CBA Recent News CBA News Time in Jamaica Proves Transformative <p>Most people head to Jamaica for rest and relaxation on its sunny beaches and to enjoy the magnificent scenery. The UA students like Meaghan Rooney who spent their 2016 Spring Break in Jamaica had their fair share of fun as well. But they also had a mission to accomplish — service to others</p> Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT 8e772e15-cb38-4b28-8788-4c6e6f949c7e Emmary Sharer: Ready for business world Emmary Sharer, a Williams Honors Scholar with a dual major in marketing management and sales management, summa cum laude, wasthe student speaker at the Spring Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT a0205f97-31e5-4fbe-a6fa-c6e28764c776 Time in Jamaica is transformative Students from many different majors came together for a memorable service trip in Jamaica and came away better prepared to be leaders. Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT d5e4b648-3dc7-4e19-bc16-f9b474c0b288 Akron Team Wins Product Development Competition <p>For the third time in six years, a UA team won the tenth annual LaunchTown Northeast Ohio Student Entrepreneurship Competition, held April 19 at The Bit Factory in downtown Akron. LaunchTown is an idea competition open to graduate-student-led teams with awards going to the best ideas submitted for a new business, product or service. The winning team, called PolyLux, is comprised of <b>Kaushik Mishra</b>, a Ph.D. student in polymer science, and <b>Prad Georges</b>, a JD-MBA graduate working toward a master's in accountancy.</p> Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT 4f341d07-10f1-44ae-bdf2-edb337a48a6a CBA Again Ranked Among Best B-Schools <p>Bloomberg Businessweek has named The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration (CBA) among the nation’s best undergraduate business programs. UA’s business school ranks 98th on the 2016 Bloomberg list and in the top 50 among all public institutions. This marks the eighth consecutive year the CBA has been included on the list. </p> Wed, 04 May 2016 13:30:00 EDT 9e9c94f5-7e43-486a-9fe7-1d71bd490d0a UA’s business school again ranked among best The College of Business Administration is on Bloomberg Businessweek's list of best undergraduate business programs for the eighth consecutive year. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT a814ec32-57fb-4f24-95a4-02608d85a43d CBA Has Best Intern in Northeast Ohio <p>For the past year, Brandi Floor has been gaining real-world experience as an intern at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. headquarters in Akron. On Wednesday, her efforts were recognized when she was named Best Intern at the Expys Awards Luncheon.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT fbdef053-bae5-4ddf-a686-0914656aef27 International Business Senior Places Third in Chinese Bridge Competition <p>Senior Kaley Franks, a senior majoring in International Business, placed third overall in the 15th annual Chinese Bridge Competition on April 9 in New York City. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT 8487f7e0-21d0-4283-8e96-61cc1cadc153 Marketing Students Participate in National Sales Competition <p>Marketing undergraduate students <b>Ashley Niznik</b> and <b>Julia Mallinak</b> recently participated in the National Collegiate Sales Competition, held at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Sales management students <b>Justin Chapman</b> and <b>Chelsea Davis</b> attended as alternatives.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT 6e1e25b4-2f93-40a7-922e-11840c8d9ac7 Food, income and shelter — all from foam ‘bricks’ UA’s Hult Prize team has created a product that can grow food, provide shelter and improve economic stability throughout the world. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDT a2bbb60f-2f6c-44e5-8d40-0d808e000be0 UA students to honor memory of Zak Husein by helping others Volunteers from the campus and community with gather April 19 in the Student Union to package meals for hungry children, all in the memory of a generous young man. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDT 3544db0a-7979-4032-8cf4-5e5d87fccd9e Daverio School of Accountancy in Top 20 Most Affordable Graduate Accounting Programs <p>The CBA's George W. Daverio School of Accountancy ranks as the 19th most affordable graduate accounting program in the nation, according to Accounting Degree Review, an independent resource for current and prospective accounting and finance students.</p> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST b22c9887-a905-4676-92e4-c94140f1d99d UA’s MBA program scores in top ranking For the first time, CEO Magazine, an international publication based in London, includes the graduate program in its global rankings. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST 489c2490-0303-49ae-8b76-df0fd1b46732 IMC Major Leads the Way in State Championship <p>Congratulations are in order for the UA Speech and Debate team for winning the Ohio Forensic Association’s annual State Championship Tournament!