Everyone’s talking about big data—but what exactly is big data, and why is it such a big deal? Moreover, what kind of job opportunities are out there for students who are keen on the subject?
Offering up-to-the-minute insights into such critically important IT topics as privacy, big data, design thinking, and the role of the CIO in an age of ongoing digital disruption, the 2015 Knowledge Continuum will be held Friday, April 3, 2015, in McIntire’s Rouss & Robertson Halls.
McIntire’s Global Immersion Experience (GIE) is an integral component of the M.S. in Commerce Program—it’s provides students with a foundation in global commerce and a rich opportunity to explore the business environment in one major region of the world. This year, there are five regional tracks: Europe, Latin America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East and India.
Below are student, faculty and staff Instagram photos from the 2015 GIE.
McIntire celebrated graduation on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Congratulations to the class of 2015!
McIntire Dean Carl Zeithaml joined a delegation of top UVA administrators, leading faculty members, and distinguished alumni and friends as the University marked the official opening of its office in Shanghai, China, March 6 and 7, 2015. The two-day celebration, which included a high-level conference on China’s rapid urbanization as well as a formal gala event, kicked off 12 months of comprehensive academic and engagement programming collectively titled “The Year of UVA Opening in China.”
The McIntire School of Commerce has agreed to partner with ESADE School of Business in Barcelona, Spain, and Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, to deliver a new dual M.S. in Global Commerce and M.S. in Global Strategic Management with a certificate in International Management. The new graduate program is designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree in business with little to no work experience.
The McIntire School's M.S. in Commerce Program was ranked first among one-year, pre-work-experience master’s in management programs by higher education research website Value Colleges.
Could your job—as a professor, doctor, lawyer, accountant, financial adviser, or news reporter—be performed by an analytically swift, decision-capable computer? If so, what role might be left for you?
This question—as well as the larger question of what happens to humans when important decisions and actions can be undertaken by smart machines and artificial intelligence—was addressed by leading IT and business analytics expert Thomas H. Davenport during McIntire’s 2016 Spring Symposium, “Analytics: From Revolution to Evolution.” Davenport’s keynote speech at the April 29 event was followed by a lively panel discussion during which Davenport and five distinguished professionals, all of whose businesses relied on state-of-the-art analytical techniques, offered their own perspectives on the question of man versus machine.
The McIntire School of Commerce examined the challenges facing the European Union—including the evolving reality of Brexit, stresses on the Euro, and invigorated nationalism—and their implications for investors and industry during its 2016 Fall Forum Oct. 14. The event, titled “Europe at the Crossroads,” took place in UVA’s Old Cabell Hall Auditorium and was presented by the McIntire School and the McIntire Center for Global Commerce.
In June, the first cohort of students in the McIntire School of Commerce’s innovative, new M.S. in Global Commerce Program—the Global 3 Program—will graduate with two exceptional degrees and a certificate from three top-ranked business schools, plus an amazing network of classmates, business leaders, professors, and alumni from all over the world.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has formally approved the McIntire School’s newest graduate-level business program: the innovative, internationally immersive M.S. in Global Commerce Program. Offered in partnership with two renowned business schools, the one-year program will allow students to earn an M.S. in Global Commerce from McIntire; an M.S. in Global Strategic Management from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain; and a certificate in International Management from Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. The first class of approximately 60 students—20 each from the Americas, Europe, and Asia—will matriculate in fall 2016 and will study as a cohort at the three schools.
McIntire's M.S. in Commerce Program ranks second out of 40 master’s in management (MiM) programs around the world, according to inaugural MiM rankings released May 25 by The Economist. Surpassed in the rankings only by HEC School of Management, Paris, McIntire also is the only U.S. school to appear in the top 10.
Box office hit "Hidden Figures," based on Margot Shetterly’s (McIntire '91) bestselling book, earned a coveted Best Picture nomination in January for its portrayal of three African-American women who fought systemic discrimination to play critical roles in John Glenn's successful space launch. The film, which beat out major films like "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" to top box office sales during its opening weekend, also earned Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.
Capital One boasts some 72 million customer accounts and $218 billion in deposits, making it not only one of the top 10 largest banks in the United States, but the only top 10 U.S. bank to have been founded within the last 100 years. It’s the largest digital bank; a leader in the development of mobile consumer banking innovations; and an ace when it comes to leveraging high-impact social media platforms. The key to the bank’s meteoric rise? “We’re a company that was founded on the notion that you could build a better business strategy by leveraging data analytics,” said Capital One CIO Rob Alexander in a Jan. 15, 2016, address titled “Big Data Transformation at Capital One,” to some 70 M.S. in MIT students.
Long an outstanding resource for college students, recent graduates, and working professionals seeking key career-boosting business competencies, the 34-year-old McIntire Business Institute (MBI) has seen dramatic growth in applications and enrollment during the past year.
