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Connecting the business experience to the academic experience is what can benefit students tremendously.
James “Jim” Corbett knows learning a concept in the classroom doesn’t always translate into understanding it in the workplace. That’s why the alumnus, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas in 1980, worked to help launch a new speaker series in the KU School of Business that will bring top business executives into the classroom over the 2018–19 academic year.
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Courtney and Deb Baker do everything together — including graduating from the KU School of Business.
This spring, Courtney received her bachelor’s in marketing and management & leadership, while her mom, Deb, celebrated earning her Master of Accounting (MAcc) early. (She’s taking her last class for the program this summer.)
“My mom and I have been through a lot throughout the years, but it was awesome to be able to accomplish that and really solidify the fact that we got through all of this together,” Courtney said.The Baker Girls
Single mom Deb and Courtney are so close that they’re frequently referred to as the Gilmore Girls, a nod to one of television’s most iconic mother-daughter duos.
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As part of its executive education programs, the KU School of Business is partnering with Sprint to offer a certification program in procurement, logistics and contract negotiations for a cohort of 25 mid-level Sprint managers and individual contributors.“By partnering with KU, we are preparing our partners for the future of supply chain,” said Sprint Chief Procurement Officer Cyril Pourrat.
Over the course of the summer, participants will meet weekly for classes designed to help them develop an understanding of:
- Sourcing and procurement and how they fit within the overall strategy of an organization;
- Key elements of logistics management, including inventory, transportation and fulfillment strategy;
- The... Read more
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