</p> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST fcbc7194-8962-4a75-b842-819fb4c24fa8 Financial Planning Program Quality Recognized One of the CBA's newer efforts, our Financial Planning program has quickly been recognized. Most recently listed among the "60 Leading Schools for Financial Planning" in <i>Financial Planning Magazine</i>, we're also among the "35 Great Schools for Financial Planning." Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:00:00 EST db8d3ff0-ffc2-4a7e-bf48-03b37256eedc Successful Facebook ad campaign earns honors for UA student By putting into action what she's learned in the classroom, UA integrated marketing communications Hali Strub is the winner of the 2016 Jim Butler Collegiate Award. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST 9b39e699-d1b2-4475-b6df-611dfccc948b Team of Social Entrepreneurs to Compete for Prestigious Hult Prize <p>A team of four University of Akron students -- three of them business students -- is one of 300 international teams to compete for the 7th annual Hult Prize. More than 25,000 teams had initially entered the competition. The UA team is made up of Honors College undergraduate students — freshman Corporate Finance major Peyton Zachrich, from New Concord, Ohio, and junior Integrated Marketing Communications major Kelsey Jones, from Green, Ohio; bioengineering major Amanda Pinheiro, also from Green; and MBA candidate Vishal Chaurasia, from Buffalo, N.Y. <a href="">Read more about the students and the competition</a>.</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST b4810825-ec37-4ed9-9462-9add0f2bd3ea UA helps students become leaders, explorers and achievers Global Leadership Initiative helps UA students explore the world and make a difference — this time in Haiti. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST 083513f7-bc6a-4d8a-a4d8-43b8ef2810dd UA team hopes to rake in a win in national startup competition UA business majors Will Armstrong and Charles Combest are competing for a spot in the Student Startup Madness tournament. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST d3160048-1498-4d66-8a78-f187c1e4ceae Future entrepreneur can engineer his own products Vishal Chaurasia is on a dual career path — to innovate and commercialize the technology he creates. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST 8d0e249c-fc74-4bf3-ad60-738e9eb54599 Hospitalized grad-to-be can't make Commencement, so it goes to him Recovering from appendicitis, Zachary Betscher received his diploma during a mini-graduation ceremony bedside in the hospital. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:30:00 EST 6ee7165d-9c82-43ce-834a-abd92cf72eac Rosetta Digital Marketing Competition – UA students make winning 'pitch' Preparation and teamwork pay off for the UA students who “won the room” with their digital marketing plan. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST 7a8dc988-e165-4844-8be7-5f5650c0ce2e Graduation Speaker Katelyn Kosar: Internships Shaped Career Goals <p>CBA senior Katelyn Kosar will be the student speaker at the Fall Commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management, summa cum laude, with a second major in Integrated Marketing Communication.</p> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST 9e6c7704-3f4b-4008-8189-ae5f37fa9a88 Your BRAIN and your money — two things you shouldn’t waste UA business students take part in teaching financial literacy skills to area middle school and high school students. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST 6af780bb-ce13-46ec-aab7-ced425875eeb 2015 Executive Business Forum – Dr. Albert Green <p>Dr. Albert Green was the featured speaker at the 2015 Executive Business Forum (EBF) lecture series on Wednesday November 11, 2015. Dr. Green’s keynote address focused on business strategy and risk management in the global economy. He discussed these issues from the perspective of a fast growing Northeast Ohio consumer products company.</p> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST 9b96fe10-8df9-4f32-a4cc-7e2e0df9f2b8 Your BRAIN and your money — two things you shouldn’t waste UA business students help educate young people on financial literacy. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST 87523c31-768f-4e90-8944-957d634bcad5 Future business leaders get insight on making an impact The UA students learn about the investment industry from successful practitioners. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST 580bb532-ee4e-4ea5-9fdb-622584efdfb8 Dean Krovi Named to Akron Blue Ribbon Task Force CBA Dean <a href="">Ravi Krovi, Ph.D.</a>, has been named a member of Mayor-elect Dan Horrigan’s Blue Ribbon task force. Mayor-elect Horrigan has asked people from business, labor, education, foundations, healthcare and local government sectors to examine the city’s finances, leadership, diversity, and quality of life. The group has been asked to make a set of recommendations by Feb. 1, 2016. Read more about the team in an online article, <i><a href="">Akron Foundations Commit $300,000 to Drill Down on City Government</a>.