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School of Business Our Work and Research

The scope and scale of our student and alumni work speaks for itself. One day, students are meeting with entrepreneurs in Peru and standing on the trading floors in Asia. The next day, they're managing a $3 million portfolio and overseeing microlending projects in Latin America. Each year, dozens of students also organize the Global Asset Management Education (GAME) Forum, the largest student-run financial conference in the world. After graduation, these same students join our School of Business alumni — 20,000 strong — and add to this impactful and influential network. Collectively, our students, faculty and alumni contribute to our reputation for excellence in business education.

Business students get in the GAME

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Quinnipiac GAME Forum

What’s the name of the game? Getting hands-on experience that translates into real-world success. Each year, 40 or so Quinnipiac business students play an integral role in organizing the annual GAME Forum, a three-day conference held in New York City that brings together the sharpest minds in the finance world. This engaging event — the largest, student-run financial conference in the world — draws more than 1,200 students and faculty from more than 150 colleges and universities. GAME Forum participants hear 140 high-level speakers sound off on everything from investment strategies to the role of social media in the stock market.

QU students, who act as hosts at the event, have the chance to get up close and personal with these finance superstars by participating in Q&A sessions, and attending breakout discussions and workshops on everything from investing to career development.

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Faculty Spotlight

Iddrisu Awudu
Professor believes education should be a beacon of light in students’ lives

October 12, 2020

Iddrisu Awudu, professor of management in the School of Business, encourages his students to ask questions and think critically about everything they study in class — whether on ground or virtually. When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, Awudu stepped up to the challenge by supporting his students and working diligently to ensure his students continued to stay on track during the uncertain times.
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Since 2009, the School of Business has partnered with Alianza Americana to provide a microlending program to small business owners in León, Nicaragua.

Alumni Spotlight

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Alumna’s internship leads to job diversifying Google’s workforce

April 11, 2019

Brittany Hayles '17 combines her interest in diversity with her degree in management to help Google recruit a workforce that reflects the diversity of their users.
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Our Work

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Arming the elderly against a cyberattack

Austin Kuppek ’19, Steve Koch ’19, Vincent Deriu ’19

Advances in digital technology have made many processes faster and more convenient, but they've also made it easier for criminals to exploit the population most vulnerable to cyberattacks — the elderly.

To address this issue, Computer Information Systems majors Austin Kuppek ’19, Steve Koch ’19 and Vincent Deriu ’19 taught patrons at the Wallingford Senior Center in Connecticut how to avoid — and recover from — the most common types of cyber fraud.

The special course covered phishing scams, ransomware attacks and other predatory tactics meant to fool victims into giving up their Social Security numbers and other highly sensitive information. It taught attendees how to recognize suspicious emails and websites as well ads how to use verification services and update their anti-virus software.

In the course’s most important segment, Deriu provided step-by-step instructions of what to do if their identities became compromised, from alerting police to filing a statement with a credit bureau to setting up an account with a credit monitoring service.

The course was a big success and gave Deriu and his classmates the chance to represent Quinnipiac while raising awareness and key points about cybercrime.

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