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2015

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Boston College Alumni Beat Ivy League Graduates at Stock Picking

December 22, 2015 -

Read more about the analysis, conducted by SumZero, in Reuters.

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Professor Hagtvedt Finds a Link Between Luxury Brands and Charity Organizations

December 10, 2015 -

Associate Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt is co-author of a study that found consumers are more likely to buy luxury brands that highlight partnerships with charity organizations at the point of sale. Read more in the Boston College Chronicle.

 

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Professor Kisgen Creates Fantasy Adventure Game Dragonwood

December 15, 2015 -

It started as something Associate Professor of Finance and Hillenbrand Faculty Fellow Darren Kisgen created to play with his kids. Now his fantasy adventure game Dragonwood has gone global and is winning awards. Associated Press.

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Q&A with Scholastic’s Top Marketer, a BC MBA alum

November 4, 2015 -

Get to know the CMO for Scholastic Reading Club and eCommerce, Dani Nadel, BC MBA ’93, previously the president of Publicis Modem in New York City. See the Q&A on Marketing Land.

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ConocoPhillips CEO Speaks at BC Club

October 22, 2015 -

At BC’s latest Chief Executives Club, ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance discussed volatility in the oil industry and the need to reinvest heavily to keep output flat. Read more on Bloomberg News.

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Establishing Meaningful Connections in the MBA program

November 18, 2015 -

MBA/MSW dual degree student, Justin Cambria, shares how the community feel of the BC MBA program is not only helping him to establish meaningful relationships with his classmates and professors, but also contributing to a strong professional network. 

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A day in my life as a BC MBA student.

In our most recent student blog, Aditee Dalvi, MBA '17, gives us an inside look into a day in the busy life of a Full-Time MBA student in the Carroll School of Management.

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Digital Transparency and Permanence

October 6, 2015 -

Carroll School Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane published part 3 in a 5-part series about the potential impact of social media with an enterprise. Read his work in the Sloan Management Review.

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Check Out the New Carroll Capital

October 1, 2015 -

Read Dean Andy Boynton's piece on drawing lessons from improv pros, meet our new faculty, see our latest research, and more in the new Carroll Capital: A Performance Update.

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Keeping a Secret in the Age of Data

September 29, 2015 -

What exactly has led to the difficulty in keeping secrets, and how can organizations adapt to this change in secrecy? Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham has the answers. Check out his piece in the Sloan Management Review.

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Johnson & Johnson CEO Speaks at the Boston College CEO Club

September 11, 2015 -

Alex Gorsky recently spoke at a lunch event hosted by the BC CEO Club at the Boston Harbor Hotel, discussing topics from J&J’s brands to health care’s competing forces. See the highlights in the Boston Business Journal.

New Shea Center for Entrepreneurship

August 31, 2015 -

Boston College is excited to announce that the opening event for the Carroll School’s new Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship will feature Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing. Learn more in the Boston Business Journal.  

Welcome to the BC MBA Class of 2017

August 25, 2015 -

The BC MBA Class of 2017 arrived on campus for orientation last week. The new full-time MBA students begin their studies with Introduction to Strategic Management, but they took a break to smile for the camera. The diverse group boasts significant work experience and an international background. Learn more about the BC MBA Class of 2017»

Maintaining and Using Data

August 24, 2015 -

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham recently wrote on maintaining the quality of data, interviewed the CIO of Constellation Brands about telling data's story with graphics, and hosted a webinar on "The Internet of Things" for Sloan Management Review.

Gobal Surge in Sale of Non-GMO Food

August 18, 2015 -

Around the world, it’s easier than ever to find non-GMO food in supermarkets. What does Carroll School of Management Professor of Marketing Kathleen Seiders think about the uptick in sales? Watch her on CCTV America.

The Effect of Recall on Self-Control

August 5, 2015 -

According to a study led by Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor of Marketing Hristina Nikolova, thinking about previous self-control failures can actually lead to repeat lapses. Read about her research on Psych Central.

An Investment in Success

August 3, 2015 -

The Carroll School of Management has received a generous gift from Linda and John Powers ’73, P’10, ’10, ’18, which will endow the position of dean. Read about the John and Linda Powers Family Deanship Fund.

Courage and Leadership

July 20, 2015 -

Where do some leaders get the courage to go against the tide of opinion among stakeholders? Carroll School Dean Andy Boynton explores the question in his latest blog post, which centers on an interview with Unilever CEO Paul Polman. See his post on Forbes.

Strategy Drives Digital Transformation

July 14, 2015 -

Employees of all ages want to work for businesses that are committed to digital progress, according to a report created in part by Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane. Download the full report here.

Business Analytics & The BC MBA

July 13, 2015 -

Marilyn Eckelman, assistant dean for career development at the Carroll School of Management talks about business analytics and Boston College’s new curriculum. Read the article on QS Top MBA.

Massachusetts' First Casino

July 1, 2015 -

Although Plainridge Park Casino made promising revenue its first week, there are still pitfalls to consider, says Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J. Hear his take on NECN "Broadside."

Data-Driven Health Care: No Pain, No Gain

June 25, 2015 -

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham talks about Intermountain’s new EHR system. Read his commentary in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Weighing the "Gut Decision"

June 16, 2015 -

How do you know when to trust your gut? Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton outlines three rules of thumb. See his post on Forbes.

And the Winner is...

June 15, 2015 -

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Management and Organization Tieying Yu, winner of the Carroll School's 2015 Diane Harkins Coughlin and Christopher J. Coughlin Faculty Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching. Learn more about Professor Yu.