</i> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST b3065b82-536e-4d2b-827d-959852bfa0d8 CBA Named a "BEST" Business School by The Princeton Review <p>The College of Business Administration (CBA) at The University of Akron is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the CBA in the new 2016 edition of its annual book, "The Best 295 Business Schools" (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, October 6, 2015, $26.99) and on its <a href="">site.</a></p> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:30:00 EST f09a50fa-bbd1-4d87-919b-fa0920137dec What do your friends reveal about your work? Employees with friends of diverse races have higher interpersonal performance at work, says UA management professor. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT 9c992e88-d20b-40d5-82a0-37f689315dd9 CBA's Taylor Institute Strengthens Ties with Supporter of Area Manufacturers Northeastern Ohio companies will have more data to help them find new customers, thanks to an expanded partnership between the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at The University of Akron and MAGNET, a nonprofit that supports small to medium-sized manufacturers in Northeast Ohio. Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT c3b6cc0f-d179-42d9-9551-f205d9e4c152 CBA Student Awarded International Leadership Scholarship <b>Angela DeBord</b>, student president of the UA chapter of <a href="">Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)</a>, an international honor society with more than 500 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and 22 countries, has been selected as the first recipient of the international society’s James A. Viehland Scholarship. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT 03ea1722-c4fb-4e69-9eec-50d2eb8a4d07 Finance Student Wins Award in American Statistics Association Contest Sabrina Grolimund, a senior majoring in corporate financial management in The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration, has received an honorable mention in the global American Statistical Association Undergraduate Statistics Class Project Competition. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT 819c4277-c9ae-43ff-a7ec-1b4f24d6b3f3 Study: Investors could be misled by analysts’ recommendations Could individual investors be misled by equity analyst recommendations? Yes, according to University of Akron Professor of Marketing William Baker, Ph.D. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:45:00 EDT 0f2e7939-832d-4d35-8ea7-958dee4e946e Get to Know the New Marketing Department Chair Get to know the new Chair of the Marketing Department, Associate Professor, and consumer behavior expert <a href="">Dr. Terry Daugherty</a>. Listen to his <a href="">far-ranging interview on UA to Z radio show</a>. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT a529ec41-90a8-4118-8d96-77049bf7c20b CBA Alumna Named a Top CFO <a href="">Business Insider Indonesia</a> ranked the top 50 female Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) in America based on the rank their company holds on the 2015 Fortune 500 list, which is an annual ranking based on organizations’ gross revenues. CBA alumna (a two-time CBA graduate) <a href=""> Laura Thompson</a>, CFO at Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Co., is listed at number 22. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:00:00 EDT 2a96f244-bccd-4e20-b040-9a8de6d59993 Breaking the Mold — TEDx talks feature game changers The University of Akron announces speakers for Sept. 29 TED talks. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDT 870fefce-7c17-41a8-811e-377ce7bba60b One course in business puts student on new career path When Tatiana Granger decided to shift careers, from teaching to business, she says it was her Akron Experience that helped her bridge the divide and succeed. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT 33a8b9af-a409-4771-9922-4fc3cbf5a9dc MBA Concentration in Health Care Management Among Most Affordable "Many health care organizations are undergoing change, and they need managers and leaders that can make good business decisions," says <a href="">Dr. Steven Ash, professor and chair of UA's Department of Management</a>. The CBA Health Care MBA concentration is a quality program that is also among the most affordable. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT 0991a478-fe96-4365-8391-f9751d3a535e Takeaways from Interaction 2015 at UA Keynote speaker James Moorhead, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for DISH Network, received the Direct Marketer of the Year award. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT e920d719-2159-48d0-98d6-bdb51b92e584 Supply Chain Discipline Getting Industry Attention <p>Associate Professor of Management and coordinator of the CBA&rsquo;s supply chain program, <a href=""><b>Mahesh Srinivasan</b>, Ph.D.