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In this edition:
M&E Supply Chain Mgmt Research Presentation XUMBA Joins Joseph-Beth & Others to Host A.G. Lafley in discussion of his new book, Playing to Win
CMA Review to be offered at Xavier beginning in August 2013 Join us February 9th for OSU's Poverty Summit!
Call for Applications: 2013 Xavier Entrepreneurship Black Belt Certification Careers in Finance Panel
Resume Critique Days Making a Career Change
Professional Development Center Be a part of Cintrifuse's First Class Series!
New 10 Week ACCT 600 class added to Spring Semester Tutors Needed
Xavier Center for International Business & MBA students participate in White House Initiative
M&E Supply Chain Mgmt Research Presentation

The Williams College of Business invites you to M&E Supply Chain Mgmt Research Presentations (1 hr) next Mon (Jan 28) and Tues (Jan 29) – 2 p.m. Smith 247.

Dr. Kunpeng Li (Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) "Design of Extended Warranties in Supply Chains under Additive Demand".

Dr. Haihao Jin (Ph.D., Univ of Kentucky) "Collaborative Decision Making in Modern Supply Chains"

XU MBA Joins with Joseph-Beth & Others to Host A.G. Lafley in Discussion of His New Book - Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

The MBA program at Xavier University is pleased to partner with Joseph-Beth Booksellers & others in hosting a reception & talk by A.G. Lafley, former Chairman & CEO of Procter & Gamble.

Mr. Lafley, who was the inaugural speaker at the XU Williams College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series back in 2006, will be discussing his new book Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, which he co-authored with Roger L. Martin, former Dean of the Rotman School of Management. In this VIP reception, Mr. Lafley will present on the important points of how you can Play to Win

The event will take place on February 7th from 5 p.m. - 7:30p.m. at Music Hall. Tickets are $40 and include a copy of the book, along with food & drink. RSVP at www.josephbeth.com/RSVP/WIN

Playing to Win is a scientific and rigorous look at strategy. It is about defining what “winning” means for your organization and the right choices on “how to win,” “where to play,” and making the hard choices to make it work. It’s about how to make better choices based on your organization’s strengths and competencies.

CMA Review to be offered at Xavier beginning August 2013

The Xavier Leadership Center (XLC) will begin offering the CMA review program in August!

The Wiley CMA Exam review (formerly the IMA Learning System that has been around for several years) is a recently released Wiley product and it is being offered at many universities and the most common delivery method is thru extension or outreach or executive training programs (such as our XLC). Some impressive schools on the list are: Auburn, University of Georgia, Duke, Villanova, UCF, Erasmus, etc. Here is a link to CMA offerings at other schools in comparison: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-813934.html

Such a program is well-suited for anyone who wants to pursue certification, find out more information about the CMA early in their career, and IMA members from the area who are pursuing the CMA.

Xavier has identified Ben Mulling, CMA and CFO of Tente Casters as someone who is very interested in teaching opportunities as they become available. He is CMA, CPA, and MBA who is also on the IMA global board, based in northern Kentucky. He also has considerable adjunct teaching experience with various colleges in the area.

If you are interested in this managerial accounting program please let the MBA office, Accounting Chair, or any of your professors know. Many CPAs who work in public also take the exam as they know it helps them have a strategic lens upon which to advise their clients in all of their accounting functions. Cincinnati has many CMAs who work in the Big 4 as well as small and mid-sized CPA firms.

For further information about an upcoming information session, please contact Sandy Richtermeyer.

Join us February 9th for OSU's Poverty Summit!

In the choice between making money and making a difference, choose both.

The Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) Summit is all about using innovation and new ways of thinking to turn the tables in the effort to end poverty. TOM'S Shoes is just one example of the thousands of organizations that were created under this belief. Join us Saturday, February 9th and learn how innovative leaders around the world are advancing in the battle against poverty and changing the world! Get inspired to change the status quo, network with global leaders in the field and check out the various involvement opportunities such as workshops, internships and volunteerships.

