Business

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A COVID-19 'gap year' has significant financial consequences for some business majors

The Covid-19 virus has turned the college experience upside-down as students have been removed from dorms to stop the spread of the disease, and face-to-face classes have been moved to remote delivery.  Potential first-year and transfer students are being encouraged to consider a ‘gap year’ and delay enrollment until the educational environment returns to ‘normal.’
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UNIBusiness security analysis class uses Krause Fund to learn real-world trading tools

It’s hard to replicate the feeling of investing in a real portfolio made up of real money. At UNIBusiness, the Krause Fund provides an opportunity for students to do exactly that. It started more than two decades ago, when Bill Krause, the founder of Kum and Go, donated $100,000 to four universities, including UNI, hoping to see them compete on performance.
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UNIBusiness alumni return home to continue careers in real estate

Ryan Cahalan (Finance, ’99) has always considered Iowa his home. That was true even as he worked almost 20 years of his real estate career outside of the state. He returned to Iowa just a few years ago, and is now working to grow his own business, Artisan Capital Group in Des Moines, of which he is a co-founder and partner.
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Jepson Forum shares a global vision with a local focus

Lawrence Jepson understood the importance of global economics long before many of his peers in the 1970s. A Wall Street businessman, Jepson used to say if a Zurich banker sneezed, someone in the United States caught a cold. Jepson came to the United States as an immigrant from Denmark.
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UNI business faculty and staff recognized for excellence

Faculty are the life-blood of our educational mission -- getting students ready for business. They provide the leadership and direction for our future while balancing three significant responsibilities -- teaching, scholarship, and service. Our first three awards recognize faculty whom the leadership team believes perform at the highest levels in each of these distinct areas. They distinguish themselves in their excellence and commitment.
UNI professor Arthur Cox teaches real estate students Andrew Hubbard, Matthew Perk, Jared Larson in the classroom.

'It’s not just learning to sell houses:' A look inside UNI's real estate program

It was 1976 and Arthur Cox was at his first day on the job as salesperson at a Quad Cities real estate firm. Excited to learn the ins and outs of his new position, he followed his boss to the open-office area where the company’s brokers spent a portion of their workdays. Rows of desks filled the space, and Cox’s then-boss pointed to an empty workstation and left Cox to do his job without any more introductions or training.
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UNI business students awarded for academics and leadership

Every April, UNIBusiness celebrates the end of the academic year by recognizing the accomplishments of distinguished faculty, alumni and students at the annual Leadership Celebration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 UNIBusiness Leadership Celebration will be celebrated virtually though a series of online features, videos and social media posts honoring the recipients.
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UNI business college's coveted accreditation extended

The University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration once again earned the “gold standard” for business colleges worldwide after the AACSB extended its accreditation for another five years in recognition of its continued excellence in education. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation, and UNI was one of just 38 business schools in the country to receive the extension in this recent quarter.