</a>, is quoted in the <i>Crain&rsquo;s Cleveland Business</i> article, <a href="">Supply Chain Industry Trying to Meet Demand</i></a>.</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 11:00:00 EDT 7a842a86-f083-4cb7-97ad-4d565e89f08a Marketing Professors’ Research Featured at American Advertising Conference and in the News <p>Listen to Associate Professor of Marketing and Associate Director of Suarez Applied Marketing Research Laboratories<a href="">Terry Daugherty, Ph.D.,</a> on WAKR-AM&rsquo;s <a href="" >Jasen Sokol Show</a> as he discusses research linking the financial success or failure of "direct-response" TV ads to specific areas of the brain.</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 10:45:00 EDT f61bb112-8f7b-4a1f-837a-0df1700f816f Scholarship competition helps students hone critical planning skills Two UA business majors are the winners of the 2015 “Planning Makes a Difference” scholarship competition — sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT 9ba235fe-43ce-40e1-9ff0-ae05218dc1eb DISH Network CMO James Moorhead Named Direct Marketer of the Year James Moorhead, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for DISH Network, will be honored with the Direct Marketer of the Year Award at Interaction 2015, which will be hosted by The Gary L. and Karen S. Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at The University of Akron on May 21. Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT b1da87b9-36a3-4b4e-b8be-5c76775f5176 Standout business alumni honored with Simonetti award The College of Business Administration presented the Simonetti Distinguished Business Award to five individuals on April 17. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT a05bad3c-d047-46fd-9c30-3676a8c42423 IT Team Places Well in Recent Project and Case Competition <p>Congratulations to a team of four CBA students&mdash;Ted Balog, John Haladyna, Jonathan McPherson, and Tommy Wardyniec&mdash;who took second place in a projects category and third overall among 12 teams that competed in the 2015 Annual Information Systems Project and Case Competition held at Ball State University. The group&rsquo;s faculty advisor was Professor of Management <a href="">Liping Liu, Ph.D.</a> </p> <p>The competition had three primary categories: project, case study, and presentation. The projects portion was work that students completed during their school year. The case was completed on-site, in which students were given one evening to analyze it and prepare their materials. Both the projects work and cases were presented to a group of six Information Technology executives, who judged the students&rsquo; performance. The overall ranking was based on performance in all three categories.</p> <p>Teams that participated in this year's event were from Ball State University, Marietta College, Millikin University, Purdue University, the University of Southern Indiana, and the University of Toledo.</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT 7d8ab59d-f4ba-4219-8a17-2624d0a267c1 Doctor, doctor, give me the news: What makes consumers choose? UA marketing researchers ‘diagnose’ the brain’s response to TV ads. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT ace8279e-20eb-4dd7-84c7-e65bd9d5cf5d Marketing Team Presents Consumer Neuroscience Research at American Academy of Advertising Conference <p>A team from the Department of Marketing, led by Dr. Terry Daugherty, recently presented their work at the American Academy of Advertising Conference in Chicago, IL (March 26–29).</p> <p>According to Dr. Daugherty, “There is a great deal of frustration in the marketing research industry because traditional techniques (e.g., focus groups, surveys, etc.) are not always capable of identifying successful advertising before campaigns are launched. This is why using consumer neuroscience techniques, such as eye-tracking and EEG, are emerging as alternative behavioral approaches for examining consumer behavior.” In the Suarez Applied Marketing Research Laboratory, “We are identifying neural correlates in the brain that help marketers differentiate between successful and unsuccessful forms of advertising. While the research is very much a work in progress, the potential for providing insight is high and we are excited our work is being recognized nationally,” he notes.</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:00:00 EDT 017ea402-8030-4d6c-8147-3af2400a1c70 Global leadership begins one student at a time Students gained leadership skills, a global perspective and new friends during a trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic through UA's Institute for Leadership Advancement. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT 29ede028-3109-47b3-a507-e90d9ccf0cdc Students get paid back for smart investment The Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund gives graduate students the opportunity to hone their business acumen and help launch new companies. