November 2013 Issue



Dermot J. O'Brien to be Honored
at Lubin Luncheon

Dermot J. O'Brien to be Honored at Lubin Luncheon
Dermot J. O'Brien, BBA '89
 
Join us in celebrating the 20th Annual Lubin Luncheon on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at JPMorgan Chase, One Chase Manhattan Plaza. We are pleased to present the Alumni Achievement award to Dermot J. O'Brien, BBA '89, chief human resources officer, ADP, Inc., and to announce Dina Fontanetta MBA '05, vice president, Global Markets, BNY Mellon, as the Recent Alumni Service Award recipient. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for Lubin students and special projects selected by the Dean to enhance Lubin's competitive standing. For information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.pace.edu/lubinlunch.
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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 everyone. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Season's Greetings from the Lubin School of Business

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InsideTrack: Steiner Sports Marketing CEO
InsideTrack: Steiner Sports Marketing CEO
InsideTrack with President Stephen J. Friedman brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers to Pace University for captivating discussions on topics and issues that affect us all. On January 29, 2014, join President Friedman, along with Mark M. Besca, BBA '81, chairman of the Pace Board of Trustees, for a special question and answer session featuring the CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing, Inc., Brandon Steiner. Besca and Steiner will sit down for a discussion about the intersection of business and sports and the innovative approaches to business and commerce that entrepreneurs commonly employ across all fields. For more information on InsideTrack and to register, visit www.pace.edu/insidetrack.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's
[Breakfast at Tiffany's]
Breakfast at Tiffany & Co. was held on October 7, 2013, for Lubin students and faculty. James N. Fernandez, BBA '78, SVP and COO, Tiffany & Co., hosted and provided an overview of the company's history, financials, corporate strategy/marketing and its main product lines. While speaking to students and faculty, Mr. Fernandez emphasized how his academic studies at Pace helped him to advance in his career. In closing, he encouraged students to take advantage of career-guiding activities at Pace.
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2013 Henry George Distinguished Speaker
  2013 Henry George Distinguished Speaker
The 2013 Henry George Distinguished Speaker was Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior United Nations advisor, bestselling author and syndicated columnist. On Thursday, November 21, Dr. Sachs visited the New York City campus. His address in the Michael Schimmel Theatre, "The Age of Sustainable Development," brought to the forefront substantive issues relating to sustainability and poverty. To learn more about Dr. Sachs, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/news-events/henry-george-speaker.
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Travelers Executive Talks Big Data
Travelers Executive Talks Big Data
On October 31, 2013, Fred Donner, BBA '84, SVP, CFO and COO, Business Insurance, Travelers Companies, Inc., lectured to students as part of his Executive in Residence visit to the Pleasantville campus. His presentation, "Big Data—Driving Innovation at Travelers," showed how innovative uses of modern technology and big data enable the company to better assess risk, which can result in better financial performance. Mr. Donner also talked about Travelers' summer internship program and provided encouraging career advice to students.
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Lubin Team Wins Gold ECHO™ Award
Lubin Team Wins Gold ECHO Award
A Lubin MBA team comprised of Soheb Hasan, Esther Farber and Scott Levine beat 150 other schools to win first place "Gold" in the premier Direct and Interactive Marketing International Award Competition sponsored by Marketing EDGE, formerly the Direct Marketing Education Foundation. Guided by their advisor, marketing professor Harvey Markovitz, their challenge was to write a comprehensive integrated and interactive marketing plan for Delia's, a national retail chain specializing in fashion merchandise for girls and young women between the ages of 13 to 19. Serena Kunzmann led the team in Pleasantville and won a semifinalist award; she was hired upon graduation by Macy's as a direct marketing analyst. Her competition partner, Jeff Cracollici, was also hired upon graduation by leading digital marketer LiftEngine as marketing manager.
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Rising to the Challenge
  Rising to the Challenge
The PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Challenge case competition hosted by Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) in October featured teams, consisting of four to five Lubin students each, who presented a relevant business scenario and were required to provide recommendations to solve financial, social and sustainability issues related to the biofuel industry. The competition was judged by a panel of esteemed PwC professionals. The two winning teams, CwP Diversity and Taking Strides, each received a prize in the amount of $1,000. Over 60 students participated and each team received valuable supervision and mentoring from Lubin faculty and PwC professional staff. Team Taking Strides will be moving on to compete against other schools at the next PwC Challenge and we wish them all the best!
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Travel Scholarships
Travel Scholarships
During the spring 2014 semester, Lubin students will be able to experience and understand global economies outside of the classroom through international field study trips to Brazil, China, Turkey, India, Denmark and Sweden. Along with pre-trip classroom sessions, students will travel for 10-11 days to their respective field study trip destinations and participate in site visits with corporations, government agencies and universities. Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are available to those who qualify. The deadline to apply is December 6. For more information on available scholarships, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/travelscholarships.
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LUBIN PROGRAM NEWS
Next MFP Cycle Begins in February 2014
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 individuals 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 every eight weeks. Classes begin February 20, 2014, and the GMAT is not required. Visit www.pace.edu/mfp for details or contact the program's director, Jay Sholes, jsholes@pace.edu, for additional information.
Next CCRP® Cycle Begins in March 2014
The Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP®) program will launch its fifth cycle on Thursday, March 13, 2014. This intensive 26-week session offers in-depth exposure to all aspects of governance, risk management, regulatory strategy and relevant regulations. The program also includes modules impacting non-banks, hedge funds and asset managers. Registration is open from now until March 3, 2014. For more information about the program, contact Macia Batista, mbatista@pace.edu, or visit www.pace.edu/lubin/ccrp.

Faculty Bookshelf

[Faculty Bookshelf]
Management professors Bruce Bachenheimer and Robert A. Isaak, PhD, have recently coauthored a chapter in Entrepreneurship: Theory, Role of Economic Development and Practices. Their chapter explores whether there is a hierarchy of entrepreneurship that goes beyond life cycle models of organizations to indicate the path to scalability. The model illustrates a hierarchy of five progressive levels and incorporates external variables as well as three critical elements for any entrepreneurship venture.

The Importance of Annual Giving

[The Importance of Annual Giving]
Lubin alumni have the opportunity to make a difference in Pace's future: Your gifts to the Annual Fund provide crucial support for scholarships and programs that help the University continue to thrive. A gift to your University, no matter its size, is an investment in your degree. Remember, it's your participation that matters most. Tis the season of giving! Please click here to make your year-end gift to the Annual Fund for Lubin before December 31, 2013.

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