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UCR Business Alumnus Dazzles Tech World

Jim Merino has been a math whiz since he learned to count. His father and grandfather, both engineers, taught him algorithms in grade school. “They were always tossing brain teasers at me,” he recalls. And he still craves complex puzzles. Today, Merino, a math and data science expert – and graduate of Caltech (BS, 1984),...

Hylander Student Investment Fund

The Hylander Financial Group (HFG), a club founded in 2014 by UCR finance students, has been evaluating stocks for potential purchases to create investment portfolios. Last year they participated in the annual CFA Society of Orange County competition, and regularly bring financial experts to speak and mentor its members. Inspired by HFG’s success and depth...

UCR Business and India's Top Business School Forge Partnerships

Partnerships between the University of California, Riverside and India's top business school are being fostered through faculty research, student exchange programs, new school-wide initiatives. For the past year, the International Relations Department at the School of Business and the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management Admissions Department worked together to forge stronger relationships with...

TAKING HOME THE GOLD

Three UCR Business teams competed in the annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) in April 2019 in Anaheim, California. This year we are pleased to showcase the winning team from the undergraduate business program taking first-place in Overall Performance and one of the graduate teams earning first-place for Best Business Documents. The ICBSC is...

10th Annual IE Economic Forecast Conference

The upsides and downsides of the Inland Empire’s economic expansion will be addressed at the Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference on November 6 th , hosted by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting & Development . For decades the Inland Empire has played the role of a bedroom community for Southern California’s...

ABLE Program Impresses Yet Again

The UCR School of Business completed its third Accelerated Business Leaders Education (ABLE) program this August, 2019. The three programs were attended by over 200 participants from over 30 universities around the world, including some of the top partner universities of the School of Business, such as Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, Xiamen University,...

Accelerated Business Leaders Education Program Continues

Accelerated Business Leaders Education Program Continues The UCR School of Business completed its second Accelerated Business Leaders Education (ABLE) program. The two programs were attended by over 100 participants from some 20 universities around the world, including some of the top partner universities of the School of Business, such as Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang...

School of Business Names 2019-2020 Executive Fellows

School of Business Names 2019-2020 Executive Fellows Darin Anderson ’89, MBA ’91, and Dr. David Hadley ’71, M.S. ’73. will serve as Executive Fellows for the 2019 -20 academic year. Founded in 1992, the Executive Fellows Program aims to connect distinguished business leaders with students and faculty to enrich the learning experience. Fellows serve a...

Two UCR Alumni Return to Campus to Share Their Success Stories with Business Students

Two UCR Alumni Return to Campus to Share Their Success Stories with Business Students During the winter 2019 term, Dr. Raj Singh invited two UCR alumni, Armen Karamardian ’93 and Matt D. Lyons ’87, as guest lecturers in the Employee Benefits and Introduction to Business classes. Both alumni received an enthusiastic welcome from students who...

UCR School of Business Faculty Leading Future Leaders

UCR School of Business Faculty Leading Future Leaders During the Winter 2019 term, Dr. Sean Jasso and Dr. Kyle Ingram were among the faculty speakers at the Fifth Annual Inspiring R'Leaders Student Leadership Conference. The all-day Saturday conference hosted students from all majors across the University offering multiple workshops throughout the day focusing on three...

UCR Business Professor Teaches in China on the U.S.-China Trade Relationship

UCR Business Professor Teaches in China on the U.S.-China Trade Relationship In late December 2018, Dr. Sean Jasso was invited on a whirlwind lecture tour in China on the timely topic of trade between the United States and China. The host universities included Shanghai Maritime University’s School of Management, Shanghai University of International Business and...

R'LEAD Program Gives Students a Headstart 

R'LEAD Program Gives Students a Headstart On January 11th, the School of Business Undergraduate Business Program held its inaugural R’LEAD initiative celebration. This celebration was the culmination of months of work by students, staff, and faculty. R’LEAD is a new and innovative program within the School of Business that aims to develop a more involved...

Kathleen Montgomery Selected to United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Kathleen Montgomery Joins United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Kathleen Montgomery, Emerita Professor of Organizations and Management in the School of Business, has been selected as one of 20 members of a delegation of the League of Women Voters to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She will join the...

MBA Class of '18 Achieves 90% Employment

A Leading School for Employment in Inland Southern California The A Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) is a leading school for employment in Inland Southern California. The MBA graduating class of 2018 reached 90% full-time employment within three months of graduation. Full-time MBA graduates are mostly early career professionals with an average age...

Timothy Greenleaf ’78 Invests in Local Talent

Timothy Greenleaf ’78 Invests in Local Talent Timothy Greenleaf, a UCR alumnus ’78 and highly successful venture capital and private equity investor understands the value of money. He also understands the value of education and how often the lack of funds can prevent too many students with the aptitude to be successful to move the...

UC WOMEN’S INITIATIVE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development Elaine Wong, Associate Professor of Management and Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Business Program, co-facilitated this year’s University of California Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UCWI), an award-winning program recently recognized as the “Best Advance in Women’s Leadership Development” by the Brandon Hall Group. Supported by the Office of...

Seven New Faculty Welcomed in 2018

Seven New Faculty Welcomed in 2018 The UCR School of Business welcomed seven new faculty members in 2018 from some of the most prestegious universities in the United States. Ming Leung , Associate Professor in Management Ph.D. Business Administration, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business. MBA Strategy & Marketing, University of Chicago, Booth School of...

Alumni and Students Connect at the 2018 Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) National Convention

Alumni and Students Connect at the 2018 Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) National Convention UCR School of Business alumni and students connected at the 2018 Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) National Convention, held in Las Vegas. Alumni from Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, RSM, Goldman Sachs, and Google met with UCR students throughout...

UCR School of Business Teams Take First Place at the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition

UCR School of Business Teams Take First Place at the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition Two UCR Business teams led the graduate competition of the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) this past weekend. Comprised of both graduates and undergraduates from the School of Business, the UCR teams began preparing for the case competition off-site...

Executive Mentor Network

UCR School of Business Launches Executive Mentor Network This Fall, the Career Development Center at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management launched a new Executive Mentor Network (EMN) aimed at developing a mentor and mentee partnership for graduate business students. The Director of the AGSM Career Development Center, John Mattson, commented, “While we...