Each week the College of Business and Public Policy will be highlighting a mentor in the Leadership Fellows program with an interview conducted by their protégé. This week’s featured protégé/mentor pairing is Xavier Mason and his mentor Jon Bittner, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
Read: Mason-Bittner Interview
Summer 2015 China Study Abroad Course
Travel to China to visit firms, markets, agricultural fields, agencies and universities. Interact with Chinese entrepreneurs, business executives, farmers and university students in China. Learn China's economy and business models and development under a globalization framework. Explore the Chinese culture and history, for example, by touring the Forbidden City and the Great Wall in Beijing, and cruising along the Yangtze River.
Read: Summer 2015 China Study Abroad Course
CBPP Alumni, Brian Franklin (BBA Accounting ’12), serves as gonfalon bearer at UAA’s first Fall Commencement.
The gonfalon, “is a ceremonial banner with roots in renaissance Italy, and it was considered an honor to hoist the flag at community events. The same honor holds true today: the College of Business and Public Policy invited alumni Brian Franklin to return to commencement, don the robes, lift the gonfalon and guide the latest graduates into commencement.
Read: CBPP Alumni, Brian Franklin (BBA Accounting ’12),…
WPMRE Program Offers $28,800 in Student Awards - Apply Today!
The Weidner Property Management and Real Estate Program at the College of Business and Public Policy has $28,800 in academic and travel awards available. Applications are available now and must be submitted by March 1, 2015 to be considered. Click here to learn more about these awards and their eligibility criteria.
Read: WPMRE Program Offers $28,800 in Student Awards -…
Socially Responsible Funds and Market Crises
Socially responsible investing (SRI) has seen tremendous growth in the past couple of decades. SRI is about making investments that are consistent with one’s value system. The main three areas of interest are in environment, social, and governance concerns. However, research has shown that SRI investing does not lead to higher returns than traditional investing. In fact, returns tend to be slightly lower. This paper explores the idea that part of the popularity comes from the distribution of returns.
Read: Socially Responsible Funds and Market Crises