JWU College of Business

JWU Students Step Up Their (Financial) Game at G.A.M.E. Forum IX

Twelve JWU students headed to NYC on March 27 to take part in the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Educational (G.A.M.E.) IX Forum. The three-day program is a student-managed fund portfolio competition that allows students to discuss and debate the best financial practices with industry leaders from around the world.

Topics: Competitions Finance Accounting

Kathy Ensor ’18: Making the Most of Her Time at JWU

As leader on the ice and in the classroom, Kathy Ensor ’18 is making the most of all that JWU Providence has to offer during her time as a student-athlete in the College of Business. Having traveled more than 1,100 miles from her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Ensor knew early on that she was interested in majoring in Accounting. “JWU’s career focus curriculum allowed me to take classes related to my major in my first year, which solidified my choice in pursuing an Accounting degree,” she said. “JWU also gave me the opportunity to play both hockey and lacrosse at the collegiate level.” This is Ensor’s second season as captain of the JWU women’s ice hockey team.

One of Ensor’s most memorable and influential professors is Corey Smith, associate professor. “I have a lot of respect for him because he’s also a partner at a public accounting firm,” she said. “He always relates the material we’re learning in the classroom to how it applies in the industry. I had him as a professor early on in my first year, and he really emphasized the power and flexibility an accounting degree gives you.”

Topics: Business Finance Accounting

2018 College of Business Senior Spotlights

Johnson & Wales University will award 9 honorary doctorate degrees and a total of 3,138 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at its 2018 commencement ceremonies, across the university’s 4 campuses. Here are just a few of the 443 undergraduate students graduating this weekend from the Providence Campus' College of Business

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JWU’s Finance & Investment Academy Gets in the G.A.M.E.

Johnson & Wales University’s Finance & Investment Academy (FIA), including interns of the student-managed Wildcat Investment Value Fund (WIVF), was invited to participate in the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum—a student portfolio competition held annually in March in New York City. This 3-day conference gathers some of the world’s most successful financial experts to share their knowledge and experience with hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. This was JWU’s first time participating.

Topics: Business Accounting

National Board Recognizes JWU Accounting Program and Awards Scholarship

College of Business student Olivia Tourony ’19 has received a $10,000 merit-based scholarship from the national organization Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Johnson & Wales University was one of 167 institutions selected to nominate a promising student for this award. Tourony, who is currently a junior in the undergraduate Accounting program, was nominated based on her interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing, and demonstration of high ethical standards.

Topics: Providence Business Accounting