Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Economics Club on Campus

Student Announcement
RMU now has an Economics Club!

Calling all Economics Majors and anyone else interested in economics! A new club is born at RMU!

The RMU Economics Clubs is now open to all economics students and will be open to all business students at the start of the spring 2016 semester. Our organization’s activities will include: networking within the business community as it relates to economics, guest speakers such as: economists, government officials, business leaders, and postgraduate economic students, preparation for students’ careers after graduation, attending economic conferences, and discussions centered around how economic theories can be put into practice as well as current events in economics.

That being said, this is a new club so the first few meetings will be dedicated to gaining feedback from everyone.

Anyone who is interested in joining, please email TJ or if you have any questions, you may email TJ or Matt. We look forward to hearing from everyone and stay tuned for more details!

President- TJ Conroy: tjcst252@mail.rmu.edu
Vice President- Matt Munko: mrmst367@mail.rmu.edu
Secretary- Nathaniel Vacar: nxvst228@mail.rmu.edu
Treasurer- Brendon Damon: bpdst446@mail.rmu.edu
SGA representative- TBA

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Women in Business Club at Robert Morris University

This fall semester, Women in Business became an official club here at Robert Morris University. The first meeting was held on October 28th and was led by the club’s officers. The organization, advised by Dr. Jill Maher and Dr. Daria Crawley, has a goal of empowering and connecting women in the School of Business. At the first meeting, members discussed what they wanted from the club and voted on the slogan and cause to fundraise for. After the votes were counted, it was decided that Women in Business would be raising money for Pennsylvania Women Work, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in career transition. The organization’s slogan was chosen to be, “There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise!” -W.E.B. Dubois. Friday, November 13th is the last day to turn in applications and dues.  Applications and money should be put in a sealed envelope and placed in either Dr. Maher or Dr. Crawley’s mailbox, located in Massey Hall. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for November 18th at 9pm. While the club may be focused towards women, men are welcome to join. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Maher at maher@rmu.edu or Dr. Crawley at crawley@rmu.edu. 

Networking Dinner for School of Business Students

Meet executives and entrepreneurs from the Greater Pittsburgh Area! To attend you must be a member of the Financial Management Association, Phi Beta Lambda, American Marketing Association, or Association of Future Accountants. If you aren't currently a member but would like to attend the networking dinner, you can still join by emailing the corresponding contact as listed on the attached flyer. The dinner will be December 2, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferris Ballroom, Yorktown Hall. The dress code is business professional/ business casual. To R.S.V.P. click here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

School of Business Students Take First Place in IIA/PICPA Case Competition

On November 5, a team of RMU accounting students (Amanda Choma, Michael McCoy, and Danielle Silofau) competed and won first place in a case competition organized by the Pittsburgh Chapter of two prominent professional accounting organizations: IIA (The Institute of Internal Auditors) and PICPA (Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs). The Case Competition is an interactive, educational, collaborative event that challenges students to work with their peers to analyze data, develop ideas, and communicate their findings. Students had to thoroughly analyze the case, construct a flowchart that explains the business process, identify weaknesses in the business scenario, and propose solutions and controls to address the problems. There are two rounds of competition: in the first round student teams submitted their report and the teams with the best reports were advanced to the second round where the student teams were invited to do a live presentation in front of the panel of judges. This year there were 19 undergraduate student teams from University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Chatham University and Robert Morris University registered for this competition. Eight of the 19 teams advanced to the second round and the RMU School of Business team won first place and were awarded a $1,000 scholarship.