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Full-time MBA Program Overview
Great ideas.Making them happen.
Strategic Innovation Academy DirectorsFaculty Director: Barry ThomasAcademic HistoryPhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002MS in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999BA in Mathematics and Economics, Grinnell College, 1996Areas of ExpertiseReal-time Decision-makingHeuristic SearchLogisticsVehicle routing
SI Academy: Building Skills That Are In Demand
Critical thinkingComplex problem solvingJudgment and decision-making . . .SI Academy TracksHelping businesses identify, analyze and execute opportunities Strategic Management & InnovationHelping businesses do business betterSupply Chain & AnalyticsStructured Problem SolvingSI CareersStrategy Development SpecialistBusiness Development AnalystMergers & Acquisition AnalystMarket Research AnalystBusiness Strategy ConsultantNew Product DevelopmentProject ManagerSupply Chain AnalystStrategic Sourcing SpecialistProcess Engineer/ConsultantOperations ManagementLogistics AnalystData AnalystBusiness AnalyticsStrategic Management & InnovationSupply Chain & AnalyticsOther Alumni Roles: Strategic Management & Innovation Senior Associate, International Pricing Strategy, Delta AirlinesAssociate Product Manager, Integrated DNA TechnologiesProject Manager, Operational Risk, Discover Financial ServicesTechnical Project Manager, PearsonSenior Business Analyst, Cognizant Technology SolutionsProject Manager, AppcoreAssociate, A.T. KearneyAssociate Manager, Leadership Program, ZimmerConsultant, Newry CorporationInternal Auditor, YRC WorldwideNew Business Development, American International Practice GroupProduct Manager, MedlineStrategic Account Manager, Marchex
6Other Alumni Roles: Supply Chain & Analytics Product Application Engineer, Eaton CorporationSourcing Manager, Procurement LDP, Johnson & JohnsonImport/Export Logistics Manager, Wilbur-Ellis CompanyProject Manager, PearsonOperations Manager, AmazonIntermediate Process Engineer, AEGONDemand Planner, BASFSupply Chain Capacity Planner, CaterpillarProject Manager, Customer Service, Discover Financial ServicesPricing Analyst, Parker-HannifinSupply Chain Leadership Development Program, Eaton CorporationGlobal Supply Chain Analyst, VF Corporation
7Hiring Successes - 2012Amazon Pathways ProgramAmerican International Practice GroupEaton CorporationMarchexMayo Clinic (joint degree student)MedlineNanocrystal GroupParker HannifinThe University of Iowa (Ph.D program)VF CorporationYRC Worldwide
Amazon Corporate OperationsBob Barker CompanyEaton Global LDPEmory University (joint degree student)FaurenciaGallupHigher Learning TechnologiesLaticreteLeanCor
Second-Year Full-Time PlacementsFirst-Year Internships100% Placement RateMascoNanomedtrixNextEra EnergyNissanRadiology ProtocolsRockwell AutomationUniversity of Iowa Hospitals & ClinicsUniversity of Iowa Research FoundationWellmarkZivanti
Learn by Doing
9Learn by Doing:CertificationsSix SigmaOpen only to SCA majorsRequires the following courses:Operations ManagementStatistical Methods for Process ImprovementSix Sigma ProjectStrategic Management of Change
LeanThe following courses are required:Operations ManagementRapid Continuous ImprovementStrategy Development and the Lean Enterprise
BeforeAfterValue Stream MapCertification Sponsors
Finance Career Academy
Cathy Zaharis, CFA, Business DirectorTom Rietz, Faculty Director
Your Academy DirectorsTom Rietz, Faculty DirectorPhD Economics, U of Iowa 1988 BA Economics UNI 1983Asst. Prof of Finance Northwestern 1988-94Areas of Expertise:Behavioral FinanceExperimental Econ and FinanceExperimental Markets and Game Theory
Your Academy DirectorsCathy Zaharis, CFA, Business DirectorBBA Finance - 1982 U of IowaMBA Drake - 1983CFA Charterholder and Past President of CFA Society of Iowa1982-2005 Analyst, Head of Trading Desk, Portfolio Manager Principal Global InvestorsChair, Investment Committee U of Iowa FoundationPublic Speaker on Investing
What is Finance?
