In the News: Akande on MBAs, Stock Market; Teeter’s Student Shines; Rishe’s Table Shows Cards at Top

| July 15, 2013

Recent news media appearances for Webster University faculty include:

Akande in K.C. Star on MBAs, at Fox2 on the Stock Market

The Kansas City Star sought the insight of Benjamin Ola Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, for its recent story on “Why some American students are choosing to get MBAs abroad.” The story on page C14 of the July 9 edition reads in part:

Akande “said a big part of its accreditation process is consistency across the board, so students at international campuses, online students and students at their state-side campuses all take the same courses for the same length of time.

“A standard MBA in the United States is a 36 credit-hour program regardless of where you are studying,” he said. “It makes for a truly flexible MBA program because this allows students to be able to study abroad without interrupting the flow of the program, as well as integrate online course work if they have a need to do so due to personal life.”

Akande was in visual media last week too. Fox St. Louis affiliate KTVI interviewed Akande on a recent surge in the stock market:

“On Thursday, investors pushed stocks into record territory for the first time since last May. And one man may be the reason. No, not the Dean of Webster University’s School of Business, but he does have the answer. It’s Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernake.”

Watch the clip at fox2now here.

Teeter Inspires Student

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts professor Lara Teeter was quoted in the St. Louis Beacon in a feature story on young St. Louis actor Alex Prakken. Teeter taught Prakken dance as a teenager and was wowed by his audition for “Les Miz” at the Muny.

Rishe on Most and Least Cost-Effective Major League Baseball Teams

Sports economist expert Patrick Rishe analyzes the “Most And Least Cost-Effective MLB Teams After First Half Of 2013 Season” in his Forbes online column. It’s interesting to note the St. Louis Cardinals are at the top of Rishe’s table reviewing the 14 teams that currently have winning records.

Category: Faculty, Webster in the News

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