How can big data reduce stroke fatalities in America’s southeastern “Stroke Belt?” How do stakeholders treat female CEOs and male CEOs differently? How can we prevent cyberattacks like those that crippled Yahoo or even the Democratic National Committee? Ten McIntire School faculty members shared research addressing these questions and many more in dynamic 10-minute TED Talk-style presentations during the School’s annual Spring Symposium, "COMMTalks: Ideas. Inspiration. Impact," April 28.
McIntire Professor Emeritus Jack Lindgren, a highly regarded teacher as well as the driving force behind the School’s renowned Advertising and Promotions program and outstanding Marketing Area, died Oct. 23, 2016, at Duke University Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
In a March 7, 2015, interview published in China’s widely read International Finance News, Finance Professor and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Peter Maillet offers expert commentary on a range of key global financial issues, including the implications of America’s post-crisis economic recovery, the significance of falling oil prices, and the outlook for global currency valuations.
While some students might think of spring break as time for a surfing safari, 15 UVA students chose instead to ride the wave of the future, traveling on a “Digital Safari,” led by Information Technology Professor Ryan Nelson through California’s Silicon Valley.
McIntire Professor of Management Amanda Cowen is one of nine professors across Grounds to receive a 2017 All-University Teaching Award. The honorees were officially recognized at an April 27 banquet, held in Alumni Hall.
Rob Cross’s fascinating work on collaborative overload, conducted with Wharton’s Adam Grant and Reb Rebele, is featured on the cover of the January/February 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review. We sat down with Professor Cross to learn more about the phenomenon of collaborative excess in the workplace.
With the advent of another academic year, the McIntire School is pleased to report on the matriculation of another outstanding group of diverse, globally oriented graduate and undergraduate students.
The McIntire School welcomed another exceptional group of diverse, globally oriented graduate and undergraduate students this semester.
Recognized for his “transcendent impact” on students, Management Professor David Lehman was honored with a 2016 All-University Teaching Award.
Bernie Morin, who served on the McIntire faculty for 34 years, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2017, at the age of 85 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. His wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara Wagner Morin, was at his side.
Five teams of outstanding of McIntire and College students were tasked with developing strategically compelling recommendations for a multinational corporation that paid millions to acquire a major electricity provider in Guatemala, only to face government mandates that could decimate the provider’s profit margins, in the 17th annual Navigant McIntire Case Competition, held Feb. 4 and 5, 2016.
Whether it’s crossing disciplines, breaking down silos, or thinking outside the box, everyone’s talking about boundary spanning as the key to solving the world’s toughest problems. So why isn’t everyone doing it?
Seven outstanding women real estate professionals discussed how industry aspirants can gain a foothold in the business—and what sorts of skills are required for success—during a panel event March 17. The event, titled “The Road Ahead: Exploring Careers in Real Estate,” was hosted by the McIntire School and the Women’s Business Forum at McIntire.
McIntire congratulates Dan O’Brien (M.S. in MIT ’16), Associate Vice President for Enterprise Data Services at The Carlyle Group, for having been awarded the 2016 M.S. in MIT Award for Excellence in Leadership and Technology. Recognized as an outstanding student and contributor to others’ learning, O’Brien serves as an exemplar of the M.S. in MIT Program’s aims and values. Here, we talk to him about his time in the Program.
Seeking to prepare students for success within the high-impact world of entrepreneurship, the McIntire School has teamed up with the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), as well as the Schools of Architecture and Education and the College of Arts & Sciences, to offer a comprehensive new minor in entrepreneurship.
Providing up-to-the-minute insights into such key IT topics as cybersecurity; data visualization; machine learning and big data; “new IT,” including DevOps and micro services; and artificial intelligence in the enterprise, the 2016 Knowledge Continuum will take place Friday, May 13, in McIntire’s Rouss & Robertson Halls.
In a compelling presentation to McIntire’s M.S. in MIT students, retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal offered his unique, first-person perspective on how the U.S. military transformed itself in order to successfully combat Al-Qaeda’s terrorist tactics in Iraq.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies, has joined the outstanding team of corporate partners sponsoring the Integrated Core Experience (ICE), McIntire’s innovative, real-world third-year core curriculum. Representatives of the company commenced their work with students in the fall 2015 semester.
For the 60 students in McIntire Professor Brendan Boler’s third-year course, “The Advice Business: Basics of Strategic Consulting,” Friday, April 22, offered a double helping of invaluable real-world strategic insight: In the midst of an intense, day-long case competition requiring fine-tuned recommendations as to whether or not value retailer Dollar Tree should seek to expand internationally, the students were treated to a compelling discussion of the meaning and power of strategy by new UVA Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Offering expert insight into big data and customer analytics, as well as invaluable advice on careers in business analytics, some 24 industry veterans helped make McIntire’s 2016 Analytics Colloquium, held Sept. 2, 2016, in the McIntire School’s Rouss & Robertson Halls, a high-value, real-world-relevant educational event. The one-day colloquium was sponsored by the School’s Center for Business Analytics (CBA).
