CBA Recent News CBA News 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. 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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. 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