The 12th annual Real Estate Conference brought industry professionals and members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler real estate community to share perspectives on the industry’s trajectory.
As a student in the Global OneMBA® Program, Marc Ross (’08) received a first-hand, in-depth look at China and its role in the international economy. Five years later, he is helping ensure that the U.S.-China commercial relationship thrives in his role at the U.S.-China Business Council.
UNC Kenan-Flagler is transforming its alumni magazine to a digital platform. The spring issue of UNC Business is the first produced and distributed using Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), and the UNC Kenan-Flagler iPad application provides interactive functionality.
UNC Kenan-Flagler has been a leader in real estate education for 40 years, developing students’ knowledge and technical skills so they can build successful careers in real estate. Today a growing number of women MBA students are attracted to the field – and thriving.
The U.S. trade deficit with China, which topped $315 billion in 2012, is often interpreted as a sign of impending doom for the U.S. economy, the numbers aren’t as daunting as many think, advises Marc Ross (OneMBA ’08) of the U.S.-China
Now in its 13th year as home to top-ranked UNC Executive Development, the Rizzo Center will break ground again – on expanded facilities to accommodate the growing demand for its programs.
Thiago Penido (MBA ’09) shares his journey to leadership in his family’s enterprise, The Serveng Group in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Matt Williamson (MBA ’05) credits much of the success of his startup company Windsor Circle to his UNC Kenan-Flagler education. But the entrepreneur also gets credit for leaving a lasting legacy: UNC Kenan-Flagler’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County through the “House that Kenan-Flagler Built.”
Jason Kilar (BSBA ’93) credits conviction, passion and the relentless pursuit of innovation to his success as CEO of Hulu.
Alum launches burn center with business plan nurtured at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Pearman credits UNC Kenan-Flagler for teaching him the leadership, teamwork and negotiation skills that are necessary to succeed in consulting. The most valuable lessons were in the “soft side” of business, which deals with interpersonal skills. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s focus on hands-on learning ensured that he not only learned these necessary tools but also had the opportunity to practice them and receive feedback on his performance.
The biggest mistake young consultants make, said Pearman, is focusing too much on content and deliverables, the specific plans of action for the problem at hand, while neglecting client leadership. Discovering a company’s problem, developing a solution and designing the consulting process are all important pieces of the puzzle but leading the client is most crucial.
While America has come a long way from the pre-Civil War Era when congressmen fired shots over political speeches, partisanship seems to be paralyzing Washington.
UNC Kenan-Flagler dean James W. Dean, Jr. recently made the following announcement.
The agenda is set and registrations are coming in for Alumni Weekend on April 5 – 7, 2013. Don’t miss out on the fun!
As we approach the end of the 2012 calendar year, we’d like to recognize all the alumni, friends and organizations who made a financial contribution to UNC Kenan-Flagler during the 2011-12 fiscal year. Without the support of these loyal and generous donors, the business school would not be where it is today. We are grateful for their annual support and for the support of those who came before them.
Brett Kornfeld (MBA ‘05) has seen a big benefit from the recession — an expanded opportunity for innovation in how diverse datasets are captured and used.
The recession forced cost cutting that led to a number of innovations. Kornfeld, a certified financial analyst and director of applied strategy in the New York office of DISCERN, focuses on the development of technology that can manipulate Big Data — datasets of a size beyond the ability of software tools commonly used on Wall Street to capture, manage and process such information quickly.
On Twitter, Starbucks has more than 2.5 million followers. Whole Foods, more than 2.6 million. What more could a brand ask for? Plenty. Getting followers is like enticing people to walk into your store. But what most brands want is the Twitter equivalent of a purchase — a retweet (when followers spread your message to their own network). “The real power of social media for brands,” says Arvind Malhotra, T.W. Lewis Scholar and associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler, “is that their followers can validate the brand by retweeting the brand’s message to potentially thousands of people in their own personal network. This is electronic word-of-mouth at its best.”
Carter Garrison, VP of Events for our Real Estate Club just returned from NYC and reported that twenty-one real estate concentrators gathered in New York for a Career Trek on October 18th and 19th to meet with Kenan-Flagler alums and potential employers.
“Leading isn’t about setting rules or issuing edicts. It’s about coaching your employees and doing what you can to help them be successful,” says Laura Gamble (BSBA ’85), regional president for Greater Maryland at PNC Financial Services Group Inc. in Baltimore.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School honored seven alumni award winners Nov. 2 at the school’s 14th annual Alumni Association Awards ceremony.
UNC Kenan-Flagler alumnus D. Keith Pigues (MBA ’93) recently celebrated his first year as dean of the School of Business and tenured professor of management at North Carolina Central University. Not only is he making an impact in this new role, but his accomplishments and contributions as a business executive, speaker, thought leader and author have been recognized by a variety of organizations including Inc.Magazine, Frost & Sullivan, Canadian Marketing Association,BtoB Magazine, the American Marketing Association and CNBC, just to name a few. Next 20 Stories