CBA Recent News CBA News UA and Incept partner to bring marketing and sales experience to students Partnership provides real-world experience to students in preparation for graduation. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EDT 79b12016-3852-4d65-b172-a345ce2bbea7 CEO of Blue Apron is Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum speaker Alumnus Brad Dickerson will share business insights with campus community. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT 1cb1c8dd-2ec0-488d-9e31-283910e4e2b7 UA alumni family to compete on Oct. 17 ‘Family Feud’ The Hlas family will make its on-air debut Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. on WOIO Cleveland 19. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT e6d0d466-95e4-414c-8fab-d149318c6e79 UA to hold inaugural Business Analytics Innovation Summit University helps companies use big data to stay in business Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT c1291252-5dd7-425d-b6b3-4f6892ea439e Team coaches, leaders announced for UA's esports varsity teams 'Overwatch' coach is the first female to coach a varsity esports team. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDT da4a198f-7f22-4907-b358-e417657e1944 100 Brazilian business executives to visit College of Business Administration Latin American professionals will receive two weeks of executive leadership seminars; UA students to gain additional experience. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDT 1644c6ef-beb1-4a48-aa89-b24e5dbf28d4 Dialogue of dance: Communication major learns new kind of language in Haiti Olivia Biss relied on dance and other forms of nonverbal communication to overcome language barriers on a service and learning trip in Haiti. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDT ff43d4d8-9c04-4dd5-968e-d86d65436d4e New Student Trustee appointed to University of Akron Board of Trustees Andrew M. Adolph, a Williams Honors Scholar and business major, begins a two-year term on July 2. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDT 82779da5-24e8-4a81-8bcd-fab8a87ae789 Study of the Soul: Psychology student explores Haiti and self Alexia Santiago marveled at the indomitable spirit and joyous outlook of the Haitian people she met while on a a service and teaching trip there with other UA students. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT 7dae4f76-67b3-4128-9c66-703adae98953 Mountains in the mind: Student reaches new heights in Haiti Amanda Bauman found unconditional trust in a classroom thousands of miles from home during a service and teaching trip in Haiti with fellow UA students. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT 35fb2208-012f-445d-88b4-7afa6f75f601 ‘Lead, Kindly Light’: Student discovers bright future in Haiti Zachary Fulmer found a path, his purpose and a more joyous way to live during a service and teaching trip in Haiti with other UA students. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT c3e5bbd8-ad87-4737-bf88-17a122f8b324 The comfort of discomfort: Student embraces challenges in Haiti Matt Hlas learned during a service and teaching trip in Haiti that becoming comfortable being uncomfortable is the best way to educate oneself. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT 059197b9-2c09-4fd4-9b2b-e2bcebf8de28 Window on the World: Education major learns lesson on gratitude in Haiti Joanna Cardarelli saw firsthand how education can change and shape people’s lives during a service and teaching trip to Haiti with other UA students. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT 74fac038-45fa-4a22-8111-75d895cf9cd0 Habitations of the heart: Alumna fosters childhood dream in Haiti Newly graduated Marie Morris says her time spent on a service and teaching trip in Haiti better prepared her for the career she plans in child counseling. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT 86e76ea2-9b5e-41d9-9968-4c6f197e0a2e CBA Team Wins at National Sales & Marketing Fraternity Convention <p>Members of The University of Akron chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional fraternity for students and industry professionals in Marketing and Sales Management, took home top prizes at the organization’s 62nd National Convention. Besting 60 other university chapters across the nation, the CBA Gamma Kappa chapter took 1st place in the Silver Chapter category and earned 2nd in the Top Not-for-Profit Marketing Project category. Pictured <em>(front row, left to right)</em> Julia Baumann, Jenny Hornyak, Kristin Genetin, Amanda Shaffer, Juliette Bell; <em>(back row left to right)</em> Brian Shaffer, Elizabeth Helbley, Joey Klemm, Luke Hbyan, Kevin Smith, Bradley Zerucha.</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT 97272baf-fe6f-43fa-a654-1dc925b41524 Seed, soil and soul: Education major discovers the power of potential On a service and learning trip to Haiti, education major Joe Paolucci saw how important it is to find ways to nourish the seed of potential in all students. Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT 683f16dd-9583-4b1e-b810-5db05fe83b72 Class of 2018: Dual Degrees Put Grad on Fast Track to Business Success <p><strong>Sarah Lucas</strong> was the student speaker at the Spring Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management and a Bachelor of Integrated Marketing Communications, summa cum laude.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 15:15:00 EDT 3dec9b75-1209-4823-bc9a-ca7816d1dc48 Expansion coming to our College of Business Administration Groundbreaking for the Professional Development Center, which will focus on integrating academic quality with experiential learning, will be May 15. Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT e232351e-0b98-4af9-9629-aa7e2c7efe49 CBA Student Miranda Radesic: Interning With Bridgestone Americas <p>Racing a BMW around a slick track is probably not what you picture when imagining a sales and marketing internship, but this was just one of many incredible experiences that junior Sales Management and Marketing Management double major, <strong>Miranda Radesic</strong>, enjoyed during her 10-week summer internship with Bridgestone Americas. </p> Mon, 07 May 2018 15:15:00 EDT d9e78448-675c-4907-b863-53ed9e56a9be Accounting Students Place Well in Spring Competitions <p>In addition to homework and classroom tests, CBA Accounting students were preparing for some important competitions this Spring Semester. </p> Mon, 07 May 2018 11:45:00 EDT 6aaa0e7a-fd0e-415a-a0c5-a8e4b25ab9cb CBA Students are participating in Northeast Ohio’s ‘Coolest Internship’ and Among Those Nominated for ‘Best Intern’ <p>The Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund (NEOSVF), which employs three UA student interns, received the “Coolest Internship” award at the 2018 Expys – an event held April 11 by the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) to honor excellence in experiential learning. Pictured accepting the 2018 Expy are, (from left) Jaya Sai Varre, a joint degree candidate in our MBA program and at Northeast Ohio Medical University; Alex Gingrich, an MBA candidate; and Alizeh Khalifa, a marketing management undergraduate, alongside their supervisor, Daniel Hampu, executive director of NEOSVF. </p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EDT 3aaa1180-70e1-4c0d-a5fe-cc344a8b8b5d CBA Students Take First Place at Finance Industry Issues Competition <p>Congratulations to the student team of Shelby Amatangelo (Accounting and Financial Planning double major), Gabrielle Mollick (Financial Planning major), and Kevin Kerka (Master of Taxation graduate student), who took first place at the 2018 Financial Service Professionals (FSP) Industry Issues Competition. As one of three finalists, the UA team presented their original research in an oral competition held during the FSP’s unique Financial ConNEXTion Educational Cruise through Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. This marks the second year The University of Akron finished as a top 3 finalist. (Pictured from l., Shelby, Gabrielle, and Kevin. At far left is Dr. Barry Mulholland, visiting professor of practice and faculty advisor.) </p> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:15:00 EDT 69d20034-cc27-493b-8118-e884b1389f82 Symposium aims to boost diversity among financial planners The symposium will help identify, create and disseminate best practices for recruiting a diverse population of college-bound students and career changers into the financial services industry. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 EDT 9f6e744b-bbf6-4d6c-8285-790146d6f7c4 MBA Program Recognized Nationally and Internationally <p>The CBA's Part-Time MBA program in the College of Business Administration continues to be recognized among the best MBA programs, both nationally and globally. This past week, the college received word from both U.S. News & World Report and CEO Magazine about our exceptional rankings.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:00:00 EDT 1e97d7ee-0da2-4059-b627-76623a5e67e7 Diving In - Embracing Opportunities and Finding Success <p>Listening to Sales Management and Marketing Management double major, <strong>Hannah Bryan</strong>, describe the last year and a half, it’s hard to believe that she is only in her sophomore year. From student organizations and volunteer activities, to multiple internships, Hannah’s list of activities and experiences reads more like that of a graduating senior. “I wanted to get some experience and get my feet wet in the business world to find what I’m interested in,” Hannah shared when asked what inspired her to dive into so many activities as a freshman. “Sales is so broad. I wanted to see what it was like.” </p> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:00 EDT 5205d6b0-292c-48a1-9ab0-d5c050db6c03 Marketing Student Receives Collegiate Award from Professional Organization <p>Senior sales management major, <strong>Matthew Musci</strong>, has received the 2018 Collegiate Award from the National Sales & Marketing Executives (NSME) Akron / Canton Chapter. The NSME is the premier professional organization for sales and marketing practitioners in the Akron / Canton area. </p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:00:00 EDT b1ad6abf-7f0e-4b42-a30b-057451e7ffe2 Marketing Students Place 3rd in Sales Competition <p>Congratulations to our marketing students competing in the Redbird Regional Sales Competition at Illinois State University. The team, comprised of senior <strong>Landon Holl</strong>, junior <strong>Nick Murray</strong> (both sales management majors), and senior <strong>Trevor Garner</strong> (marketing management major), placed 3rd out of 14 universities. </p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:00:00 EDT 8bee1aec-c26c-4ca8-b686-335207629941 Financial Planning Majors at National Conference <p>Financial planning majors <strong>Shelby Amatangelo</strong> and <strong>Denajo Amaro</strong>, accompanied by <strong>Dr. Barry Mulholland</strong>, visiting professor of practice and faculty advisor, joined 56 financial planning students from 28 colleges at the 2018 National Learn, Inspire, Network, Collaborate (LINC) Conference. The event is hosted annually by TD Ameritrade in Orlando, Fla., for independent registered investment advisors. </p> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:45:00 EST 259d510d-958e-4e9c-85c2-c43f0a60ee33 Preparing Women to Lead in Business <p></p>While female participation in the workforce has increased significantly since the 1950s, women hold fewer than 30% of senior roles in the U.S. To start to improve that number, initiatives have begun at the College of Business Administration (CBA) designed to inspire and prepare women to become successful business leaders. For example, <strong>CBA Executive in Residence and former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Sandra Pianalto</strong>, along with local business leaders and CBA Advancement Council members, <strong>Anne Armao</strong> and <strong>Laura Culp</strong>, started a Women in Business (WIB) Roundtable event.</p> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:30:00 EST b08ccd37-92d6-465d-aeaa-9fd6bac72418 Video: Mission work in Haiti moved minds and souls In an emotional video, the students who went on the trip describe how their week at a school in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, changed how they view life and their education. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST 10fe915f-d86f-492c-afee-e34d3d673c7f Cupid and culture: Researcher compares Western and Eastern attitudes on romantic gifts <p>As Valentine's Day approaches, culture can determine if your gift is a hit or a miss. University of Akron Assistant Professor of Marketing <strong>Sydney Chinchanachokchai</strong> is working on a Valentine's Day study that shows how Asian and Americans have a different idea on what makes the perfect gift. </p> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:00:00 EST 81ef8591-517a-461b-97a4-495029b90721 Cupid and culture: Researcher compares Western and Eastern attitudes on romantic gifts As Valentine's Day approaches, culture can determine if your gift is a hit or a miss. