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Preview Graduate Business Programs at February 4 Info Session


Join the School of Business Administration for a half-day information session from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 4 at the Newman Alumni Center to learn about its graduate programs. For more information, contact Kim Migoya at 305-284-3920 or kmigoya@miami.edu, or visit the Graduate Business Programs Preview, where you also may RSVP.

 

 

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Apply Now for Professional MBA and Executive MBA for Health Care Professionals Programs Beginning in January


Applications are currently being accepted for the Professional MBA and the Executive MBA for Health Care Professionals beginning January 2017. The class schedules enable you to earn your MBA degree without interrupting your career! For more information contact Jennifer Puentes at 305-284-5509 or jpuentes@bus.miami.edu.

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Preview Graduate Business Programs on December 3


Join the School of Business Administration for a half-day, on-campus information session to learn about its M.B.A. and M.S. programs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 3 at the Newman Alumni Center. For more information contact Kim Migoya at 305-284-3920 or kmigoya@miami.edu.

 

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Tattoos Don’t Impede Employment

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Tattoos Don’t Impede Employment


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Having a tattoo has no impact on an individual’s employment or earnings, according to a new study from the School’s health sector management and policy and economics departments. After accounting for personal traits (i.e., education, behavioral choices, human capital, lifestyle factors, etc.) the researchers found no significant difference in the way people with tattoos are treated in the workplace than those without tattoos.

The study, in the February issue of the Southern Economic Journal, is the first to rigorously investigate whether having a tattoo is significantly associated with employment or earnings. The research paper won the 2016 Georgescu-Roegen Prize, which is presented each year by the Southern Economic Association® to the author(s) of the best academic article published in that journal.

The researchers explain that differences in employment and earnings can occur for a number of reasons, including productivity differences, employee signaling (i.e., information potential employees may reveal about their likes and dislikes), and in some cases, discrimination by either the employer or customers on the basis of having a tattoo. But, when the researchers controlled for a large set of factors that have been shown to affect employment and earnings, the negative impact of having a tattoo becomes small and non-significant.

This result may be partially explained by the fact that some industries, such as music and entertainment, professional sports, fashion, bars and nightclubs, styling, etc., actually welcome employees with tattoos.

“Qualitative research shows that tattoos are definitely becoming less taboo and somewhat accepted even in traditional workplaces, especially among younger employees,” said Michael T. French, professor of health sector management and policy at the School, who conducted the study with Philip K. Robins, professor of economics. “If someone’s main concern about getting tattooed is whether body art will make them less employable or limit their earnings, this research suggests it should not be a major deterrent.”

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The authors analyzed two large and nationally representative datasets from the United States and Australia–National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR)—each with specific questions about tattoos, employment, and earnings. The total sample sizes were 9,691 in Add Health and 3,518 in ASHR.  Using these data, they were able to estimate whether having one or more tattoos is significantly related to employment and earnings after controlling for demographics, human capital accumulation, lifestyle factors, and other variables that predict labor market outcomes and could relate to tattoo status.

“We believe it would be interesting in our future research to explore whether prominent tattoos (on the face or neck, for example), multiple tattoos, provocative images, or large tattoos, are significantly related to employment and/or earnings,” said Robins.

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Arun Sharma Named Interim Vice Dean for Graduate Business Programs


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Arun Sharma

 The School of Business Administration has named Arun Sharma, a professor of marketing, as interim vice dean for graduate business programs and executive education. Sharma, whose appointment is effective August 1, fills the position vacated when Anuj Mehrotra stepped down from that post to serve as interim dean of the business school July 1.

As interim vice dean, Sharma will oversee the School’s MBA and other master’s degree programs, custom and open enrollment executive education programs, and graduate student career services.

“Arun’s talent and extensive experience, deep knowledge of business education and dedication to the success of the School of Business Administration, make him the ideal person to serve in this key leadership position,” said Mehrotra, who is serving as the School’s interim dean while the University conducts a global search for a permanent dean.

“I am delighted to lead our graduate business and executive education programs, which have seen significant growth and recognition in recent years,” said Sharma. “I look forward to working with the School’s leadership team, our professional staff and our friends in the community to build upon these successes.”

Sharma, who joined the School of Business in 1987, has previously served as vice dean of strategic initiatives and chair of the Department of Marketing. His research, which focuses on understanding markets, marketing strategy and productivity, and firm value creation and management, has been widely published in leading academic journals. Sharma has also consulted for such companies as Accenture, American Express, Audi, AT&T, Boston Scientific, Citrix, Ericson, Exxon, Goodyear, HP, IBM, MasterCard, MoneyGram, Motorola, Siemens, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Italia Mobil, Visa International, and Western Union.

Sharma’s awards include membership in the University of Miami Iron Arrow Honor Society.

 

 

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