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Wall Street Journal
Fund Pros Who Live Together, Buy Together
February 8, 2015 – A study by two Indiana University finance professors, Veronica Pool and Noah Stoffman, and former IU Prof. Scott Yonker, now at Cornell University, shows that when managers of two actively managed U.S.-based stock funds live in the same neighborhood, the overlap in their portfolio holdings (measured as a percentage of the portfolio’s value) is higher than among nonneighboring managers. The overlap between funds whose managers are neighbors is 38% greater than it is between the average fund pair in the sample.
A doctor’s quest to save people by injecting them with scorpion venom
June 24, 2014 – The vast majority of pharmaceutical concepts that seem brilliant on paper end up leading nowhere, even after years of toil. When the stakes are so high, crowdfunding becomes much more complicated—especially when the one raising the money is also the funder’s doctor. “When we’re talking about a bedside physician versus a bench scientist, we’re talking about physicians who have deep levels of trust with patients,” says Josh Perry, an assistant professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business who specializes in the ethics of health care. As a model for other doctors, he warns, this kind of setup could be problematic.”
Does a firm insist on historical cost accounting? Short!
June 23, 2014 – Recently, scholars led by Andrew Ellul of the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, looked into the issue of short sellers in the insurance industry specifically. They found that “insurers facing mark-to-market accounting tend to be more prudent in their portfolio allocations” than those who use historical cost accounting.
Poets and Quants
From covert missions to an online MBA
June 16, 2014 – Benjamin Golata, 27, or Captain Golata as he’s known around Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., is an Air Force pilot of the KC-10 Extender, essentially the oil tanker of the sky. He is also one of 1,072 students enrolled in Indiana University’s Kelley Direct program, where he’s earning his MBA online. Kelley was among the very first business schools to offer the virtual version of the degree in 1999.
U.S. News & World Report
Online business schools with the most international students
June 10, 2014 – Kelley Direct, ranked No. 1 for online graduate degree programs by this publication, ranks No. 9 for the percentage of international students with an international population of 22.1 percent.
Poets and Quants
How to get the most from an internship
June 2, 2014 – Eric David Johnson, Director, Graduate Career Services, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University: The summer internship for an MBA is not only a rewarding time, but is an excellent training ground for the first 100 days after graduation. To get the most of the experience, here are a few tips to remember.
Crafting big data curricula to support the changing business landscape
May 28, 2014 – Written by Jonathan E. Helm, Assistant Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies, Indiana University Kelley School of Business. The opportunity around big data is seemingly endless. Big data seems to be everywhere and is a part of everything – embedded in e-commerce, social media and electronic health records. Organizations large and small are presented with an opportunity to leverage the vast amount of data to transform operations. What’s missing though is the “How?” How do we actually use big data?
Do millennials work as hard as previous generations?
May 22, 2014 – Carolyn Goerner, clinical professor of management in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, says millennials carry a positive attitude but don't get much credit. Despite our notions, millennials have a real desire to find work with meaning, work as a team, and treat people as if they matter, she says.
B-schools' love-hate relationship with rankings
May 22, 2014 – Hate them or love them, B-schools ignore rankings at their peril. "Nearly all schools have a love-hate relationship with rankings," concedes Idalene "Idie" Kesner, dean of Indiana University's Kelley School. "You love them when they go in your direction, and you are frustrated when they don't. For a long time, we said that if you do good things, the rankings will follow. We have woken up to the fact that we need to focus on the rankings in and of themselves."
The Ranks of MBAs in Uniform Are Growing
May 1, 2014 – Paul Townsend, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot stationed at the Pentagon, passed over part-time MBA programs at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland when he was looking for schools in 2012. The Air Force Academy graduate knew he would be restationed in the coming years, so he enrolled in the online program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and expects to graduate this summer.
Inside Indiana Business
Business, University Partnering on Course
April 17, 2014 – How to make smarter decisions, discover new opportunities, minimize risks and control costs. These are the type of questions which keep business leaders awake at night. The Indiana University Kelley School of Business and Indianapolis based IT consulting firm Allegient are proud to announce a partnership designed to harness the power of Business Analytics through the creation of a professional education course. The initial May "pilot" course will be taught in Allegient's Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) lab by two leading professors from the IU Kelley School of Business. The course is targeted at businesses looking to transform multiple data sources into actionable decision making tools, through the implementation of Microsoft suite of analytic solutions.
Mortgage rates may trend higher in 2014
April 16, 2014 – When the housing bubble burst, the fallout was worst in the so-called "sand states" -- California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. But with a nationwide housing recovery finally and firmly under way, those hard-hit markets are now seeing strong recoveries, according to Ryan D. Israelsen, assistant professor of finance at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Ind. Most other markets across the nation also are seeing price gains. Israelsen believes that trend is likely to continue throughout 2014, as long as the slow-but-steady economic recovery stays on track. However, the Federal Reserve's decision to "taper" its purchase of long-term Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities means mortgage rates are likely to rise this year, he says. Israelsen explains his outlook for the nation's housing market in the following interview.
