Monthly Archives: February 2016

50th Anniversary of the Zarb School of Business

A 50th anniversary celebration of the Zarb School of Business will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6-8 p.m., The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus. FIVE distinguished business leaders — all Hofstra alumni — are scheduled to speak. See the  program below.

Click here to register. For more information, please contact Patricia Ciavarello, Director of Outreach for the Zarb School of Business, at patricia.ciavarello@hofstra.edu.

50th Program

 

Updated! Hofstra Lion’s Den for Student Entrepreneurs

In addition to the Hofstra University/CPXi Venture Tech Challenge, there is a new entrepreneurial pitch contest sponsored by CPXi.

As reported by Hofstra’s Karla Schuster:

“Student entrepreneurs pitching ideas for a car carbon monoxide detector, a vibrating smoke detector, and an apparel company that donates some proceeds to protect endangered animals won seed money for their ventures in the first-ever Hofstra-CPXi Lion’s Den competition. The Shark Tank-style pitch contest, run under the auspices of Hofstra’s new Center for Entrepreneurship, gives students two minutes to make a business pitch to a panel of judges, who award a total of $1,000 in prizes for the best proposals.”

“’Tonight is the first step in our journey to build the Center for Entrepreneurship,’” Center Executive Director Mark Lesko said of the competition. Twelve students pitched ideas to an audience of more than 30 students and professional entrepreneurs. Hofstra alumnus and Board of Trustee member Mike Seiman, CEO and founder of CPXi, was one of the judges. Seiman, who founded CPXi when he was still a computer science student at Hofstra, told the students that successful entrepreneurs never stop pitching.”

First place winner Tamisha Lubin, a senior Management major, proposed a portable carbon monoxide detector for cars. ‘I didn’t have confidence before, but now that I pushed myself to get up and do this, I know I can do it again,’ she said. Lubin won $500.”

Take a look at the YouTube video.


 

Women Executives: Strong Performers

Although women executives are often paid less than their male counterparts and may have a tougher time moving up the career ladder, women executives have a lot to offer!!

Consider women executives in technology, as reported by David Wagner for InformationWeek:

“Increasing gender diversity in technology companies has been considered an ongoing challenge by many, and now a recent study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics and sponsored by EY (formerly Ernst and Young) shows that it isn’t just a social justice issue, but a matter of economics. The study found that companies with women in executive leadership roles can see substantially better profits, and offered some insight into a few practical ways that tech companies and CIOs can improve gender diversity to see increased performance.”

“The study looked at 21,980 publicly traded companies from 91 different countries in 2014 to determine the number of women in CEO roles, C-level positions, and on the board of directors. It found that across the study, nearly 60% of companies had no female board members, and nearly 50% had no female executives. Fewer than 5% had female CEOs. It also found that tech companies had one of the lowest rates of female executives by industry, with only energy and industrial companies having a lower rates.”

“The study found no statistical evidence of female CEOs performing better or worse than male CEOs, and it only found minor connections between female board members and better performance. However, the study found very robust connections between female executives and profitability. It found that for profitable firms, going from no female leaders to 30% was associated with a 15% rise in profitability.”

And take a look at this YouTube video featuring Carol CalaVice-President, Energy, Environment, Safety & Health at Lockheed Martin Corp.


 

Business Career Trends in 2016: A Slideshow

In the slideshow presented below, learn about many of the opportunities and challenges facing those interested in a career in a field of business.

The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook are included.

Zarb School’s National Recognitions

These prestigious recognitions by the Zarb School are so good that we’re posting them again. 🙂

Zarb Means Business

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business is among only 10 percent of business schools to earn accreditation in both Business and Accounting from AACSB International. Our innovative programs are nationally recognized bynumerous national organizations and publications:

  • Forbes Best Business Schools (ranked 58th, 2015)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Top Part‐time MBA Program (ranked 74th nationally, 2015)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Full-time MBA Program (ranked 79th nationally, 2014)
  • Princeton Review Online MBA Program (ranked 15th nationally, 2015)
  • U.S. News and World Report Online MBA Program (ranked 55th nationally,2016)
  • U.S. News and World Report Part‐time MBA Program (ranked 113th nationally, 2016)
  • PayScale College Salary Report Mid-career Salary for alumni of advanced degree programs (ranked in the top 30 percent nationally, 2015-2016)
  • Affordable Colleges Online Best Online MBA Program (ranked 6th, 2015‐2016)
  • Poets & Quants Best MBA Program (ranked 88th nationally, 2015)
  • Princeton Review Best 295 Business Schools (2016)
  • U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Business Programs…

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What Kind of Leader Are YOU?

There are many types of leaders. What kind of leader are you? What kind of leader do you want to be?

Take a look at these two YouTube videos, the first by Train in a Day and the second by Tim David for BrainPokes.com. What do YOU think about the leadership styles discussed?