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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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