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  •  Undergrad Specialty Rankings Released

    Friday, May. 11, 2012 12:00 AM

    Santa Clara’s business school is #3 in the nation in “Sustainability” and #9 in microeconomics, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The magazine expanded its March 2012 “Best Undergrad Business School” rankings by releasing lists of schools ranked by specialty this week.  

    According to the editors, the specialty rankings were based on surveys of more than 85,000 students in more than 120 business schools, which asked to rate their school’s quality in 14 areas of study.

    Among the lists in which the Leavey School of Business appeared in the top 25 are:
    •    International Business   #25
    •    Macroeconomics #19
    •    Microeconomics   #9
    •    Sustainability   #3

    Additional areas in which the school was ranked were Accounting (#28), Business Law (#104), Corporate Strategy (#28), Entrepreneurship (#58), Ethics (#28), Finance (#38), Marketing (#49), Information Systems (#97), Quantitative Methods (#34), Operations Management (#92).

    In March, the magazine ranked the Leavey School of Business undergraduate program overall as #35.  

    Click here to view the Bloomberg BusinessWeek specialty rankings.

  •  Four New Faculty Appointed

    Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 3:56 PM

    Four new tenure-track faculty have joined the Leavey School of Business departments for Fall 2009, two in the Management Department, and one each in Marketing and OMIS.

    Niki A. den Nieuwenboer joins the Management faculty from RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on behavioral business ethics, looking at the causes and processes that inform ethical behavior as well as how the social environment shapes moral perception. She holds a Masters of Arts in Social and Organizational Psychology from Leiden University (the Netherlands) and a Master of Applied Ethics from Catholic University Lueven (Belgium). She has worked as an internal organizational consultant and with KPMG Forensic.

    Nydia MacGregor is another Management faculty addition, coming from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where she received her Ph.D. in June. Her research looks at how organizational structure and the character of available resources influence the launch and survival of organizations, examining these issues in retailing, bookstores, and U.S. banking. Dr. MacGregor received her MBA from UC Davis and a BA in European History from UC Santa Cruz. Prior to her doctoral studies, she held strategic management positions at Jamba Juice Company and Noah's NY Bagels.

    Kumar R. Saragee joins the Marketing department faculty from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign doctoral program. His research looks at product line management, innovation and new product development, and entrepreneurship, particularly in high tech markets. He received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) and his bachelor's degree from Ravenshaw College (India). He also has worked in several organizations, including Mirc Electronics, Caltex Lubricants, NFO Worldgroup, and Looking Forward Health Services.

    Mu Xia has joined the department of Operations & Management Information Systems (OMIS) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he taught and researched e-business standardization, online communities, and B2B electronic commerce. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, and his bachelor's in engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing.




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