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On February 25, 2014, Joe Fox, Associate Dean and Director of MBA Programs, was named President of the MBA Roundtable.  A collaborative, nonprofit organization, founded in 1995, the MBA Roundtable facilitates the exchange of information and resources on MBA curricular innovation. More than 170 business schools from across the world are members.

Joe graciously and humbly accepted the charge at a time when MBA programs are, as he put it, under close scrutiny.   “At many of our schools, the MBA model is going through rapid exploration and change. At a moment like this, the mission and goals of the MBAR are even more critical and relevant. What a fortuitous time to be a member of the MBAR – and what an exciting time to be able to help steer the course for this valuable organization.”

Joe’s expansive 16 years of leadership at the Olin Business School includes managing the Full-Time MBA program, the Professional MBA program and the Specialized Masters Programs.  We congratulate him on this new endeavor and for the recognition he so greatly deserves for being a leader within MBA community at large.

Image: Joe Fox pictured with students finalists at OSCC 2014 event, by Earl Banez

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One of Olin’s recent MACC graduates, Bridget Han, has been named a National Sells Award winner.   She is one of 40 people receiving this prestigious award for exceptional scores on the CPA exam in 2013.

Bridget Shiyu Han

Bridget Shiyu Han

Approximately 94,000 people took the CPA exam last year, and Bridget’s average score was 96.75 on the four sections.  An average of 95.5 was required to be a Sells awardee.  “Olin’s diverse curriculum and hands-on learning well prepared for me for the CPA exams,” says Bridget.

During her time at Olin, Bridget served as one of the student leaders that helped  establish a chapter of Beta Alpha Psi and helped revitalize the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) for Olin’s accounting-oriented students.

Bridget is currently working at Ernst & Young in St. Louis.We are very proud of Bridget’s distinguished achievement! Job well-done!

Image: vintage adding machine, Kristin Breneman, Creative Commons, Flickr

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Brush up on your St. Louis history with this quiz and download the app to discover 250 birthday cakes in historic locations all over the city. It’s a year-long celebration that’s just getting underway with plenty of free events for everyone.

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Entrepreneurs have many options when it comes to raising money for a new business. From Kickstarter campaigns to venture capital investors, family loans to selling your own plasma (really?!)..these are a few of the alternative funding methods discussed on St. Louis Public Radio this week. 

Featured guests included:

  • Cliff Holekamp, Director of the Entrepreneurship Platform at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Katie Lee, Founder and Owner of Katie’s Pizza and Pasta in Rock Hill. Last year, Lee raised about $40,000 through Kickstarter.
  • Steven Marciniak, Co-Founder & CEO of TrakBill, a St. Louis start-up that has received funding from a variety of sources including an Arch Grant and venture capital fund.

photo credit: origami_madness, Flickr Creative Commons

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When faculty, medical and engineering students collaborate to design solutions for problems in clinical medicine and healthcare delivery they combine powerful knowledge and perspectives that often develop prototypes in one semester. Members of Wash U’s IDEA Labs explain how the collaboration works and talk about projects that are helping patients in this episode of the Domain Tech Report on Techli.com.

 

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