Under Armour CEO Speaks at BC's Chief Executives Club

June 10, 2015 -

Under Armour founder, chairman, and CEO Kevin Plank was the keynote speaker for Boston College’s latest Chief Executives Club of Boston. Read about his visit in the Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe.

BC in the News 2014-15

May 31, 2015 -

Want to see all the highlights of external media coverage related to Boston College faculty, student accomplishments, University programs, and events from the past academic year? Take a look at this Office of News & Public Affairs viewbook.

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How to Give 401K Participants Better Value

May 27, 2015 -

Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell wrote about the problem with investment fees and the changes she’d make if it were up to her. Check out her article for the Dow Jones MarketWatch.

Will We Quit Game Consoles?

May 10, 2015 -

With so many new entertainment options to choose from, do consumers still need game consoles? Carroll School of Management Information Systems adjunct faculty member Paul-Jon McNealy believes consoles are here to stay. Read his explanation in The Wall Street Journal.

Opposites Attract: The NHL and Pinterest

May 5, 2015 -

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane and Boston College senior Erin Hughes discuss the oddball relationship between the National Hockey League and Pinterest. Check out their article in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Priest, Professor, and Expert on Vices

April 27, 2015 -

In El Salvador, Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J.—a leading expert on the economics of tobacco, alcohol, and gambling—is called “Pedro Pecado,” or the Priest of Sin. Read about him on Boston.com.

MBA Fellowship for Irish Students

April 9, 2015 -

Global business leader and humanitarian advocate Denis O’Brien, BC MBA ’82, has created an annual fellowship that will cover the cost of attendance for two Irish students in Boston College’s Full-Time MBA Program. Read about the Denis O’Brien Fellowship in The Boston College Chronicle.

Relationship Universe of Social Media

April 7, 2015 -

According to Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane, relationship “circles” have widened to include followers, fans, and “tweeps,” thanks to technology and social media. Check out this article in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

After the Analytics

March 31, 2015 -

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham says simply producing analytical results isn’t enough for most organizations. Read his article in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Global Food Trends

March 26, 2015 -

In an interview with CCTV America, a media arm of China Central Television, Carroll School of Management Professor of Marketing Kathleen Seiders discussed whether consumers will benefit from the Kraft-Heinz merger, and the call for healthier foods worldwide. Watch the interview.

A Question of Asking

March 24, 2015 -

To achieve greater persuasive impact, are questions or statements better? It all depends. Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt wrote about his research on this topic. Read his article in The Conversation

How to Fix the MBTA

March 7, 2015 -

Carroll School Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Sean Martin offers his suggestions for getting the T back on track after its recent collapse. See the story in The Boston Globe.

Punctuation and Marketing: What Works?

March 5, 2015 -

When advertising a product, is making a statement or raising a question more effective? Research by Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt that explores performance of punctuation will be published in the Journal of Consumer PsychologyRead about it in The Boston Globe.

Ready to Retire?

March 4, 2015 -

Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell discusses a report from the Center for Retirement Research on today’s average retirement age in Time and NBC News, among other media.

Improving the Feedback Process

March 2, 2015 -

Carroll School Associate Professor of Management and Organization Spencer Harrison provides some guidelines for maximizing the value of feedback in the workplace. Check out his ideas in Time.

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BC MBA Students Take a Break to Attend Tuck Winter Carnival

February 25, 2015 -

by Jacqueline Ouellet, BC MBA '16

At some point during the MBA Program, you just need a break. That break for BC MBA students came in the form of the Tuck Winter Carnival, a ski and social weekend hosted by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Read Jacqueline's post on the experience»

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Getting your MBA and Running a Marathon

February 12, 2015 -

by Jacqueline Ouellet, MBA '16

As I begin the start of my second semester as an MBA, I find more and more similarities between getting my MBA and running a marathon. Read Jacqueline's MBA blog post»

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A Science Experiment for the BC Graduate Tech Club (and my wallet)

February 5, 2015 -

by Jacqueline Ouellet, BC MBA '16

About a quarter of the people I've driven around have asked me how I became an Uber driver and why I'm doing it. I tell them it's for two reasons. The first reason is to helppad the wallet a bit while I readjust to living without an income. The second is for BC. Read Jacqueline's MBA blog post»

So Many Platforms, So Little Time

February 3, 2015 -

Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane’s article, “Simplifying the Enterprise Social Media Landscape,” discusses how to choose the best platform for your business. Read the article on the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Obama Proposes the Auto-IRA

January 20, 2015 -

Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell comments on the “Auto-IRA” proposed in the 2015 State of the Union address. See her quote in Forbes.

The Global Pensions Time Bomb

January 4, 2015 -

Professor of Management Sciences Alicia Munnell’s discusses the underfunding of Americans’ voluntary 401(k) pension plans with BBC Radio’s “In the Balance.” Hear the interview online.

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First Year MBA Experience: Preparing for the Business Plan Competition

by Jeremy Ferguson, BC MBA '16

As a first-year BC MBA student, I benefited from watching teams of second-year students present comprehensive business plans for new ventures in front of a full audience of peers, faculty, and a panel of business executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and venture capitalists.

Learn more about the Business Plan experience in the BC MBA Program»

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What I Learned in the First Semester of My MBA Program

by Jeremy Feguson, BC MBA '16

Time sure does fly when you're having fun! You have two years, and the clock starts ticking from the moment you step foot onto campus for Orientation. Here are some tips to make the most of it.

Learn what helped Jeremy successfully complete his first semester»

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