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First-Year MBAs Test Communication Skills in Executive Briefing SessionsExecutive Briefing Sessions Test MBA Business Communication Skills

Eller MBA students recently participated in high-stakes executive briefings as part of an in-class simulation designed to test their managerial communication skills. The kicker? They presented to high-profile working executives.

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Undergraduate Student Organizations Boast Record RecruitmentUndergraduate Student Organizations Boast Record Recruitment

Undergraduate student organizations surged in membership this semester following Leadership Fest, an annual recruitment event. [more]


Talking Gender and the Workplace with Pioneering Executive Susan Bulkeley ButlerTalking Gender and the Workplace with Pioneering Executive Susan Bulkeley Butler

The namesake CEO of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for Development of Women Leaders joined students from the Professional Women in Business Association and the National Association of Women MBAs for an informal Q&A session on her newest book, Women Count: A Guide to Changing the World. [more]


Honors Students Attend Corporate and Collegiate Sustainability ConferenceHonors Students Attend Corporate and Collegiate Sustainability Conference

Sixty students from eleven universities nationwide, including two students from UA, gathered at the College of William & Mary for the Corporate & College Collaborative for Sustainability. [more]


McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work

Management Senior and Pro DJ Nominated for Global Student Entrepreneurship AwardManagement Senior and Pro DJ Competes for Global Student Entrepreneurship Award

Eric Smith was nominated for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, a national competition for students who own and run businesses while attending a high school, college, or university. [more]


Southwest Leadership Program Continues Education for REgional public Sector ProfessionalsSouthwest Leadership Program Invests in Public Sector Professionals

The Eller College hosted 50 participants at the 18th annual Southwest Leadership Program, a five-day program designed to help public service leaders enhance skills through a series of guest lectures, case studies, and hands-on activities. [more]


Eller Connections

Entrepreneurship Venture Teams Find Communication Solution in Open Innovation CompetitionEntrepreneurship Venture Teams Find Communication Solution in Open Innovation Competition

When the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program’s web system for venture team communications lost key features, the program challenged its current class of students to find a new solution. [more]


McGuire Center Welcomes New Venture Team MentorMcGuire Center Welcomes New Venture Team Mentor

This spring, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program welcomed a new mentor-in-residence, Emre Toker, a member of Desert Angels, Desert Tech, and Lab-X, and a partner in Arch Partners, a local micro-seed fund. [more]

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The Eller College is pleased to highlight Emre Toker, with his background in startups that help screen, diagnose, and treat breast cancer, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.



Research Report

Assuring Access: Examining the Economic Impact of Rural Hospital LegislationAssuring Access: Examining the Economic Impact of Rural Hospital Legislation

Associate professor of economics and Eller College Fellow Gautam Gowrisankaran and three co-investigators have been awarded a $500,000 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant that aims to shed light on the impact of the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) on hospital care for rural residents. [more]

Alumni Spotlights

Faham ZakariaeiRight on Target
Faham Zakariaei

BSBA Marketing '05
Director, Special Events, San Francisco Giants

Christine BurkeBreaking Down Barriers
Christine Burke

MBA '80
Owner, Clues Unlimited

Student Profiles

Kelly CummingsMultinational Aspirations
Kelly Cummings

MBA '11  


Aleksey ChernobelskiyOvercoming Obstacles
Aleksey Chernobelskiy

BSBA Finance and Accounting, BA Economics, BS Mathematics '11

Upcoming Events

November 12, 2010
Free Mini-Seminar: The Corporate Entrepreneurial Imperative, in Tucson

November 19, 2010
Free Mini-Seminar: The Corporate Entrepreneurial Imperative, in Chandler

December 10, 2010
Economic Outlook Luncheon with Economists Gerald J. Swanson and Marshall J. Vest, in Tucson

Eller in the News

UA student in inaugural group of Obama scholars
Arizona Daily Star : October 22, 2010

Nine small businesses honored with 2010 Copper Cactus Awards
Inside Tucson Business : October 22, 2010

State sees job gains after 30-month skid
The Arizona Republic : October 22, 2010

SRP makes $500,000 donation to UA programs
Phoenix Business Journal : October 9, 2010