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Kogod Professor Frank DuBois Interviewed on NewsChannel 8
NewsChannel 8 recently invited Kogod Professor Frank DuBois, for an in-studio interview that was featured on Washington Business Tonight. DuBois, Associate Professor of International Business and the Chair for the International Business Department discussed the inaugural Kogod Global Management Institute (KGMI) and the importance of Business Schools dedicating more attention to emerging markets.

DuBois was responsible for organizing the first KGMI, a weeklong opportunity for Kogod students and community members. KGMI participants were exposed to the world of international trade and emerging markets and explored Washington, D.C. multi-lateral business environments such as the World Bank and IMF.

A discussion panel comprised of officials from the Indian, Chinese, Hungarian, and Moroccan embassies was organized. Representatives from each country presented their expertise on their niche markets. During his interview, DuBois expressed the importance of KGMI and exposing students to global markets and their complexities.

DuBois recognizes the advantages of universities arranging study abroad programs for students. Kogod organizes a number of 2-week study tours throughout the year to countries such as Brazil, Argentina, China, India and various parts of Eastern Europe. These study abroad programs help provide students with unique global perspectives on business. View full interview (05.25.10)

Washington Business Journal Article Features Two Kogod Students
The Washington Business Journal recently published an article about the economic recession and the importance of upgrading qualifications by going back to school. The article titled “D.C. Area Colleges See Enrollments Rising Despite Downturn” features two Kogod MBA students and describes their reasons for going back to school.

“You need a master’s degree to at least open the door and have that important first conversation with somebody,” said Ezequiel Williams, a Part-Time MBA candidate at Kogod. Williams works full-time as a grants program manager in the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs.

Another Kogod graduate student, Gary Yellin, senior finance manager for the Consumer Electronics Association, said the focus should not be the cost of the program; Yellin claims that the marketplace expects certain credentials from students, and these qualifications must be attained regardless of the economy. “You need the advanced degree just to go to the next level,” Yellin said. “It is expected – at any job.”

Both Ezequiel and Yellin are optimistic that their Kogod graduate degrees will help them find a better job, with higher pay. View full article (05.21.10).

Kogod Commencement Speaker Seth Goldman Featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Bloomberg BusinessWeek recently published an article describing the perfect recipe for a business school graduation speech. In an article titled "Commencement 2010: Goodbye B-School, Hello World," the importance of a vibrant and inspirational commencement speaker is explained; "With the Class of 2010 confronted with a global economic crisis and uncertainties about the world's future, business graduates are looking for guidance as never before.' The article applauds President and TeaEO of Honest Tea Seth Goldman's commencement speech at the Kogod School of Business on May 8, 2010. To succeed, Goldman told the crowd, actions and values must be one. "If you believe in what you're saying, if you believe in what you're doing, you'll be more effective, more passionate, and more authentic in everything you do," Goldman said. View full article (05/20/10).

Kogod Professor Gerald Martin Quoted in Bloomberg Article
Bloomberg recently published an article about Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway’s profit increase in recent months. The article titled "Berkshire says Burlington Northern, Netjets helped boost profits," features Kogod professor Gerald Martin. Professor Martin was consulted for his expertise on the topic and his successful finance background. Berkshire Hathaway's results are increasing as the economic recovery spurs demands for its products; most recently the company reported a $3.6 billion first-quarter profit. "Burlington is in a great position to take advantage of the economy improving," said Professor Martin. View full article (05/08/10).