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March 2011

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F a c u l t y N e w s l e t t e r f ro m t h e M a s t e r ’ s a n d E x e c u t i v e E d u c a t i o n P ro g r a m s

Delaney in Brazil In February, Dean John Delaney and

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Assistant Dean for Executive Programs Anne Nemer traveled to São Paulo, Brazil to visit the South American headquarters of the school’s Executive MBA Worldwide program, where they met with alumni, students, and staff. Wherever they went conversations were abuzz with the

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Need a Thumb Drive? Look no further than the Katz IT department. They not only have USB drives, but the Katz IT desk, located in 317 Mervis, can supply you with DVD/CD media and even wireless presenters and they can charge it directly to your faculty account. To purchase other items, you can find a purchasing application at www.katz.pitt.edu/ purchasing.

upcoming global events taking place in Brazil including the World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Games. Over a cup of coffee with the editor of the newspaper, O Estado de São Paulo, Dean Delaney talked about his impressions of and plans for the EMBA program in Brazil. Dean Delaney met EMBA’s São Paulo Board of Advisors for dinner and a semester meeting. The group discussed the current economic climate and the challenges of coming years. To close out the two-day visit, the Dean met with representatives of the largest banking institutions in Brazil, ItauUnibanco and Bradesco, to discuss their global potential.

Anne Nemer

2011 Women in Business Award Recipient

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Race & Case First Place Sujay Sheth, Jean Zamzow, Damon LaSalle, Lindsey Braem, John Round, and Anna Miao brought home first place in the 2011 Race & Case competition, hosted by the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. The competition, held Feb. 25-27, included separate scoring for a case study and a ski challenge. Katz came in first in the case

component of the competition, beating out immediate past champion University of Denver, among others.

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part-time MBA students began in January; 36 percent women

This year’s case centered on determining the optimal launch location for expansion of the Ford ECOnetic Fiesta, a diesel-powered car that can get 64 mpg and is currently available only in Europe. The winning recommendation by the Katz team involved expanding the Fiesta line to Brazil. After exploring the global market opportunities, demand potential, and environmental motivators, the Katz team cited various market advantages in Brazil, including a propensity for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure advantages. The Katz team proved to be on their toes in the NASTAR (National STAndard Race) ski/snowboard challenge as well, securing second place for the collective win. In fact, LaSalle turned in the fastest time in the male division, winning himself a new set of skis. (continued...)

Faces and Names Meet Lenka Kolarova, program coordinator for EMBA Prague since 2010. She has a bachelor’s degree in andragogy—specializing in Adult Education Management, and her career thus far has focused on program development for international business school and lifetime education. Lenka has proven a great match for our program. Her experience with project management, marketing strategy, creating marketing plans, and event planning has already enhanced the quality of the EMBA program in Europe. Send her an e-mail to introduce yourself, LKolarov@pitt.edu.

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Career Services Priorities

EMBA Boards

Just as the country has made jobs its top priority, so has Katz. To that end, the Katz Career Services Center (CSC) has taken a number of steps. With the help of the IT & Alumni Relations Departments, CSC has developed a new database of the top 50 companies in about 15 cities as well as top financial institutions, insurance companies and asset managers nationally. With this database, CSC can now easily cross match students with alumni at companies they have targeted in their Individual Job Search Plans and other companies who may hire Katz MBAs.

Several senior executives have joined the advisory boards for EMBA Prague and EMBA São Paulo. These Boards of Advisors are critical to success—they guide strategy in each region, inspire innovation and the creation of new programs, partner to re-engineer courses, participate in global research projects, recommend candidates for the EMBA and Executive Leadership Programs, and support Katz international interns.

CSC has also increased one-on-one recruiter outreach and has rekindled or strengthened relationships with companies like PNC, Dick’s, KPMG Risk Advisory Services, Management Science Associates, Eaton, Thermo Fisher, Wesco, Luna Metrics and BB&T Bank in Winston Salem to name a few. Expanding and deepening our relationships with corporations, financial institutions, and the Big Four firms nationally is an ongoing priority in CSC and will pay even more dividends as Katz moves forward.

As part of the goal to increase the stature of the board in Prague and to promote regional presence they have added several members as indicated on the list in blue.

In addition, CSC has hired Philip Pribik (EMBA ‘09) on a temporary basis to add even more focus on placement of international students. Philip is an EMBA graduate and has several years of experience as a management consultant. He has also started, built and sold his own staffing business. Finally, MBA conferences produced a dozen offers this season and will play an increasingly important role in 2011 for all students. CSC will be on the ground this fall at the National Black, National Hispanic, and the National Women’s MBA Conferences to help our students gain more direct access to recruiters nationally.

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The board in São Paulo recommended including not only American and European companies, but expanding to include large Brazilian firms as well. Already a blue-ribbon board, the Board of Advisors South America added those indicated in blue.

Prague Board:

Hannu Kasi CEO, ABB Czech Republic Jan Vlcek MD BigBoards Media Josef Kotrba Office Managing Partner, Deloitte CZ & SK Marek Belka President of Polish National Bank and former Prime Minister of Poland Martin Novak CFO, CEZ a.s. Michael Mullen Partner, Havel & Holasek Milan Svacha CEO, Casablanca INT Miroslav Singer Governor, Czech National Bank Pavel Sramek CEO, General Mills Pierre-Marie De Leener President of PPG Europe Stephen Kines Managing Partner for CEE, Bird&Bird

Global Research Practicum Classes

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Katz students to London/Dublin

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Katz students to Santiago

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Katz students to Barcelona/ Milan

São Paulo Board:

Arturo García Castro President of The Nielsen Company, Latin America Britaldo Pedrosa Soares President of AES Eletropaulo Claudio Lottenberg President of Einstein Hospital Daniel “Danny” DeVito Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs - US Consulate David Barioni Neto CEO of Facility Group Fernando Alves President of PWC Francisco Casulli President of Foxboro Brazil Gabriel Rico CEO of Amcham Gaetano Crupi President of Abbott Henrique Braun VP of Operations - Coca Cola João Geraldo Ferreira President of GE Jorge Abibe President of Caterpillar Financial Manassés C. Fonteles President of Mackenzie Marcos S. De Oliveira President of Ford Mercosul & Ford Brazil Mário Anseloni Presidente of Itautec Nelson Ninin President of Yokogawa Paulo Chap Chap Corporate Strategies Superintendent of Sírio Libanês Pedro Suarez President of Dow Chemical Pedro Wongtschowski President of Grupo Ultra Ricardo Chuahy President of Amsted Maxion Ricardo Vellutini President of DuPont Brazil Sérgio Buniac VP of Motorola Fabio Yukio Yamada Senior Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

Important Dates • • • • • •

Mar. 28: Fall term enrollment begins Apr. 2: Monte Carlo Night Apr. 15: Alumni Awards Program Apr. 22: McKinsey Cup Apr. 25-28: Final exams for Spring 1-2 and Spring 2 Apr. 29: Graduation & Beta Gamma Sigma Induction

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Apr. 29: Brazil 12 launch Apr. 29-30: Finals for EMBA 38 & 39 May 1: University Commencement May 1-8: Summer beak (no masters classes) May 9: Summer MBA classes begin May 13: EMBA 38 & 39: summer term 2117 begins


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