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Conversations with Ken: Allen Questrom (SMG’64), Former Chairman & CEO of JC Penney

On April 8, 2014, Dean Ken Freeman sat down with Questrom to discuss his journey from BU student to retail guru. More

Top 25 three years running – BU SMG undergraduate program ranked 23rd in Bloomberg Businessweek 2014 rankings

Employer Opinion ranking a strong 16th Boston University School of Management Undergraduate program placed in the top 25 undergraduate programs in the country for the third year in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking, placing 23rd overall in the 2014 rankings. Employers gave SMG... More

MBA Team Heads to Final Round of Aspen Institute Case Competition

One of only five finalist teams to advance, Ji Chong (MBA’14), David Cushman (MBA’14), Chris Kluesener (MBA’14), and Jonathan Sobin (MBA’14) head to New York to present their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges, including senior corporate executives, in the fifth annual global competition. More

Business and All That Jazz

If you fall asleep in Jack McCarthy’s class it won’t be for long - a saxophone riff or blaring trumpet will jolt you awake soon. No, having a jazz ensemble in class is not a professor’s revenge on dozing students. That ensemble is here to illustrate how improvisation, creativity, and shared leadership create high-performing teams on the stage or in the office. More

Wake Up and Smell the Data, Says Dean Freeman in WSJ

Companies must consider data a strategic resource if they hope to compete. More

Ideas on big data and bridging gaps in care take top spots in 2014 BU Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health

Asking the big questions is only the start. Joining forces with lead sponsor Merck, Boston University School of Management hosted the second annual Boston University Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health, where teams of MBA students from outstanding business schools... More

Shuba Srinivasan Comments on GM Crisis in Financial Times

As news of the dozen victims of faulty compact cars emerged, General Motors CEO Mary Barra took a personal stand and changed the narrative, Srinivasan says. More

SMG Team Places 1st in US, 2nd in World in CME Group Trading Challenge

It started in a McDonald’s. After registering for the annual CME Group Trading Challenge, a team of four students in the Mathematical Finance program—a team that would ultimately place first nationally and second globally in the challenge—sat down to lunch... More

SMG Alumni Donate Gift to School, Endow New Professorship

Professor and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar David Weil adds “Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor in Management” to his title. More

Dean Freeman in WSJ: Corporate Titles Shouldn’t Matter

The proliferation of "Chief" titles shouldn't impact decision-making, according to Freeman in his latest post for "The Experts." More