Ernst & Young Executive to Speak on Managing in a Global Corporation

November 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. — Steve Curtis, senior manager with Ernst & Young New York, will give a one hour lecture on “Managing in a Global Corporation,” followed by a fifteen-minute Q&A session, on November 23, 2010 in the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, Room 150. His lecture will take place during Assistant Professor of Economics Adriana Cordis’ Managerial Economics class, starting at 10:50 a.m. All business students and faculty as well as students and faculty from other disciplines are welcome to attend.

Curtis is a high-level executive with Ernst & Young, one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four auditors. He is currently based in the New York, N.Y.  office, the U.S. firm’s headquarters. He previously worked in London at the global firm’s headquarters. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Curtis has extensive experience managing large global transfer pricing planning and documentation projects for Fortune 100 clients. Additionally, he has published in several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and the Journal of International Taxation.

Curtis’ lecture, “Managing in a Global Corporation” will cover topics of tremendous interest for USC Upstate students, especially those who aspire to management positions. Some of the topics he will cover are his career path at General Electric and Ernst & Young; a typical day in a manager’s life; the history of transfer pricing; the role of economics in transfer pricing; the global impact of transfer pricing; the role of a business major graduate at a Big Four firm; key tools that a business student should acquire while in college to be successful in his/her career; and advice to our students on succeeding in a dynamic business environment.

 “Curtis’ extensive experience in managing projects and clients for Ernst & Young, a company ranked No. 1 in Business Week’s 2008 list of Best Places to Launch a Career and No. 44 in the Fortune 2009 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, will undoubtedly provide an invaluable opportunity for our business students and students in other disciplines to learn more about conducting business in the ‘real world,’ says Cordis. This guest lecture is made possible by partial funding from the Division of Student Affairs through the Academic Program Support Initiative. Please contact Adriana Cordis at or (864) 503-5590.