December 2012 Issue


  [Season's Greetings from the Lubin School of Business]
Season's Greetings from the Lubin School of Business
Dean Neil Braun and the faculty and staff of the Lubin School of Business send warm holiday greetings to all of our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
[U.S.News Ranks Pace Among Top Five in the US, #1 in Metro New York for Internships]  
U.S.News Ranks Pace Among Top Five in the US, #1 in Metro New York for Internships
Pace University is among the top five schools in the U.S. and #1 in metro New York for internship placement according to U.S.News & World Report's "Short List." This is a regular series that magnifies individual data points to provide students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel in specific areas. The new ranking highlights ten national universities with the highest percentage of 2011 graduates who worked as interns during their undergraduate studies. Pace does have the largest co-op and internship program in the region, transforming students into job-ready professionals.
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Lubin Finance Programs Recognized By CFA Institute and GARP
  [Lubin Finance Programs Recognized By CFA Institute and GARP]
The CFA Institute recently welcomed the Lubin School of Business into their University Recognition Program. Entry into the program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the Lubin curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the three levels of CFA examinations. The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) has welcomed the MS in Investment Management program into the Partnership for Risk Education, as a GARP Academic Partner. The partnership is a framework through which interested academic institutions can assess whether their risk management offerings are aligned with global industry needs and best practices.
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[New, Expanded CCRP Cycle Starts in February 2013]  
New, Expanded CCRP™ Cycle Starts in February 2013
The Association of International Bank Auditors (AIBA) and the Lubin School of Business at Pace University have created a joint six-month premier certificate program for bank compliance professionals - the Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP™). The new and expanded CCRP™ program starts February 28, 2013. This six-month program with 20 three-hour sessions adds two new modules on securities law and consumer protection law, and addresses the need for a well-recognized, comprehensive international compliance credential. For more information, contact Professor John James, jjames@pace.edu, 914-422-4522.
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  [Next MFP Cycle Begins in February 2013]
Next MFP Cycle Begins in February 2013
Today's financial market difficulties can be a silver lining for moving ahead in your career. Lubin's Masters in Finance for Professionals (MFP) program is specially designed for people already working in finance or those wanting to enter the field who need to update their knowledge and skills within a practical framework. There's still time to enroll in the 36-credit MS program, which combines online study with weekend residencies. Classes begin February 21, 2013, and the GMAT is not required. Visit www.pace.edu/mfp for details or contact the program's director, James Parker, jparker@pace.edu, for additional information.
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[NACD Says  
NACD Says "Watch Dean Braun"
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has named Dean Neil Braun one of the "People to Watch" in 2012. He was selected based on his influential leadership in the boardroom and commitment to uphold the highest standards and best practices in corporate governance. Dean Braun serves on the boards of IMAX Corporation; Share Our Strength, a national anti-hunger organization; and the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.
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19th Annual Lubin Luncheon: Celebration of Pace's Accounting History
  [19th Annual Lubin Luncheon: Celebration of Pace's Accounting History]
The Lubin Luncheon was a celebration of Lubin's special relationship with the accounting profession and recognition of our alumni at the Big Four. The Luncheon was held on Friday, December 7, 2012, at One Chase Manhattan Plaza. Proceeds from the luncheon are used to provide important scholarship funding to Lubin students and to support special projects selected by the Dean to enhance Lubin's competitive standing with other leading business schools.
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[Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO on InsideTrack]
William C. Dudley
 
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO
on InsideTrack

InsideTrack, with President Stephen J. Friedman, brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers to Pace University for captivating discussion on topics that affect us all. On November 29, President Friedman discussed the regional and economic outlook for 2013 in the post-election economy with William C. Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. InsideTrack events are free and open to the public.
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  [Register for Pace University's Certified Financial Planning Program]
Register for Pace University's Certified Financial Planning Program
Pace University's Center for Business and Technology offers the Financial Planning Certificate Program, which prepares students to take the national CFP® Certification Examination administered three times a year by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. This certification will enhance your resume and career, and is one of the most sought-after credentials nationwide. Classes begin the week of March 11. For more information, visit appsrv.pace.edu/pclc/courses/business.cfm.
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[Ernst & Young Scholarship Winners Announced]  
Ernst & Young Scholarship Winners Announced
Students Laura Schmitt, Gabriella Gonzalez, Vito Delberti, Renee Bluszcz and Christina Rufo from the Pleasantville campus and Sazma Shameem, Yuan Gai, Kristhy Jimenez, Umesh Patel, and Domingo Rodriguez from the New York City campus, were recent recipients of the Ernst & Young Scholarship award. The Ernst & Young Fund for Excellence in Accounting Education provides scholarship awards of $5,000 each to outstanding Lubin students in a qualified undergraduate or graduate accounting program. Ernst & Young LLP established the scholarship fund in 2010 to promote educational excellence in accounting at Pace.
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Lubin Student Wins Direct Marketing Association Scholarship
[Lubin Student Wins Direct Marketing Association Scholarship]  
Our congratulations go out to Monica Kolodziej, junior marketing major and co-manager of the New York City campus Interactive and Direct Marketing Lab, who won the Hudson Valley Direct Marketing Association's (HVDMA) Laura Smith Scholarship. The scholarship is presented to degree candidates in the Direct and Interactive Marketing Program at the Lubin School of Business who are self-paying for education (not reimbursed by employer). Recipients are selected based on academic excellence, enthusiasm, professional qualities and potential to benefit the industry. For more information, visit hvdma.org/Education_Opportunities.html.
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  [French Finance Students Visit Bloomberg Headquarters]
French Finance Students Visit Bloomberg Headquarters
The Center for Global Business Programs runs a custom finance program where French students spend one semester at Lubin, taking three finance courses and a course in American Business Practices. As part of the program, the cohort of French students visited the Bloomberg headquarters, and attended a special lecture dealing with the role of corporate governance in banking, delivered by Professors John James and Ned Lewis. This program is comprised of 15 students from Rouen Business School and three students from Reims Management School who are pursuing a French master's degree at their home schools.
[Alumni Bookshelf]  
Alumni Bookshelf
Some people collect stamps and some collect coins. Hearst Magazines' marketing president and publishing director, Michael Clinton, MBA '83, is a collector of countries (at 122 and counting!). The Globetrotter Diaries will be published in January and is Clinton's first-hand account of many of his travel highlights with tips from colleagues and friends as well. For more information, contact Jennifer Garza, jenniferg@finnpartners.com.
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  [Annual Giving]
Jonathan Thanks You!
Annual Giving
Make a difference with your year-end gift to Pace. Before the end of this tax year, help a deserving student, like Jonathan Prato '13, with an Annual Fund gift! Make a secure, online gift at www.pace.edu/givetopace. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide the flexibility to quickly respond to emerging needs and opportunities throughout Pace University. Don't forget to designate your gift to Lubin. To learn more about giving to Pace, call 212-346-1232.
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