JWU College of Business

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

Topics: Advertising & Marketing Fashion Merchandising Business Accounting

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

Business, Hospitality + Culinary Alums Talk Power of JWU’s Network

More than 20 years later, three JWU alumni find themselves working together on a multibillion-dollar development in Baltimore, Maryland for the new Under Armour campus. Marc Weller ’95, president of Sagamore Development Company, LLC, and David Andrew ’93, senior vice president at Marsh & McLennan Companies, have been great friends since their time at Johnson & Wales University. When Weller learned Andrew’s company, and fellow JWU alumnus Luke Ostrom ’97, partner and proprietor of NoHo Hospitality Group, submitted bids for this project, he knew he’d be working with passionate, dedicated and smart businessmen.

Get to know Weller, Andrew and Ostrom in this video and how the power of the JWU network brought them together for this professional partnership.

Topics: Hospitality Culinary Arts Alumni Business

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

Student Entrepreneurs Gear Up to Launch Online Business

This winter, 2 students in the College of Business and 1 in the College of Hospitality Management, along with fellow collaborators, will officially launch Rabbit — a catalog of experiences tailored to each individual user based on their interests and a place for businesses and organizations to break free from the limitations of conventional advertising. Starting with an idea and making it a reality is the kind of opportunity that is available and supported here at JWU.

Topics: Providence Business Entrepreneurship