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February 2015 eLubin


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Lubin and ACCA Announce Landmark Partnership

Lubin and ACCA Announce Landmark Partnership  
Lubin and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) USA announced a landmark partnership linking ACCA's globally recognized qualification program to both undergraduate and graduate coursework at Lubin. Starting this fall, accounting students will be able to complete coursework that will qualify them for exemptions from ACCA's 14 exams; the exemptions will initially include four for graduate courses and five for undergraduate courses.

Dean Neil Braun stated: "Pace and ACCA USA share common and strong interests in education and the sustainable development of the accounting profession, regionally and internationally, in particular concerning the maintenance and promotion of professional, educational, and ethical standards, the opportunity for individuals of ability to pursue globally relevant qualifications to enhance their career prospects, and ultimately to maintain and develop the profession and the wider economy."
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Lubin's Accounting Program Among the Top 50 Nationwide

Lubin's Accounting Program Among the Top 50 Nationwide
In the Public Accounting Report's (PAR) 33rd Annual Professors Survey (2014), Pace's undergraduate accounting program ranks among the top 50 in the nation based on a survey of nearly 200 professors from U.S. colleges and universities. The PAR survey is the only survey that allows accounting professors to rank the nation's best accounting programs. The Public Accounting Report is widely circulated to CPA firms, many of whom hire Lubin students.
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Announcing Lubin's First "Lecturer in Residence"
  [Announcing Lubin's First “Lecturer in Residence
Barry Klarberg '81, '85
Barry Klarberg '81, '85, CEO and founder, Monarch Business and Wealth Management, will be Lubin's first Lecturer in Residence. Klarberg formed Monarch Business and Wealth Management LLC in 2008, a full-service family office firm specializing in providing business and wealth management services to high net-worth individuals, athletes, and entertainers. As a Lecturer in Residence, Klarberg will bring his expertise to Lubin students by serving as a guest lecturer in classes covering arts and entertainment management, sports marketing, and taxation. He will also serve as an Executive in Residence on the Pleasantville campus on April 16. The day will include brunch with a select group of students and faculty members, a guest lecture at a large assembly of Lubin undergraduate students, and a reception with University and Lubin leadership.
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CBS Executive to Visit Pace
[CBS Executive to Visit Pace]
Marc DeBevoise
Marc DeBevoise, executive vice president and general manager, Entertainment, News and Sports, CBS Interactive (CBSi), will be an Executive in Residence on the New York City campus on March 25. DeBevoise oversees CBSi's leading sites including CBS.com, CBSNews.com, and CBSSports.com. He is also responsible for CBSi's digital content distribution strategies, and the development of digital video content, applications, and games. During his visit he will lecture to students, as well as meet with faculty and administrators. Reserve a space at the lecture.
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  [Attention Undecided Students!]
Attention Undecided Students!
Lubin will be hosting a "Did You Know?" majors event on Thursday, March 12, at 3:25 p.m. in the Bianco Room, B-level, for all undecided Pace students on the New York City campus. A similar event will occur on the Pleasantville campus on March 23 at 12:10 p.m., in the Kessel Campus Center, Gottesman Room. Attendees can learn all about Lubin's undergraduate majors and have an opportunity to hear from and meet current students, as well as faculty. There will be free food, a raffle for cool prizes, and swag. RSVP here.
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Pace Has the #1 Online Bachelor's Program
  [Pace Has the #1 Online Bachelor's Program]
U.S. News & World Report ranked Pace University #1 in New York City and among the top 10 in the country for Best Online Bachelor's Program. The ranking is based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.
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Gear Up for the Eleventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest
[Gear Up for the Eleventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest]
Save the date! The Eleventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest will be held on Thursday, April 16. Students compete by pitching entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of New York City business leaders. This contest series is open to all Pace students.
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Pace Mobile App Design Contest
[Pace Mobile App Design Contest]
The Entrepreneurship Lab, in association with the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, will host The Pace Mobile App Design Contest 3.0/Hackathon on March 27. Participants form teams to create a concept mobile application using any tool or scripting programming language, and demonstrate it to the audience and the judging panel. Prizes are awarded based on a combination of popular vote and judges' expert opinion.
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Take Advantage of Free Tax Assistance from VITA
[Take Advantage of Free Tax Assistance from VITA]
Lubin's Beta Alpha Psi chapter is once again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), providing free tax preparation to retirees and individuals with low-to-moderate income. Tax preparation began on February 19 and will run until April 10. For additional information, e-mail bappace@gmail.com.
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[Travel and Learn Through Lubin International Field Studies]
Travel and Learn Through Lubin International Field Studies
During the spring semester, Lubin students will learn about global economies by traveling abroad. Through field study trips, students will travel to Brazil, Denmark, and Sweden. They will visit corporations, government agencies, and universities. Next fall, field study trips will be offered to London, Brussels, and Japan. Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are available to qualified students.
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Dress for Success on April 23!
[Dress for Success on April 23!]
Dress for Success, a fashion event hosted by Profashionals, Career Services, Ad Club, Successful Women at Pace, RotarAct Club, and ALPFA, will be held on April 23. The event will feature Lauren Berger, CEO, InternQueen.com, as one of the keynote speakers, a panel discussion, a student-run fashion show with the help of CollegeFashionista gurus, and a chance to network with some of the industries finest. For more information, contact pace.profashionals@gmail.com
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ALUMNI NEWS
Women's Accounting Leadership Series in Cincinnati
Pace University and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) have partnered to present the Women's Accounting Leadership Series, a professional development program for women in accounting and finance on April 24. The event will take place at the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. This free program offers four NASBA-approved CPE credits and will feature an informative forum for female accountants to discuss technical and career issues. There will be time for networking and open discussion. If you are a Pace alumna working in accounting or finance in the Cincinnati area, and would like to attend this program, contact bmurphy@pace.edu for more information. Space is limited and registration will close once capacity is reached.
New Course for Lubin Golf
  [New Course for Lubin Golf]
Save the date for the 17th Annual Lubin School of Business Golf Classic on Tuesday, May 26. The event will be held for the first time at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, New York. The outing will include a round of golf, brunch, a cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction, and raffles. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for Lubin students and special projects selected by the Dean. Stay tuned for more information.
Save the Date for the Spirit of Pace Awards
[Save the Date for the Spirit of Pace Awards]
Thomas P. (Todd) Gibbons '86 and
Brian M. Barefoot '70
 