The McIntire School of Commerce will hold its 2017 Spring Symposium April 28, featuring a series of 10 dynamic microlectures from faculty members. Titled "COMMTalks," the back-to-back, short-format presentations will showcase a compendium of groundbreaking scholarly research and fresh insights into the McIntire experience.
Narrowing from dozens of submissions from across Grounds and around the world, the McIntire School’s Galant Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted four finalists April 27 for the 2017 Galant Challenge, a “Shark Tank”-like, real-world investment pitch event.
As a young girl living with her family in Jakarta, Indonesia, Karissa “Nanette” Nanetta (McIntire ’11) witnessed the riots that swept through the city during the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis. “I realized [the riots] were the result of enormous economic frustration,” she says. “I came to believe that if you could provide people with opportunities to alleviate their poverty, you could prevent a lot of these kinds of explosive situations.” Now serving as one of five Kiva Zip Fellow volunteers in Nairobi, Kenya, Nanette is turning that belief into action.
Combining fresh, strategic ideas with practical, real-world applications, the McIntire School’s 2017 Knowledge Continuum provided an insightful learning experience featuring the rare opportunity to attend an interactive videoconference with prominent business author, adviser, and visionary Geoffrey Moore.
In an engaging presentation that combined can-do enthusiasm with agricultural expertise, financial acumen, and innovative strategic thinking, Anheuser-Busch InBev Global Director of Agricultural Development John Rogers gave McIntire students a captivating look into super-brewer ABInBev’s complex, risk-ridden global supply chain—and the company’s bold new risk-mitigating, value-creating “SmartBarley” strategy.
Everyone’s talking about big data—but what exactly is big data, and why is it such a big deal? Moreover, what kind of job opportunities are out there for students who are keen on the subject? It was these questions, among a host of related others, that were expertly addressed by Information Technology Professor Jingjing Li and Capital One CIO Rob Alexander during two big data information sessions held earlier this semester at the McIntire School. Offered to fourth-year McIntire data analytics students and M.S. in MIT students, the sessions marked the first such comprehensive student-oriented big data event the School has hosted.
CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, has joined the outstanding team of corporate partners sponsoring the Integrated Core Experience (ICE), McIntire’s innovative, real-world third-year core curriculum. Representatives of the company commenced their work with students in the fall 2016 semester.
We’re all aware of the ongoing efforts of marketers to gain our attention—and our business. But what do marketers really do? How do they add value to their organizations? More, how should an aspiring marketer go about entering the field, and what might a successful career path in marketing look like? These questions were answered with wisdom, insight, and enthusiasm by some 14 outstanding marketing professionals during McIntire’s inaugural Careers in Marketing Forum, held Oct. 8 and 9, 2015. The forum marked the first such large-scale initiative of McIntire’s new Marketing Advisory Council, which aims to promote marketing career and networking opportunities for McIntire students, as well as to help ensure that the School’s marketing curriculum stays abreast of the relentless evolution of the dynamic field of marketing.
Neil Ackerman (M.S. in MIT ’09) is Global Director of E-Commerce for $30 billion, 100-year-old snack foods company Mondelez International. Prior to this role, Ackerman was in charge of operation planning for Fulfillment by Amazon at Amazon.com and was the inventor and general manager for Amazon's Small and Light Program, which involved the shipping of items valued at less than $10 for free to customers around the world.
Offering critical insights into what it takes to prepare for graduate school, the professional skills essential to a successful career in accounting, and the outstanding resources available through McIntire’s Commerce Career Services, the McIntire School welcomed 18 outstanding junior- and senior-year accounting students to its second annual “Meet McIntire” event, held Nov. 13 and 14, 2015.
Offering up-to-the-minute insights into such key IT topics as the latest approaches to cybersecurity, text analytics, innovation and design thinking, DevOps, and agile software delivery, the 2017 Knowledge Continuum will take place Friday, May 12, 2017, in McIntire’s Rouss & Robertson Halls. The one-day executive education opportunity qualifies for 0.6 CEU credits.
Some 65 third-year McIntire students were granted the opportunity to see and hear, firsthand, what makes Hilton one of the world's leading hospitality companies during an Oct. 30, 2015, visit to the McLean, Va., headquarters of international lodging sector leader and ICE corporate partner Hilton Worldwide.
Many students, faculty, and alumni of the McIntire School have been the subjects of recent coverage in UVA Today. Check out this roundup of articles.
Many students, faculty, and alumni of the McIntire School have been the subjects of recent coverage in UVA Today. Check out this roundup of articles.
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