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST 199e68fe-0c7a-401b-b257-6cc553a0e636 Drink your vegetables! UA study on school lunch waste presented at national conference reveals that elementary school students would choose vegetable-fruit juice over vegetables two-thirds of the time. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST e5676d44-7f2f-403d-a1be-3845631e8403 Alumnus Named Goodyear CIO <p><b>Sherry Neubert</b>, College of Business Administration (CBA) alumnus, has been named <a href="">vice president and chief information officer at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.</a></p> <p>Neubert joined Goodyear in 2002. Most recently, she has been vice president of the Global Project Management Office. As CIO, Neubert will report to another CBA alumnus, Laura Thompson, Goodyear’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. </p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST 249793d0-40ea-4a41-9718-5d83848ab5f8 Your Words Matter Writing Prize Winners Fall 2014 Nine students were named winners of the <i>Your Words Matter</i> Fall Writing Contest at the College of Business Administration. The students submitted 750-1,000 word (3-4 pages, double-spaced) essays that were judged on coherence, critical thinking, and the proper use and citation of sources. Prizes were awarded at every class level, including for graduate students. The prize money was $500 for first place and $200 for second place. Congratulations to the following students: <ul><li> Freshman First: <b>Matthew Headland</b> Second: <b>Balarama Doane</b> <li>Sophomore First: <b>Zach Kisor</b> Second: <b>Ryan Finnell</b> <li>Junior First: <b>Sierra Karr</b> <li>Senior First: <b>Stacey Horton</b> Second: <b>Michael Guban</b> Graduate First: <b>R. Daniel Knapp</b> Second: <b>Ilori Temitayo</b> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST f15c3231-8f48-4ad5-8cda-5570b8049c0b Follow the money: New degree in financial forensics Combining law and accounting, the new financial forensics program leads to two degrees: a law degree and a master’s degree in accounting. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST 0447e22a-a81f-4a4c-b52c-c0cb7d28dca2 Ken Taylor invests in UA business students, is named Honorary Alumnus A generous gift from Kenneth E. Taylor, president of Ohio CAT, means University of Akron business students are one step closer to a more dynamic and rewarding learning experience. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST d9670c4b-6164-4ab9-bcd0-7164e4696c90 UA part of Young Entrepreneurs Consortium to boost student success How do you nurture entrepreneurs? UA business professors are part of an initiative, funded by a $13.6 million grant from the Ohio Department of Education, to help do just that. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST fc5efa73-8c39-439f-814b-819f85e3af09 Sean Hennessy '80 earns CFO honor <p>Sean Hennessy &rsquo;80 earns CFO honor</p> <p></p> Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT be5b7e0c-ee7f-4b88-8dec-b28952c38759 UA business students cashing in on growing field of supply chain management The critical role it plays in a company's success means more career choices and higher pay for supply chain grads. They now have the highest average starting salary among all business majors at UA. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT 54b6c07f-f222-4ec6-88f1-3cff612ff55f College of Business internship programs recognized The College of Business Administration was awarded special recognition for its successful and rapidly growing internship programs for students. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT c9d77b64-f425-461e-ad5e-664970ca60f9 Bottom line? It’s UA financial planners for the win How do you win a national competition your first time out? Teamwork and lots of preparation says the winning trio that took top honors in the Financial Planning Association Challenge 2014. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT 5819ef65-e511-4a0d-989d-3f50a23435ec Ashley Ackelson: Midcourse correction pays off Hard work + strong math skills = a great job opportunity in accounting for this UA student. She has been chosen to speak on behalf of the Summer Class of 2014 as the student responder at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT 64498736-babb-425d-9e35-17124be4a83b UA’s accounting program ranks high for its value to students UA is the only Ohio college to make the list compiled by the Master’s in Accounting Degrees website. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT 9255cd6b-f238-418f-b057-70642f7832ae State and Local Tax Conference Provides a Comprehensive Update to Tax Practitioners For the second year in a row, The University of Akron’s George W. Daverio School of Accountancy and The Ohio Society of CPAs are offering a full day’s event designed to update lawyers, accountants, bankers, business owners and others who deal with state and local tax matters on impending and current changes in tax law. The intent is to make this conference an annual event. The conference takes place on August 1, from 8:30am – 4:15 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel–Cleveland South on Quarry Lane in Independence. <a href="">Register now online</a> or at the event. 