Have you registered yet? Spots are limited so reserve your FREE ticket now!

The 2013 Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit will be held on Saturday, February 9th. Check out www.aptesummit.org, join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn and RSVP below. We can't wait to see you!

Call for Applications: 2013 Xavier Entrepreneurship Black Belt Certification

February 1 to March 31

Xavier Entrepreneurship Black Belt Certification: Entrepreneurship is a creative business process that results in value creation; and. Black Belt is a term from Total Quality Management literature that signifies proven expertise in a given area of business (e.g., efficient manufacturing processes or effective innovation projects). The Xavier Entrepreneurship Black Belt Certification focuses on the level of expertise attained in the entrepreneurial process as a sustainable value creation process. The applications received for the Xavier Entrepreneurship Black Belt Certification will be evaluated using the following four criteria

1. Academic achievement (e.g., GPA)
2. Faculty recommendations
3. Impact on the reputation of Xavier University and its communities 4. One hour (oral) comprehensive interview.

A committee will judge the final results of all applications, based on the above criteria, and the winner will be recognized at the luncheon on 26th April 2013 in CINTAS Center and awarded the certificate.

Why Xavier Entrepreneurship Black Belt Certification is unique?
It must be noted that Xavier Entrepreneurship Black Belt Certification at Williams College of Business (WCB) is the first of its kind offered in the nation. Its uniqueness stems from the fact that WCB considers entrepreneurship not as a one‐time project, but as a sustainable value creation process that continues on an ongoing basis. The principles of project management and process improvement are uniquely combined in the Xavier Entrepreneurship Black Belt Certification.

Please contact Dr. Daewoo Park (Chair, Mgmt & Entr Dept):
513-745‐2028 or parkd@xavier.edu.

Careers in Finance Panel

Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
When: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Smith Hall, Rm. 137

Finance is a very popular career interest for many - and we want to highlight a number of career possibilities available in this area. The panel will include finance professionals from various career paths and organizations. Students will have nearly an hour to ask questions of the panel members about their career path, job responsibilities and advice they might offer to those interested in similar work. There will be an opportunity for networking at the conclusion of the panel.

Panel Members Include:
Jim Eglseder- Fifth Third Bank
Kim Renners - OJM Group
Jamie Schade- Merrill Lynch
Ed Waldvogel - The Kroger Company
Kevin Whelan- Opus Capital Management

RSVP at: http://www.xavier.edu/williams/pdc/Events.cfm

Resume Critique Day

Day 1: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - Time: 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Day 2: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Day 3: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - Time: 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Location: MBA Office – Smith Hall

Prepare for the upcoming Career Fair and your job search by having your resume critiqued by a Career Coach from the Professional Development Center. Resume critiques will be scheduled in 30 minute slots. Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis so be sure to sign up for your time slot soon!

To Register Email: mbapdc@xavier.edu

Making a Career Change Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013
When: 9:00am-Noon
Where: Smith Hall Room: 247

Interested in making a career change? Fearful of beginning the process? Don’t know where to start?

Facilitator, Dana Glasgo serves as a Sr. Career Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, an international career management firm and owns her own consulting firm - Cincinnati Career Coach. As an experienced career coach with years of experience, she has partnered with many professionals as they looked for direction in their career or progressed through a career transition.

Come listen as she provides insight into the challenges and successes she has seen - providing tips on how to orchestrate a career change successfully.

RSVP at: http://www.xavier.edu/williams/pdc/Events.cfm

Professional Development Center

The Professional Development Center (PDC) is the career resource center located in the Williams College of Business and supports current MBA students and MBA alumni. The Center offers a variety of professional development services including personalized one-to-one career coaching, resume writing, interview preparation and job search assistance. Our staff members are available for in-person appointments and available to talk by phone or email. We aim to assist students in creating a strategic job search plan that works for them. Whether you are a Career Starter, Career Advancer or Career Changer we have resources to assist you along the journey.

To learn more about our services visit our website at www.xavier.edu/williams/pdc.

