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Role models
All business classes at Clarkson are taught by
faculty members —
not teaching assistants.
Business today is all about teamwork. So is Clarkson.You’ll work side by side not only with other business majors, but
with biologists, engineers, chemists, physical therapists, historians, name a discipline — students and professors whose
concerns are different from your own.The teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills you gain from these
experiences will have employers competing for you.
• More than 80% of business courses have a team component.
• With a 13:1 student-teacher ratio and 3,000 undergraduate students, teamwork here happens naturally.
Clarkson software and computer engineering majors are working with business majors on the development of
technology that companies can use for real-world virtual product testing. In fact, the Procter & Gamble Company
funded Clarkson as one of only three schools nationwide to develop new curricula in this area. This kind of cross-
disciplinary project is just one example of many that bring our students together.
Synchronized Thinking
There’s no question that our professors’ hearts and minds are in the
classroom. The added bonus to you is that their research is at the forefront
of progress in business today. Their passion for teaching and real-world savvy
helps you connect the dots between ideas and reality. Better yet, you’ll also
have plenty of portfolio-building opportunities to get involved in some of those
research projects.
Corporate strategists know
Professor Augustine Lado
for his expertise
in competitive and cooperative strategies, organizational competencies and
business performance. His students know him for his open-door policy and his
meaty research projects.
Professor Mark Frascatore’s
in-depth knowledge of industrial
organization economics is sought after by his peers. His students clamor for his
extra-credit lunch problems — if they get the problem right, he buys them lunch.
Attorney and Associate Dean KatherineWears
has 30 years of practical
legal experiences that she brings to the classroom. Her business law students
count on her to routinely challenge them to apply what they learn to real-life
examples. Over the last two summers, she has taken business students to Italy
and Ireland to see business in action on the international scene.
Professor Larry Compeau
is internationally known as a specialist in
Consumer Psychology and the go-to expert for media like Time magazine
and The New York Times. On campus, he is renowned for his sense of humor
and his legendary “notable quotables.”
Professor Luciana Echazu
is making her mark as an up-and-coming
researcher in the field of economics. Her most recent article looks at
corruption in international trade.
SO 21
As a Clarkson business student, you’ll become proficient with one of the
leading corporate software systems in use today, SAP. It’s an enterprise
resource planning software that connects all parts of a business. At other
universities, you’d have to be a master’s student — at least — to get
experience with such state-of-the-art information technology.
What can SAP do for you? After learning the basics of SAP in one
of her business classes, innovation and entrepreneurship major Melanie
Waldman ’11 spent her summer vacation in 2009 putting her skills to the test
as an intern at Tyco Electronics Information Systems, where she extracted,
compiled and analyzed quarterly metrics data using SAP. Then, during
summer 2010, Melanie interned at IBM Global Business Services, where
she used her knowledge of SAP in her day-to-day actions in release and
deployment processes, including fitting IBM’s clients to SAP.
For Future PortfolioManagers,
Investment Counts
Clarkson students took fourth place in the 2012
Adirondack Cup Investment Competition, in which
college teams competed against each other over
six months to build and grow a small cap portfolio
of stocks.
Students from 18 colleges and universities across
the Northeast participated in the competition,
managing a hypothetical small cap portfolio of
stocks valued at $1 million each, while benefitting
from the knowledge and experience of Adirondack
portfolio managers.
Clarkson posted a 28.5 percent return. … and real-
world experience.
“By managing money and competing against
other schools, the students were given insights
into the daily pressures associated with money
management, as well as the exhilaration of beating
the market,” says Clarkson faculty advisor
Prof. Allan Zebedee.
Top 15 entrepreneurship
in the nation
Entrepreneur magazine
The Princeton Review 2013
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