Spring 2010

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International Residency CEMBA students visit Helsinki, Finland, and Berlin, Germany.

The Carlson Executive MBA (CEMBA) 2010 International Residency took place April 6 to 16 in Helsinki, Finland, and Berlin, Germany. Rob Cain, ’01 MBA, CIO and business transformation officer for Coca-Cola Germany, hosted the students for a visit and coordinated several other high-level corporate visits to Rolls Royce, Daimler Financial, Bayer-Schering Healthcare, Siemens, and Universal Music.

        In Helsinki, students met with top executives from Nokia and Unilever. In preparation for the trip, alumnus Heino Beckmann, ’86 MBA, spoke with the students in his official capacity as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Germany. Marianne Wargelin, Finnish Honorary Consul, along with panel members Risto Sivula and Juoko Sipila, ’94 MBA, also presented on Finland.

        The purpose of the international field study is to give students the opportunity to meet and talk with global companies and senior managers. It also allows students to understand how business is conducted in the global environment and provides them an expanded international network. Previous classes have traveled to Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; London, England; Dublin, Ireland; Budapest, Hungary; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; St. Petersburg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; Santiago, Chile; Shanghai and Guangzhou, China; and Hong Kong.

        More information on the CEMBA program can be found on the school website.


George John Presents at Nobel Symposium.

Carlson School Professor George John of the Department of Marketing and Logistics Management (center) is flanked by 2009 Nobel Laureate in Economics Oliver Williamson and Professor Torger Reve, President (Rector), Norwegian School of Management, Oslo at a research symposium last December. The symposium was in honor of Professor Williamson’s Nobel Prize—winning accomplishments.

        At the symposium held at the Norwegian School of Management, John made a presentation on the influence of Williamson’s theory of transaction cost analysis. “His work, which transformed our understanding of the design and management of marketing channels, is now the dominant paradigm for making marketing channel decisions,” John says.

        John began his presentation with his own research, which was some of the early work that empirically tested Williamson’s theory, especially with reference to the “make or buy” decision which concerns what should be done inside versus outside of the firm.


The Carlson School Celebrates Business Week’s 50th anniversary.

Business Week logoThe Carlson School celebrated the 50th anniversary of Business Week April 8 to 15. The purpose of this week is to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of the school’s undergraduate students over the past year. Special events this year included a rousing version of the Price is Right hosted by the Business Board, an Angel Benefit Concert featuring four different performances and sponsored by the Business Association of Multicultural Students, and a Saturday volleyball and three-on-three basketball tournament. The week culminated with a Business Week dinner that included a speaker and the presentation of the Students, Staff, and Faculty of the Year awards. Business Week is made possible by funding from the Undergraduate Program Office, various student organizations, and numerous corporate sponsors.


Mark Your Calendars Carlson School Night at the Twins set for May 7th.

Plan to join fellow alumni and friends for a picnic and networking as the Minnesota Twins take on the Baltimore Orioles Friday, May 7, at the new Target Field just west of downtown Minneapolis. A pregame event with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and prizes will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at 508 Bar on First Avenue North in Minneapolis. The game follows at 7:10 p.m. at Target Field.

        A registration fee includes a game ticket and entrance into the pre-game event. Game tickets will be distributed during the pre-game event; unclaimed tickets will be left at the will-call window once the game has started.

        Registration information can be found on the Carlson School event webpage.

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