management, Professional Flight and Supply Chain Management firms.
Auburn College of Business alumnus Clay McInnis addressed Professor Dave Ketchen’s Growth Strategies for Emerging Companies class Wednesday morning.
Local power in Congress -- particularly when a local politician holds the chair of a congressional banking committee -- can be beneficial to some banks. That’s what a recent, 14-page research article penned by three Auburn University College of Business professors suggests.
The first Auburn Student Startup Business Plan Contest finals will be Monday at 5 p.m. in the Shelby Center, Room 1126.
SGA President-elect Harrison Mills interested in new food options inside Draughon Library.
Former U.S. Customs inspector and whistleblower Cathy Harris addresses group at Lowder Hall
Tara Jones used marketing skills learned in the College of Business, and a little ingenuity, to win the crown of 2013 Miss Auburn.
Industry Weeks resume Monday, Feb. 25, with career-related seminars
Thirteen Auburn University College of Business students majoring in finance attended the Chartered Financial Analyst’s Society of Alabama’s 2013 Forecast Dinner at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham on Feb. 13.
Melissa Tash, a 1992 Auburn graduate with a degree in industrial engineering, ditched her job at NASA in 2010 and became an entrepreneur by opening her own, successful photography business.
Cathy Harris blew the whistle on racial profiling and discrimination within the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Protection office and helped create change.
Sharon Byers, a 1987 Auburn College of Business graduate with a degree in finance, is now senior vice president for sports and entertainment marketing for Coca-Cola North America.
Lowder Eminent Scholar of Finance Dr. James Barth receives accolades for latest book, "Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us.”
Dr. Avery Abernethy, Professor and Chair of Auburn University’s Marketing Department recentl worked as a judge for the prestigious 2013 David Ogilvy Awards.
Dr. Mike Hitt, Distinguished Professor and Joe B. Foster Chair of Business Leadership at Texas A&M University, addressed 24 Auburn College of Business faculty members and Ph.D. students Friday, Feb. 8, at Lowder Hall.
Corporate representatives from the corporate accounting and financial services industry visited Lowder Hall Wednesday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 8, giving Auburn business students an opportunity to explore their possible career path, while representatives take a look at what could be prospective employees.
Chief Audit Executive from Vulcan Materials gives interview advice to students, discusses corporate structure.
Dr. Mike Hitt is Distinguished Professor and Joe B. Foster Chair of Business Leadership at Texas A&M University. The Times Higher Education recently ranked Mike among the top scholars in Economics, Finance, and Management, and a 2012 study by the Academy of Management listed him as the 15th most influential management scholar of all time.
Whistleblowers Frank Casey and Jon Oberg addressed Auburn COB students the night of Jan. 31.
The Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD) is scheduled to host an etiquette dinner Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., at Saugahatchee Country Club. The event will serve as a two-hour, three-course dining tutorial for College of Business students looking to impress potential employers by how they eat and present themselves at the dinner table.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Auburn’s online MBA program in the top ten nationwide.
International Business student Marisa Grimes represents youth of America in 2012 Olympic Torch Relay
The Olympic flame isn’t the only thing that burned brightly for Auburn’s Marisa Grimes, an international business student who carried the flame on part of its journey to London this summer.
The Strategic Plan is a living document that serves to guide our efforts in the College of Business daily. It should neither be “finalized,” nor forgotten, and it should be relevant enough to benchmark our progress and flexible enough to encompass our growth and evolution.
In partnership with IBM, Auburn is shaping its curriculum to equip students with the analytical skills to make some serious bread.
Facebook may very well help you get your first job out of college. It may also be the reason why you strike out with every employer. The proof is in the profile. According to a study co-authored by business professor Kevin Mossholder, the information students post on Facebook can reliably predict the personality traits that make a prospective employee either a go or a no go.
The Alabama District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration presented the Auburn University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) with the SBA Region IV Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award at a special cermony held on campus.
Entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist, Arthur Blank addressed nearly 600 business graduates and their family and friends at the college’s May 6th commencement ceremony.
With awards that acknowledge academic excellence as well as leadership and service, the College of Business recognized three outstanding students at spring’s graduation ceremonies. Courtni Ward received the 2010 President’s Award; Andrea McDonnell the Student Government Award; and Devon Kuerten was selected as Graduation Marshal.
Chetan S. Sankar received an outstanding service award from Dr. Krishna Dhir, President, Decision Sciences Institute, for his leadership of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE) as the editor-in-chief during 2008-2012.
Amit Mitra (along with Jayprakash G. Patankar) had a chapter entitled, "Two-Dimensional Warranty Policies – Decision Making Under Multiple Objectives" published in Lawrence and Kleinman's Applications of Management Science, Volume 15 (2012).
Amit Mitra and Mark Clark's paper, "Multivariate process control for detection and cause identification of location shifts," was accepted for a multivariateanalysis and quality control special issue of the International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies.
Dave Ketchen, Lowder Eminent Scholar and Professor of Management, presented “Some keys to entrepreneurial success” to owners of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) as part of Stillman College’s DBE Supportive Services Program.
H.S. Feild, together with Kristen Day and Achilles Armenakis, had the paper "Other Organizations Are Doing It, Why Shouldn't We? A Look at Downsizing and Organizational Identity through an Institutional Theory Lens" accepted for publication in Journal of Change Management.
Brian Connelly, together with Auburn University doctoral student, Erik Van Slyke, had a paper entitled "The Power and Peril of Board Interlocks" accepted for publication at Business Horizons.
Brian Connelly presented a paper entitled "Exporting Pay Practices: The Influence of U.S. Institutional Investors on Global Pay Inequality" at the annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society.
Danny Butler, associate professor of marketing, was elected to the Board of Governors for the Society for Marketing Advances (SMA), an international academic society. He recently presented the refereed paper, "The Current State of Marketing Education - 2011" and a refereed ethics case, "Roger McPhearson - The Ethics of Complying with Requests" at the SMA Annual Conference in Memphis, TN.
Duane Brandon and Jonathan Stanley presented their paper entitled "Does Lowballing Impair Audit Quality? Evidence from Client Accruals Surrounding Analyst Forecasts" at the 2012 American Accounting Association Auditing Section Mid-Year Meeting in Savannah, GA.
James R. Barth has been invited to be a member of the Editorial Board of the Quarterly Academic Banking Journal, published by Taiwan Academic Banking and Finance.
James R. Barth's article, "Greece’s ‘Unpleasant Arithmetic’: Containing the Threat to the Global Economy,” appeared in the December 2011 issue of Global Economy Journal.
Astrid Keel (along with co-author Rajan Nataraajan) had the paper “Celebrity Endorsements and Beyond: New Avenues for Celebrity Branding” accepted for publication in Psychology & Marketing.
Executive Society, the College of Business student host and leadership organization, welcomes 46 members to its group for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Shashank Rao (along with co-authors Thomas Goldsby, Stanley Griffis and Clay Voorhees) had his paper entitled, "Linking Order Fulfillment Performance to Referrals in Online Retailing: An Empirical Analysis" accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Logistics.
Herbert Jack Rotfeld, Professor of Marketing, has been awarded an Alumni Professorship for five years, beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Master of Accountancy (MAc) Program Class of 2012 CPA exam pass rates are official.
By using geospatial technology to mark the precise location of infrastructure elements, Dr. Chetan Sankar and his students prepare communities to restore basic services more quickly after natural disasters.
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Connelly Elected Representative
Brian Connelly was recently elected as a Representative at Large for the Corporate Strategy and Governance Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society. The Strategic Management Society is the largest academic organization devoted solely to strategic management.