February 2013 Issue


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  Pace Has #1 Online Program in the Country
Pace Has #1 Online Program in the Country
U.S.News & World Report has ranked Pace University as having the number one online bachelor's degree program in the country in their most recent "2013 Best Online Bachelor's Programs" rankings. Factors such as faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and student engagement were evaluated to rank the best online bachelor's programs. U.S.News & World Report collected statistical information on 237 schools to compile their list.
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PepsiCo Exec. Next Lubin Executive in Residence
PepsiCo Exec. Next Lubin Executive in Residence  
Lubin will continue its Executive in Residence series this spring when Mario Mercurio, senior vice president and general manager of the Franchise Business Unit (FBU) of Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages, will be lecturing to students on the Pleasantville campus on April 2, 2013. Mr. Mercurio has extensive experience in leading sales, brand building and marketplace development. His lecture topic is: "The Pepsi Cola Strategy: Performance With Purpose" and will feature promotional spots from the Super Bowl, and showcase Pepsi's partnerships with Beyoncé, One Direction, Drew Brees and more. To learn more about Mr. Mercurio and his visit to the Pleasantville campus, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/eir.
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How Will The Debt Crisis Impact You?
How Will The Debt Crisis Impact You?
Pace University and Travelers Institute invite you to the screening of Overdraft, a one-hour documentary made for public television that highlights the growing U.S. deficit and its critical implications for individuals and U.S. economic competitiveness. In Overdraft, the depth of America's debt crisis is explored on the federal and state levels. Following the screening on Wednesday, March 13, at the New York City campus, faculty experts will participate in a panel discussion along with a special guest from Travelers Institute to further examine this topic.
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Cybercrime: How Safe is Your Wallet?
[Cybercrime: How Safe is Your Wallet?]
On Thursday, February 28, 2013, Pace and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global organization for financial leaders and accountants, are partnering for a panel discussion on "Cybercrime in the World Today." This free event will include a networking breakfast reception followed by a discussion among faculty and industry leaders on the impact of cybercrime. Original research on "skimmer fraud" and the results of a global survey of over 2000 financial professionals will also be discussed.
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Lubin Golf Classic
Save the Date for 15th Annual Golf Classic
Stop thinking cold weather and start thinking green links! Dust off your clubs for the 15th Annual Golf Classic on May 28, 2013. The outing supports scholarships and special projects to enhance Lubin's competitive standing with other leading business schools. The outing will be held once again at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island. This is a great chance to connect with alumni and other corporate partners, and support a critically important fundraising effort for Lubin. For more information, please contact Michael Lattari, michael@hrginc.net.
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Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest
Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest
Save the date for the Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest to be held on Thursday, April 18. The contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept popular in the venture capital community. Competitors submit an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneurial idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan. Details about the contest can also be found at www.pace.edu/pitch.
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Entrepreneurship Events At Lubin
Entrepreneurship Events At Lubin
The Lubin School's Entrepreneurship Lab is hosting a series of events this spring. A panel of professionals from Cushman & Wakefield will discuss Commercial Real Estate Insights for NYC Startups on February 21. Miles Lasater, president, chairman and COO, Higher One, will also be visiting the New York City campus as a special guest speaker on March 21. Higher One is a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and provide enhanced service to students through a full array of services such as refunds, payments, electronic billing, payment plans and more. For more information about these events, visit www.pace.edu/elab.
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Free Tax Assistance from VITA
Free Tax Assistance from VITA
Lubin's Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) organizes the annual Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Assistance Program (VITA) offering free tax assistance to low-moderate income individuals and retirees. BAP volunteers are trained by the IRS and obtain certification by passing a proficiency exam. Filers may come to Pace's New York City campus to have their taxes prepared from February 21 to April 15 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and select Saturdays (March 23, April 6 and April 13) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, send an e-mail to bappace.vita@gmail.com, call 774-722-8482 or visit bappace.org/vita-tax.
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Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi Annual Dinner
Beta Alpha Psi will be hosting its 17th Annual Spring Dinner on April 18. The theme will focus on the importance of social responsibility to corporate America. The dinner will feature a business executive, yet to be announced, who has made a significant difference in his/her community. Beta Alpha Psi focuses on the significance of professionalism and community service among its members.
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A Decade of Inspiration
A Decade of Inspiration
The Lubin Spring Banquet is an annual event hosted by business organizations at Pace University, including ALPFA, IMA, Ascend, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Student Government Association. The evening of April 4 will serve as a celebration for business professionals and Pace students to discuss current trends and the business environment. It promises to be a great opportunity for networking and good food will be served! Additional event details will be released within the coming weeks.
 
