Wednesday, May 7, 2008

School of Business Highlights 2007/2008

Here are some tidbits from the School of Business
Finance students, managing the Bjorkland Fund, finished in Second Place for Rate of
Return of an undergraduate managed value fund at the International Student Managed Investment Fund competition held at the University of Dayton.

Students in Free Enterprise were awarded First Runner-up in a competition of regional SIFE chapters.

The Third Annual School of Business Student Research Conference was held in April. The featured speaker was Chris Baldwin, President of the Snack Foods Division of Kraft Foods, an alumnus of Siena College Class of 1986.

Five School of Business students participated in the Leadership Conference at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis in February. They were accompanied by Associate Professor of Management Melissa Costello.

In January, the School of Business Marketing Research Lab was opened. It consists of five pods, each containing six computers and associated software and databases for both class instruction and independent student and faculty research efforts.

A Master of Science in Accounting was approved by the College’s Board of Instruction. A request for State Education Department approval is now being processed. If approved, the program will commence in the Fall 2009.

A Bachelor of Science program in Actuarial Science and a Certificate Program in Risk Management were approved by the Board of Instruction and will commence in Fall 2008.

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