University of South Florida College of Business
USF College of BusinessSeptember 2012
USF Entrepreneurship Program Shines
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine rank USF's interdisciplinary program among the top 25 programs in the nation.

The only Florida program included in the annual roster, USF moved up eight spots to be named No. 11 in Entrepreneur magazine's November 2012 issue. The Tampa-based center has been included in the top 25 roster for the past five years.
USF's SBDC Grows Local Businesses
The Small Business Development Center has assisted local businesses for 35 years with impressive outcomes.

USF's SBDC has helped businesses launch, succeed, and grow in the toughest economy this generation of business owners has experienced, with 13,1777 jobs created and saved since 2007. 
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USF Student Bests Ivy League Competition
Sunny Bokhari beat PhD students for the top award during an American Institute for Economic Research fellowship.
Sunny Bokhari, who is pursuing an MBA and master's degree in finance, ended the summer as the Outstanding Fellow of the program. Read More


International Military Officers Earn USF Degrees
Two high-ranking Bangladeshi officers graduate with MBAs.
Lieutenant Monirul Akhand and Major Shawkat Osman earned their degrees in less than two years, all while working 40-plus hours per week at MacDill Air Force Base -- and they're not the only international officers pursuing degrees. Read More
Watch: Sport MBA Students Serve Community

Sport & Entertainment MBA Service Day
Sport & Entertainment Management MBA students volunteered alongside employees from the Tampa Bay Lightning and Majestic Athletic to make improvements at Pinellas Hope, a homeless shelter in Clearwater.

ISDS Professor Studies Telemedicine

Information Systems and Decision Sciences Professor Rosann Collins and her colleagues looked at medical videoconferencing -- when a health care provider examines a patient via video -- and made suggestions for how the interactions can be set up to satisfy patients. Read More
In Other News
Bulls Business Community students got the chance to meet College of Business Dean Moez Limayem during a breakfast September 21. Both the dean and the students enjoyed the chance to have conversations about the future of the college. Read More
Watch: Business Students Receive Scholarships 
2012 College of Business Scholarship Luncheon

Students and scholarship sponsors gather at the annual College of Business Scholarship Luncheon, where more than $450,000 in scholarships were awarded to students.
Alumni Notes

Robert Canton
(87, finance and business administration) was named executive vice president of finance and strategic planning for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Canton, who joins the Lightning from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tampa, will oversee financial operations external development, and strategic planning, while managing city and county governmental relations for the franchise.

Linda M. Murray (11, Executive MBA) was recently promoted to the London office of The Walt Disney Company as senior manager of its Europe Accounting Operations department. 

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Faculty and Staff Notes

Andy Artis joined the Marketing Department as an associate professor from Lakeland. He is teaching Sales Management.

Dipayan Biswas, an associate professor in the Marketing Department, recently accepted an invitation to join the Editorial Review  Board of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

Rosann Collins, an associate professor in the ISDS Department, is an author on "Telemedicine: Technology Mediated Service Relationship, Encounter, or Something Else?" in the September issue of the International Journal of Medical Informatics.

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SBDC at USF Grows Local Businesses
USF Student Rises Above Competition
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