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2 Strategic Innovation Academy Directors Faculty Director: Barry Thomas – Academic History PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002 MS in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999 BA in Mathematics and Economics, Grinnell College, 1996 – Areas of Expertise Real-time Decision-making Heuristic Search Logistics Vehicle routing

3 SI Academy: Building Skills That Are In Demand 1.Critical thinking 2.Complex problem solving 3.Judgment and decision-making...

4 SI Academy Tracks Helping businesses identify, analyze and execute opportunities Strategic Management & Innovation Helping businesses do business better Supply Chain & Analytics Structured Problem Solving

5 SI Careers Strategy Development Specialist Business Development Analyst Mergers & Acquisition Analyst Market Research Analyst Business Strategy Consultant New Product Development Project Manager Supply Chain Analyst Strategic Sourcing Specialist Process Engineer/Consultant Operations Management Logistics Analyst Data Analyst Business Analytics Strategic Management & Innovation Supply Chain & Analytics

6 Other Alumni Roles: Strategic Management & Innovation Senior Associate, International Pricing Strategy, Delta Airlines Associate Product Manager, Integrated DNA Technologies Project Manager, Operational Risk, Discover Financial Services Technical Project Manager, Pearson Senior Business Analyst, Cognizant Technology Solutions Project Manager, Appcore Associate, A.T. Kearney Associate Manager, Leadership Program, Zimmer Consultant, Newry Corporation Internal Auditor, YRC Worldwide New Business Development, American International Practice Group Product Manager, Medline Strategic Account Manager, Marchex

7 Other Alumni Roles: Supply Chain & Analytics Product Application Engineer, Eaton Corporation Sourcing Manager, Procurement LDP, Johnson & Johnson Import/Export Logistics Manager, Wilbur-Ellis Company Project Manager, Pearson Operations Manager, Amazon Intermediate Process Engineer, AEGON Demand Planner, BASF Supply Chain Capacity Planner, Caterpillar Project Manager, Customer Service, Discover Financial Services Pricing Analyst, Parker-Hannifin Supply Chain Leadership Development Program, Eaton Corporation Global Supply Chain Analyst, VF Corporation

8 Hiring Successes - 2012 Amazon Pathways Program American International Practice Group Eaton Corporation Marchex Mayo Clinic (joint degree student) Medline Nanocrystal Group Parker Hannifin The University of Iowa (Ph.D program) VF Corporation YRC Worldwide Amazon Corporate Operations Bob Barker Company Eaton Global LDP Emory University (joint degree student) Faurencia Gallup Higher Learning Technologies Laticrete LeanCor Second-Year Full-Time Placements First-Year Internships 100% Placement Rate Masco Nanomedtrix NextEra Energy Nissan Radiology Protocols Rockwell Automation University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics University of Iowa Research Foundation Wellmark Zivanti

9 Learn by Doing Iowa Medical Innovation Group (IMIG) Six Sigma & Lean Certifications Business Solutions Center Case Competitions

10 Learn by Doing: Certifications Six Sigma – Open only to SCA majors – Requires the following courses: Operations Management Statistical Methods for Process Improvement Six Sigma Project Strategic Management of Change Lean – The following courses are required: Operations Management Rapid Continuous Improvement Strategy Development and the Lean Enterprise Before After Value Stream Map

11 Certification Sponsors

12 Cathy Zaharis, CFA, Business Director Tom Rietz, Faculty Director

13 Your Academy Directors Tom Rietz, Faculty Director PhD Economics, U of Iowa – 1988 BA Economics UNI 1983 Asst. Prof of Finance Northwestern 1988-94 Areas of Expertise: – Behavioral Finance – Experimental Econ and Finance – Experimental Markets and Game Theory

14 Your Academy Directors Cathy Zaharis, CFA, Business Director BBA Finance - 1982 – U of Iowa MBA Drake - 1983 CFA Charterholder and Past President of CFA Society of Iowa 1982-2005 – Analyst, Head of Trading Desk, Portfolio Manager – Principal Global Investors Chair, Investment Committee – U of Iowa Foundation Public Speaker on Investing

