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Mo wins European Finance Association Award

Haitao Mo, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, co-authored a paper that won the 2019 Spängler IQAM Best Paper in Investments Prize from the European Finance Association (EFA). Which Factors?, was written by Mo as well as Kewei Hou from The Ohio State University and China Academy of Financial Research, Chen Xue from the University of Cincinnati, and Lu Zhang from The Ohio State University and National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Narayanan appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach

BATON ROUGE - Rajesh P. Narayanan has been selected as the new associate dean for academic affairs and outreach in the Office of the Dean at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Timothy Chandler, who previously held the position, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment. Narayanan is also the chair of the E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Department of Finance and he will continue that role for the next year.

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Richard White Jr. to Retire as LSU Business Dean

Richard D. White Jr. will step down as dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business at the end of this academic year.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business to Hold Graduate Program Fair

The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Business Education Complex rotunda.

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LSU to Offer Certified Credit Analyst Program

The Department of Finance in LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business in partnership with the Louisiana Bankers Association is responding to the needs of industry with the LBA/Ourso Credit Analyst Education Program which provides education and training for new hires or experienced bankers who are transitioning into commercial lending.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Student Scholarship Recipients

LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement for the 2018-19 academic year. The following scholarship recipients were recognized for their accomplishments.

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2019 Cenla-ian of the Year: R. Blake Chatelain

Blake Chatelain’s Cenla ties run deep. He sits relaxed in the Alexandria lobby office he’s inhabited for the past two decades in order to stay close to the customers who mean so much to him, reflecting on his life and career that, to this point, have seen him grow from his youth on the farmlands of south Central Louisiana to the some of the most prestigious boardrooms in the state. His outstanding business achievements, civic contributions and ongoing dedication to our community have earned him recognition as 2019’s Cenla-ian of the Year.

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LSU to Offer Certified Credit Analyst Program

The Department of Finance in LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business in partnership with the Louisiana Bankers Association is responding to the needs of industry with the LBA/Ourso Credit Analyst Education Program which provides education and training for new hires or experienced bankers who are transitioning into commercial lending.

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Mike the Tiger Mascot Reveals Secret Identity

Baton Rouge – Graduates, faculty, and visitors at the 2019 Spring Commencement for the E. J. Ourso College of Business were delighted to discover the identity of one of our beloved Mike the Tiger mascots. Gabe Muniz (Finance, 2019) of Marietta, Georgia wore portions of the mascot suit to graduation to celebrate his time as a student and as the “baddest cat in the land.”

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Ten Business Students Named to SEC 2018-19 Winter Honor Roll

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Out of 37 LSU student-athletes named to the 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll, 10 of them are E. J. Ourso College of Business students. The 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades posted from the 2018 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

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LSU Dept. of Accounting to Host Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

The 2019 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference will be held July 17-18, at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. This conference is sponsored by the Department of Accounting in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.

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Six Straight Years of Record-Breaking Graduating Classes for LSU

SEC Professor of the Year Gabriela González delivered the keynote address, and LSU graduated its largest and most diverse class ever at the university’s 298th commencement exercises on Friday, May 10. At the spring commencement ceremony, a record 4,442 degrees were awarded. The overall class of 2018-19 – students receiving degrees in previous summer and fall commencements combined with the current spring commencement – saw 7,047 degrees awarded, the highest in any academic year ever.

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LSU Named One of America’s Best Value Colleges by Forbes

LSU is rated as the best value university in Louisiana and 69th among public universities across the country in Forbes 2019 America’s Best Value Colleges rankings.

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Business Students Present At LSU Discover Day

Four students from the E. J. Ourso College of Business presented at LSU Discover Day 2019. On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, LSU Discover hosted the sixth annual LSU Discover Day undergraduate research and creativity symposium in the LSU student union. The event provided a forum for undergraduate students to share their work with the LSU community and visitors. Presentation categories included posters, visual displays, oral presentations, performances & readings, juried art show presentations and panel discussions. SDEIS professor, Gabriele Piccoli, serves on the LSU Discover Advisory Board.

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Varadero Capital, LP’s Summer Internship Program Will Transport Students from Baton Rouge to Wall Street

Varadero Capital LP, an alternative asset manager investing in specialized credit, announced the first class of its new summer internship program with Louisiana State University. The three chosen students, two sophomores and a junior, will spend eight weeks at the company’s headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, learning and applying investment principles and preparing for full-time roles in the financial sector.

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RERI Assistant Director Speaks to St. Bernard Parish Council on Tax Increment Financing

– Brian Andrews, assistant director of the Real Estate Research Institute in LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, was a guest speaker at a workshop hosted by GNO, Inc. for the Meraux Foundation and members of the St. Bernard Parish Council. Andrews’ topic was Tax Increment Financing or TIF, a financing tool used by public entities for infrastructure and economic development.

