|Fuller Named Interim Chair of the Management Department
Sally Riggs Fuller, an associate professor in the College of Business, is replacing Alan Balfour, who is stepping down as department chair to return to the classroom. Read more
|Research Examines Trends in Price per Square Foot Between "Non-Distressed" and "Distressed" Homes
Real Estate Professor Ron Rutherford's research finds that the average price per square foot of a foreclosure or short sale home, otherwise known as a "distressed" home, in Hillsborough County has dropped. Read more
|ISDS Professor Receives Federal Grant for $170,000
|Information Systems Decision Sciences Professor Grandon Gill, along with five other researchers, will use the National Science Foundation grant to develop a capstone course for an undergraduate management information systems program. Read More
|Marketing Expert Lauded for Contributions to Supply Chain and Logistics Management Field
|James Stock, a professor in the Marketing Department, is being honored internationally for the third time in his 35-year career for his achievements in supply chain and logistics managment. Read More
|Fintech Business Plan Competition Gives Students the Opportunity to Launch Businesses
|Students aspiring to start their own business had the opportunity to win up to $7,500 to jump-start their product and company. Read More
Video: Beta Alpha Psi Excels When It Comes to Student Success
|Honored with superior status 36 years straight - the longest of any chapter worldwide - USF's Beta Alpha Psi helps transform accounting students into accounting professionals. Watch Video
|USF Business of Medicine Boot Camp Creates a Bang
|Medical students learn the business skills needed to be a successful physician in the constantly changing field of medicine. Read More
|USF Trustee and College of Business Alumnus to Head Fifth Third Bank
|Accounting alumnus Brian Lamb is named the new market president for Fifth Third Bank in Tampa Bay. Read More
In Other News...
Congratulations to incoming student Sarah Arnold for receiving the non-profit scholarship for the College of Business Executive MBA program. The $21,250 scholarship covers roughly half of the cost of the 20-month accelerated program. Arnold works as the construction director for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County. She is responsible for all construction-related activities, including land procurement, site design, infrastructure, permitting, and new construction.
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A group of eight USF business students participated in the "Know Europe" study abroad program, recently joining students from five other United States universities in the month-long program. Hosted by Ecole de Management de Normandie in France, the educational program required students to design a marketing plan. This year's top award went to the team that selected Cigar City Brewery in Tampa. Kudos to Courtney Coton, a USF marketing major who was part of the wining team.
|Student Spotlight: Ali Besharat
|Ali Besharat, a marketing doctoral student in the College of Business, investigates why consumers tend to behave irrationally when it comes to financial decision making despite knowing the consequences. Read More
John W. Long ('82, business management) was named University of South Florida's chief operating officer. Long is a U.S. Air Force veteran who previously ran day-to-day support activities at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
Kim During ('92, accounting) was nominated for the 2011 Tampa Bay Business Journal's BusinessWoman of the Year award. During is founder, president, and CEO of K.Tek International Corp., a holding company for 17 national and international diversified companies with interests including technology, retail, international real estate, and venture capital.
Vanessa Armas ('11, international business) accepted a position as an operations analyst for Citi in Tampa, Fla. She will spend eight weeks in New York City, training at the firm's Wall Street offices.
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|Featured Faculty: Ninon Sutton
Growing up in a Mississippi college town within a family of academics, Ninon Sutton understood what being a professor meant. Wanting to examine the different areas of business from a practical, quantitative viewpoint, she chose to follow in her father's steps of finance. Read More
|Faculty and Staff Notes
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Dates to Remember
MBA and Executive MBA Information
August 9, 2011 - College of Business Atrium
August 30, 2011 - Sheraton Suites Westshore
USF College of Business will hold MBA and Executive MBA information sessions at 6 p.m. To register for an event, click here.
SBDC Florida Export Series
August 16, 23 & 30, 2011
Join the Small Business Development Center for a three-part series on international trade and export markets. To register, click here .
First Day of Fall Semester Classes
August 22, 2011
Just a reminder, fall classes begin August 22. The last day to drop or add a class without penalty is August 26.
Week of Welcome Event
August 24, 2011
USF College of Business will host its fall Week of Welcome event: Welcome Business Bulls! Mingle with fellow business bulls and enjoy music provided by a DJ from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the BSN covered walkway. There will be FREE food - served by the dean and department chairs - and College of Business t-shirts (while supplies last). For more information, click here.
August 26, 2011
The annual Scholarship Luncheon will be held at the USF College of Business from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of Business atrium. The event allows donors to meet students who benefit from their generosity. Attendance is mandatory for all students receiving a business scholarship. Contact Sue RiCharde at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.