Business students and faculty in the spotlight

Our students and faculty are accomplishing great things. Below, you'll find some of their work and achievements. This page will be updated frequently as their accomplishments continue to roll in.

G.A.M.E. Forum

Center of the financial world

Members of the Quinnipiac community pose outside the Nasdaq building in New York City March 30, 2016. University representatives participated in the closing bell ceremony prior to the start of the annual Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) VI Forum, which took place March 31-April 2.

Featured Work

Business students get in the G.A.M.E.

What’s the name of the game? Getting hands-on experience that can translate into real-world success. Each year approximately 40 Quinnipiac business students play an integral role in organizing the annual G.A.M.E Forum, a three-day conference held in New York City that brings together the sharpest minds in the finance world. The engaging event — the largest of its kind in the world — attracts more than 1,200 students from 150 colleges and 37 countries who listen to more than 100 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, also have the chance to get up close and personal with these business superstars by participating in Q&A sessions, and attending breakout discussion panels and workshops on everything from investing to career development.

"There is a real need for connecting theory and practice to help students understand how what they have learned in the classroom translates to investment best practices," says finance professor David A. Sauer, who founded the G.A.M.E. (Global Asset Management Education) Forum in 2010. "The conference provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with key leaders from the financial services industry. The students are really impressed by their access to these high-level professionals.  And the speakers are really amazed at the quality of the questions and the level of student engagement."

Connecticut State Business Plan Competition

Entrepreneurship majors win four of the six prizes at the Connecticut State Business Plan Competition

Quinnipiac entrepreneurship majors won four of the six prizes at the Connecticut State Business Plan Competition last year: JC’s Driving School, a do-it-yourself garage that offers a variety of driving classes, created by senior entrepreneurship majors Charles Blizard and Jacob Armenia, won the best service business prize and the best executive summary.

Going places

Quinnipiac entrepreneurship majors won four of the six prizes including best presentation and best executive summary at the Connecticut State Business Plan Competition.


Center of entrepreneurship

Our dedicated entrepreneurship space enables our students to meet with potential investors and partners.

Travelers IT Case Competition

Well traveled

A team of Quinnipiac business students won the grand prize at the Travelers IT Case Competition. The competition required the students to work together and utilize skills gained from their coursework and experience for a solution for Travelers to use. The students worked closely with Computer Information Systems Professor Kiku Jones.

Quinnipiac was one of seven schools that competed. Each team received the same case and had three weeks to come up with a solution. Quinnipiac came up with the solution called trAV's, or Travelers Aerial Vehicles. 

It was the second time in the last three years that a Quinnipiac computer information systems team has won this competition.

Mary Poppins would be proud

Left to right: Joseph Portella ’17, MBA’18, Kereece Williams ’17, MBA ’17, Computer Information Systems Professor Kiku Jones, and Kristi DeSimone ’16, MBA ’17, and Colin Burke ’16, MBA ’17.

“The win signifies their ability to research, analyze and come up with the most creative, feasible and beneficial solution for Travelers to implement. The judges said they were outstanding from beginning to end. The students were very polished in their presentation. Quinnipiac was on every judge's list as either first or second place.”
Professor Kiku Jones
Computer Information Systems

Student Work

Using his skills to help others

Nathaniel L. Noncent ‘17 has designed a walker to help those at risk of falling.

Using the skills learned in class to benefit others

Nathaniel L. Noncent ’17 wanted to do  something for his mother who was undergoing rehab due to complications from surgery and needed walking assistance.

Rather than just buying her a walker, he developed the NxtStep Walker to better prevent falls. He collaborated with faculty and seven other students — one of whom has a grandmother who also has mobility issues.

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