What's Happening at the CBA
The world of the College of Business Administration (CBA) grows out of the interactions among our intelligent, motivated students and outstanding faculty. Throughout the year, we will introduce some of the new faculty who contribute so much to the CBA experience. The Marketing Department wants to share a bit about two new faculty members who are helping make the CBA an outstanding business school, Drs. Sydney Chinchanachokchai and Chris Mahar.
An agreement between Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and The University of Akron allows students enrolled in the medical university's College of Pharmacy to also apply to UA's College of Business Administration MBA program. "The emphasis on cost control and effectiveness in health care has resulted in the need for professionals who also understand business fundamentals related to finance, operations, analytics and strategic decision-making," notes CBA Dean Ravi Krovi (pictured).
Congratulations to the team of CBA Finance students Adriana Demjanjuk, Cinara Foor, Joe Johnson, and Benjamin Schwarz for winning the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA) Retirement Quiz Bowl during the 2016 NAGDCA Annual Conference held in Denver, Colorado. Faculty advisors for the team are Suzanne Gradisher, J.D., an associate professor of finance, and Dr. Barry Mulholland, a visiting professor of practice and director of the CBA’s Certified Financial Planning (CFP) programs. In their first appearance at the NAGDCA competition, The University of Akron team defeated the team from Texas A&M University to take the championship. (Pictured from left are Adriana Demjanjuk, Cinara Foor, Benjamin Schwarz and Joseph Johnson.)
For the fifth year, the generosity of James ’82 and Diana McCool ’80 is allowing five College of Business Administration (CBA) Finance students to attend the Charles Schwab-sponsored IMPACT conference.
When the 14th running of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay takes place Saturday, Sept. 24, the Department of Marketing in The University of Akron's College of Business Administration will be well represented by alumni, current students and a member of the faculty.