The College of Business Administration (CBA) helps students get ready to make a difference through rigorous coursework and developmental opportunities that range from classroom consulting projects, internships, and professional networking, to leadership and business communication training.

What's Happening at the CBA

Alumnus Named CFO of Medical Devices Company

Alumnus Peter Donato (MBA ’99) has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Bovie Medical Corporation. Based in Clearwater, Fla., the company manufactures and supplies medical devices. Read more about our alumnus and the company.

MBA Alumnae in Leadership Positions in National Doctoral Special Interest Group

Alexa Fox, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Memphis, has served as Chair of the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) doctoral student special interest group (DocSIG), for the past year. Another CBA alum, Brian Taillon, will be heading this group next, starting September 1. Brian is a Marketing Ph.D. candidate at New Mexico State University.

Retired Federal Reserve Head Joins CBA as FirstMerit Chair in Banking

Recently retired head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Sandy Pianalto, is joining the CBA as the FirstMerit Chair in Banking. She will work with students and faculty on banking and finance-related topics. Read more about this story.

Andrew Thomas Sharing Airline Security Expertise on Fox Today, Monday, July 28, and on Canadian TV

Andrew Thomas, associate professor of marketing and international business in the College of Business Administration, will appear on “Fox News with Gretchen Carlson" today at 2 p.m. EST to discuss a Congressional proposal to outfit U.S. airliners with anti-missile defense systems. Dr. Thomas also was recently interviewed on Canadian television on an alleged threat made by a Canadian man to blow up the airplane on which he was a passenger.

CBA Financial Planning Team Scores a Win

Suzanne Gradisher, assistant professor of business law in the CBA, is faculty advisor to a team of three students -- Jessica Rorar, Thomas Minnick and Danielle Molyet (all pictured left to right) -- who comprise the first CBA team to make it beyond the first round of the Financial Planning Challenge Team competition. Fall semester will be barely under way when the three members head to Seattle to test their skills against seven other college teams in a national competition at the annual conference of the Financial Planning Association. Read more about the team and upcoming next round of the competition.

Congratulations Dr. Li Wang and Accounting Information Systems Faculty on Publication Recognition

In an article published in the Spring 2014 Journal of Information Systems that ranks published articles, authors, and schools for their contributions to Accounting Information Systems (AIS) research, Dr. Li Wang, Associate Professor, George W. Daverio School of Accountancy, ranks number 25 based on number of citations. The Accounting Information Systems faculty at the College of Business Administration is also highly ranked -- number 10 based on citations per year. The article uses citations to help determine the most influential accounting systems articles. More.



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