The UL Lafayette Megapreneurship Society hosted the first-ever IDEAthon on February 21 at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Center. High school students from around Acadiana, UL Lafayette students and community members were able to network with entrepreneurs and pitch their ideas to College of Business students in an open-mic format.
Student teams in Management 490, the undergraduate capstone course, presented judges with ideas to enhance financial and strategic objectives for Target. This competition is a nexus of strategic management and corporate entrepreneurship that allows students to enhance financial and strategic objectives by developing ideas to enhance Target’s market share. The winning team included seniors Chris Cormier, Alexander Costa, and Clayton Sills who proposed an extensive revamping of Target’s café.
Dining Etiquette Dinner
The Office of Career Services and College of Business’ 2018 Dining Etiquette Dinner was a huge success! Over 120 students enjoyed a four-course meal while learning valuable etiquette tips and got a chance to network with professionals in their field of study.
Special thanks to event sponsors AAA Hotel Company, Audubon Energy, Brown & Brown Insurance of Louisiana, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, Liberty National, as well as UL Lafayette Career Services, our faculty, university and community partners, and our alumni who served as table hosts.
The Moody College of Business will welcome new faculty member
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gary A. Wagner will join the Moody College of Business in Fall '18 as the Acadiana Business Economist/BORSF Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics. Dr. Wagner comes to us from the Federal Reserve Bank where he first served as a Regional Economic Advisor for the Philadelphia office and most recently as the Vice President & Senior Regional Officer of the Cleveland office. Dr. Wagner has a wealth of experience developing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders and forecasting and reporting economic conditions. Dr. Wagner also has considerable experience in academia prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank in 2015. He held faculty positions at University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Duquesne University, University of North Carolina, and Old Dominion University most recently where he held the rank of Professor of Economics. Dr. Wagner holds a Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University.
Moody Business Week
CEO Magazine recognizes MBA program
The MBA program is recognized as one of the top 71 MBA programs in North America by CEO Magazine. The publication’s objective is to identify schools which marry exceptional quality with great return on investment. Other universities listed in the Top Tier for MBAs include Florida International University, Loyola Marymount University and Texas A&M University.
College of Business tours NOLA hospitality industry
College of Business students, faculty, and staff toured the New Orleans hospitality industry by visiting Mardi Gras World, the National WWII Museum, and the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The group received a behind-the-scenes look at the venues, event planning details and future expansion plans of the facilities.