Message From the Dean

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Hello again! Another semester is underway with our unique approach to business education and leadership development. 

Our first-year students taking Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation are preparing business plans to present to potential investors at the end of the semester and to launch their business ventures next semester. Their innovative proposals include a product to reduce anxiety in children, a holistic hockey academy and a trendy line of Clarkson clothing whose proceeds will go to the Student Emergency Fund.

Students taking Professional Fund Management are actively managing a portion of the University’s endowment worth almost $400,000. Over the last year, the fund’s rate of return has been an astonishing 48%, beating the S&P 500 index by a wide margin.

With the border reopening, students enrolled in Global Business Strategies have been travelling to Canada and meeting with business executives — many of them Clarkson alumni — to learn about the intricacies of business leadership in highly disrupted workplaces and global markets.

Our students are also learning and applying marketing analytics knowledge, game theory, negotiation strategies, project management skills, supply chain strategies and so much more. No wonder Reh School graduates enjoy 99% placement rates and some of the best starting salaries in the nation!

And there is so much more going on at the Reh School.

Below you can read about the continued success of our online graduate programs, two of our
outstanding alums and some of the latest research presentations in our seminar series.

— Diego Nocetti, Interim Dean of the Reh School of Business / Professor of Economics & Financial Studies

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Online MBA Stays On Top

For those looking to better their fortunes with another degree, look no further. Fortune magazine recently ranked our online MBA program as one of the best in the state — and the Northeast. This is one more endorsement of the Clarkson MBA, which has already been rated among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report and the world’s top 50 by Quacquarelli Symonds.

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Two Is Better

Often in life, one is good, but two is usually better. That’s certainly true for our engineering & management bachelor’s program, one of only two such programs worldwide to have maintained dual accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc. and AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Back on Board

A familiar face has rejoined Clarkson’s Board of Trustees this fall. Amy Castronova ’04 is the vice president of the consumer products, healthcare and medical, and financial and business service divisions at Orbis Technologies Inc. An interdisciplinary engineering and management program grad, Castronova will put her managerial insights to work on the People Priorities Committee.

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More Financial Expertise

Another interdisciplinary engineering and management program grad we are excited to have return to campus in a new capacity is Kathryn Campbell ’03, who has been elected to the Board of Trustees. Campbell heads U.S. product strategy and development for Franklin Templeton Companies, LLC, and brings her financial acumen to the Financial Affairs Committee.

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