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Taiwan Travel Opportunity for Business Students

Experience the Taiwanese business environment and culture first hand. CBA students as well as non-business majors have the opportunity to travel to Keelung, Taiwan, for two weeks in January 2017 (January 1-14) through URI’s J-Term.

Ondrej Honka

The view from Rio from CBA student, Olympics volunteer

Senior Ondrej Honka, a Supply Chain Management major and URI pole vaulter, is adding Olympics volunteer to his impressive resume. He was accepted as a volunteer for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, working with soccer and track & field athletes in the Olympic stadium.


Sketching Out URI’s One-Year MBA Program

Graduate student Kate Johnson fulfilled her One-Year MBA in Strategic Innovation (SIMBA) internship by creating a video to describe and promote the program at URI’s College of Business Administration. Watch her animated narrative about the program.

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Business@URI, Issue 3

Read the latest issue of Business@URI, the College of Business Administration newsletter. In the June 2016 issue, we congratulate the CBA class of 2016 and celebrate their accomplishments and those of all of our students and faculty.

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Dean’s Excellence Awards announced

Each year, the Dean’s Excellence Awards recognize outstanding contributions from CBA faculty and staff in support of the mission of the College. Congratulations to the 2015–2016 recipients!

Frank Budnick

Budnick scholarship promotes student community service

Professor and former CBA Dean Frank Budnick, who is retiring from the College after 44 years, has established the Frank and Deborah Budnick Scholarship to promote public/community service as a core value for CBA students.

Steve Atlas

Providence Journal: CBA Research Shows the Power of Giving Customers Options

Small business owners often stay up nights trying to find the right price to make money and to satisfy customers and get them to come back. Assistant Professor of Marketing Stephen Atlas, who has a background in economics and a doctorate in marketing from Columbia, has been doing experiments at a local restaurant to learn what people will pay.

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Business@URI, Issue 2

Read the latest issue of Business@URI, the College of Business Administration newsletter. Celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty, students, and alumni. In our top story, learn about how our MBA students are energizing the Rhode Island economy.

Steve Atlas

Business research: Pay-what-you-want pricing that adds up

Paying what you want for a meal is not usually a choice on a menu, but it is an option that’s been used in some urban area restaurants in recent years. Does it work? Can a business and patron both be satisfied? Assistant Professor of Marketing Stephen Atlas explored the viability of elective pricing options in a live experiment at a local restaurant, Mia’s Kitchen in Kingston.

Kaan Yarar Peace Corps

CBA alumnus expands his worldview in the Peace Corps

These days Kaan Yarar calls Namibia home. Originally from Wayne, New Jersey, the 2014 College of Business Administration grad lives and works in Swakopmund, a small town located on the coast of the southwestern African nation.

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