University of South Florida College of Business
USF College of BusinessSeptember 2012
Paul Ryan Visits USF To Talk Entrepreneurship 
USF held a discussion on entrepreneurship  featuring U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee.

The event, prompted by the Center for Entrepreneurship program's No. 11 ranking,  featured the center's Director Michael Fountain,  Dean Moez Limayem, and others discussing economic issues related to starting businesses. See photos from the event on our Facebook page, and read more here. 

Finance Professionals Grill Students on Stocks
Students in the Applied Security Analysis Course presented  stock recommendations to a hard-nosed advisory board. 

The 10 students recommended three stocks for investment, and that investment isn't hypothetical -- there is real money on the line. The College of Business invests about $225,000 into a portfolio made up of the stocks that students pick. Read More. 

Wells Fargo Gives Back Through Partnership With Corporate Mentor Program
The bank gave $25,000 to the Corporate Mentor Program to enhance its efforts with students and the community.
The gift from Wells Fargo will not only help USF's Corporate Mentor students in their endeavors, but will help the students give back to the community by sponsoring programs at Academy Prep. Read More.
Alumni Spotlight: Mike Randolfi
The Delta Air Lines Senior VP credits USF with giving him the knowledge base he needed for success in the business world.

Mike Randolfi graduated from USF in 1993 with a finance degree, going straight to Raymond James to work as a staff accountant. Then, realizing he didn't know enough about the accounting side of the business, he got a second major in accounting from USF.

Now, Randolfi, a senior vice president with Delta Air Lines, returns regularly to USF to give students a taste of how the real business world operates. Read More.


USF Launches Fully Online MS/MIS Program 

USF has launched a fully online Master of Science in Management Information Systems degree program, focusing on advanced analytic technologies, business intelligence, and big data.

With decades of experience preparing graduates for careers in the technology industry, USF has developed this new accessible online format to help professionals advance their education for career success. Read More.

Jim Stock Talks 7 Deadly Sins of Reverse Logistics

Marketing Professor Jim Stock was awarded the Distinguished University Professor designation this year for his body of work on the industry behind reverse logistics, or the returns industry.

He spoke about his research to a group of USF colleagues this month on the "Seven Deadly Sins" of reverse logistics -- an industry that continues to grow. Read More.
Case Competition Sparks Student Innovation
Students introduced their plan for strategically positioning Delta Air Lines to a panel of judges. 

Every semester, the Undergraduate Case Competition allows students to present a real company with a creative solution to a business issue.  


This semester, the students came up with ways to strategically position Delta Air Lines, suggesting partnerships, biofuels, and more. Read More.  

Watch: Undergrad Case Competition Tests Students' Fortitude, Business Acumen

Fall 2012 Undergraduate Case Competition
Fall 2012 Undergraduate Case Competition

Nominate Businesses for the USF Fast 56
Nominations are now open for the USF Fast 56, which recognizes Bull-owned or Bull-led businesses. Anyone can nominate a company, and you don't have to have extensive information to submit a nomination. See the Fast 56 FAQ page for more information.
Alumni Notes

Mike LaPan (81, management) was named as the 2012 Bernie Little Sports Executive of the Year for Polk County. LaPan is currently executive director of The Lakeland Center.

David M Caldevilla (84, finance and general business administration) is a shareholder in the firm of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. He is a board certified appellate lawyer and has practiced law for more than 20 years.

Mike Brennan (84, accounting) Brennan was promoted to managing partner of the Tampa office of Ernst & Young. He previously was a partner.

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Faculty and Staff Notes

Sport & Entertainment Management Director Bill Sutton was named the new president of the Southern Sport Management Association.
Open College of Business Positions

We are expanding and hiring here at the College of Business. Here are some of our current open positions; more information is available at the USF careers website.
In This Issue
Paul Ryan Visits USF To Talk Entrepreneurship
Finance Professionals Grill Students on Stocks
Wells Fargo Gives Back Through Partnership With Corporate Mentor Program
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