Category: Events

APMP Travels to NYC

Four students from the Applied Portfolio Management Program traveled to New York City for the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum.  This two and a half day experience provided students and faculty from 47 states and 36 countries the opportunity to interact with industry leaders while learning the best practices in investment management. Zachary Bedell, Matthew Mateer, Kendra Rasner and Dallas Bond traveled by car from Houghton Michigan to attend this forum.

The forum included key note presentations, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities.  Kendra Rasner even had the opportunity to close the Nasdaq alongside other students attending the forum.

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Senior Dallas Bond shares his perspective on the experience:

We left Monday March 28th at 2:00 pm, it was the usual trip except we were headed to the big apple. We reminisced in the car and joked around like most college students would. First we had to get through Pure Michigan which takes forever in itself and then we crossed into Ohio and drove the turnpike all the way to Pennsylvania and through Pennsylvania to New Jersey onward to New York.  We had many stops throughout for the usual bathroom break and food. Once we arrived into New Jersey and into New York everything seems so crazy. You’re sitting in bumper to bumper traffic and everything is almost so overwhelming. It can be a bit frustrating but it is a really good learning experience. While in New Jersey and New York once we got settled at the Hotel we used public transportation which took us the first day to get the swing of things but by the end of the week we had it pretty down pat. While in New York we got to see the Statue of Liberty, the NYSE, the Nasdaq, Times Square, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building and just the crazy city that is packed with 8 million people all trying to do their daily routines. Traveling and experiencing a city so big can be tiring and stressful but it also teaches to many different things. It takes you out of your comfort zone and no matter where you travel you always learn something new. You learn more by traveling and doing then by staying exactly where you are. I think we all enjoyed New York but we were also at the end just happy to get back to our lives and be home here at Michigan Tech. Always take the opportunity to journey into a foreign land as it will teach you many lessons you may have not learned otherwise.


Brown Bag Lunch Seminar

The School of Business and Economics will have its second brown bag lunch research seminar from noon – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in Academic Office Building 101.  Associate Professor of Management, Manish Srivistava will present his latest research breakthrough.

Title: Firm Risk and Market Valuation: A Reexamination Using Quantile Regression

Abstract:

Despite a very long history the relationship between firm risk and market value of firms is poorly understood.  Some of the prior research have shown a positive relationship, others have found a negative relationship, while still others have found no relationship. Considering the inconsistency of these findings, in this research, we reexamine this relationship using quantile regression and make an attempt to reconcile some of the contradictory findings.

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The Silicon Valley Experience

Michigan Tech’s Silicon Valley Experience, a trip offered each year during Spring Break, is your chance to see real business in action—in a place that has become home to some of the world’s largest corporations: Fortune 1000 companies, software giants, high-tech startups, and more.

When you join a group of fellow School of Business and Economics students on a immersive adventure into the heart of the technological business world. You’ll have the opportunity to

  • Tour companies like Meraki/Cisco, Autodesk, Porter Vineyard, Netflix, Apple, Ford, Brocade and Clair as well as recent Michigan Tech alumni startup companies Skymind and Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Talk with Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field
  • Get answers to your real-world business and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand experience of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Read more about the 2016 Silicon Valley Experience supported by gifts from alums Rick Berquest and Tom Porter.

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Management Information Session

Dr. Dana Johnson and Dr. Sonia Goltz will be hosting an information session tomorrow – Wednesday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m.  The session will focus on the school’s BS degrees in Management.  Come to learn more about

  • Management
  • Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship
  • Management with a concentration in Supply Chain and Operations Management

This session is open to everyone and will take place in the Academic Office Building (AOB) 101. Pizza and soda will be provided.

For more information email Dr. Dana Johnson or Sara Pingel.

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Brown Bag Lunch Seminar

On Wednesday, March 30, 12:00 – 1:00p.m., the Research Committee of the SBE will host its first brown bag lunch seminar. Assistant Professor of Marketing, Dr. Soonkwan Hong will present his latest research. Pizzas and pop will be provided. All interested members of the MTU community are invited.

Title: Alternative Food Consumption (AFC): Contributions to Food Well-Being (FWB), Marketing, and Public Policy

ABSTRACT

Planning to achieve sustainability in food consumption and a state of food well-being amongst the populace is the concern of marketing researchers and policy makers alike. To set a context for these goals, we propose a holistic framework articulating a transition from Mainstream Food Consumption (MFC) to Alternative Food Consumption (AFC) in which consumers engage with food practices divergent from those currently dominant. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to identifying enablers facilitating the adoption of AFC: idiocentric (functional/situational, ideological, and experiential factors) and allocentric (sociocultural and institutional factors). The proposed framework provides a basis to discuss how AFC ultimately contributes to food well-being (FWB), with a focus on those particularly vulnerable to sub-optimal states of FWB, low SES consumers. Implications for marketing and public policy are also discussed.

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