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M.B.A. Speaker Series

As a student in NHU's M.B.A. program, you'll have online access to interviews and discussions featuring renowned business leaders and innovators, including:
Tony Hsieh

As CEO of Zappos.com, Tony Hsieh helped grow gross merchandise sales from $1.6 million in 2000 to more than
$1 billion in 2008 by focusing relentlessly on customer service. The young e-commerce entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author has used happiness as his business model to promote positive change within organizations and throughout the world.

at NHU we are FamiliaHerb Kelleher

During his tenure at Southwest Airlines, first as the company's co-founder and legal counsel and then as its president, CEO, and chairman, Herb Kelleher produced the highest return to shareholders of any company in the S&P 500 in more than 30 consecutive years of profitability. He created a fun and rewarding workplace and was largely responsible for the company's myriad awards and recognitions.

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the author of 14 best-selling books, writing about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, leadership, and, basically, "changing everything." He has been called "America's Greatest Marketer," and his blog is one the most popular in the world. His latest company, Squidoo.com, allows people to build a page about any topic they like to raise money for charity or earn royalties for its members.

NHUFrancisco González

One of the most engaged top executives around, Francisco González is currently chairman and CEO of BBVA as well as chairman of the Fundación BBVA and governor of the Red Cross. He has been a member of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), the Capital Markets Consultative Group (CMCG) of the IMF, and the International Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

NHUUrsula Burns

Burns, who grew up in a drug-riddled New York City neighborhood, joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering intern. She ascended through the ranks to become the first African-American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company in 2009. Under Burns's innovative direction, Xerox has flourished in the digital age, with sales approaching $23 billion.
Claudio Fernández Aráoz

Named by Business Week magazine as one of the most influential search consultants in the world, Fernández-Aráoz is a foremost global expert in "great people decisions." He views hiring and promotion practices as disciplined crafts that must be mastered in order to foster outstanding job performance and organizational morale.

NHUMuhammad Yunus

Also known as "the banker to the poor," Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983, fueled by the belief that credit is a fundamental human right. His objective was to help poor people escape from poverty by providing loans on terms suitable to them and by teaching them sound financial principles. Yunus received his Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt in 1969 and later became an assistant professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University. Returning to Bangladesh, he headed the economics department at Chittagong University. He was appointed by the U.N. secretary general as a member of the International Advisory Group for the Fourth World Conference on Women and the U.N. Expert Group on Women and Finance. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize, and is a member of the board of the United Nations Foundation.