Economy 2012

The University of Akron
College of Business Administration
Department of Finance

In Conjunction With the

Finance Advisory Board


The Economy 2012:

Strategies in an Uncertain Global Environment

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The University of Akron Student Union Ballroom

The European debt crisis is on the center of everyone’s mind in 2012. It has the potential to create wide and sudden swings in the global markets. Will a solution be reached, or will the problems spill over into the rest of the world? Hear these experts present the major issues for 2012 and beyond.

Keynote Speaker

  • James D. McCool
    Executive Vice President, Institutional Services, The Charles Schwab Corporation



  • Dr. Melinda Newman
    Associate Professor, Finance Department, The University of Akron
    College of Business Administration


  • 7:00 – 7:20 - Registration
  • 7:20 – 7:50 - Breakfast
  • 7:50 - 8:00 - Welcome
  • 8:00 – 8:20 - Jim McCool
  • 8:20 - 9:20 - Panel Discussion and Q & A
  • 9:20 - 9:30 - Award Presentation
  • 9:30 - Adjourn

College of Business Administration

The CBA is accredited by AACSB International at the highest attainable levels for both undergraduate and graduate programs, with additional accreditation of our accounting programs. Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked the part-time MBA program No. 1 in Northeast Ohio, 6th in the Midwest, and 34th in the nation. Both BusinessWeek and U. S. News & World Report have also ranked our undergraduate program among the best in the nation. In addition, our graduate program has been included in The Princeton Review’s list of Best Business Schools every year since 2005.

The Finance Department of The University of Akron

The mission of the Department of Finance is to provide students with a quality education that will prepare them for leadership positions within the finance profession. The department’s curriculum offers students the opportunity to pursue one of two majors: Corporate Financial Management and Financial Services. Faculty specialties include corporate financial management, investments and investment management, international finance, and banking and financial institutions.