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Week of 20 February 2004 · Vol. VII, No. 21

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SMG #1 in United States in alumni career progress

BU's School of Management has been ranked by The Financial Times first in the United States and fourth in the world in alumni career progress. In its 2004 annual ranking of the top 100 full-time global MBA programs, SMG was seventh in the United States in percentage of graduates placed in jobs three months after graduation. Career progress, or “the degree to which alumni have moved up the career ladder three years after graduating,” is measured through changes in level of seniority and compensation, and company size. “This number one ranking by The Financial Times is additional evidence that our unique MS-MBA program is working,” says Jennifer Lawrence, SMG assistant dean for career services. “Our graduates have been able to leverage their depth of understanding of both technology and business in this networked world. Most recently, 87 percent of our graduates had full-time jobs three months after graduation — more than the average of the top-ten schools in The Financial Times survey.” SMG's MS-MBA program grants a traditional MBA with a concentration in a business discipline, and a master's in information systems. “What business is about — namely, producing desirable products and services, at the lowest real cost, in the fastest time, and at the highest quality — has not changed,” says SMG Dean Louis Lataif. “What has changed is how business functions. . . . Executives with this MS-MBA education are distinguishing themselves by their depth of insight and competence in this environment. More than half of our MBA students over the past three years have opted for the MS-MBA program.”

BU athletic trainers speak at National Youth Soccer convention

Members of BU's Athletic Enhancement Center will share their expertise with coaches, referees, and program administrators at the U.S. Youth Soccer Adidas Workshop and Coaches Convention, held in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center from February 19 to 21. Chuck McCormick, director of the center and head strength coach, will discuss how BU's Women's Jump Training program helps athletes prevent knee injuries. (See B.U. Bridge article at http://www.bu.edu/bridge/archive/2003/02-28/joint.htm.) Adam Naylor, a sports psychologist and center coordinator, will present a talk entitled Ready to Play: Helping Athletes Regain Confidence. The conference is the world's largest youth sports convention. For more information, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org or www.bu.edu/aec.


20 February 2004
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