LinkedIn Mentoring
LinkedIn Mentoring
The experts agree: mentors are the key to a successful career. Mentors build professional relationships with students and recent graduates, offer advice about careers and the business world, and help shape tomorrow's business leaders. Whether you're just getting started or you're ready to share your expertise with a Lubin student, our LinkedIn Mentoring Program is a great place to start. There, you can connect with Lubin students and graduates, seek out experienced mentors, and learn more about career paths and job opportunities—all online! To join our exclusive Lubin group, visit http://bit.ly/LubinMentors today.
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Field Study Trips Offer International Perspectives
Field Study Trips Offer International Perspectives
During the spring 2013 semester, Lubin students will be able to experience and understand global economies outside of the classroom through international field study trips to Brazil, China, France and England, and will be in positions to network with senior business officials and gain closer insight into foreign economies. In fall 2012, a record number of 63 Lubin students traveled to London and Brussels, India, and Argentina and Chile. Over the course of the academic year, 24 students have been awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,500 or $2,000 for Lubin field study courses. It was also just announced that the fall 2013 semester will include a new marketing field study trip to Vietnam. To learn more about international field study trips, visit www.pace.edu/cgbp.
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[Alumni Bookshelf]  
Alumni Bookshelf
In the marketing industry there is an increasing focus on "Big Data." Michael Minelli, BBA '96, has co-authored the book Big Data, Big Analytics: Emerging Business Intelligence and Analytic Trends for Today's Businesses, in which he discusses the importance of managing "big data" analytics. The book also mentions Lubin's new MS program in Customer Intelligence and Analytics, and features an endorsement from alumnus and Professor Anthony Branda, who teaches in the program and is a program founder.

LUBIN PROGRAM NEWS

♦  New, Expanded CCRP™ Cycle Starts in February 2013

The Association of International Bank Auditors (AIBA) and the Lubin School of Business at Pace University have created a joint six-month premier certificate program for bank compliance professionals - the Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP™). The new and expanded CCRP™ program starts February 28, 2013. This six-month program with 20 three-hour sessions adds two new modules on securities law and consumer protection law, and addresses the need for a well-recognized, comprehensive international compliance credential. For more information, contact Professor John James, jjames@pace.edu, 203-536-9955.

♦  Next MFP Cycle Begins This Month

Today's financial market difficulties can be a silver lining for moving ahead in your career. Lubin's Masters in Finance for Professionals (MFP) program is specially designed for people already working in finance or those wanting to enter the field who need to update their knowledge and skills within a practical framework. There's still time to enroll in the 36-credit MS program, which combines online study with weekend residencies. Classes begin February 21, 2013, and the GMAT is not required. Visit www.pace.edu/mfp for details or contact the program's director, James Parker, jparker@pace.edu, for additional information.

♦  NEW MS in Financial Risk Management

This fall, Lubin will introduce a new Master's Degree program—the MS in Financial Risk Management—that will prepare students for the FRM certification offered by GARP. The program will provide students with a thorough understanding of all aspects of financial risk management, whether in a financial institution or in a non-financial institution, beginning from a comprehensive understanding of equity, bond and derivative markets and continuing to an appreciation of the management of portfolios, and the measurement and management of risk in those portfolios. To learn more about the program, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/ms-in-financial-risk-management.



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