Updates on Arcadia's School of Global Business, Students and Alumni   •   Spring 2012

MBA Spring Reception

The Arcadia University Business Alumni Association invites M.B.A. students and alumni to the second annual M.B.A. spring reception on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The reception will welcome visiting students and graduates of the International M.B.A. program in Singapore. Register to attend at www.arcadia.edu/mba-reception.

MBA Info Sessions

Learn about the M.B.A. with a Global Perspective, graduate business certificates and international business experiences.

May 16, 6-7 p.m., Grey Towers Castle (Register)

July 18, 6-7 p.m., Grey Towers Castle (Register)


The Society for the Advancement of Business Administration (SABA) welcomes new members for the upcoming school year. Students interested in joining the organization should contact Nicole Spevak ’14, SABA President, at nspevak@arcadia.edu.

School of Global Business: Message from the Dean

NJ DelenerAs the Founding Dean of the School of Global Business, I am thrilled to be at Arcadia University. The mission of the School of Global Business is to educate students to become successful, principled leaders who make a difference in the world. Under the newly established continuous improvement process, our students will continue receiving a superior learning experience that is grounded in an excellent business curriculum that prepares them to become successful leaders.

Our vision in the coming years is to capitalize on unprecedented opportunities to join other forward thinkers across all businesses. We will accomplish our vision of becoming the educational nucleus for a collaborative, thriving global economy in reaching out to the stakeholders like you to build partnerships. Like any partnership, we as a higher education institution must add more values every step of the way, to your degree, your network, and your alma mater.

I encourage you to reach out to me personally with your thoughts, questions, or ideas on how we can work together. Please send me an email at delenern@arcadia.edu.

Read more about Dr. NJ Delener's appointment.


Arcadia University Announces School of Global Business

Arcadia University is leveraging its leadership position in global education with a new School of Global Business and a focus on entrepreneurship, sustainable enterprises, and a growing international M.B.A. program.

“Our goal is to prepare business leaders who are global-minded, individuals who will be successful in a growing global market. Our business students must graduate with the confidence and belief that all is possible in a borderless world and that their dreams transcend the confines of one country. The establishment of the School of Global Business is a strategic, mission-driven vision for Arcadia University,” says Dr. Steve O. Michael, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. More.


International MBA Student Interns for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Yucheng JinYucheng Jin, an international M.B.A. student from Shanghai, China, is adding another item to her list of experiences in the U.S.: an internship at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, a full-service tax preparation company in Glenside. Jin assists the company in preparing 2011 tax returns, verifying documents and helping clients receive the best possible tax refund.

Jin credits her supervisor for the continuous guidance she receives as an intern. “I received training before I started the internship, but I wasn’t familiar with all of the U.S. tax issues,” she says. “I am very appreciative of [the guidance], since it gives me confidence in my first formal experience at a U.S. company.” More.

Photo: Jin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during her first international business experience in the M.B.A. program.


Ivery ’12 Accepts Accounting Position at KPMG

Victoria IveryVictoria Ivery, a senior Accounting major, has accepted a position at KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory services firm. Ivery will be working in the firm’s Philadelphia office as a first year staff accountant within the auditing division, auditing publicly held companies.

“I always knew that I wanted to work at a Big Four firm due to the international opportunities that would be attainable, as well as the opportunities for advancement,” says Ivery. “Specific to KPMG, I fell in love with their diverse culture and emphasis on women in the workplace.”

During the job application process, Ivery met Matthew Rodgers ’05, an Arcadia graduate and manager at KPMG. “Victoria performed very well in KPMG’s rigorous interviewing process, which included multiple interviews with audit managers and partners,” Rodgers said. More.


School of Global Business Appoints Business Alumni Association Executive Board

The School of Global Business has appointed five executive board members to lead the Business Alumni Association, which serves to promote and advance the interests of business alumni and students and to develop relationships with and coordinate events and opportunities for business alumni.

President: James C. Morris ’11M.B.A.

James C. Morris is the Vice President of Client Strategy for Atlantic, an industry-leading face-to-face marketing firm, where he is responsible for negotiating and managing business relationships, informing product development of market needs, identifying new opportunities, and overseeing the company’s market strategy and approach to strategic client relationships globally and across all industries. More.


Arcadia Students Study Culture and Economy in Dominica

Yucheng JinFollowing eight weeks of on-campus instruction in ID181/381: The International Experience, a group of undergraduate Arcadia students joined instructors Tom Brinker, Professor of Accounting and Executive Director of the M.B.A. program, and Dr. Wayne Morra, Professor of Economics, on an international excursion of experiential learning to the Carribean island of Dominica.

Located between the two French islands of Martinique in the south and Guadeloupe in the north, Dominica is south of Puerto Rico and north of Barbados. The group embarked on visits to environmental, governmental, legal and banking organizations to hear about Dominica’s history, ecological concerns, legal and financial system, tourism and educational structure. More.


Wagoner Discusses Personal Budgeting in ‘Journal of Financial Service Professionals’

Joel WagonerJoel Wagoner, CPA, CMA, CFM, Assistant Professor of Accounting, discusses why and how people should budget their money in “Personal Budgeting: What Are We Trying to Do?” published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals.

“We may share a general consensus that personal budgeting is crucial to successfully managing one’s money, but there is a remarkable lack of consensus on how best to go about budgeting one’s money,” says Wagoner. “Perhaps the lack of consensus is merely due to different people in different stages of their lives having different needs. The retiree who is budgeting to provide for necessities on a fixed income does not have quite the same purpose for budgeting as the professional at the peak of his/her career.” More.