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competition. The team's faculty advisor is <a href=""><b>Suzanne M. Gradisher</b></a>, assistant professor of business law in the Department of Finance in the College of Business Administration.</p> <p> The unique competition for undergraduate degree programs registered with the Certified Financial Planning Board requires teams to advance through three phases. The top three teams will be awarded monetary scholarships for their schools.</p> <p>"The first round of the competition required us to submit a written financial plan based on a given case," explains Molyet, the team captain. "We had about six weeks to write the plan, which involved identifying client goals and objectives, analyzing their situation, exploring available options for improvement and making recommendations."</p> 27d41fd5-dc13-452c-85e1-5f3ac3981b8f Future entrepreneurs to convene for 'chaotic, creative, loud' week What's the next great innovation? It might be found right here when 55 Northeast Ohio college students converge on campus for Entrepreneur Immersion Week. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT 5d4d2c38-e93d-4ce3-bbe8-c89878ee59a9 Revisions to Dodd-Frank could benefit Ohio’s regional banks James B. Thomson, Ph.D., chair of UA's Department of Finance,testified July 16 before the Senate Banking subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer protection. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT fd3679dd-7524-41a6-b66c-d28979b2495f Marketing Student Selected for Interactive Marketing Immersion Program Megan Kane, a senior in the College of Business Administration double-majoring in marketing management and sales management, has been selected to participate in the Marketing EDGE Interactive Marketing Immersion Xperience (I-MIX) program, to be held in August in Los Angeles. I-MIX is a summer program for the most promising marketing students in the nation, designed to educate, develop, grow, and prepare them to enter the workforce. Megan became interested in marketing after competing in DECA, a high-school student organization for student interested in a marketing career during her junior and senior years of high school. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT 1d6a8f92-e903-4d41-abc9-e789e31060cc Dr. Li Wang and Accounting Information Systems Faculty Recognized for Publications In an article published in the Spring 2014 <i>Journal of Information Systems</i> ranking published articles, authors, and schools for their contributions to Accounting Information Systems (AIS) research, <a href="/cba/about-us/directory/"><b>Dr. Li Wang</b></a>, Associate Professor, George W. Daverio School of Accountancy, ranks number 25 based on number of citations. The <b>Accounting Information Systems faculty</b> 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. The study also analyzes the content and research methods of most cited articles and describes trends in the types of systems research that have had the greatest impact. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT ea6ee1b8-97e6-4846-8d3a-5cd0fb472875 Teradata Marketing Applications CMO Lisa Arthur to be Honored as Direct Marketer of the Year Lisa Arthur, chief marketing officer (CMO) for Marketing Applications with Teradata Corporation, will be honored with the Direct Marketer of the Year Award at Interaction 2014, which will be hosted by The Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at The University of Akron on June 12. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT 73e973bb-926a-4250-b811-5c7608eda688 Alumni couple impact UA students, campus community during whirlwind visit <p><span>Alumni couple impact UA students, campus community during whirlwind visit</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT bfc1f326-1010-4085-9aa7-1b9de4074b6c Find a graduate program in business fit for you Learn more about UA’s graduate business programs at information session May 16. Wed, 07 May 2014 16:27:00 EDT 4ebb76a3-ad57-4d26-83e6-7bd808419792 Gabrielle Dimengo: Building a career by the numbers This double major in accounting and finance, who will begin her career with EY, is one of the students chosen to speak at spring commencement. Thu, 01 May 2014 12:34:00 EDT c5ebc6b8-d2b4-4e80-9c74-c585b5b9e03f Students receive $2,000 scholarships from NEO-SIM <p>Thomas Kennedy and Jacob Iammarino were both awarded $2,000 scholarships by the Northeast Ohio chapter of Society for Information Management (NEO-SIM) organization for the 2014-2015 school year.