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Professor’s Blog Named a Top 10 Business Blog to Read by Catherine Probst -- May 23rd 2013
Offering meaningful and knowledgeable information for aspiring entrepreneurs, a blog by Tony Sanders, area chair of finance and Distinguished Professor of Real Estate in George Mason University's School of Business, was recently named one of the "10 Business Blogs That You Need to be Reading" by Business [...]
First-time competitors from George Mason University nabbed the $10,000 top prize in the 2013 Capital Challenge Intercollegiate Real Estate Case Competition, beating out Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Their innovative real estate development plan included [...]
Frank Islam Keynotes 2013 Convocation by Rosa Vivanco -- May 13th 2013
The School of Business held its annual Convocation on Friday, May 17, in the Patriot Center where 1,098 School of Business students, including 861 undergraduate and 237 graduate, received their degrees. This was the first convocation to include students receiving degrees from the MS in Management of [...]
Portfolio managers in financial companies such as mutual funds, hedge funds, and other funds which invest in financial securities face the difficult task of making the "right" investment decisions and establishing investment strategies to benefit their clients. One of their biggest challenges is appropriately [...]
The Johnson & Strachan Distinguished Speaker Series has recently been renamed the Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series to reflect the acquisition of the sponsoring company, Johnson & Strachan, by Brown & Brown Insurance. Established in 2009, the speaker series has brought a diverse [...]
Throughout history, many have attempted to figure out what it means to be a good leader. Everyone from Machiavelli to Ghandi has shared their views on the topic. There is an abundance of resources—books, workshops, and seminars—that share the "secrets" of effective leadership and leadership styles [...]
Detecting Financial Fraud by Colleen Kearney Rich -- Mar 29th 2013
Does a struggling economy make people and companies more likely to commit financial fraud? Mason fraud expert Keith Jones says not necessarily. According to Jones, fraud is more common during the booms and the "bubbles." It is when the economy takes a downward turn that these fraudulent activities and [...]
The Washington Business Journal's sixth-annual Minority Business Leader Awards were held on March 21 at the Washington Hilton and honored several George Mason constituents. The program annually recognizes the Washington region's top 25 minority business leaders based on demonstrated business success [...]
In the spring of 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as Obamacare, which initiated significant changes to the U.S. healthcare system. Though this legislation is still considered controversial by some, its impact can already be felt in many [...]
Students, faculty, administrators, and recruiters rely on a set of standards to evaluate and compare schools. For nearly 100 years, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) has set the standards for business education, and George Mason School of Business Dean Jorge [...]