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Business Student with Impact your Career signThe URI Graduate School and College of Business Administration Graduate Programs invite you to join us for an upcoming panel presentation.

March 1, 6-7:30pm
URI Feinstein Providence Campus, Room 228
80 Washington Street, Providence

Hear insights from an outstanding panel of local recruiters and HR managers on the hiring process from their point of view, along with hiring trends, tips, and suggestions. Panelists include Tiara Adducie, Senior Corporate Recruiter, FM Global; Matt Callaghan, Recruiter, Citizens Bank; Peg Lamere, Senior Recruiter, Toray Plastics America; Melissa Parente, Recruiter, Talent Acquisition at Lifespan Corporate Human Resources; and Mim Winter, Talent Acquisition Specialist, TeknorApex.
RSVP requested. Please email or call MBA Coordinator Lisa Lancellotta at 401-874-4241.


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CBA team takes first place in national marketing challenge

The College’s Social Media for Marketing class was one of 20 in the nation to compete in the 2016 Acura ILX Marketing Challenge. Their goal—to create a campaign that would reach the millennial marketplace. The URI team won first place and Acura awarded the University a $5,000 scholarship in recognition of the team’s achievement. Congratulations to Professor Christy Ashley and the whole team!

CBA’s student-managed Ram Fund more than triples to $325,000

CBA’s student-managed Ram Fund more than triples to $325,000

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, about 15 students enter Ballantine Hall, Room 103, for The Ram Fund class. In most classrooms, the students settle down, open their notebooks and patiently wait for the professor to start his or her lecture. However, the Ram Fund class is a bit different.

Simon Campion

Risica Lecture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nov. 30

The annual Anthony J. Risica Lecture on Innovation and Entrepreneurship welcomes Simon Campion, president of Davol, Inc., on Nov. 30, 3-4p.m., Galanti Lounge, Library. His address: “Driving Innovation in the Medical Device World.”


Global Business in a Changing World—Ballentine Atrium, Nov. 17

As part of International Education Week the students of BUS468 Global Marketing will display posters from their class project in Ballentine Atrium, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Magician Mat Franco ‘Millennial Magician’ Mat Franco—from College Act to Vegas Headliner

Magician Mat Franco shot to fame in 2014 when he won season nine of America’s Got Talent. Barely a year later, the 28-year-old URI marketing grad became a Vegas headliner with his show “Mat Franco—Magic Reinvented Nightly,” which celebrated its one-year anniversary in August.

Fred Newton

Honoring Fred Newton ’78, 2016 CBA Dean’s Award Recipient

The 11th annual University of Rhode Island Distinguished Achievement Awards Celebration was held on Saturday, October 22, at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I. The event honors alumni and friends of URI who have brought distinction to themselves and the University through their professional achievements, outstanding leadership, and community service. The University and the College of Business Administration […]

Jay Hanson

Regulatory Impact on the Auditing Profession Presentation

The College of Business Administration and Beta Alpha Psi present PCAOB member Jay Hanson who will speak about the regulatory impact on the auditing profession. Wed., Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m., LIppitt Hall Auditorium.

Business Newsletter Issue 5 TMD Student

Business@URI, Issue 5

Read the latest issue of Business@URI, the College of Business Administration newsletter. In the September 2016 issue, we welcome the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design to the College of Business and introduce our newest CBA faculty to you.

Steve Atlas

Professor awarded grant to study long-term impact of financial education

Assistant Professor Stephen Atlas has received a $176,522 research grant from the National Endowment for Financial Education to study relationships between financial education, financial capability, and financial behaviors.

Ken Epstein

Branding, Entrepreneurship & International Market Presentation

The College welcomes URI alumnus Kenneth Epstein who will deliver a presentation about his marketing/branding and entrepreneurship experience in Silicon Valley and in international business. Students are encouraged to attend the September 6 presentation, which begins at 5pm. A Q&A will follow.

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