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST 82da8d48-4917-4c9c-9902-a9b494bb8c6e Economics Professor’s Article Published by <i>Harvard Business Review</i> <p>Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Amanda Weinstein’s recent research on the effects of women’s workforce participation on cities’ economic growth and productivity has been published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> online. <a href=""><i>When More Women Join the Workforce, Wages Rise — Including for Men</i></a> was published Jan. 31, and is available after free registration. </p> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:45:00 EST 977ffe65-006d-4cb4-85f4-8adcc67126e2 "...My End Goal Is to Make an Impact" <p>While many business students spent their summer days interning in corporate offices, Senior Supply Chain Management and Spanish double major, <strong>Kimberly Jones</strong>, found herself in a somewhat different learning environment this past summer. </p> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:45:00 EST 0f9182f8-d615-4daa-868a-e709f80516ce International Reaccreditation Affirms CBA's Elite Status <p>After rigorous review, The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration (CBA) has been reaccredited in both business and accounting by the foremost international body that evaluates business school quality. </p> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:45:00 EST f9372a67-bb84-4e9b-80e2-7bd3fd7d6b1c Economics Professor Receives Second Fulbright Award <p>For the second time, <a href=""><strong>Dr. Sucharita Ghosh</strong></a>, an associate professor of economics in the College of Business Administration here will share her expertise in international economics as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Italy. </p> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST 8d79909d-1d20-46bb-aa40-f1aa374b7a53 International reaccreditation affirms business college’s elite status AACSB Accreditation has been earned by less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 business schools worldwide. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST 08d165f0-868c-46a1-b4b6-eb26996278b8 Economics professor receives second Fulbright Award to conduct research in Italy Dr. Sucharita Ghosh will share her expertise in international economics and conduct research at the University of Salento and the University of Bari. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST d21c9f0a-7bd7-4907-90e4-a0d19f38500b "Wouldn't Change My Experience at the CBA for Anything" <p>President of the Study Abroad Society. Director of Sales for Zips for Haiti Coffee. Officer in Beta Alpha Psi. Member of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Dean&rsquo;s Team. Member of winning team in the Nationwide Community Bank Case Competition. Reading this list of titles and accomplishments, it&rsquo;s hard to believe that senior Corporate Financial Management major, <strong>Kenan Sprague</strong>, was once barely involved on campus.</p> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST 14835058-42a9-4705-aa4a-2105272d9b27 Latest Grant to the CBA Will Help Recruit Students to Growing Profession <p>A new grant from The Spencer Educational Foundation will help The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration recruit students into its new Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program, which officially launched in the Fall of 2017. </p> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:00:00 EST c95284ac-9fdd-4840-aa2a-937c6a5ce46e Class of 2017: Soccer is his love, and soon, his business <p><strong>Dener dos Santos</strong> will be the student speaker at the Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. He is a Williams Honors Scholar graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Marketing Management and Sales Management, magna cum laude. He also has played the position of midfielder on the UA's men’s soccer team.</p> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:45:00 EST c074e446-f71c-4ffd-ab31-1d45745e0954 The biggest win for these graduates was off the court Callie and Brenna Mack helped found Zips for Haiti after UA's first service trip there. Now the student organization sells coffee made from the country's beans to fund scholarships for its students to study here. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST 3863ae1d-165f-4b8a-9227-ddb2546e5f46 Piece of cake: Take survey, earn free food with students’ new app HungerPerks is an app created by a group of University of Akron students and alumni. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST c33db97f-7973-4dd0-8f5f-12084a9955e2 Marketing Students Tweet for Credit <p>On November 16, 2017, The University of Akron's students in Dr. Alexa Fox's Buyer Behavior courses had the opportunity to apply and discuss course topics in real time with classmates and professionals in a fast-paced, virtual setting when they hosted a Twitter chat.</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:00:00 EST 547a33f0-d9ae-4bfb-80fb-ed6139cc59e6 CBA Student Featured in New LeBron Video <p><strong>Emma Twardzik</strong>, a double major in marketing management and integrated marketing communications, is profiled in the <a href="">new LeBron James video spot</a>! </p> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:15:00 EST 6c50cb59-0831-4d7b-8ef9-a5e2465f28fa Alumnus named to Global Finance Power List Joe Reece has been named to the list of “The 100 Most Powerful Men and Women in Finance” for 2017 by Worth Magazine. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT 6c54cbd1-0cee-48ec-a2d4-b2def8e15533 CBA Finance Team Takes First at the Insurance Collegiate Challenge <p> 2017 continues to be an incredible year for the College of Business Administration Department of Finance. On September 30, the team of <strong>Victor Hayne</strong>, <strong>Alejandra Velasco-Villanueva</strong>, <strong>John Hojnacki</strong>, <strong>Bethany Blazer</strong>, and <strong>Alec Wilkins</strong> traveled to Ohio Dominican University in Columbus to compete in the 1st Insurance Collegiate Challenge. </p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:30:00 EDT 5c6d3bd6-9761-49ad-b957-72096685dc57 The right women for the job make American cities more productive Average wages for all workers, men and women, have increased as a result of women joining the workforce. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT 4d0f0048-6655-4794-9cd6-526ae587c941 Leaders of School of Accountancy's Tax Clinic Honored <p>Dr. Melanie McCoskey, an associate professor in the School of Accountancy, and Andrew Bernat, visiting assistant professor of practice in the Department of Finance, have been honored for their leadership of the award-winning School of Accountancy's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Clinic. The clinic received two awards — “Commitment to Excellence” and “Setting the Bar for Success” — from the Columbus Region territory manager of the Internal Revenue Service. </p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:45:00 EDT 035ec24a-fba4-41ce-85f1-67e454005540 Beta Gamma Sigma Recognized as Highest Honors Chapter <p>Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has announced the collegiate chapter honor roll results from the 2016-2017 Chapter-in-Review program. Of the 443 chapters that completed a survey this year, 145 chapters earned Honors status, 104 earned High Honors status, and 60 chapters earned Highest Honors status. The CBA’s BGS chapter earned Highest Honors status.</p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:45:00 EDT 9a3da929-6121-4d69-b5f6-e1c3ad600b52 UA will help fill huge need for insurance professionals with new degree Classes for the new risk management and insurance degree began this fall. An estimated 29,000 job openings are expected between now and 2024. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT f8a85696-8bb7-4c21-b760-5c482eb47dd1 A Third Grant Awarded to new Risk Management and Insurance Program <p>In just a matter of months, the Finance Department within the College of Business Administration has received three grants to support its new Risk Management and Insurance Program. The most recent funding, a $4,000 grant from the Spencer Education Foundation, Inc., will support a “Risk Manager in Residence” program and provide funds for the new Gamma Beta Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, the International Fraternity for Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science Students. “Receiving funds through the Spencer Education Foundation grant provides a great opportunity for the new Risk Management and Insurance program in the College of Business Administration,” stated Dr. Jill Bisco, Assistant Professor of Finance <em>(pictured)</em>.</p> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:30:00 EDT 9cd6dfb7-2512-4fb2-a7f9-d1ebf01e8359 “We Had this Crazy Idea...and the CBA Allowed It" <p>Read about Junior <strong>Drew Dawson</strong>, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) major and Director of Sales for Zips for Haiti Coffee. </p> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:15:00 EDT 54ced094-1d67-4b7e-9041-953dfb1a0425 CBA Opportunities Impress: “I was blown away” <p>In a Q&A with Shelby Amatangelo, she explained why she chose the CBA: “There was only one school with a business school that made me feel like I would no doubt be prepared for life after college. Akron had more business school organizations, internship opportunities, and community connections than any other school I talked to. I was blown away by what the CBA had managed to do for the students, and I wanted to have that same opportunity.”</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 EDT 9f424211-162b-41ce-acff-c6129674e011 Support Keeps Coming for New Risk Management and Insurance Program <p>The College of Business Administration (CBA) has received a second grant to support the new Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program. The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation has awarded the CBA $22,500, which will be used for course development and materials to enhance coursework. The grant monies come from the Robert P. Ashlock Memorial Fund, which was established in memory of the former president and CEO of Assurex Global, an exclusive partnership of the world’s premier independent insurance agents and brokers.</p> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:00:00 EDT 22792cc3-f895-42ca-884c-ef7f2c0e67a1 CBA and UA Well Represented in 30 For the Future Award <p>Each year, the Young Professionals Network’s 30 For the Future Award recognizes 30 young professionals (ages 25-39) who live and/or work in the Greater Akron Region and who have made an impact on the region through dynamic leadership and community service. This year, The University of Akron was well represented with honorees including alumni Bryson Davis (Chemistry and Post-Bacc), Erick Chojnacki (BA, Business and Organizational Communication Activities and Societies), and CBA graduates, Trevor Chuna (BBA, Finance), Karen Cheong (MTax, Taxation), David P. Miller (Marketing and Sales Management), Christopher Teodosio (MBA Management), and Pat O’Neill (BS. Accounting). Also honored were current CBA Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement, (<em>pictured</em>), and UA alumnus and faculty member Anoo Vyas. </p> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:30:00 EDT b8d0746c-1d06-43cd-b1a1-673229e8119f Senior Accounting Sees a Vibrant Future in Her Profession <p>Senior Accounting major, <strong>Megan Young</strong>, paints an exciting picture of the accounting profession, based on her internships and experiences at the CBA: “It’s not just doing taxes and filling out returns. It’s a lot of research, a lot of client interaction, too. That’s a misconception about working in taxes; that you just sit in your cube and grind out tax returns, when there’s really a lot of client interaction, and a lot of interaction with the audit department and the federal tax group, too.”</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT e56d9dcb-3401-4ab7-9478-2b4d7642f7e0 CBA Alum Kaylon Alexander is On the Ohio MakerBus <p>This year, recent College of Business Administration graduate and entrepreneur, <strong>Kaylon Alexander</strong>, will be taking part in the StartUpBus competition, described by some as “Shark Tank on Wheels.” </p> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:00:00 EDT 0fab34ae-25dc-4759-b506-e7322d9ca208 Risk Management and Insurance Degree Program Receives Grant <p>The College of Business Administration’s Risk Management and Insurance degree program, which launches this fall, has been awarded an $11,000 grant by the Westfield Insurance Foundation. The grant will support a “Risky Business” event this fall for freshmen and sophomore students to learn more about the insurance industry as a potential career path, and a scholarship program for students pursuing a degree in Risk Management and Insurance here. </p> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:30:00 EDT 0c1ea370-8e7d-4b0d-997b-9f1134de845f Taylor Institute and Communications Agency AKHIA Launch Exclusive Internship Program <p>The College of Business Administration's Gary L. and Karen S. Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing and the Department of Marketing are partnering with AKHIA, a full-service communications agency in Hudson to provide real-world, hands-on experience to students studying the art and science of marketing research. The exclusive internship program kicks off during the summer semester and will continue year-round. The first intern from this agreement, <strong>Jordan Brooks</strong> (pictured), started this summer. </p> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:00:00 EDT 19d00537-1315-4bb9-9d11-d9cb16a094aa CBA Student Feature: Joseph Mario Micale <p><strong>Hitting the ground running.</strong></p> <p>Heading into his final year at The University of Akron, Integrated Marketing and Communications major <strong>Joseph Mario Micale</strong> already has a full-time job waiting for him at a local company &ndash; his own. In April 2017, Mario officially launched Narrative Digital Media with the goal of authentically sharing companies’ stories. </p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EDT 56f1509d-e342-408a-ac46-e76857ccf6ae Student Orgs Made UA a Home for Finance Major <p>“When I decided to come to the University of Akron, I was excited, nervous and hopeful, all at the same time. I got here and I almost immediately fell in love," explained <strong>Kelsey Vaughn</strong>.</p> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT e8c543ff-2832-47ca-a24e-7678e1bc39bc New Research Explores Correlation Between Playoffs and Stock Trading <p>In their article "Predictable Sport Sentiment and Local Trading" in the Summer 2017 volume of Financial Management, to be released on June 2, CBA faculty members <b>Aigbe Akhigbe</b> (left) and <b>Melinda Newman</b> (right), along with their University of Central Florida colleague Ann Marie Whyte, find increased trading in the stocks of firms headquartered in the local regions of the competing teams. </p> Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT ede23d6b-1e8b-45f4-b98f-13eb389206ad Laura Culp Lieberth Award <p><strong>Laura Culp</strong>, CBA alum and a partner at Sikich LLP, has been selected as this year’s recipient of Leadership Akron’s Lieberth Community Vision Award. Leadership Akron notes that Culp was chosen because of her significant contributions to the community through leadership roles in several nonprofit organizations.</p> Tue, 30 May 2017 11:30:00 EDT 7219164e-3923-4584-90b9-1b04705448f5 CBA Team Wins First Place in Nationwide Community Bank Case Competition <p>A team of CBA students-- <b>Michael Moore, Kenan Sprague, Jeff Kelbach and Jacob Ruocchio‐Cole</b>--placed first at the nationwide 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition. <b>Dr. Bhanu Balasubramnian</b> served as the team’s faculty advisor and Peoples Bank of Marietta, Ohio served as the team’s bank partner. As first place winner, The University of Akron team will receive a $1,000 CSBS scholarship per student, an opportunity to present their case study in St. Louis at the CSBS‐Federal Reserve Community Banking Research and Policy Conference, and the team will have their work published in the <i>Journal of Community Bank Case Studies</i>.</p> Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT da5ef3c3-7442-42d7-bc18-2196881a8246 New UA DECA Chapter Brings Home International Competition Award <p>Although it had its first meeting only this semester, The University of Akron chapter of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is already making a splash in the DECA community. Three CBA students, <strong>Adi Rajiv</strong>, <strong>Andrew Barry</strong>, and <strong>Akron DECA President, Colton West</strong>, recently headed to Anaheim, California, to participate in DECA’s Annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC), where West brought home Akron DECA’s first of what are sure to be many competition awards. More than 1,600 students from 200 international collegiate DECA chapters gathered to take part in four days of competitions, workshops, and networking events.</p> Thu, 18 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT ad69f5d2-abe2-457c-8ac1-8b7497928cbf Participants Tell Their Graduation Story -- Slide Show <p>View a <a href="">slide show of our graduates, their families and friends</a> who shared photos and reflections from Commencement Weekend, May 12-14.</p> Mon, 15 May 2017 15:00:00 EDT 9a3aaa43-1009-475e-b7cb-9ba5a8160f3f Direct Marketer of the Year to be Honored at Interaction 2017 <p> Karen Haefling, vice president of marketing for the Vitamix Corporation, will be presented with the Direct Marketer of the Year Award at Interaction 2017, hosted by the Gary L. and Karen S. Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at the College of Business Administration on Friday, May 19. Haefling is being recognized for her work leading the marketing efforts of Vitamix and for her expertise in both the positioning and building of the Vitamix brand on a global scale. </p> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:15:00 EDT 03b2f2f0-7e32-4da8-992c-f079a4774450 Vitamix executive to be honored by UA’s Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at Interaction 2017 Karen Haefling is being recognized for her expertise in both the positioning and building of the Vitamix brand on a global scale. Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT f5f23379-fb8c-4507-991d-1ba42d67ff73 CBA Entrepreneurship Team Scores a Third at LaunchTown <p>A team of <strong>Kyle Flynn</strong> &mdash; Marketing and Sales Management; <strong>Julia Millinak</strong> &mdash; Marketing and Sales Management; and <strong>Sam Borick</strong> &mdash; Computer Science, advised by <strong>Robert Chalfant</strong>, Director of UA’s Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurship, took third place at the 11th Annual LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards. <i></i>(Pictured l. to r.: <strong>Julia</strong>, <strong>Sam</strong>, <strong>Kyle</strong>, and Anthony Margida, LaunchTown Leadership Chair and Akron Global Business Accelerator president.)