One-to-One Career Coaching - Individual appointments are available for currently enrolled MBA students and MBA alumni who wish to discuss any aspect of their career or job search – from career decision-making to evaluating job offers. To schedule an appointment with an MBA Career Coach, please email mbapdc@xavier.edu or call 513-745-4213.

Spring 2013 – Coaching Appointments

Main Campus Hours:
Monday – 8am-5pm
Tuesday – 10am-6pm
Wednesday - 8am-5pm
Thursday – 9am-6pm
Friday – 10am-6pm

Saturday Hours: 9:00am – 1:00pm
January 26th – West Chester Office
February 9th - Deerfield Office
March 16th – Northern Kentucky Office

Be part of Cintrifuse's first class series!

Cintrifuse | Intro to Basic SEM
Trying to get your message out there? Here's your opportunity to get an understanding of the basic Search Engine Marketing (SEM) concepts you need to get noticed.

SEM Primer: SEM is a form of internet marketing that involves the promotion of websites by increasing their visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs) through optimization as well as through advertising. SEM includes both paid search results (using tools like Google Adwords or Microsoft adCenter) and organic (unpaid) search results (SEO).

Cintrifuse | Intro to Basic Corporate and IP Law
Starting a company or thinking of starting one or have an idea sitting in your basement? Here's your opportunity to get an understanding of the basic legal concepts you need to get launched, and find a better way to protect your ideas with some basic IP concepts.

Law Primer: Companies are people too. Really. A limited company may be sued until all its assets have been exhausted, but no creditor can turn to the shareholders and ask them to meet any deficit. Weak IP can lead to copycats, lawsuits, slow growth, and failure. Strong patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets can help an entrepreneur secure funding, exit, or grow more rapidly. Every start-up has intellectual property, but not all choose to protect the most valuable parts of their business.

Questions? Email Professor Joe Carter for more information.

New 10 week ACCT 600 added to the Spring Semester

A 10 week section of ACCT 600 has been added to the spring schedule. The class information is as follows:

CRN: 15077
Class: ACCT 600-03 : Financial Reporting & Analysis
Day: Thursday, 6-9:45 PM
Length: 02/13-05/02
Credits: 3.000
Professor: William T. Mason
Room: SMH 348

The class starts on Feb. 13th and ends on May 2nd.

This is a great class for students who needed a class that started later in the term and for those who were thinking about adding another class to their spring schedule but needed a 600 level class .

Registration is open. Join the class today!

Tutors Needed

The MBA office is looking for students who are available to offer tutoring services to other MBA students. Tutors may receive compensation and would be negotiated between the tutor and student.

The MBA Office is often approached with requests for assistance in ACCT 500/501, STAT 500, FINC 500, ACCT 600/601 and FINC 600. Tutors for the GMAT are also in demand.

If you would like to be added to the list of students offering tutoring services please contact Ann Marie Whelan, whelana@xavier.edu, to be added to the tutor list. Please indicate which classes are of interest to you.

Xavier Center for International Business & MBA students participate in White House Initiative

This past summer, Xavier University’s Center for International Business (CIB) was invited to participate in the Young African Leaders Mentoring Partnership. This is the Obama Administration’s program to engage young African leaders actively promoting positive change shaping the future of their continent. It supports leadership development, promotes entrepreneurship and connects young leaders with one another and the United States. The CIB was invited to mentor Patricia Nzolantima of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She is an entrepreneur and a community organizer, looking for academic support to create a micro-lending program for her community.

Three faculty members of the Williams College of Business - Mee-Shew Cheung, PhD, (associate professor of Marketing and director of the CIB), Rebecca Luce, PhD (assistant professor of Management) and Hasan Faruq, PhD (assistant professor of Economics) created an MBA independent study program with four current MBA students to devise a micro-lending service. They hope to support low-income female entrepreneurs in the DRC and provide them with opportunity to improve their economic and social status. The course will use WebEx to connect Xavier students with locals in DRC.


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1/29 - 1/31
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Northern Kentucky - 207 Grandview Drive
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