15 What is Finance?

16 Finance is Corporate Making decisions based on financial information of an organization Maximizing Shareholder Value Investment Provide Capital for the Business Community Distribute Investments to maximize the Risk/Return Matrix

17 Corporate Finance Careers Accounting Internal Audit/Accounting/Tax Treasury/Cash Management Cross Functional Risk Management Financial Analyst/Corporate Development Investments Investor Relations/Benefits Manager/Real Estate Capital Markets

18 Skills for Corporate Finance Strong Analytical Skills Strong Problem Solving Skills Communication – Verbal/written a huge plus and will help your career Teamwork – Working in a team environment is key Leadership Potential – Have what it takes to move up in the organization

19 Financial Analyst Skills required Problem Solving Analytics Teamwork Communication Functions Financial Planning Capital Budgeting Project Analysis Market Analysis

20 Investment Track Roles Research Analyst/Associate Relationship Managers Portfolio Assistant Trading

21 Research Analyst Skills – Fundamental or Quantitative – Strong Analytical Skills – Develop relationships with sell side and companies – Very Important to have a CFA What do you do – Knowledge of your industry – Companies – know and model – Pitch Ideas Career Path – Portfolio Manager – Career Analyst – Hedge Funds

22 Investment Track Firms Investment Management - Buy Side Investment Banking Capital Markets Consultants Endowments and Foundations Sell Side Sectors with little MBA hiring: Wealth Management Hedge Funds Private Equity

23 Learning by Doing in Finance Henry Fund Putting Finance into Practice Case Competitions

24 Marketing The Marketing Career Academy.

25 Marketing Academy Directors Areas of Excellence Include: Director of Analytics, The Brandware Group (Clients include DuPont, Abbot, Satellite Radio, Samsung, 3M, Michelin, Nestle) Two-time MBA Elective Faculty Member of the Year Tom is an expert at Marketing strategy, Prediction markets, healthcare and analytics. Tom Gruca - Faculty Director, MBA Marketing Career Academy Director of PhD Program in Marketing, Tippie Research Professor of Marketing PhD in Decision and Information Sciences, UIllinois, 1989 MBA in Management Information Systems, UIllinois, 1985 BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, UIChicago, 1983

26 Jason Corpus - Business Director, MBA Marketing Career Academy Executive Scholars Program, Northwestern University – Kellogg, 2012 High Potential Leadership Program, UPenn – Wharton, 2010 MBA in Management, University of Iowa, 2009 BS in Management and Economics, Coe College, 2001 13 years of Corporate Marketing Leadership Experience Director for Merchandising & Strategic Development, Brownells Group Led The Brownells Group from $38M in revenue in 2005, to the Internet Retailer Top 250 in US e-commerce $$ 2013. Founder and Managing Director of 1821 Limited, directed the acquisition of $70MM in business acquisitions 2009-2013. Marketing Academy Directors

27 So… What is Marketing? 1 Source: CareerBuilder July 1, 2013 What if I told you that on average LESS THAN 6% OF MARKETING JOBS are in Advertising and Design? 1

28 Marketing Is: Identifying Growth Opportunities Developing a Profitable Solution Positioning the Solution in the Market Persuading the target audience

29 Career Paths in Marketing Marketing Research and Analytics Brand and Product Development Category Management and Shopper Marketing Merchandising Business Development and Consulting Promotions, Design and Comm. Most QuantitativeMost Qualitative

30 World Renowned Marketing Faculty Our Marketing faculty is truly World Class. Among the marketing faculty that youll work with: 100% PhDs from Top Level Universities Over 75 years of industry consulting experience with top- tier clients such as DuPont, Abbot, Satellite Radio, Samsung, 3M, Michelin, Nestle and GE. Our facultys work has been published more than 75 times in top-tier Marketing publications. Our faculty have won 64 university and national awards for their classroom instruction, research, presentations and publications.

31 Top placements every year

32 2013 Field Studies in Marketing Clients

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