</I></p> <p></p><br> <p>Their company, HungerPerks, offers a fast food marketing app that uses geo-fencing to offer free food to people who take surveys from restaurants. The team received $1,000 for their Top-3 finish. <a href="">Visit the product website.</a></p> Tue, 02 May 2017 13:00:00 EDT 23537598-5ad6-45f5-a6c8-63c5248f17f9 Master's of Accounting Program Recognized as One of the Best <p>The College of Business Administration's Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program ranked 15th in the country in a listing of the best graduate programs in Accounting among public and private nonprofit universities. According to Online Accounting Degree Programs, UA has an affordable, flexible and accommodating approach that makes it a superior program. </p> Tue, 02 May 2017 12:00:00 EDT 166a4834-843a-485d-83fa-ea50e48d5297 CBA Alum Named Regional Bank President <p>Congratulations CBA alum and Advancement Council member, <strong>Joe DiRocco</strong>, on being named Fifth Third Bank's Regional President.</p> Mon, 01 May 2017 16:30:00 EDT 884290d2-b1d4-4721-a1c1-397937a5f8bd Class of 2017: This business grad intends to do well and do good <p><strong>Callie Mack </strong>will be the student speaker at the Spring Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m. She is a Williams Honors Scholar graduating with a degree in marketing management, summa cum laude.</p> Mon, 01 May 2017 12:45:00 EDT cefa5787-65ea-4406-9107-4bd96471cd83 UA teams in an entrepreneurial sweep at LaunchTown event For the first time in the history of the LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards, one university swept all three top spots — The University of Akron. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 8fd56342-b195-459a-8687-b8172f853882 University of Akron Master’s of Accounting program named one of nation’s best UA's affordable, flexible and accommodating approach makes it a superior program, says Online Accounting Degree Programs. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 8d4112f8-0a4f-4180-aec7-8c391641432e Symposium strives to increase diversity among financial planners African Americans, Hispanics, and members of the LGBTQ community are greatly underrepresented in the advisor ranks as compared to the general U.S. population Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:30:00 EDT 7a2ef8dc-625a-46ba-b11c-2a4f6e2a536a MBA Program Earns Top Tier Ranking from CEO Magazine The College of Business Administration’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program can add another top ranking to its list of honors. CEO Magazine, an international publication based out of London, England, recently released its 2017 Global MBA Rankings, naming UA’s MBA as one of the top programs in North America for the second year in a row. This year, The University of Akron received the additional honor of being placed among the Tier 1 programs, advancing from 2016’s Tier 2 ranking. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 7b886621-3f73-4f97-8ffa-93e1756b3e83 Increasing Diversity Among Financial Planners Topic of Symposium <p>To address the lack of diversity in the financial planning industry, The University of Akron will host the <i>Financial Planning Women & Diversity Symposium – 2017</i> on Thursday, April 27, at UA’s Quaker Station Ballroom, 130 E. Mill Street. </p> <p>“There’s a critical need to increase diversity in the financial planning profession,” said Dr. Barry Mulholland, director of the Financial Planning program in UA’s College of Business Administration. “Only 30 percent of financial advisors are women, while more than 80 percent of advisors are white. Obviously these percentages are not representative of the overall population.”</p> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 43897b39-b9ea-4f07-b010-8f8c46ef3abb MBA program at The University of Akron scores in elite ranking CEO Magazine ranks UA's MBA program as exceptional. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0229a5d4-94eb-45c4-a0c7-6200bc25c07b Remembrances of Dr. Stephen F. Hallam <i>Dr. Hallam, we did not get the chance to bid you a deserving farewell, but we will remember you as a great scholar, an amazing colleague and a great professor. </i> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT b31b0f05-3f1e-43e1-a6ff-24d1a7a97557 Two University of Akron programs named among nation’s best 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings include Part-Time MBA Program and School of Law. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT 6dbeb044-c7b0-45fb-9bb0-eaf633b21c25 Alexander Became Career Ready and Connected at the CBA <b>Kaylon Alexander</b> decided to attend The University of Akron, but was not certain he had made the correct choice--until he started his business classes. "The CBA prepares you for your life after college and connects you with people outside of the college who can help." Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 91c362c6-cad7-4ad3-8437-961bc2732c44 CBA Students Readying for Competition in Shanghai Shanghai is the destination for the UA team competing in the Hult Prize, a prestigious international collegiate competition. The team is composed of Williams Honors College undergraduate students — junior international business and economics major <b>Ariana Ćubela</b> of Kirtland, senior marketing major <b>Kelsey Jones</b> of Green, and freshman computer engineering major <b>SaiPranay Vellala</b> of Rocky River. Jones, this year’s team captain, also was a member of UA’s 2016 Hult Prize Team. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST a764aec1-c63f-4ee1-9b12-2f20b1a8d502 Game changing on a global scale — UA team ready to lead the way Three honors students have developed an innovative social enterprise that could improve the lives of millions of refugees. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 611d416a-3def-4473-ae62-780754e1f673 Special Global Experiences are Why Mack Chose UA's CBA <p><strong>Callie Mack</strong>, Senior, Marketing, explains why global experiential learning opportunities were why she chose the College of Business Administration.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 0df2b5d7-a6dc-4c39-97a3-9bb476764536 Professor Discusses New Risk Management and Insurance Degree <p>CBA Assistant Professor <a href="">Jill Bisco</a> discusses the College of Business Administration’s new Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance on WHBC-AM’s <a href="">Ron Ponder Show</a> (comments at 41:35).