Each week the College of Business and Public Policy will be highlighting a mentor in the Leadership Fellows program with an interview conducted by their protégé. This week’s featured protégé/mentor pairing is Alexa Wolf, who is pursuing her BBA in management and marketing, and her mentor, Leah Boltz, who is the Director for Marketing and Business Development for Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, Inc.
Matt Williams, owner of Brown Bear Saloon at Mile 103 of the Seward Highway, and a fresh College of Business and Public Policy graduate with a new degree in global logistics and supply chain management. He's pondering a future that means eventually selling the saloon and moving into a new job.
BP has awarded several College of Business and Public Policy students with scholarships. We would like to take the time to congratulate these students and thank BP for their generous support of higher education.
Behavioral Economics is an important and growing field within economics. One of its strengths is that it takes seriously findings from other disciplines – particularly psychology – but also neuroscience, sociology and others. Research in the field recognizes that the traditional assumption that people are perfectly rational is too strong. The implications of bounded rationality are being worked out in many fields of economics, finance, and in business and policy applications.
CBPP is pleased to announce the participants in MBA Executive Leadership Class Speaker Series. The class (BA A628) provides students with the opportunity to interact and network in a classroom setting with successful top executives from Anchorage’s business community. Students will learn firsthand these successful leaders’ keys to success. Dr. Terry Nelson is the instructor for the class.
A new 1 credit elective course "Shaping Alaska’s Future: Navigating Alaska’s Fiscal and Economic Challenges (PADM 671)" will be offered this spring. Led by Cliff Groh, chair of Alaska Common Ground, a non-partisan public policy organization. Subjects will include: The Alaska Permanent Fund and Permanent Fund Dividend, Oil taxes and the proposed natural gas pipeline project, and Alaska’s future economic prospects.
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