2015 Faculty Session Speakers

Accounting

Anne Clem, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Deans Fellow of Accounting & Director of Masters of Accounting ProgramAnne Clem

American Eagle:  Will they soar into the future or are they coming in for a hard landing?

In this session, we will examine the past financial performance of American Eagle and discuss the implications for expected future performance.  The examination will be similar to what students would encounter in their first Financial Accounting course.  Students will be given a set of financial statements for American Eagle and will complete some basic financial analysis.  

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Accounting

Jan Duffy, Adjunct Instructor of AccountingJan Duffy

How Much Can Younkers be Paying for this Stuff?

Do you love shopping for a bargain as much as I do?  Have you ever thought of it from the retailer’s side of the equation?  Stores are in business to sell things for more than they pay for them.  In this session we will use some real receipts coupled with some financial statement information to try to estimate what the cost of that sweater was that was marked at $100 (with 50% off and then another coupon for 25% off).  

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Finance

Shoba Premkumar, Senior Lecturer of Finance Shoba Premkumar

Can you make a Fortune in the Stock Market?

This session will provide an overview of Corporate Finance, student run Finance and Investment Club activities, and explore the career paths for Finance Majors.  It would also include a fun activity of creating a Stock Portfolio and tracking its performance online.  Students will form small teams and list some of their favorite companies, create portfolios, and track the performance online.

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Finance

Valentina Salotti, Assistant Professor of FinanceValentina Salotti

Investment board games

Have you ever wondered how Apple decides where to invest its capital? What makes an idea worth our money and time? This session will tell you how financial managers decide which projects are worth pursuing and which ones are just “bad ideas.” In this game, you are going to be in charge of evaluating new business investments (just like a financial manager!). The stakes are high, the future of your company (and your pay) will depend on the decisions you take!

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Management

Monica Gordillo, Lecturer of ManagementMonica Gordillo

What Went Wrong With Target in Canada

In this session we will focus on the managerial functions that were poorly used by Target when entering Canada. 

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Management

 Ellen Mullen, Senior Lecturer of ManagementEllen Mullen

So You Think You Can Manage

We’ll start with self-introductions and then go into a small group exercise revealing our perceptions of what a manager is and/or what he/she does.  This provokes interesting discussion when we come back together as a large group!  We’ll also discuss management versus leadership and what distinguishes a leader.  Our session will conclude with some practical points about the Management major.

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Management Information Systems

Brian Mennecke, Associate Professor Supply Chain and Information SystemsBrian Mennecke

The Marshmallow Challenge – A Lesson in Creativity

What do spaghetti, string, tape, and a marshmallow have in common?  To find out, you need to attend our session.  The marshmallow challenge is a fun and instructive design exercise that will help you to learn simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity.  While playing the game with other teammates, you will learn about project development and management while playing with marshmallows and spaghetti  This will be an interactive demonstration of the processes involved in creating and developing something new, which is what professionals in information systems do all of the time.   

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Marketing

 Sophia Feng, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Sophia FengMarketing “You”

We are surrounded by examples of marketing everyday – ads, promotions, pricing strategies, samples, logos, brands etc. In my classes, we discuss terms like segmentation, target markets, and positioning. In this session, I will give you a quick overview of marketing and help you grasp the fundamentals by thinking about a product you are all familiar with – yourselves. I will have a hands-on activity and ask you to do a personal SWOT analysis to understand yourself better and think more in depth about how to position and market yourselves to schools and firms.

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Marketing

 Julie Summers, Lecturer of MarketingJulie Summers

Experience Needed:  The Value of Gaining Experience to be Employable

What makes you stand out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace? Compare the process of getting a job with consumer purchasing decisions.  We will compare how you make decisions about big purchases to the process of getting a job.

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Supply Chain Management

Bobby Martens, Associate Professor of Supply Chain ManagementBobby Martens

Supply Chain Maps & Chicken Sandwiches

Students will map the business relationships, from “Farm to Table”, involved with their favorite chicken sandwich.  Will the maps a mess or show an integrated supply chain?

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Supply Chain Management

Amber Bellville

Supply Chain Maps & Chicken Sandwiches

Students will map the business relationships, from “Farm to Table”, involved with their favorite chicken sandwich.  Will the maps a mess or show an integrated supply chain?

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