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The business world has been coming to the Sawyer Business School this fall.

In September we hosted Startup Boston Week 2023 and welcomed hundreds of entrepreneurs to our campus (see story). In October I had the pleasure of hosting the 2023 annual conference of the Northeast Business Deans Association (NEBDA). And this month, we're partnering with the Boston Business Journal to host a panel titled "Business with Purpose: Beyond the Balance Sheet" that will discuss how social entrepreneurship can simultaneously drive both positive profits and impactful change.

Having so much happening here is a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty, and staff. It gives them the chance to hear from experts around the world. And it shows the world that the Sawyer Business School is leading many important conversations about the future of business. You can learn more about all that in this newsletter, including a Q&A with one of our associate deans about how artificial intelligence is becoming an essential part of our curriculum.

I hope your fall is going well!

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Amy Z. Zeng, PhD

Dean, Sawyer Business School

News From the Sawyer Business School

Image from the 4-degree soiree, showing the lighted RAMS sign in the main hall of Sargent Hall

It was one of the marquee events of this year's Suffolk Weekend. Four of the Sawyer Business School’s graduate programs threw a party to commemorate their birthdays: MBA 75, MPA 50, MHA 30, and MSA 30.

For five days, Suffolk University and the Sawyer Business School were the hub of the entrepreneurial universe as host and partner of Startup Boston Week 2023.

The first-ever Sawyer Business School/USA TODAY national poll showed that, despite a declining inflation rate, 70% of Americans believe the economy is getting worse, not better.

Learn how the Business School is helping students understand and leverage generative AI as part of their business education in a Q&A with Associate Dean Pelin Bicen.

One of the Sawyer Business School's global travel seminars returned to England for a deep dive into the UK’s National Health Service (and a visit to the London Eye).

Integrated Expertise

Nancy Feng, Accounting, assumed the role of the President of the Governmental and Nonprofit (GNP) Section of the American Association of Accounting (AAA) at the end of August.       

Saerim Kim, Public Service, recently published a paper in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly titled “Nonprofit Revenue Strategy and Downside Risk: Applying Portfolio Theory and Extreme Value Theory.”

Erin Sullivan, Healthcare Administration, received the inaugural David Meyers Research Award for her paper, "Primary Care in Peril." The award honors the legacy of Dr. David Meyers, a primary care physician and leader in health policy research.

SBS in Brief

>>In the latest Entrepreneurship Research rankings, our ENT faculty were ranked in the Top 50 in the world.

>>A group of four finance students, led by Ric Thomas, Finance, recently attended the Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium in Chicago. Students also met with SBS alumnus Pete Cherecwich, MBA '93, president of Northern Trust Asset Servicing, who hosted the students at a private breakfast and shared career advice.

>>The redesign of our MBA course, Integrated Business Fundamentals, is a finalist in the innovator award of the 2023 GBC Roundtable, a global association of business schools whose mission is to advance graduate business education through curricular and co-curricular innovation.  

>>One of our accounting students and two of our accounting graduates were awarded scholarships by the MassCPAs last summer. Daniela Betancur received the Barbara Iannoni Scholarship; Danny Ferrara and Michelle Nguyen each received the MassCPAs Alliance Scholarship.

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