Category: Business

Fresh perspective, from Cuba

Students returning from international field studies invariably find they have acquired an invisible keepsake of great power – perspective. Fresh perspective is something mentioned by nearly every student describing their Business School class trip to Communist Cuba in early March where they gained new and broader understanding of life on the island nation. Those insights […]

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The Climb: Copeland sets incredible goal

Enduring subzero temperatures, rain and heavy winds, relentless fatigue and decreasing oxygen levels, Business Professor Rick Copeland and his daughter reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as dawn broke on New Year’s morning. “The sunrise was gorgeous. You could see the roof of Africa and the curvature of the Earth,” recalled Copeland. “I was so […]

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For success: ‘Embrace diversity’

Cultural diversity has defined a distinctive philosophy for the success of alumna Yvonne Chang, a woman who traces her roots to Cuba and her greatest inspiration no further than her Caribbean/Chinese parents. “All that I am and will ever be, I owe to my parents,” said Chang, MBA ’09, director of Operations Integration for Disney […]

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YouTube executive to give talk March 22

Lucas Watson, vice president of global sales and industry marketing for Google’s Video business, which includes YouTube and Google TV Ads, will discuss the future of YouTube in business and sports business at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The presentation will be held in the Rinker Auditorium inside the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland […]

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Schwarz to join Business School in June

Stetson University has selected Dr. Thomas V. Schwarz, professor and the Rick Muth Family Endowed Chair in Family Business at California State University Fullerton, as the new dean of Stetson’s School of Business Administration, effective in June. Schwarz has extensive professional experience in both higher education and business. He has held an endowed professorship in […]

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Finance in the Big Apple

Nothing beats knowing pros. Picking their brains. Staying in touch. Nothing. That’s one reason the annual trip to New York City’s financial district is so important for students in the Roland George Investment Program, says Justin Hunter, BBA ’10, an analyst for one of the world’s largest banks, the French giant BNP Paribas. The George […]

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MBA info sessions scheduled

Stetson University will hold several upcoming information sessions about the Stetson MBA program, and registration for the info sessions is now being accepted. Information about the university’s Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration will also be available. The School of Business Administration holds information sessions regularly to help prospective applicants learn about […]

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Learning from success

Drawing on a wide range of success stories, including his own, Tony Michaelides easily held the attention of students in November who gathered in the Lynn Business Center’s Rinker Auditorium to hear the renowned music producer and promoter. The British entrepreneur offered distinctly business-related insights inspired by his 37-year career in the music industry. “Never […]

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Schwarz is new Dean of Business School

Stetson University has selected Dr. Thomas V. Schwarz, professor and the Rick Muth Family Endowed Chair in Family Business at California State University Fullerton, as the new dean of Stetson’s School of Business Administration, effective this summer. Schwarz has extensive professional experience in both higher education and business. He has held an endowed professorship in […]

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Daniels is new Assoc. VP for HR

Stetson University has named Shelia M. Daniels, associate dean of Human Resources at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, as its new associate vice president for Human Resources, effective in mid-March. Daniels will provide strategic human resources leadership for Stetson’s two campuses and two satellite centers as part of the university’s strategic planning goal […]

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Top online graduate business programs

Stetson University School of Business Administration online master’s degree programs have been named among the nation’s “Top Online Graduate Business Programs” in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Online Education Programs 2012 rankings. The Stetson School of Business has two online programs – a Master of Accountancy degree and a joint Master of Business Administration degree program […]

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‘Feeding Children Everywhere’

Stetson University partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere this month to raise money and pack more than 5,000 meals for hungry children in Guatemala City, Guatemala. About 75 students, alumni, faculty and staff and their family members from the business, education and counseling programs at Stetson’s Center at Celebration in Osceola County worked together in groups […]

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Phil the Pig raises $1,415 for scholarships

A new era of student-based charitable giving at Stetson University has begun with an invasion by Phil the Pig – as in “Philanthropy” or “fill” the pig! Hundreds of Phil the Pig piggy banks have been distributed this fall by Stetson and its Student Philanthropy Council to students, faculty, staff, and the Alumni Board. And […]

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Family Enterprise goes West

Building on the huge success and energy of the first two family business conferences, Family Business Magazine and Stetson University’s Family Enterprise Center are going national and taking the powerful production to San Francisco, Calif., this week. The winning formula of world-class experts sharing honest, useful information with multiple generations of veteran family business leaders, […]

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Business School among nation’s best

Stetson University’s School of Business Administration has been named one of the nation’s “Best 294 Business Schools” in a new guidebook released Oct. 11 by The Princeton Review. The education services company compiles its guidebook of top business schools annually based on input from more than 19,000 students in Master of Business Administration programs accredited by […]

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Stetson hosts Assoc. for Managers of Innovation

The Family Enterprise Center of Stetson University’s School of Business Administration will host the fall meeting of the Association for Managers of Innovation – an international conference at which managers from industry will share what they’re doing to facilitate innovation in their companies or organizations. AMI’s Fall 2011 Meeting, “Generational Innovation: A Source for Inspiration […]

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Libby honored as ‘Influential Woman in Business’

Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby has been selected one of Volusia/Flagler Business Report’s 2011 “Influential Women in Business.” This is the sixth year the weekly business report has honored the area’s most outstanding women in business. Women business owners and executives were nominated by readers and staff of the publication, which is affiliated with […]

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Accounting student named Becker Scholar

Stetson University graduate student Webb Shephard of DeLand, who comes from a long family line of Stetson graduates, is one of 50 students awarded the Becker Professional Educational Scholarship this year. Shephard will graduate May 7 with a master’s degree in accounting. Annually, Becker offers a one-time scholarship of $3,000 to 50 students who plan […]

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Business School earns reaccreditation

Stetson University’s School of Business Administration has been reaccredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The reaccreditation was received earlier this month following an in-depth review of the business school and visit by an AACSB team. “AACSB accreditation is the highest level of accreditation for business […]

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Placing 1st at G.A.M.E. Forum

Student investors in Stetson University’s Roland George Investments Program proved their global excellence once again – by winning the inaugural Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut earlier this month. The Roland George team placed first in the undergraduate fixed income category. The students made all of their own investment decisions, […]

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