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June 7, 2012 |
UCLA faculty leaders are scheduled to decide Thursday whether the Anderson School of Management should end all reliance on state funding for its flagship master's degree program and instead rely on tuition and donations. Supporters of the much-debated proposal for the full-time MBA program say it is a necessary reaction to declining state revenues. They contend that it will give administrators more flexibility, encourage more private donations and redirect about $8 million a year mostly in state funds to other campus divisions that are less able to gain financial independence.
June 21, 2009 |
The gig: Flood, 46, is chief executive of the nonprofit Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, which last year distributed 39 million pounds of free food to more than 900 charity agency sites in the county. Immigrant stock: Flood's parents emigrated from Ireland to Los Angeles in 1959 in search of better economic opportunities. "They had a family friend here who raved about what a great place this was," Flood said.
May 19, 2009 |
Dear Karen: I'm starting on an MBA to improve my business skills. Is this a deductible expense for my company? Answer: Education expenses can be deducted as a business expense if the purpose of the education is to maintain or improve a skill required by your business, said Barbara Rosenbaum, executive vice president at Gumbiner Savett Inc. in Santa Monica.
March 29, 2007 |
The Community Book Center, a longtime fixture on Bayou Road in the city's Esplanade Ridge neighborhood, was one of the numerous small-business casualties of Hurricane Katrina. The storm ravaged the venture that Vera Warren-Williams had nurtured for 25 years, where she sold African American novels, school reading texts, gifts and artwork.
February 19, 2007 |
Like any ambitious entrepreneur, Amy Lee has created a global marketing plan, approved the product manufacturing specifications and memorized a business pitch to venture capitalists. "I'm nervous, but I think I can get people to invest," said the president and founder of Friends Forever Bracelet Inc., a jewelry retailer that plans a big Internet advertising campaign in China.
November 8, 2005 |
The compensation of recent business school graduates from Harvard, Dartmouth and Stanford rose at least 9.5% from a year earlier, fueled by increased hiring at investment banks and consulting firms, according to college officials. The average compensation of June graduates of Harvard Business School's master of business administration program increased 11% to $174,580, spokesman Jim Aisner said. For MBAs from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the average totaled $149,913, up 9.