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Executive MBA for Health Care Professionals Class Begins January 6


The School of Business Administration’s next Executive MBA for health care professionals class begins January 6, 2017. For more information contact Catherine Garrido at 305-284-3710 or  cgarrido@bus.miami.edu.

 

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Next Professional MBA Class Begins January 12


The School of Business Administration’s next Professional MBA class begins January 12, 2017. The program’s schedule enables you to earn your MBA degree without interrupting your career. For more information contact Brigitte Panciera at 305-284-9524 or via email at bpanciera@bus.miami.edu.

 

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‘State-of-the Art Applications of Big Data and Big Data Resources in South Florida’ on September 21


The University of Miami’s Center for Computational Science invites you to network with South Florida private- and public-sector employees, health care providers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, educators, and researchers for a panel discussion on “State-of-the Art Applications of Big Data and Big Data Resources in South Florida” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 at the Newman Alumni Center. A networking reception will immediately follow the event, which is free. Complimentary parking also is available.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage.

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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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