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Explore Lehigh’s MS in Management

Learn more about Lehigh’s MS in Management (M2) program and why your non-business degree combined with an MS in Management degree is so desirable to employers.

Examples of recent graduates’ career paths …
Political Science to Tech Start Up; Journalism and Psychology to Management Consulting; Physics to FinTech.

At these great companies …
Accenture, Amazon, Zulily, ADP, IBM, Mack Trucks, Axtria, Whiting-Turner and more.

The GMAT or GRE test score submission is optional for M2 applicants. Visit our website for more details.


Impact investing leader, Tammy Newmark, will deliver lecture

Professor of the Practice Frank Van Gansbeke will open his class to all interested students to hear guest lecturer Tammy Newmark. She will speak in his Intro to Finance and Investment Management courses. Her topic will be “All you ever wanted to know about setting up a VC Fund and term sheets”.

Date and Time: Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Location: Axinn 229

Tammy E. Newmark is CEO and Managing Partner at EcoEnterprise Fund. A leader in impact investing, Tammy Newmark has a track record of over thirty years in the field. For two decades, she has been the investment manager for EcoEnterprises Fund: EcoEnterprises Partners III, LP, EcoEnterprises Partners II, LP and Fondo EcoEmpresas, S.A (for The Nature Conservancy).  Prior to this, she was a founding officer of Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund, the first venture fund that specialized in small-scale renewable energy, clean technology, and green investments in emerging markets. She has also worked for the International Finance Corporation and JPMorgan Chase. Newmark is co-author of Portfolio for the Planet: Lessons from 10 years of impact investing (Earthscan/Routledge Press).  Newmark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Tammy Newmark is a pioneer in the emerging field of Impact Investing.  Newmark leads EcoEnterprises Fund (, a VC firm focused on investing growth capital in small companies working in Latin America which encourage the sustainable use of natural resources, preserve ecosystems and bio-diverse working landscapes, and mitigate climate risk.

The lecture will cover the execution and mechanics behind building investment portfolios of innovative small companies generating impactful returns.  

Time Value, DCF Methodology and Firm Valuation Applied in an M&A Context

Professor of the Practice Frank Van Gansbeke welcomes all students to hear guest lecturer Rob Redmond P’06, ’12, ’15, who will speak in his Intro to Finance course.

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.

Location: 75 Shannon Room 202

Rob Redmond is currently Executive Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital and Chief Executive of Macquarie Capital USA. Before moving to Macquarie Mr. Redmond was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, where he served as Chairman of Global Financial Sponsor Group. He is also currently an Independent Director of Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation.

Mr. Redmond holds a BA in Economics from Lafayette College and received his MBA degree from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Bank of America – Video Interview Workshop, Firmwide Recruiting and Posse Scholar Dinner

Bank of America is a proud sponsor of the Posse Foundation and have many Posse alumni who have started their careers at the bank through the summer internship programs. Posse Scholars will have the opportunity to connect directly with Posse alumni from any of the following workshops.

Bank of America & Recruiting 101 Overview
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in Axinn 229
At Bank of America, helping you succeed is a top priority. By joining a formal program you will have a supported experience that is tailored to give you the best chance of success in the business area of your interest. Come learn more about the company and internship and full time opportunities. Register here by 11:55 p.m. on Oct. 6th.

Mastering the Video Interview
5:45 p.m. –- 6:30 p.m. in Axinn 229
Learn best practices for preparation and specific techniques and strategies to excel in video interviews. Register here by 11:55 p.m. on Oct. 6th.

Dinner with Posse Alumni, Diversity Campus Recruiting Dinner, & Posse Scholars
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Off-Campus Location TBA
Bank of America is committed to their longstanding relationship with the Posse Foundation and supports Scholars in their professional development goals and aspirations. Posse Scholars will have the opportunity to connect directly with Posse alumni from Bank of America over an informal dinner. Scholars will learn about various career paths and hear how their connection to Posse has supported their undergraduate and professional careers. Register here by 11:55 p.m. on Oct. 6th.

