Goizueta in the News: July 7, 2011

Notable comments from Goizueta staff, faculty and students will be shared each week along with news on alumni, programs and rankings. Click here to review previous media updates. You can also inform Goizueta Newsroom of media postings (email).

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ‘We are supporting our military and our allies’
“Managing design and production of the world’s finest military aircraft is more than a job, explains [Goizueta alumna] Shan Cooper, who took over as general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Marietta facility in January.”

CityBizList: Goizueta Business Grads among Top 20 Wage Earners with MBAs
“Georgia schools claimed three spots among the 57, with Emory’s Goizueta placing in the top 20.”

Philippine Daily Inquirer: Formula for raising your level of leadership
“Best-selling author and leadership guru John C. Maxwell asked a packed Emory University’s Goizueta Business School audience to raise their hands if they had ever worked for a lousy boss.”

Inside Edge: The Best Mobile Apps for CFOs
“[EMBA alum] Tuan Pham, CFO of Case-Mate, an Atlanta maker of cases for mobile devices, considers NetSuite one of his top smartphone apps. ‘It lets me track the business in real time,’ says Pham, who logged 40,000 business miles last quarter. ‘No matter where I am in the world, I know exactly how many sales we have and how much cash we have in the bank.’”

About.com: Interview with Goizueta Business School’s Julie Barefoot
“We are unique in that we do not make admissions decisions in Rounds. Rather, we review files on a rolling basis. We do, however, have four deadlines that help candidates plan the timing of their applications.”

The (Jamaica) Gleaner: WLI Honours Three
“And what would a luncheon of this nature be without an astute speaker? Well it’s safe to say guests were provided with one, as associate professor of finance and director of the Global Business Perspectives Programme [sic] at Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta, Jeffrey Rosenweig, took up the invitation as guest speaker.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: County by county
“Author Dennis Kimbro will share his thoughts on entrepreneurship during the Third Annual Entrepreneur Boot Camp at Emory University. Kimbro is the co-author of “Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice.” The program will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 16 at the Emory’s Goizueta Business School.”

TWST.com: Exclusive Interview With Deutsche Bank Health Care Analyst
“Michael Cherny, Vice President, is a Research Analyst on the health care services and technology team at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc… Mr. Cherny graduated from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.”

Cooper on Supporting the Military

Goizueta alumna Shan Cooper is General Manager at Lockheed Martin in Marietta. PHOTO: Laura Moon/Marietta Daily Journal

Goizueta alumna Shan Cooper, General Manager of the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently about her first six months on the job and her role in the company. According to the AJC, Cooper manages design and production at the facility — a post she took in January.

“We are supporting our military and our allies. People’s lives depend on our work,” she told the AJC. “And to me, there is no greater calling.”

Cooper is the first woman to serve as General Manager in Marietta. There, the iconic aircraft company makes several military models.

Cooper holds and MBA and undergraduate degree from Emory.

“I am accountable for ensuring a successful operation,” Cooper told the AJC. “I have four constituents — the customer, the community, the employees and the political delegation. If you want to call me ‘the integrator’ that might be the best way to put it into one word.”

Cooper said she focuses on the company more than the political ties that come with working for such a larger military contractor. She said three of her uncles served in Vietnam and retired from the Army.

When asked about being a woman in the workforce, the long-time Fortune 500 employee said she focuses on doing the best job possible.

“I haven’t felt that I’ve been treated differently because I am a woman,” Cooper said. “I make certain that I do my homework and that I really understand the business. Most people can’t argue with that, right”

Goizueta in the News: Feb. 3, 2011

Notable comments from Goizueta staff, faculty and students will be shared each week along with news on alumni, programs and rankings. Click here to review previous media updates. You can also inform Goizueta Newsroom of media postings (email).

The Emory Wheel: New Group Seeks to Advance Student Business Endeavors Through Advising Efforts
“After hearing of students whose entrepreneurial ideas were hampered by a lack of resources and support, Goizueta Business School senior Ryan Gaines and B-School senior Augusto Frausin decided it was necessary to provide them with a means to make their ideas reality.”

