Finance team earns second place in regional CFA competition

A group of TU finance students placed second out of seven undergraduate and graduate teams in the regional CFA Institute Research Challenge last week.

For this rigorously competitive challenge, teams create equity research reports and give presentations about a real, publicly traded company. The report is scored by a group of judges and team present to a panel of experts from top financial institutions. The team with the highest combined written report and presentation score is the winner and advances to the national/global competition. The TU team compiled and presented their report on Northrop Grumman Corporation, the fifth-largest defense contractor in the world. Professors Jian Huang, Ph.D, and Rachel  Gordon, Ph.D., advised and mentored the team. The team members, Seth Vittori, Jose Ruiz Rojas, Michael Darosa, Peter Gallagher, and Ryan Hunsicker, were just .12 of a point shy of first place.

“We are proud of the work of these students and the faculty who helped them prepare,” said Babu Baradwaj, Ph.D., chair of the finance department.

Other schools competing in the challenge included Johns Hopkins (undergraduate and graduate teams), Loyola University Maryland, University of Maryland (undergraduate and graduate teams) and American University.

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Broken phone but no car? No problem for this TU student’s business

What use is an iPhone with a broken screen?

Well, it’s functional, but it’s certainly not ideal.

Many people today go on living with their cracked iPhone screens, finding the time and money it takes to fix the problem inconvenient and time consuming.

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Towson U student entreprenuer talks beer and business

While Friday’s Entrepreneur Fireside Chat got off to a five-minute late start last week, launching late is not always a bad thing when  it comes to releasing your initial product, said student entrepreneur Bobby Gattuso.

“You have to understand and know when you’re ready to [take] those big steps. … [You have to] really understand when it’s ready to properly launch,” he explained to the group of students and faculty members gathered for the weekly chat presented by the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Student Launch Pad.

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Beta Alpha Psi continues its record of ‘Superior’ recognition

TU’s Beta Alpha Psi-Iota Zeta chapter was recognized by the international organization’s headquarters as a Superior Chapter for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is the second year in a row the chapter has received this designation.

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