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:25:00 EDT a01ad2f9-d026-4616-9c87-01ff4a9836d8 Winners of Association of Information Systems (AIS) International Competition <p>Sean Blasko, Johnny Gless and Mark Mast took second place in the IT Service Management Track at the Association of Information Systems (AIS) International Competition.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:40:00 EDT 9c70ccd7-ed05-4b0e-bb05-b5a4cd5c066e Information Systems Management team secures a victory UA team takes second place in the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Student Chapter Conference and Competition. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:55:00 EDT 9e8f7c0c-7f6a-478e-b024-c31422b1051e CBA's Best and Brightest Induction Ceremony - 2014 On April 4, 2014, at a banquet and induction ceremony for the Kappa of Ohio Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the CBA honored fifty-nine of the College’s best and brightest students and three outstanding faculty members (listed below). The 20 juniors, 23 seniors and 16 master’s students represent the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes and the top 20 percent of the master’s class, based on academic ranking. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:42:00 EDT 12026baf-256f-44f1-ba31-ae8fb6f6b3fe Sherwin-Williams CEO headlines Goodyear-sponsored forum at UA, addresses students <p>Sherwin-Williams CEO headlines Goodyear-sponsored forum at UA, addresses students</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:33:00 EDT c0f0fe72-df11-4d82-92d0-7fb41e4ede38 ITEE Meeting - Windows 8 Deployment <p>We invite you to join us for a conversation on implementing Windows 8 in the enterprise and dive deeper into real world deployment scenarios with this controversial new operating system provided by Microsoft. Jarrod Roark will be making a presentation on the benefits and challenges of implementing Windows 8.</p> <p>Please RSVP to Brittany Michael: <a href=""></a></p> <p>March 21, 2014; 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm; <br />Location CBA 258</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:36:00 EDT 30f4a3b1-8dc0-4d13-84a3-917f26e4a744 UA’s Fisher Institute Welcomes Premier Corporate Partners <p>UA&rsquo;s Fisher Institute Welcomes Premier Corporate Partners</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:10:00 EDT a1c93449-3b39-486b-ab10-d0269f98947b Overcome your fear and barriers at TEDx event April 11 Speakers from around the United States will share their backgrounds and perspectives and will challenge audiences to push the limits and break down the barriers during TEDxUniversityofAkron from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Goodyear Auditorium of the Goodyear Polymer Building. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:48:00 EDT 45dd6215-9f52-445e-9d10-c13cdfce8767 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum to feature Chris Connor The chairman and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company will share his insights on Tuesday, March 11, at 1:45 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:11:00 EST d484eba5-fca7-46c3-bb25-64b04d8ca28c Taking customer service to a whole new altitude Pilot hailed for customer service will reveal his secrets when he delivers a talk for the H. Peter Burg Personal Leadership and Development Speaker Series on March 18, hosted by the College of Business Administration. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:35:00 EST 5ab20d5f-bec5-4c1e-87ce-d20c27c85208 UA’s supply chain management team — strong links, big victory For the second straight year — business students are headed to an the International Case Study Competition after winning top honors at the district level. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:28:00 EST 0bf121fa-e4d7-439a-a4c5-ce21a5f645a1 Scholarships for Information System majors are available. Apply Immediately! <p>Society for Information Management is offering two $2,000 tuition scholarships for 2014-15 academic year to students who are majoring in Information Systems. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 15, 2014.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:38:00 EST 026ba287-22e1-4835-9566-8d3a4ef3f253 Finance Students Attend 2013 Charles Schwab IMPACT Conference <p><span>CBA finance students Danielle Molyet, Zachary Savage, Leandra Schindler, and Sally Schmitt, attended the 2013 Charles Schwab IMPACT Conference held Nov. 10 -13, 2013, to learn more about investment advising.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:33:00 EST dfd0cdf6-5969-4c18-9ce4-a35a4608f05f This graduate makes a difference, one country at a time Meet Jessica Custer. She once thought she'd be balancing bottom lines, not building toilets. But the business skills she gained here are making a difference in the world's poorest communities. And she's grateful for her Akron Experience. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:15:00 EST 6b4e70d6-73c7-4668-ae13-a0150b23268c