SASB Unifies Accounting and Sustainability

Max Platoff, Sustainable Business Club, ’15 Early morning on a recent Friday, while most of my graduate classmates are contentedly dozing, our group streams into the expansive meeting room on Bloomberg’s 6th floor. Organized by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the event marks the 4th release in an ambitious series of reports that will eventually provide … Continue reading

MBA for a good cause

By Sasha Vilchynskaya What does it mean to be a social entrepreneur? Social entrepreneurship describes an entrepreneurial venture that aims to achieve a particular social goal through positive externalities, in addition to profit. Business entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit and return, but social entrepreneurs also take into account a positive return to society. Social entrepreneurship typically … Continue reading

Integrity in the arena

Ethics at Baruch

By Bhavin Patel I recently attended an on-campus panel, titled ‘Ethics in Financial Services’. The experience left me with a renewed optimism about the industry that many argue has lost its way. Each of the featured guests had current insights related to the demands on ethical systems and managers, as well as the recent west … Continue reading

It’s Time for All to Know: Origins

I sat in the second row FIN9770 awaiting my test results.  I wasn’t expecting a stellar score, but certainly above the average.    That was my modus operandi — a solid B+ student.  Most of the answer cards were met with an exaltant “Yes!”   Mine was a 86.  Satisfactory I thought. Until . . .  I … Continue reading

GDay -4 Weeks

Only a month away!  Everyone, your correspondent included, has got that end-of-semester hang dog look. The big capstone presentation is done and only one presentation remains.  What does remain are the woulda, coulda, should haves and a fair amount of grumpiness.  Hurts that  a little sunshine and my garden spade can’t heal. Of course, it’s … Continue reading

Three Study Skills They Don’t Teach You In College

by Emily McMillen, MBA, Accounting, 2012 Midterm season is in full swing and students everywhere are slaving over books, churning out endless papers, and in general stressing out. While I don’t know if this applies to other graduate students out there, now that I’m in grad school I study WAY more than I ever did … Continue reading

ZWIB: Societas- Meet a Mentor

by Maria Shpokayte, MBA Candidate 2012 Human Resources / Organizational Behavior and Information Systems On Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Zicklin Women in Business (ZWIB) held a mentorship event for Zicklin’s graduate students. The “Societas –Meet a Mentor” event was created to help our graduate students find a mentor. The objective of the event was to … Continue reading

Week 4 — Who by Fire?

by Lemuel Morrison, MBA 2012 The shine has worn off the semester and the reality of uninspiring coursework and petty politics has set in. Porter’s 5 forces, 4 Ps of Marketing, and Sayre’s law are basics any B-schooler will have under their belt. Haven’t heard of Sayre’s law?  Oh but you have, you have lived … Continue reading

GSA Newsletter Sept 27

Your weekly GSA newsletter. Welcome to Week 5 Header image courtesy of Lem Morrison News . . . Overwhelmed by all the events on campus.  Watch the google event calendar on the GCMC. Upcoming Events . . . September 26th 12:30-2:30 NVC 1-107 Women In Leadership — Negotiating Your Way Up Anxious about negotiating at … Continue reading

Successful Summer Internship. Now What?

by Emily McMillen, MBA, Accounting 2012 Ahh, Fall! The air is crisp and cool, school has just started getting into full swing, and your backpack is just starting to smell of textbooks and freshly sharpened pencils. For those of you who took this summer off for a summer internship like I did you should feel revitalized … Continue reading