Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business eNewsletter
Volume 1 Issue 1: July 2008
Re-launching 'Brand America' in the 21st Century
What is the image of 'brand America' in the world, and what can U.S. companies do about it? Keith Reinhard, founder of Business for Diplomatic Action, spoke at Westminster College this past March during the American Express/Weldon J. Taylor lecture Series and addressed this issue. Reinhard says that the declining image of America in the world can be corrected through efforts of both the public and private sectors, but in the meantime, it is costing billions of dollars in lost tourism, as well as trade for goods and services. See a video excerpt of the lecture.
Center for China-America Business Studies Prepares for An Uncertain World
Not sure what to do about the growing global business environment? Attend Westminster's Center for China-America Business Studies seminars offering hands-on training, case studies, and expert speakers from international disciplines.
MasterTrack: Double the Network, Double the Fun
The distinctive Westminster MasterTrack program has doubled its numbers for 2007-2008 and more than doubled the fun.
Westminster Launches New Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in Business
The Bill and View Gore School of Business is launching a new Bachelor of Business Administration degree targeted exclusively to working adults needing to complete their bachelors degree. This new program uses a self-paced, online mentored learning process in addition to limited on-campus experiences. Students demonstrate learning of key business fields by completing a series of integrated projects rather than traditional course work. This program is targeted to working adults who have already completed an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. To find out more about this new innovative program click here.
D.A. Davidson Students Show Us the Money
The Center for Financial Analysis gives a performance update with a positive message. The Q2 results for the D.A. Davidson Student Investment Fund are in, and they indicated Westminster performed well in comparison with other Utah schools, especially considering the recent market volatility.
MBA Power Lunch—SRO
'Standing Room Only.' That's what they say about the MBA Power Lunch Series, a quarterly, formal 'business speakers' luncheon for MBA Students and MBA Alumni.
Here Come the Millennials
The Millennial Generation is indeed a distinct generation and significantly different from the previous Generation X. They are turning out to be a force to be reckoned with.
MBA International and Undergraduate Trips
Read about the Spring 2008 MBA International trips to Cambodia, Eastern Europe, and Brazil, and May Term 2008 Undergrad trips to China and London/Paris.
The Real World and FINC 495 (Capstone Class)
For the third straight semester, Westminster's senior finance capstone class (FINC 495) has worked with the University Venture Fund ('UVF') on a due diligence research and consulting project.
Westminster has two new additions: Michael Sutton, a North American KM thought leader and epistemologist, and Joel Watson, a marketing professor and lead faculty member in the Professional Bachelor of Business Administration program.
Spotlight on...The Institute for New Enterprise
The Institute for New Enterprise, in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, launched Opportunity Quest, a student business plan competition which awarded $8,000 in cash prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.