COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Lauren Killebrew has been named the inaugural recipient of Louisiana Tech’s Chartered Financial Analyst Society Annual Award of Finance. Awarded by the CFA Society of Mississippi, Killebrew received the honor for her outstanding academic achievements and interest in pursuing the CFA charter, widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program.
The College of Business was ranked No. 64 in the nation on Fortune’s inaugural full-time MBA ranking, and the only public institution in Louisiana named to the list.
The Spring 2021 issue explores the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, with specific focuses on economic forecasts for the state, employment losses and gains, and foreclosure rates. The report also examines the economic impact of Louisiana Tech’s newest residence facilities as well as the impact of one Tech student on the local economy.
With membership in this leadership giving society more than doubling over the past year, alumni and friends collectively funded seven projects that support the College’s mission.
Students have managed institutional funds through periods of considerable uncertainty—trade wars with China, the COVID-19 pandemic, and elections. At present, the SMIF is considerably outperforming the benchmark with yearly gains of 37 percent in a market environment that has been, according to Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Bill McCumber, “challenging for the most experienced and thick-skinned professionals.”
Team Peryton Drone took home first place in the 2021 Top Dog New Venture Championship for their device that combines flying and driving into one drone in a singular lightweight package.
The College of Business was ranked No. 40 in the nation, and the only institution in the state to rank within the top 50. The ranking coincided with the launch of Fortune Education, and evaluated four components: program score, Fortune 1000 score, brand score, and prestige score.
What is the most significant threat to workplace cyber security breaches? It may just be the complacency of the person in the cubicle next to you. Five years after first presenting his concept in 2016, Dr. Tom Stafford has published his grounded theory development of a mid-range Theory of Cybersecurity Complacency.
The College of Business graduate programs are once again among the best in the nation, with a 2022 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools ranking of 106.
The College of Business received three Gold honors and one Silver honor in the 36th Annual Educational Advertising Awards competition.