AJC: Book tries to inspire girls toward tech careers
EMBA alumnus, Bonnie Daneker’s new book — CLIMB: Leading Women in Technology Share their Journeys to Success focuses on the fact that, “women make up almost half of the American work  force, but not when it comes to careers in technology.”

The Marietta Daily Journal: Lockheed’s new leader: Performance is job No. 1
“On Jan. 3, Shan Cooper, 42, became vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and general manager of the company’s Marietta facility.”

11Alive.com: Egypt’s Unrest Not Likely to Drive Up US Gas Prices
“Economics and Finance Professor Ray Hill of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta said, ‘Even if it [Suez Canal] were shut down for a long period of time, it would still have only have a temporary effect on oil prices until the routes were changed, and add a few more cents to a barrel of oil delivered to the United States, but not a lot.’”

FINS from WSJ: Clean Your Balls’ With Axe’s Aaron Calloway
“Aaron Calloway had a problem. And the solution changed his career. The Axe brand manager had to sell a personal hygiene product popular among women to 18-to-24 year old males — a demographic that shied away from anything remotely ‘girly.’”

AllAfrica.com: Nigerian Becomes Coca Cola CEO
“After many decades of successful operation in the Nigerian market, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has announced the appointment of a Nigerian, Kelvin Balogun as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2011.”

Knowledge Wharton: Will Customers Still Answer the Siren Call of Starbucks?
“Sundar Bharadwaj, a marketing professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, points out that with the explosion of social media, customers can communicate quickly about a new logo. That is why he thinks ‘firms should bring people into this process of change from the beginning, and start a real conversation with them.’”

Goizueta Newsroom: MBA Program Ranked by Financial Times
“The Full-Time MBA Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School placed 16th in the nation in rankings released today by Financial Times.”

Goizueta Newsroom: Some Positive Signs in 2011 for Real Estate
Roy Black, a professor in the practice of finance and head of the real estate program at Goizueta, says recovery in the U.S. housing market is one of the top issues to watch as 2011 progresses.”

Goizueta Newsroom: Will Technology Overshadow Politics in 2011?
“The door has just closed on 2010, but members of Emory University’s faculty are already weighing in on the hot topics of 2011 and their potential effects on business.”

Goizueta in the News: Jan. 7, 2011

Notable comments from Goizueta staff, faculty and students will be shared each week along with news on alumni, programs and rankings. Click here to review previous media updates. You can also inform Goizueta Newsroom of media postings (email).

AJC: Economic Stakes are high as Georgia enters 2011
“Like an engine hooked to a run-down battery, economic growth in 2008 just couldn’t seem to get started. Instead, it sputtered, slowed and nearly quit as millions of jobs disappeared.”

AJC: Community takes ownership of Beltline in adoption program
“The idea behind the adoption program was to give the community ownership of the Beltline and its appearance, said [Goizueta alum] Rob Brawner, Atlanta Beltline Partnership program director.  Almost half of the 6.5 miles available for adoption have been claimed since the program’s soft launch two months ago.”

International Business Times: Is There Really Room for Emotions in the Workplace?
“Hitting a sweet spot between Blanche DuBois and Lady Macbeth might not sound too difficult, but Goizueta Business School scholars say it’s a huge challenge for many professional women.”

MBA Universe: Dr. Jagdish Sheth to be conferred Global Management Guru Award by BIMTECH
“BIMTECH has announced its decision to confer the Global Management Guru Award 2011 on Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.”

Akira News: Stop, Collaborate and Engage
“Jon [Harmer] earned his undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Information Technology and graduated from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University with a MBA in Marketing and Organizational Management in 2006.”

Marietta Daily Journal: New leader takes helm of Lockheed in Marietta
“[Shan] Cooper, 42, received a master’s degree in business administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and is a graduate of the Rutgers Global Executive Master’s in Human Resource Leadership Program.