On Wednesday, June 10, Pace University will host the annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Thomas P. (Todd) Gibbons '86, vice chairman and CFO, BNY Mellon, will receive the Leaders in Management Award. Brian M. Barefoot '70, senior advisor, Carl Marks & Co., will receive the Innovator Award. Stay tuned for more information about the 2015 recipient of the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award. For more information about this event, contact Guycaelle Vaval, at (212) 346-1235 or spiritawards@pace.edu.

LUBIN PROGRAM NEWS
NEW MS in Strategic Management
The new MS in Strategic Management program will begin in the fall. This program trains students to appreciate and understand the complex and subjective realities behind organizational decision-making. This kind of generalist training is critically needed if one aspires to work as a C-Suite executive in the long run. To learn more about this program, contact Professor Noushi Rahman, at nrahman@pace.edu.
Next Master's in Finance for Professionals Cohort Begins on February 26
If you are a professional seeking to distinguish yourself in today's competitive marketplace and advance your career, Lubin's Master's in Finance for Professionals program is for you. The 12-month, 36-credit MS degree consists of a hybrid learning model that combines online study with weekend residencies every eight weeks. Classes begin February 26. The GMAT is not required. Visit www.pace.edu/mfp for details, or contact Dr. Jay Sholes, director of Executive Programs, at jsholes@pace.edu, for additional information.


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