University of South Florida College of Business2014
Inaugural Sport Lecture Series features insights from industry leaders  

An ESPN analyst, global CEO, sports search firm partner, and author/professor came to USF in January to share their wisdom and insights on the sports industry with students and community members.   


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Watch: what students have to say about the BBC

Freshman students have a terrific living-learning opportunity with the Bulls Business Community, home to 105 business majors and located in USF's newest residence hall.
USF student entrepreneurs gain presentation skills with venture capitalists

The new Student Innovation Incubator on USF's campus recently offered students a daunting but invaluable  opportunity: the chance to present business proposals to successful venture capitalists and get their feedback. Read more.
Executive MBA speaker series brings business leaders to the classroom

Students in USF's Executive MBA program cite the catered meals, books delivered to their door, and the  accelerated schedule as the program's obvious perks. USF's Executive MBA also offers another benefit to its students: the opportunity to hear the personal career journeys of high-profile business executives from around the world. Read more. 


Alumni Notes

Mike LaPan (81, Management) was recognized as the 2013 Bernie Little Sports Executive of the Year for Polk County. LaPan is the executive director of the Lakeland Center, and has served as executive director and president of the Sun Dome and on the USF Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Mark Coffie (06, Finance) has been appointed vice president of commercial lending at Bay Cities Bank.


Additional alumni updates here.

Faculty and Staff Notes


Bobbi Almirola was hired as college budget director.


Marketing Associate Professor Andy Artis recently had a manuscript accepted for publication in Psychology and Marketing: "Exploring the Role of Productivity Propensity in Front-Line Employee Performance: Its Relationship with Customer Orientation and Important Outcomes."


More updates here.

Upcoming Events


Feb. 14-15: Intercollegiate Case Competition
March 1: 25 Under 25 application deadline, midnight
March 6: Bulls Business Community Open House
April 24-25: IIFA Business Forum
April 11: USF Fast 56 Awards Reception and Dinner


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