Finance isCorporateMaking decisions based on financial information of an organization
Maximizing Shareholder ValueInvestmentProvide Capital for the Business Community
Distribute Investments to maximize the Risk/Return Matrix
Corporate Finance CareersSkills for Corporate FinanceStrong Analytical SkillsStrong Problem Solving SkillsCommunication Verbal/written a huge plus and will help your careerTeamwork Working in a team environment is keyLeadership Potential Have what it takes to move up in the organizationFinancial AnalystSkills requiredProblem SolvingAnalyticsTeamworkCommunication
FunctionsFinancial Planning Capital BudgetingProject AnalysisMarket Analysis
Investment Track RolesResearch Analyst/AssociateRelationship ManagersPortfolio AssistantTrading
Research AnalystSkillsFundamental or QuantitativeStrong Analytical SkillsDevelop relationships with sell side and companiesVery Important to have a CFAWhat do you doKnowledge of your industryCompanies know and modelPitch IdeasCareer PathPortfolio ManagerCareer AnalystHedge Funds
21 Investment Track FirmsInvestment Management - Buy SideInvestment BankingCapital MarketsConsultantsEndowments and FoundationsSell Side
Sectors with little MBA hiring:Wealth ManagementHedge FundsPrivate Equity
Learning by Doing in Finance
The Marketing Career Academy.
Marketing Academy Directors Areas of Excellence Include: Director of Analytics, The Brandware Group (Clients include DuPont, Abbot, Satellite Radio, Samsung, 3M, Michelin, Nestle) Two-time MBA Elective Faculty Member of the Year Tom is an expert at Marketing strategy, Prediction markets, healthcare and analytics.
Tom Gruca - Faculty Director, MBA Marketing Career AcademyDirector of PhD Program in Marketing, Tippie Research Professor of Marketing
PhD in Decision and Information Sciences, UIllinois, 1989MBA in Management Information Systems, UIllinois, 1985BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, UIChicago, 1983
Jason Corpus - Business Director, MBA Marketing Career Academy Executive Scholars Program, Northwestern University Kellogg, 2012 High Potential Leadership Program, UPenn Wharton, 2010 MBA in Management, University of Iowa, 2009 BS in Management and Economics, Coe College, 2001
13 years of Corporate Marketing Leadership ExperienceDirector for Merchandising & Strategic Development, Brownells GroupLed The Brownells Group from $38M in revenue in 2005, to the Internet Retailer Top 250 in US e-commerce $$ 2013.Founder and Managing Director of 1821 Limited, directed the acquisition of $70MM in business acquisitions 2009-2013.
Marketing Academy Directors
So What is Marketing?
1 Source: CareerBuilder July 1, 2013
What if I told you that on average LESS THAN 6% OF MARKETING JOBSare in Advertising and Design?1 Marketing Is: Identifying Growth OpportunitiesDeveloping a Profitable SolutionPositioning the Solution in the MarketPersuading the target audienceCareer Paths in MarketingMost QuantitativeMost QualitativeWorld Renowned Marketing Faculty
Our Marketing faculty is truly World Class. Among the marketingfaculty that youll work with:
100% PhDs from Top Level Universities
Over 75 years of industry consulting experience with top-tier clients such as DuPont, Abbot, Satellite Radio, Samsung, 3M, Michelin, Nestle and GE.
Our facultys work has been published more than 75 times in top-tier Marketing publications.
Our faculty have won 64 university and national awards for their classroom instruction, research, presentations and publications.
Top placements every year
2013 Field Studies in Marketing Clients
The Marketing Career Academy.You can get there from here.