</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:45:00 EST eb47077f-eaf3-4351-b2b8-3c35a241c005 UA business students clinch first place in business case competition The students spent more than two months preparing for the competition sponsored by Peoples Bank. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST d2921415-06e8-4450-aa26-c1386aa3f525 CBA Team Wins Peoples Bank Case Competition <p>The CBA Team of <b>Layne Scheufler</b>, <b>Preston Matos</b>, <b>Eric Vlahos</b>, with Faculty Advisor <b>Professor Bhanu Balasubramnian</b> (pictured l. to r.) are champions of a hotly contested undergraduate business case competition, besting the other Final Four teams of Marshall, Oberlin, and West Virginia University. </p> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:15:00 EST d8036feb-223c-4868-b4bb-d1c9a50132dc Student Group Sings Commercial Jingles in Honor of the "Big Game" <p>The marketing program in partnership with Kanga Blue, a woman’s University a cappella group, produced <a href="">a video of UA students singing advertising jingles</a>. Two of the students are marketing majors &#45; Jessica Dixon, president of Kanga Blue & Tori Schurr. Enjoy!</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:00 EST 109e1430-2b7c-4748-9096-22d31897aaed Become a Charter Member of a New Student Organization Attention Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors <br> Become a charter member of the new business student organization, Gamma Iota Sigma!<br> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 36eb2978-ef6a-46da-8e06-f720b02840de "We Love Our CBA Graduates" <a href="">Hear from CBA alum, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company CFO Laura Thompson</a>, about the skills our graduates bring to the workplace. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1deb0e75-f97d-4633-bff7-c82ac72978f4 CBA Team Takes 3rd in Finance Industry Issues Competition Congratulations to CBA students <b>David Casalinova</b>, <b>Casandra Cameron</b>, <b>Jake Marty</b>, and <b>Dr. Barry Mulholland</b>, CFP Director (pictured, l to r) for the team’s 3rd place finish in the 2017 Industry Issues Competition (IIC) held on Monday, January 23, 2017. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 48b99ad3-e2aa-4d40-9b40-4011bce1528f New Risk Management and Insurance Major The College of Business Administration will offer a new bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance (RMI) to help address an estimated 29,000 job openings in the Ohio insurance business between now and 2024. The new degree will be offered beginning in fall 2017. <p>Listen to a <a href="">Dean Ravi Krovi interview</a> on the show <i>Ideas</i>, in which he shared the goals of the new Risk Management and Insurance major (interview begins around 14:00).</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 14db56fb-048e-4398-9139-3338de4fb777 Finance Students Chosen to Attend TD Ameritrade’s Advisor Conference <p><b>Jake Marty</b> and <b>Gabrielle Mollick</b> have been selected to attend the 2017 TD Ameritrade Institutional National LINC Conference.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 031ab953-3999-45a5-9444-05ea6bcde256 Team of social entrepreneurs competing for prestigious Hult Prize UA students accept challenge to help to solve global refugee crisis. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:30:00 EST 4e6babb3-b535-4134-8e47-ca0f7daf8960 New bachelor’s degree responds to insurance industry needs The University of Akron will offer a new bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance, beginning in fall 2017. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST c5a97f50-8a78-487d-ba02-4013fe42ca34 Outstanding CBA Student Will be Commencement Speaker Richard D. Angeletti III will be the Fall Commencement ceremony speaker on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. He is a Williams Honors Scholar graduating with a B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in Economics. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST 4e075887-6a5b-43a0-a5e3-cfceb8d76ad7 The University of Akron to award degrees to 1,399 candidates Fall 2016 commencement ceremonies to be held Friday and Saturday. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST e2dc556b-101d-42ca-85cd-d307dba501b8 CBA Students Show How to “GoPro” at Digital Marketing Competition CBA marketing students recently traveled to downtown Cleveland for sixth annual Rosetta Digital Marketing competition with one goal in mind – to win for the second year in a row. With their creative marketing-oriented minds put to the test, the team of Shelby Hoge, Alex Fuss, Jessica Dixon, and Ashley Cosher (pictured l. to r.) truly earned their first place finish. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST ef6227d6-4aba-4c80-8482-89d2e99535bf UA students show how to “GoPro” at Rosetta Digital Marketing Competition Marketing students win first place in Rosetta Digital Marketing competition for second year in a row. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 4aa75988-264e-4707-b307-911c4d3ecf28 KEIR Scholarship for Finance students <p>Win a scholarship to a Keir Live or Virtual Review Class PLUS materials for the CFP® Certification Exam! Keir Educational Resources, a leading provider of professional education, will award one scholarship per FPA chapter per CFP® exam cycle. Review locations and dates can be found on the website at <a herf=""></a></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST dab4e00d-4a7d-4ad5-9c2a-bf16a5aff875 CBA Students Named Garner Men's Soccer Honors <p>Senior <b>Adam Najem</b> was named the MAC Player of the Year as well as first-team All-Mid-American Conference men's soccer selections, and two other CBA students, Sophomore <b>Ben Lundt</b> and junior <b>Stuart Holthusen</b> gained second-team All-Mid-American Conference recognition.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST 5641a02a-6f7d-44d2-bbec-ff49866f1915 CBA Continues #LOVEUAKRON Campaign in a Social Media Contest <p>You might know that this past summer, The University of Akron and the James L. Knight Foundation launched a social media campaign to engage our community with the school. The campaign invited students, faculty, alumni, and members of the greater Akron area to write reasons why they love UA and share them on social media with the hashtag #LoveUAkron.