Tagged: School of Management

Goldman executives questioned

The Congressionally appointed Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission exploring the 2008 crash questioned executives from Goldman Sachs, the world’s most profitable bank, about how much it makes trading derivatives — those complex financial bets that helped bring down the economy.  Goldman Chief Financial Officer David Viniar said they had no way of determining its derivatives data […]

Kenneth W. Freeman named Dean of Boston University School of Management

Kenneth W. Freeman, currently a partner in the investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), today was named the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of Boston University’s School of Management (SMG), announced BU President Robert A. Brown. Freeman succeeds Louis E. Lataif who has helmed the school for 19 years.  Read the full news release on […]

Financial regulatory reform crunch time

Capitol Hill negotiators from the House and Senate committees dealing with financial regulatory reform are getting down to the details of working out differences between the bills passed in respective chambers, with Democrats holding the majority votes in both.  Former Federal Reserve Bank examiner Mark Williams, who teaches finance in the School of Management and […]

Congress close to financial reg reform

The most extensive overhaul of financial regulations since the 1930s has cleared its big hurdle in the U.S. Senate and how can head to President Obama for a signature after a conference committee works out remaining differences between the House and Senate versions.  But former Federal Reserve Bank examiner Mark Williams, who teaches finance in the School of […]

German trading ban roils markets

Because no one followed suit, Germany’s unlateral ban on “naked” short selling of European government bonds - speculative bets that prices will fall on borrowed assets which then can be sold back to the lender with the speculator pocketing the difference –rocked global markets.  Mark Williams, who teaches finance at the BU School of Management and is […]

iPad rival from Verizon/Google

Verizon and Google are teaming to develop a tablet computer in their combined effort to catch up with Apple‘s iPad and host AT&T.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, head of the Information Systems Department, is researching competition in business network and says this is a new form of competition — not between firms […]

Greece’s debt crisis grows

As nationwide workers’ strikes continued and deadly riots erupted in Athens over austerity measures invoked to deal with Greece’s ongoing debt crisis, fears grew that the situation may adversely impact the global banking system.  Mark Williams, author of “Uncontrolled Risk” about the fall of Lehman Brothers who teaches finance in the School of Management, says the […]

Google buys 3-D software maker Bump

Continuing its furious buying spree, Google has acquired Bump Technologies, maker of software that makes computer desktops appear to be 3-D.  This latest acquisition by the world’s most popular search engine, says School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, just intensifies the competitive battle between Google and Apple. “Looks like Google and Apple may be defining […]

Creative Writing Program hosts annual Faculty Reading

The Creative Writing Program will be hosting its annual Faculty Reading tonight at 7:30 PM in the School of Management Auditorium (595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston). The readers will include: former US Poets Laureate Robert Pinsky and Louise Glück; novelist and Director of the Program, Leslie Epstein; poet and translator David Ferry; novelist Allegra Goodman and […]

Getting into b-school

Is the GMAT the most important criterion?  Personal essays?  Letters of recommendation?  School of Management Director of Graduate Admissions Christopher Storer discusses the business-school admissions process in a BusinessWeek Q&A. “Our first job in admissions is to ensure that people are going to be successful in the classroom.” Contact Christopher Storer, 617-353-6791, cstorer@bu.edu