The Wake Forest University School of Business was established in 1969 as the Babcock Graduate School of Management, admitting its first classes of full-time and executive students in 1971 and presenting its first graduating class in 1973. The Babcock School was established with a gift from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and named in honor of Charles H. Babcock, a noted businessman and philanthropist who influenced civic and economic development in Winston-Salem and North Carolina. In 1985, the Babcock Graduate School of Management earned its accreditation from the AACSB, in 1993, the school moved into the newly constructed Worrell Professional Center, the first building in the nation to house both graduate business and law schools under one roof. In 1987, Babcock launched its evening Master of Business Administration program in Winston-Salem, followed by an evening MBA program in Charlotte in 1995 and a Saturday MBA program in Charlotte in 2004, it was announced in the fall of 2014 that the full-time MBA program would be discontinued in order to focus on the evening program, with the last class matriculating in the spring of 2016.
The Wake Forest University School of Business has long-standing relationships with international business schools including eight international programs that allow faculty and students from each school to teach and study at the other. The partner schools are Bordeaux School of France; the Wake Forest University School of Business houses several institutions. Center for Leadership and Character Center for Retail Innovation BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Each year, the Babcock School hosts a Marketing Summit which includes an MBA case competition, undergraduate case competition and a marketing forum. For the MBA case competition, major corporations submit marketing challenges in a business case format. For example, in 2008, the event was sponsored by PepsiCo and students were challenged to develop new business opportunities for its True North snack food brand. In 2007, Motorola challenged students to create a marketing plan for its new Q product for small and mid-size U. S. companies. MBA student teams have 36 hours to create a marketing solution, presented to a panel of judges and the sponsor's representatives.
Past sponsors have included Motorola, Yahoo!, Coca-Cola, Lowe's Home Improvement Store, Apple Computer, Sara Lee, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, DISH Network / Echostar Communications and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; the first-place team receives $5,000. In addition to prize money, participating students get great exposure to some of the world's best companies. Resumes of participating team members are published in a book, distributed to the sponsor, panelists and distinguished guests attending the Summit. Moreover, communications to senior marketing executives and recruiters at the country's 1,000 largest corporations highlight the competition and encourage executives to review participants' resumes. Past participants in the MBA case competition include teams from the University of Washington, University of Virginia, Michigan State University, Indiana University, Hong Kong University, Dartmouth College, University of California-Berkeley, the Babcock School. In the undergraduate case competition competing teams participate in a three-phase challenge over the course of two months in which they deal with pressing issues facing the event's corporate sponsor.
The three highest-scoring teams are invited to attend the Marketing Summit and present their solutions before a panel of MBA faculty, CEOs, CMOs and representatives from the sponsor. The winners receive their cash prize. Past participants have included teams from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Florida and Boston College, among others; the Marketing Forum features marketing leaders executives from companies from around the world arranged for a panel discussion with the general public. Panelists discuss issues facing their companies and offer unique insights into current marketing trends. Another event at the Babcock School is the Elevator Competition; the competition was first held in 2000 and has been held every year since at the Wachovia Center in downtown Winston-Salem. During this competition, MBA students with an interest in entrepreneurship pitch their ideas to a venture capitalist while riding in an elevator for two minutes; the student must supply a detailed business plan and prepare a formal presentation of their business venture.
The objective is to earn more time to present their ideas formally to a panel of venture capitalists, which chooses the winners. The winning team wins $5,000 in cash, $40,000 in professional services and the opportunity to meet with a venture capital group to explore possible funding for their business plan. Past participants have included MBA students from Babson College, Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University, Duke University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, New York University, Peking University, Purdue University, University of Arkansas, University of Chicago, University of Michigan and Wake Forest University; the School's primary location is on the Wake Forest University campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Programs offered there include a Bachelor of Science degree program for undergraduates with majors in finance, mathematical business, business enterprise management. Gra
Fusako Kodama is a Japanese photographer who has concentrated on people in cities as subjects. Kodama was born in Wakayama City in 1945, she graduated from Kuwasawa Design School in 1967. She worked as a photographer for a company named Le Mars. In 1990 Grafication, a PR magazine of Fuji Xerox, published a series of pieces by Kodama that were collected into her first photobook, Criteria. With its depiction of nuclear power plants and other scenes of advanced technology, this book was noted as a remarkable document; this was followed by depictions of street life in the metropolis, in the photobook Tokyo Kinetic and various exhibitions. In 1993, Kodama won the Annual Award of the Photographic Society of Japan. From April 1993 to March 1995, the magazine Asahi Camera ran a series by Tokyo Cruising. Kuraiteria / Criteria. Tōkyō Kinetikku. Ginza Nikon Salon, 1992. Tokyo Photographs Hanazakari no koro: Machi no hitobito Tōkyō kōgai. Gallery Art Graph, 1997. Kibō no genzai 「希望」の現在). Osaka Nikon Salon, July 2007.
11-nin no Itaria, Nihon no shashinka-ten. Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo. About Big Cities. Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, 1993. Josei-shashinka no manazashi, 1945–1997. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 1998; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography possesses twenty prints by Kodama of Tokyo and Tokyo Bay, dating from 1970 to 1977. Kuraiteria: Kodama Fusako shashinshū / Criteria. Tokyo: IPC, 1990. ISBN 4871988295. Color photographs and text in both Japanese and English. Japan as a high-tech society. Sennen-go niwa: Tōkyō: Kodama Fusako shashinshū / Tokyo Kinetic. Tokyo: Gendai Shokan, 1992. ISBN 4768477194. Black and white views of Tokyo. Together with Miho Akioka, Miyako Ishiuchi, Yuri Nagahara, Hiroko Matsuo and Michiko Matsumoto, Kodama is interviewed within the video 6 works and 6 artists