2018 Mendoza Christmas Celebration
2018 Mendoza Christmas Celebration
Tech Tips of the Week - December 3, 2018
Tech Tips of the Week - December 3, 2018
Tech Tips of the Week - December 3, 2018
Mendoza Exchange Newsletter - December 3, 2018
Mendoza Exchange Newsletter - December 3, 2018
Mendoza Exchange Newsletter - December 3, 2018
The Week @ ND - December 3, 2018
The Week @ ND - December 3, 2018
The Week @ ND - December 3, 2018
Discover IT - Fall 2018
Discover IT - Fall 2018
Discover IT - Fall 2018



MSBA Application Q&A Webinar

Time: 12/17/2018 7:00 PM


MSM Application Q&A Webinar

Location: Online

Time: 1/7/2019 6:00 PM


Inside the MBA - Boston, MA

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02199

Time: 1/15/2019 6:30 PM


Inside the MBA - New York, NY

Location: The Westin NYC Times Square, 270 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036

Time: 1/17/2019 6:30 PM

College News

ND Impact Partners: Five Years In and Growing

December 9

It started in 2014 with a modest question: How could Mendoza alumni continue to use their business skills and acumen to benefit local nonprofits? 

Five years later, there’s a strong answer in the form of the Notre Dame Impact Partners initiative. The program pairs Mendoza alumni with a nonprofit in their own community for four months of work on a strategic project. Annual closing dinners were recently held for the Mendoza volunteers to present their recommendations to the organizations they collaborated with and to celebrate the teamwork. Most teams are comprised of 6 alumni, who collaborate and also spend time working on individual portions of the project that leverage their specific skill-sets and expertise.…

How to stop insider threats

December 5

IT, Analytics and Operations professor Mike Chapple was quoted in a Business News Daily article about network security and the insider threat employees can pose either by accident or intent.…

Business analytics major receives prestigious Gilman scholarship to study abroad

December 3

Avian Rabenberg-Robinson, a junior business analytics major at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, is one of more than 800 American undergraduate students across the U.S. selected from nearly 3,400 applicants to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Keep an eye on the road ahead when estimating cost of equity capital

December 3

Estimating investment returns is tricky — especially, to paraphrase an old Danish saying, when dealing with the future.

Still, it comes with the territory when you''re a financial manager tasked with evaluating the capital investment opportunities that will drive your firm’s strategies and determining which ones will maximize returns. One of the standard tools of the trade is cost of equity capital estimation (COEC). While this estimate strongly influences corporate capital budgeting decisions, exactly how it’s calculated and what assumptions drive the estimate can vary.  …

USMCA has important predecessor: NAFTA, professor says

November 28

Notre Dame trade expert Jeff Bergstrand testified before the international trade commission that many of the expected effects of the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement can be estimated using what we’ve already learned about the effects of free trade agreements.

As the Nov. 30 deadline approaches for signing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), University of Notre Dame finance professor Jeffrey Bergstrand

Pay, Power and Politics: Where did Carlos Ghosn go wrong?

November 21

Management & Organization professor Tim Hubbard discussed Carlos Ghosn''s downfall on Knowledge@Wharton.

Many people view Ghosn “as one of the saviors of the auto industry” and the accusations against him are upsetting, according to Tim Hubbard

Walmart wants campaign donation back from Sen. Hyde-Smith

November 20

Management & Organization professor Joseph Holt was interviewed by the Washington Post

Nissan to sack chairman Carlos Ghosn over 'serious misconduct' - as it happened

November 20

The Guardian quoted professor of management & organization Tim Hubbard in an article about Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn''s arrest for under-reporting his salary for years.…

Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi: Discipline and organization will lead you anywhere

November 19

Management & Organization professor Tim Hubbard was interviewed live on CNN about the chairman of Nissan''s arrest.

I think the board of directors, they really have a lot more independence, a lot more power to be able to, you know, push the CEO in a way that they need to be able to be pushed. And for example CEO dismissal I think is the ultimate way in order for a board of directors to start to impact those firms that they''re overseeing. And as time goes on, I''m hopeful that we''ll see more dismissals because I don''t think that there are very many other punishments that have quite the same esteem for a chief executive officer as being fired from their company. 

