News and Events
College of Business alumni and current MBA students gathered in New York City on November 6 for a great evening of networking and lively discussion. Hosted by alumna Jodi Fournier ’82, administrative officer of Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, the event featured Professor Tony Wheeler, director of URI’s One-Year MBA in Strategic Innovation, and Edward Hanlon MBA ’14, asset management associate at JP Morgan Chase.
This fall, students in Assistant Professor Stephen Atlas’s marketing research class have been conducting market research in the field to answer business questions for local companies. Their clients include
WaterFire Providence, the BIG NAZO, Lobster.com, and Performance Research, among others.
A student team from the URI College of Business Administration took third place at the national Business Language Case Competition held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, on Nov. 7. The winning team included Rachael Adams, Zachary Arnold, and Jessica Andruzzi, who had to showcase both their business skills and their mastery of Chinese. Their entire […]
For the second year in a row, a team from the URI College of Business Administration won the student case competition at the annual Minority Business Conference sponsored by the Boston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. The event was held Oct. 4.
The news that the URI College of Business Administration will offer courses focused on the business of health care in the College’s Evening MBA program was reported today in Providence Journal. The first class is “Organizational Behavior for Healthcare Professionals,”to be offered in Spring 2015.
The sweeping changes in the nation’s healthcare industry have placed new demands on professionals working within the business and health care arenas. Responding to requests from leaders in these areas, the URI College of Business Administration has designed new healthcare-focused courses within its MBA evening program.
CBA alumnus Bill Eigen, managing director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, was a speaker at the Robin Hood Investors Conference, held in New York Oct. 20-21. During the conference he spoke with Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg TV’s “Money Clip, where he discussed the fixed-income market, Federal Reserve policy, and investment strategy. Eigen, a member of the CBA Advisory Council, will participate in Alumni Career Day on Oct.24 in the “Wall Street vs. Main Street…Where to Go with Your Finance Degree” panel.
The College of Business will bring scores of alumni back to campus on Friday, Oct. 24, to share their wisdom with more than 1,700 CBA undergraduate and graduate students. Run like a professional conference, Career Day will open with a keynote address at Edwards Hall, featuring Apollo Group Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Fred Newton ’78, followed by breakout sessions and workshops throughout the day in Ballentine Hall and the Memorial Union.
According to Matt Gusto, a former boat captain, lobsterman, government fisheries observer—and 2014 “Blue MBA” grad, the ocean is where it’s at. That’s why he chose a graduate program that combined his interests in ocean science and business, earning two URI degrees—an MBA and a Master of Oceanography—and gaining a competitive edge in the growing marine technology field.
For Mat Franco, magic has always been less about the tricks and more about fun and a connection with the audience. And whether the audience was a few friends gathered around a table, hundreds of freshmen at URI orientation sessions, thousands watching at Radio City Music Hall or millions watching on TV, the URI grad always made you feel like you were the only one in the room.
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