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST 1bf4339b-ceff-490e-b2dc-9e25f3bf9bb0 CBA Finance Students Attend Professional Conference because of Alumni Support CBA students <b>Allie Miller, Cinara Foor, Layne Scheufler, Kelsey Vaughn, Gage Paul, Daniel Vujanov</b> attended the Charles Schwab-sponsored IMPACT conference in San Diego, California. Schwab hosted several student-specific opportunities that included a panel discussion to help advisors and students understand leadership positions for young talent in RIA firms; a networking lunch with Schwab Relationship Managers and Advisor Services executives; a talent career fair; and an exclusive reception for advisors, Schwab leaders, faculty, and students. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST 6c1b5d2a-d315-4e2d-ad2c-9bbf12101703 UA students connect with unique fellowship program UA graduate students gain real-life paid job experience through the Summer EDGE fellowship program. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT 3d616c68-5b95-4ffb-93d4-eae5869d9ba0 Buyer Behavior and E-Commerce Professors Join Marketing Faculty 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. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:30:00 EDT bc4658c1-6026-4945-9d06-e4074abff7a4 New Dual Pharmacy and MBA Degrees Via CBA-NEOMED Partnership 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 <b>CBA Dean Ravi Krovi</b> (pictured). Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT fb0780f5-9927-4de0-a012-32f4ec325712 Financial planning students continue to fly high throughout September The University of Akron teams faced off against teams from many renowned schools during the competitions. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT df66d44e-ee0e-45d1-aa74-4318a0462e50 NEOMED and UA partner to offer dual pharmacy and MBA degrees NEOMED’s College of Pharmacy students may apply now to UA's MBA program. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT dee6318c-142a-4d58-9245-dc9eeca0226a CBA Finance Team are Quiz Bowl Champs Congratulations to the team of CBA Finance students <b>Adriana Demjanjuk</b>, <b>Cinara Foor</b>, <b>Joe Johnson</b>, and <b>Benjamin Schwarz</b> 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 <a href=" "><b>Suzanne Gradisher</b>, J.D., an associate professor of finance</a>, and <a href=""><b>Dr. Barry Mulholland</b>, a visiting professor of practice and director of the CBA’s Certified Financial Planning (CFP) programs</a>. 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.) Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT 6629019a-28eb-48e3-83f3-9c2befcdb762 UA marketing professor to be honored by Project GRAD Akron Dr. Deborah Owens has led “Business School Bootcamp” for high school students for the past eight years. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 45b1af4f-2930-47f7-b40b-bbac161781bb Five Students Attending Schwab Conference: McCools and Others Providing Financial Support 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. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 49d671b5-1274-4a03-9617-cb229cb4a559 Akron Marathon Blue Line Runs Through CBA Marketing Department 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. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 9395a62c-e6f2-407f-b2cf-cb4a2b1feb34 Akron Marathon blue line runs through UA’s Department of Marketing Among the thousands in town on Saturday for the Akron Marathong will be alumni, current students and a member of the faculty from the Department of Marketing. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 79036f04-ee3a-44d9-a213-19da7127c44f Financial Planning Students Take 2nd in National Competition Congratulations to the CBA students and faculty advisors of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Challenge Team for taking 2nd place in this year’s national competition! Team members were <b>Adriana Demjanjuk</b>, who served as captain, <b>Joseph Johnson</b>, and <b>Benjamin Schwarz</b>. The team was assisted by Faculty Advisors <b>Barry Mulholland</b> and <b>Suzanne Gradisher</b>. For their efforts, the school wins a monetary scholarship. The University of Akron is the only school to finish in the top three over the past three years. In 2014, the CBA team won, and last year’s team placed second. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:45:00 EDT 008ace47-6496-45db-838b-3d03fff4bde6 CBA Student Murphy Chases Down Olympic 800-Meter Bronze Medal <p>Parlayed by his patented finishing kick, former Akron All-American Clayton Murphy became the first United States men's 800-meter runner to win an Olympic medal since 1992, chasing down the bronze medal over the final 100 meters on the strength of the fifth-fastest time, 1:42.93, in American history, at the XXXI Summer Olympics on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EDT 9bc5d24c-d4f8-4170-bade-e6e4b64f055c Interaction 2016 to Address Marketing to Millennials <p>On Friday, June 10, 2016, The Gary L. and Karen S. Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration will hold its annual marketing thought leadership event, <a href="" >Interaction 2016</a>. This year’s event will address the crucial topic of direct marketing to millennial consumers as well as present the Direct Marketer of the Year Award. This is the 11th year the Taylor Institute will host this important event.</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:00:00 EDT 5fa3b061-040a-4fb0-8e72-1208e43b65be Master of Taxation Program in Top 10 for Best Value <h1>Master of Taxation Program in Top 10 for "Best Value"</h1> <p>The CBA's Master of Taxation (MTax) degree program has been recognized as providing one of the nation’s best values in a recent ranking by the website Online Accounting Degrees.</p> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT 19eb94e7-59d8-4c92-9607-a3d669b11c34 UA’s Master of Taxation degree program ranked in top 10 for ‘Best Value’ The ranking is based on CPA exam pass rates, early career salary, student appeal and average cost. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT 6c58d46b-ccec-42c1-b4d8-d86211332bb4 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, was the 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 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 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 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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the first UA team to make it beyond the first round of this 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