AUBURN – HealthSouth president and CEO Jay Grinney and chief compliance officer Cleaster “Cle” Ewing will address Auburn University MBA students Aug. 19 and 26, respectively, about business ethics and how HealthSouth handled a much-publicized financial crisis.
Grinney will speak to students in the Physicians Executive Masters of Business Administration program Aug. 19, followed by Ewing addressing Executive Masters of Business Administration students Aug. 26.
“This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about the importance of business ethics and how the actions of a few can affect an entire organization,” said Achilles Armenakis, Auburn’s James T. Pursell Sr. Eminent Scholar in Ethics and director of the Center of Ethical Organizational Cultures in the College of Business. “We are preparing a case study about HealthSouth for students to review before the talks.”
AUBURN – A four-member team from Auburn University’s Physicians Executive MBA Class of 2011 recently competed and finished second in the inaugural Compete for Healthcare International Case competition hosted by Bocconi University’s SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. The competition provided an opportunity for master’s degree students from around the world to discuss the challenges facing modern health care systems.
More than a dozen teams from leading universities, including Cambridge University, Erasmus University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, began the competition, with the top three teams moving to the finals. The team from SDA Bocconi was declared the winner, with Auburn’s Physicians Executive MBA, or PEMBA, team finishing as first runner-up.
AUBURN – A newly released Forbes.com special report has ranked Auburn University’s MBA program 29th among the nation’s public institutions and 64th overall. The ranking measures the best five-year “return on investment” for MBA graduates of the class of 2004.
For this year’s survey, Forbes sent out 17,000 questionnaires to graduates of master of business administration programs around the world. To determine the five-year MBA gain, Forbes compared their earnings in their first five years out of business school to costs such as tuition, required fees and foregone compensation.
AUBURN – Some college students are eager to go to the proverbial extra mile to get an advanced degree, but for 30 Auburn University students, that extra mile stretches into thousands. The students are active-duty military men and women pursuing Master of Business Administration degrees through interactive distance learning software from as far away as Africa and Afghanistan.
The students, officers in the United States Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, log into a streaming video service provided by Auburn’s College of Business and make use of cutting-edge digital classroom management software to interact with professors and peers.
AUBURN – A class of more than 50 Auburn University students enrolled in the Executive MBA program have reached out to help a school in Texas whose building was left uninhabitable by September’s Hurricane Ike.
The idea originated with Auburn EMBA student Kristie Barton, a distribution manager for Mississippi Power, who understood the urgent needs of those in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike because of her own experience with Hurricane Katrina. Barton’s plan of action began with identifying Sims Elementary School in Bridge City, Texas, as being in need of financial help. She and her fellow students then formed the Auburn EMBA Class of 2010 Hurricane Relief Fund, which so far has raised $3,405 for their adopted school.