An Interview with Corporate Restructurings: What to Do When Bad Balance Sheets Happen to Good Companies

Guest Lecturer Bob Crowley ’94, Managing Director at Moelis & Co.

Professor of the Practice Frank Van Gansbeke welcomes all students to his class for this guest lecture.

Date: Thursday, October 17th

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: 75 Shannon Street 202

Bob Crowley is a Managing Director of Moelis & Company, and is responsible for Moelis’ residential real estate advisory business. He is also the head of the Boston Office of Moelis & Company, and was one of the original founding partners in 2007.  Bob was previously Global Head of High Yield Capital Markets at UBS Investment Bank.

For nearly 25 years, Bob has been one of the leading investment bankers to the real estate sector. He is a frequent speaker on M&A, capital raising and restructurings at national homebuilding conferences, and is a former member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. In 2010, he was named to Investment Dealer’s Digest’s “40 Under 40” list.

Bob started his career at Salomon Brothers and worked at BankBoston before joining UBS. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Bob was a high yield research analyst covering the homebuilding/building materials sectors and was named to Institution Investor’s All Star list from 1998-2000.

Bob is a graduate of Middlebury College (1994), where he majored in International Politics & Economics. He is the former President and board member of Hill House Boston, the former President and current board member of the Franconia Ski Club, is current treasurer and board member of the Shady Hill School, and is currently a member of the audit committee and corporation of the Belmont Hill School.

Start Your Career in Private Equity

Audax Group, founded in 1999, is a leading middle-market private equity firm with over $16 billion in assets under management. Audax Private Equity is based both in Boston and San Francisco and has over 100 investment professionals from diverse and complementary backgrounds, including top private equity, operations, strategy consulting, management and finance. Audax Group also has two debt businesses – Mezzanine Debt and Senior Debt – located in its New York office with over 40 investment professionals.

Audax Private Equity buys privately-held middle market companies with valuations ranging from $50 million to $400 million.  Audax works with the acquired companies to help them improve the profitability of the business – through acquisitions, sales force expansion, product line or geographic expansion, and cost optimization.  Audax typically holds its investments for 3-5 years with a focus on long-term sustainable value creation. Our investment professionals focus on investments in five core industries:  business services; consumer; healthcare; industrial technologies; and software and technologies.

Audax Group Intro SessionMonday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m. in Hillcrest 103

This presentation we will provide an overview of Audax and private equity, as well as introduce the various opportunities available to Middlebury students.

Audax Women’s Breakfast Session – Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00am ADK CLT

Audax seeks to provide undergraduate women a unique opportunity to learn about investing and the world of private equity. In addition to coming on campus, Audax hosts a Women in Private Equity Forum in Audax’ Boston office in January for an intensive half-day workshop, including break out groups with the investment team. The forum gives attendees an overview of finance and how private equity fits into the alternative asset industry, as well as an understanding of the skills necessary for a successful career in private equity.

During theWomen’s Breakfast an overview of Audax and private equity, description of a typical “day-in-the-life” of an Audax analyst, and walk through an example investment recently completed will be discussed.

Venture Capital – What is it and how does it work?

Professor of the Practice Frank Van Gansbeke welcomes all students to hear guest lecturer Ernie Parizeau, who will speak in his Investment Management course. We will to explore the nuts and bolts of venture capital.  The words “venture capital” get tossed around a lot these days, but what is it?  Ernie will unravel the concept and explain the role VC plays in our economy.  He will also explain how venture capitalists do their jobs, and share his thoughts on how the industry has changed over the last fifty years. 

Date and Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 3.00 pm

Location: Axinn 219

Ernie is a retired partner at Norwest Venture Partners where he worked for 23 years.  He invested in over 50 early-stage companies in the software, semiconductor, communications, healthcare, education, and retail industries.  He retired from Norwest in 2007. Ernie is currently a DCI Fellow at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship at Middlebury College.  He previously taught entrepreneurship and investing courses at Babson College and Franklin Olin College of Engineering. He has also been a mentor in the Middlebury Middcore Program for the last nine years.  Ernie is a member of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurship Network advisory board.  Ernie graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB degree in Engineering Sciences (1979) and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School (1984).