Pensacola News Journal
How to save for retirement early in your career
April 5, 2014 – College graduates who are about to begin their careers will face an overwhelming number of financial choices, including how best to save for retirement. Consider: The newly employed have one or more retirement account options from which to choose, including Roth IRAs, traditional IRAs, and traditional 401(k) plans, that may or may not have a Roth 401(k) option, say the authors of a new paper on the subject. What's more, many young workers likely have employers that provide a matching contribution, according to Gregory Geisler, an associate professor of accounting at the University of Missouri Saint Louis and Jerry Stern, a professor of accounting at Indiana University-Bloomington. So what's the most tax-efficient way for those starting their work lives to build the biggest nest egg possible? Well, there's a three-step decision-making hierarchy to follow, according to Geisler and Stern's paper, Retirement Account Options When Beginning a Career, which appeared in the May issue of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals.
Indiana's $9.7B in life sciences exports are No. 2 in U.S., report says
February 20, 2014 – Indiana’s exports of $9.7 billion in life-sciences products in 2012 have propelled the state into second place in the U.S., trailing only California, according to a new study.
For foreign grads, some hope for employment in the U.S.
February 20, 2014 – The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has introduced an initiative aimed at bringing together the school's graduates, corporate recruiters, and an immigration law firm to breeze through the maze of H-1B visa paperwork and regulation.
Washington Post Wonkblog
Data: Inventors are scared of elections
February 19, 2014 – Both Republicans and Democrats like to talk about how theirs is the party of innovation. But what really matters isn't who's in power -- it's how certain the innovators feel about what government policy will look like in the future.That's the conclusion of a new study from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, which found that in a dataset of 43 countries, innovation dipped during election years, which tend to be periods when the future course of laws and regulation are in doubt.
Poets & Quants
The 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In The World
February 12, 2014 – Business school professors at top institutions are under intense pressure. And it comes from all sides–the publish-or-perish demands of academia, the university administrators wrapped up in rankings, and ambitious students determined to squeeze every cent out of a $100,000+ investment.
NerdScholar Favorites: MBA Programs for Women
January 23, 2014 – A relatively small program, the Kelley School of Business prides itself on its tight-knit community, especially among female students. The average class is made up of about 30 percent women who all get to know each other well, dean Idie Kesner says. Kesner is just one of many women who comprise the business school and administration, who all act as role models for the female students.
South Bend Tribune
Deal with Under Armour could be financial hit
January 20, 2014 – Lopo Rego, a marketing professor in the Kelley School of Business, comments on Notre Dame’s deal with Under Armour. Notre Dame could land $100 million if the university agreed to an 11- or 12-year deal with Under Armour to outfit its sports teams. The speculation surrounding the value of a potential deal started 10 days ago when ESPN reported the Fighting Irish will switch to Under Armour after the school's agreement with Adidas expires at the end of June.
Poets & Quants
How Indiana’s Kelley School Became No. 1 In MBA Satisfaction
December 20, 2013 – Through the years, the Kelley School has fashioned a reputation as a true MBA innovator, from being one of the few programs that give a single grade for the entire core curriculum to having a series of first-year academies that provide experiential learning, consulting projects and coaching to students interested in six core areas that range from capital markets and strategic finance to consulting and supply chain management. Kelley essentially delivers a life-transforming customized MBA experience. Individual and team coaching is so prevalent that each student gets as many as 90 hours of coaching over the course of the two-year program from faculty, staff, and fellow MBA candidates.
Wall Street Journal
Study: Rebates Are Key to Where Brokers Route Orders
December 17, 2013 – Stockbrokers appear to routinely send client orders to certain markets with the goal of obtaining payments from exchanges, trading that stick retail investors with subpar buys and sells, according to a new academic study.
Marketplace – American Public Media
What do tanking gold prices say about the economy?
December 9, 2013 – Not that long ago, gold was trading near $1,900 an ounce. Today it’s fallen to just above $1,200. What’s that tell us about our economic confidence?
Lafayette Journal and Courier
Cake: Retailers cater to stylish college students looking for innovation, survey says
December 8, 2013 – Although Katie Hessel doesn't consider herself a fashionista, she likes to window shop online and typically finds herself perusing her favorite clothing sites once or twice a week.
United Press International
'Webrooming' beats 'showrooming' this holiday season
December 8, 2013 – "Webrooming" – researching a product online before going to the store to make the actual purchase – appears to be the shopping trend to watch this season, according to retail analysts who say brick-and-mortar retailers are finally getting the hang of e-commerce.
This App Plans Your Career and Provides Kelley B-School Courses to Reach Your Goal
November 25, 2013 – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has teamed with Zapoint, a provider of career management software, to create an app that helps employees plan their careers and identify the courses they’ll need to get the position they covet.
An Executive Curriculum, Handpicked by Your Employer
August 27, 2013 – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is expanding its certificate programs for executives, combining noncredit webinars, for-credit certificates, and graduate degrees into a single educational program, mostly for corporate clients.