Making connections and managing commitments
A timeless conundrum faced students as they returned to school this fall: Will I join a club or activity? If so, which ones? Anna Boykis, Class of 2024, is majoring in management information systems and is currently enrolled in the accelerated 4+1 master’s program. Boykis has been involved in many clubs and activities during her […]
The gender roles mirror
How can you research culture without current events creeping into the data? Look at language that goes back to the foundation of communication itself. Amir Shoham, associate professor of finance and international business at the Fox School, studies the impact of linguistic gender marking on gender roles in society and business. “I was looking for […]
A case for teaching with stories
Teachers often use real-life examples to make lessons stick in the minds of students. TL Hill, professor of strategic management at the Fox School, was looking for a teaching case that would help students work through a difficult problem: How do you measure and document impact in the nonprofit world? When he couldn’t find one, […]
Is authenticity all it’s cracked up to be?
People are multifaceted; it’s what makes each person unique. Someone could express themselves one way in a certain situation and differently in another. In the workplace, scholars have found that authenticity can improve an employee’s job satisfaction, commitment to an organization and even performance. But two researchers wanted to know more. How authentic does one […]
PwC grant funding expands Department of Accounting’s tech-oriented curriculum for students
Accountants have always incorporated technology into their practice, but the advancement of computing power in recent years has introduced new tools to the profession. Predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics processing, automation and blockchain are just some of the emerging technologies that will transform the industry. To best prepare the next generation of accountants, Fox Accounting […]
Finding a finance niche with Girls Who Invest
“One of the first things that I realized when I was going to the SPO fairs and things like that was there were not a lot of people who looked like me—especially at the finance tables,” says Brianna Tonnesen, Class of 2023, Honors student, and finance and management information systems (MIS) double major. “It was […]
Managing the mental cost of multitasking with mindfulness
In the past, businesses were made up of workers who dedicated their time to a singular task. However, thanks to technological advancements, employees are now expected to handle a larger and more varied to-do list with even tighter deadlines. In an effort to keep up, many workers turn to multitasking, like finishing up a report […]
Mobilizing to end food insecurity
For many of us, it’s hard to imagine not being able to open up the fridge and grab a snack or have the groceries needed to prepare a healthy and filling meal for our family. But across the United States, food insecurity—or lacking enough food in a year to lead a healthy life—is rampant. According […]
Climbing to new heights on mountains and in the business world
Many college students take their first year to acclimate to their surroundings and adjust to new levels of curricula. Instead, Rhea Kumar, Fox Honors student and a double major in Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems, found one of the highest academic peaks she could summit. As a mountain climber in her spare time, […]
Academic honesty: Start of the semester reminders for students
Learning authentically. What does that mean? In practice, it means being an advocate for your education and producing work that is honest, engaging and original. There are many paths you can choose as you produce your schoolwork, but the Fox School hopes our students use media literacy to understand what it means to produce your […]
Can anger facilitate a social movement?
Last summer, the murder of George Floyd sparked a series of protests, attracting crowds of about 26 million people and making the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement probably the largest social movement in the history of the U.S. But the BLM movement had a history before the summer of 2020. The movement became nationally known […]
When racism is involved, is the customer always right?
As companies across industries grapple with systemic racism and inequality, business school students must sharpen their knowledge and skills in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in order to create positive change and a more just future as the next generation of business leaders. Marilyn Anthony, previously an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Management, […]
Is an MBA Worth It?
This is the most common question asked by people considering an MBA. To find an answer, we spoke with three students from Fox School of Business MBA programs. We discovered there are many ways to consider the ROI of the MBA, and that salary increase, while important, is not the only one. Here’s what we […]
Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous: Strategies for a changing risk landscape
In a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA), organizations must better prepare for emerging risks. Michael Zuckerman, associate professor of risk and insurance management, shares his expert opinion in the recent article published in Captive International, “Seeking risk management equilibrium in a VUCA world.” Captives are insurance companies within an organization […]
Making a match: Research identifies how the design of dating sites impact matching outcomes
Modern technologies are helping people make decisions in their daily lives across a broad spectrum of contexts. Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft connect passengers with drivers while professional networking services such as Zip Recruiter connect potential employees with employers. Platforms like these are also known as “matching markets.” While a typical online marketplace […]