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for financial misconduct

November 19

Professor of management Tim Hubbard was quoted in a Washington Post

Cyclists don't respect rules, said Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn arrested on suspicion of fraud

November 19

Management & Organization professor Tim Hubbard was quoted in Forbes

First Gen: Inspiring stories of MBAs who beat the odds

November 18

Accountancy professor Brad Badertscher and Class of 2019 MBA candidate Stephen Meehan were featured in a Poets & Quants story on first-generation college students.…

When director deals matter

November 16

Finance Professor Peter Kelly is quoted in a Money Week article which speaks to using the behavior of a company''s directors as a tool for deciding when to sell stock at a loss.…

Wisconsin offered Foxconn more than Virginia and New York did for Amazon

November 15

Management & Organization professor Joe Holt was quoted in the Washington Post

Graduate Alumni Board Revs Up

November 14

Energized and ready to execute—that’s how members of the Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board came away from their biannual meeting in mid-September.


The board acts as “focus group, sounding board, advisers, critics, and strategists” for the Mendoza College of Business, as member Chris Remington, MNA ’95, puts it. “We hope our recommendations and input contribute to Mendoza''s reputation as one of America''s best business schools,” he adds. 

Know when it's time to sell a stock

November 13

Finance Professor Peter Kelly was quoted in a U.S. News Money article about leaving out emotion when evaluating whether or not to sell a stock.…

Mendoza professors recognized for excellence by Poets & Quants

November 13

Congratulations to professor of marketing Timothy Gilbride and professor of management & organization Chad Harms, who were named on Poets & Quants'' list of Top 50 undergraduate business professors

Stocktake: Investors hoping for more post-election gains

November 13

Finance professor Peter Kelly offers insight on insider sales in an article for The Irish Times

Series brings nonprofits leaders, top researchers together around program evaluation

November 8

The four-part Fall Nonprofit Breakfast Series concluded Oct. 26 with a collaborative discussion of quantitative and qualitative approaches to program evaluation.

Racial bias in school bonds

November 8

Finance professor Paul Gao's paper “What’s in a (School) Name? Racial Discrimination in Higher Education Bond Markets,” forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics, was featured in BizEd.


NYT News

How The Times Analyzed Location Tracking Companies

Reporters tested apps made for both Android and iOS, evaluated app code and examined the companies receiving the data.

How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location

Then select Location Services, which is at the top and has a little arrow. Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here’s how to limit the snooping.

Wall St. Faces Stomach-Churning Swings as Economic Uncertainty Grows

By the end of the trading day last Friday, the S&P 500 had completed its worst weekly drop since March. Stocks are now down 1.5 percent this year. For stock investors in the United States, the political and economic outlooks have suddenly become ominous. More volatility could be in store this week.

Shares Fall in Asia and Europe, Dimming Hopes for Quick Rebound

Economic and trade tensions drove down global markets, while futures that follow United States stocks suggested a tough opening on Monday.

Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump’s Chief of Staff

Nick Ayers, left, has decided to return home to Georgia instead of replacing John F. Kelly, right, as President Trump’s chief of staff. The decision leaves it unclear who will take the top West Wing job as President Trump confronts the fight of his political life.

Shutdown Looms and Priorities Stack Up as Congress Races Toward Session’s End

President Trump has demanded that $5 billion for a border wall be included in a year-end spending package, a condition that Democrats have rejected. The largest impasse in a must-pass spending package is funding for President Trump’s wall, but lawmakers are looking at rolling in an array of other legislation.

A Cold War Arms Treaty Is Unraveling. But the Problem Is Much Bigger.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Buenos Aires this month. Moscow disputes claims that it has repeatedly violated the terms of an arms treaty signed in 1987. Instead of trying to renegotiate the I.N.F. treaty to embrace countries like China that now have the weapons covered by the accord, the United States wants to build up its forces to counter Beijing.

Done With Michael Cohen, Federal Prosecutors Shift Focus to Trump Family Business

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer, leaving court in Manhattan last month. Prosecutors have been examining whether other Trump Organization executives were involved in campaign finance violations. Prosecutors say President Trump organized illegal payments to two women during the presidential campaign. Now they want to know if he and Mr. Cohen acted alone.

Michael Cohen Wanted to Cooperate in His Own Way. Prosecutors Had Other Ideas.

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, will be sentenced on Wednesday. It seems Mr. Cohen offered to provide just enough information to make a bid for leniency, but nothing more about his or others’ activities.

Trump’s Tawdry Tabloid Sagas Reveal Weightier Themes

Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 for her silence in October 2016. Federal prosecutors say President Trump had directed Michael Cohen to engage in cover-ups involving two women, including Ms. Daniels. In taking on Michael Cohen, federal prosecutors find unexpected meaning in the scandals involving Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

Quote of the Day

Laughter is the language of the soul.

Pablo Neruda