Books and articles that matter
By Dean Andy Boynton
All of us recognize that our business lives are more complicated today than ever before, mostly because technology makes them so. It is difficult to find the quiet periods when hard thinking can be done. I find that reading Henning Mankell's detective series, featuring the Swedish policeman Kurt Wallander, somehow helps me break away from the urgent and focus on the important. Read more »
Boston College's Chief Executives' Club of Boston was ranked the number two CEO speakers event in the world (behind the Clinton Global Initiative) by the global public relations firm Weber Shandwick, based on its annual "Five-Star Conference" study. Read more »
In its annual ranking of the top 100 full-time global MBA programs, Financial Times ranked the MBA program number 47 in the world, up from number 89 last year. Among American business schools cited in the international rankings, the Carroll School was the 23rd listed. The magazine evaluates three main areas to compile the rankings: faculty research productivity, the diversity and international reach of the business school and its MBA program, and alumni salaries and career progress. "We continually strive to strengthen our graduate management programs, and in recent years have focused our efforts on supporting Carroll School faculty. They are the cornerstone of the MBA program, and why ratings of the School are rising," says Dean Andy Boynton. View the rankings »
In January, Camera Mouse, a program developed by Egan Professor of Computer Science James Gips that helps people with severe disabilities use the computer, was downloaded for the 100,000th time since being made available for free online in 2007. Read more »
- Accenture Professor Kay Lemon won the 2009 Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award.
- An SEC ruling cited research by Associate Professor of Accounting Mary Ellen Carter.
- Public Accounting Report's newest rankings of accounting programs in the United States place the Carroll School undergraduate accounting program at number 24, and the graduate program at 25.
- Professor of Information Systems Mary Cronin, in Forbes,
- Professor of Finance Edward J. Kane, in the Wall Street Journal,
- Alicia H. Munnell, Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences and the director of Boston College's Center for Retirement Research, in BusinessWeek.
Students voices anchor a redesign of the Carroll School's home page. Hear from the students »
At the Chief Executives' Club of Boston, Jeffrey B. Kindler, chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer Inc., called for called for businesses to change to earn back customers' trust, warning that failure to do so may "lead to policy changes that could damage our competitiveness, and put our long-term prosperity at risk." View video »
Save the date: June 10
E. Gerald Corrigan, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and current partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, and Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, will be the keynote speakers at the Carroll School's annual finance conference on Thursday, June 10, 2010.