Graduate Management News

December 2014

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Read the latest news about programs from around the world.

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  • The MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA), a global alliance of graduate business career management professionals and employers, has launched a re-designed website. Check out the partnership with GMAC researchers on the 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey, and register to attend upcoming key regional forums to network, learn, and collaborate at the 2015 Asian Conference (March 18-20) and 2015 European Conference (April 14-16).  

  • University of California, Riverside Business School receives $2.5 million gift. The A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation is donating US$2.5 million to the University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration to create three endowed chairs for faculty members and provide scholarships for graduate students from Inland Southern California. The gift is the latest show of support from the A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation, and was announced at a gala Thursday (Nov. 13) at the Victoria Club in Riverside that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the naming of The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM). The foundation has made previous gifts exceeding $8 million. The family foundation committed $1.5 million to create three A. Gary Anderson Endowed Presidential Chairs for faculty members. That money would be matched with another $1.5 million courtesy of program announced in July by UC President Janet Napolitano that matches funding for endowed chairs. These endowed chairs will be used by AGSM to attract qualified professors as the school seeks to nearly double its tenure-track faculty to 50. Areas of growth include entrepreneurial leadership, supply chain management and logistics, accounting, marketing and finance. The remaining $150,000 will be used for outreach activities, such as the financial literacy component for area high school students attending UC Riverside’s annual economic forecast conference.  

  • Groundbreaking for the McCombs graduate business programs begins. The construction of Robert B. Rowling Hall began in November. The 458,000-square-foot building will house graduate programs for the McCombs business school. The project is estimated to cost $172 million, and will be completed in 2017. The new building is expected to attract new faculty, and, because of its proximity to the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, open up new opportunities for collaboration.

  • University of South Dakota Business School honored. The University of South Dakota, Beacom School of Business was recently named to the 2015 Princeton Review "Best 296 Business Schools" list. The school was honored for its value, reputation and flexibility with courses. • Smurfit Graduate Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships. The Smurfit Graduate School of Business, located in Dublin, Ireland, invites outstanding applications for a number of PhD scholarships starting in January/September 2015, providing four years of support for full-time PhD study. The Scholarships are open to full-time EU and non-EU students.   

  • Smurfit Graduate Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships. The Smurfit Graduate School of Business, located in Dublin, Ireland, invites outstanding applications for a number of PhD scholarships starting in January/September 2015, providing four years of support for full-time PhD study. The Scholarships are open to full-time EU and non-EU students.