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Two Wandering Soles

  Benjamin Zweber graduated from the full-time MBA program in May 2012. Prior to traveling the world and starting a travel blog with his wife, Ben was a manufacturing engineer in Minneapolis, MN. His wife, Katie worked in advertising and

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Where in the World is Professor Brown?

The impact of faculty research is reflected in the thousands of citations of their work. Faculty members are invited to present their research at leading national and international conferences. Dr. James Brown, Dean’s Professorship in Finance has had an amazing

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Welcome New Assistant Director of Graduate Programs Career Services

  Lauren Drew recently started as the Assistant Director for Career Services in the Dr. Charles B. Handy Graduate Programs Office. She will be the primary person to work with graduate students on career services related topics (i.e. cover letters,

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ISU Comes Out on Top

Who doesn’t love some healthy competition? ISU MBAs proved they can take the pressure and come out on top when they competed at the 2016 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition February 4-6, 2016 in an exhilarating competition.   ISU’s four

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The 2016 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition

We are excited to be sending four of our MBA Students to the College of Business at Illinois February 4-6, 2016 for the Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition. Max Bramer, Seth Wilharm, Erin Rettenmaier, and Katelyn Bell will be representing

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Highlights of Fall 2015 Semester

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright! It has been a busy and exciting fall semester for the Charles B. Graduate Programs Office and the MBA program. Here is a recap of some of the highlights of the semester

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The Spirit Of The Entrepreneur

  Where did you begin your career? In 1996, I took a position with a consulting company doing SAP implementations. This was at a time when everyone was preparing for the Y2K; which translated into lots of IT changes. In

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Doing Well While Doing Good

  José Antonio Rosa is a professor in the College of Business, where he is currently teaching Marketing 606X – Qualitative Consumer Research in the doctoral program.   One of Professor Rosa’s main research areas is in the decisions and

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A True Family Affair

A highlight of our MBA program is the diversity of our students. All of our students lead busy lives, and share many of the same challenges to earn their degrees. All of our Professional MBA students work full time while

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All in the Family

    Van Diest Supply Company was started by Jake Van Diest’s grandfather, Bob, 58 years ago. Today, the company employs nearly 700 team members, has 52 buildings in Webster City, Iowa with approximately 30 acres under one roof and

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Baylor University MBA Ethics Case Competition

The 8th Annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership began yesterday, Wednesday, November 12 and runs through Friday, November 14. The purpose of this case competition is to advance the development of ethical leaders through experiential learning and to

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Internship Highlight: Working for a business start-up company

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My name is Arun Sakthinarayanan, and I am a second year Iowa State MBA student from Chennai, India. I have an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering and two years of IT & web development experience. I made the decision to

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MBA Orientation is Almost Here

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The end of August is fast approaching and that means orientation is almost here! With the biggest incoming class in 10 years, I’m excited to see the start of these MBA adventures at Iowa State. Each individual student was carefully

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Working at Lands’ End

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Internship at Lands’ End is not just about work, it’s about learning, building relationships and having fun along the way! ~ Anisha Pant MBA Student    It all started on April 9, 2014 when I received a phone call from

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What makes the MBA such an adventure for Rachel Brooks

  Howdy! My name is Rachel Brooks, and I am from Oakford, IL, and I will graduate with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Business Administration in May 2018. The concurrent program at Iowa State is allowing me to blend

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Current Student Shares Her MBA Adventure

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My full-time MBA adventure started in September 2013, and I am enjoying it every day.   The classes are very helpful to perform my daily tasks at work; the professors are always resourceful and approachable; Deborah, Debbie, Ron and Mark,

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International Graduate Logistics Case Competition

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Our Experience Serving on the Iowa State University team for Sam M. Walton College of Business International Graduate Logistics Case Competition was one of the best experiences we have had as Iowa State MBA students. The case competition was a

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Meet our new Director of Graduate Marketing & Alumni Relations

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Diana Sloan is from Monterrey, the business capital of Mexico and one of the biggest cities in the country with a population of approximately 5 million. Diana attended ITESM (also known as Monterrey Tec), and obtained her B.A. in International

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MBA Service-learning Projects

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Teamwork and Collaboration at Iowa State   One of the key themes of the Iowa State University MBA program is team work and collaboration. One of the projects our students work on is the MBA Service-learning project. Service-learning is a

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2014 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition

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The 2014 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition took place February 6-8. Nine teams competed including Iowa State, Baylor, Connecticut, Illinois, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Minnesota, Purdue, SUNY-Buffalo, and Washington University (St. Louis).   The Iowa State case

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