Eller Phoenix Community Celebration is Set for November 8

Eller Phoenix Community Celebration is Set for November 8
October 18, 2017
Learn How the 4th Industrial Revolution is Redefining How We Live and Work

TUCSON, Ariz. – October 19, 2017 – Business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and community leaders are invited to attend the University of Arizona (UA) Eller College of Management Phoenix Community Celebration on Wed., Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eller’s recently-expanded campus located at 600 E. Van Buren Street in downtown Phoenix. 

The free event will begin with a special presentation about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. UA President Robert Robbins, Eller Dean Paulo Goes and Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, will discuss emerging technologies and innovation, the next workforce generation and how this societal shift — sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0 — will affect the economy. 

Building upon the digital revolution, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a fusion of physical, digital and biological worlds through new technologies, including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. 

“We’re in the midst of change right now, and companies that don’t plan and adapt will be left behind,” said Goes. “The rapid changes in this innovation economy are fueling the need for education. By 2020, an estimated 35 percent of the skills demanded for jobs across industries will change, and an estimated five million jobs will be lost worldwide. Seasoned professionals will need to be retrained and younger generations must be proficient in new skills.”

The event also celebrates Eller’s 10th Anniversary of entering the Phoenix market with an evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The recent expansion and increased presence of the Eller College in Phoenix aligns with its strategic directions: entrepreneurship and innovation, digital business transformation and healthcare management. 

“These are areas that the college has built with great expertise and prominence. Being co-located with the UA healthcare units enables us to partner with healthcare professionals and organizations to develop and offer specialized programs and certificates at the intersection of business and healthcare,” said Goes.

Phoenix professionals have expanded opportunities to earn their MBA through evening courses or attend Eller’s highly regarded Executive MBA program. The presence in Phoenix also facilitates a very smooth connection to the talent pipeline the college produces out of its programs in Tucson.

Part of the expansion includes investing more resources in the Eller Executive Education (EEE) program, the non-degree executive development arm of Eller College. With clients around the globe, EEE has worked with several Valley companies, including APS, Discover, Charles Schwab and others.

RSVPs are requested by October 30. Visit https://www.eller.arizona.edu/celebrate

About the Eller College

Founded in 1933, the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona upholds the visionary belief that business education helps shape the world in new and unprecedented ways through pioneering and practical research, innovative coursework, data-driven decision-making and excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Eller College of Management is home to more than 7,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and offers nine majors, six minors, six specialty master’s programs, four MBA programs and six doctoral programs. The college also houses several centers of excellence and research labs. The college is currently ranked 21st in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate business programs (number 11 public). U.S. News also ranks our full-time MBA number 49, our evening MBA number 46, our online MBA number 33 and our online master’s in MIS number 8 in the country. In addition, our management information systems department ranks number four nationally and our McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked number 10 nationally (U.S. News). The Eller Executive Education program debuted at number 68 in the Financial Times Executive Education Program ranking (number 4 in the Western U.S.).

Press Contact:

Amy Schmitz
520.626.9547, news@eller.arizona.edu