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Real Estate Research Institute Receives Donation

BATON ROUGE – The Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) received a $10,000 donation from the Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (CID) Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the CID’s quarterly luncheon.

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LSU Team Advances to Regional Finals of CFA National Research Challenge

BATON ROUGE – A team of four undergraduate students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business has advanced to the southwest regional finals of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, an intercollegiate competition sponsored by the CFA Institute in which leading industry professionals teach business and finance students how to research, write and present a report recommending a “buy,” “sell,” or “hold” position on a publicly traded company. The four students, all undergraduate finance seniors from Baton Rouge, are Matthew Crapanzano, Michael Hubbell, Brandt Green and Sam Chastain.

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LSU’s National Diversity Case Competition Team Places Runner-Up

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A team from LSU’s Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Business Student Success placed runner-up at the 2019 National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The competition is held annually the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day and brings together some of the best and most diverse talent in undergraduate education from across the country. This was the eighth year for the event, which took place Jan. 18-19. Nearly 170 business students from 42 teams competed – up from 35 teams last year.

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LSU Sophomore Named Queen Zulu 2019, Golden Band from Tigerland to March in Zulu Parade Mardi Gras Day

BATON ROUGE – LSU sophomore Kailyn Rainey will serve as Queen Zulu 2019 and the Golden Band from Tigerland will join her to march on Mardi Gras day in the Zulu parade in New Orleans. Kailyn is the first LSU student to be selected as Queen Zulu in the parade’s long and colorful history.

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Student Leader Profile: Angele Cherbonnier

BATON ROUGE – Angele Cherbonnier, graduate class president of the LSUCIA program, talks to us about the program, opportunities for students and her favorite LSU tradition.

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Finance Student Awarded LSU Discover Research Grant

BATON ROUGE – International Trade & Finance major, Abimbola Ogundare was recently awarded an LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Grant for spring 2019. We spoke with her about how she came to get into research, what her interests are and advice for other undergraduate students.

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LSU Flores MBA Program Offers One-Year MBA to Undergraduate Business Majors

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Flores MBA Program has launched a one-year MBA track that’s geared toward students who hold an undergraduate business degree from an accredited institution. Beginning in June, this new one-year MBA format will allow students to complete the MBA degree in just 11 months.

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2019 LSU100 Nominations Open

BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education announces the opening of nominations for the 2019 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on February 1, 2019.

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Three Business Students Awarded University Medals

BATON ROUGE – Three business students were recognized as university medalists at the Fall 2018 commencement ceremony on December 14, 2018.

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Community Bank Case Study Competition Open

BATON ROUGE - The Department of Finance is sponsoring two undergraduate teams for the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition and students are asked to sign up with Brian Andrews at andrews@lsu.edu by Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

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Professor Chance Invited to Prestigious Australian University as Visiting Scholar

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy of the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre applied for and received 10,000 Australian dollars from the Macquarie Faculty of Business and Economics Visiting International Scholar Award fund to support Chance’s visit. “I’ll be studying risk ethics with Professor Sheedy and various other topics that may arise as well as giving various lectures on campus and possibly in Sydney,” said Chance as well as giving various lectures on campus and possibly in Sydney.

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Educational Offerings for the Business Community through the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business offers educational programs for the business community as part of its strategic initiatives to foster economic development, promote entrepreneurship, and fill the growing needs of business. Below is a list of the current offerings.

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Canadian Derivatives Institute Recognizes PhD Student in Finance with $30,000 Grant

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA - The research of Department of Finance PhD Student Mobina Shafaati has been recognized with a $30,000 (Canadian) grant from the Canadian Derivatives Institute.

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LSU Announces Dean’s List, President’s Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2018 semester.

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Department of Finance Hosts Commercial Real Estate Researcher from Germany

BATON ROUGE - Professor Lea Eilers, a researcher with the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) at their Essen, Germany-based Research Data Center FDZ Ruhr spent several weeks during the Fall 2018 semester collaborating and researching with Professor Kelley Pace, Director of the Real Estate Research Institute in the Department of Finance at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business. The visit was part of the RWI Transatlantic Research Exchange, a scientific exchange program between researchers of the RWI and North American research institutes in the field of economics. The program is supported by a grant from the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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LSU Recognizes 1,950 Graduates at December Commencement, LSU’s Largest Fall Graduating Class Ever

BATON ROUGE – LSU recognized 1,950 graduates at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14.

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Eight Business Alumni Named to Baton Rouge Business Report 40 Under 40

BATON ROUGE - Eight business alumni were recently named to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's 2018 40 Under 40.

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Business Alumni Couple Featured in LSU Foundation Cornerstone

BATON ROUGE - Tom (finance, ’82) and Lisa (accounting ’89; law, ’94) Adamek, longtime philanthropic supporters of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, have made their largest gift to date in support of the Department of Finance and the Office of Business Student Success.

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Sales & Marketing Executives Recognize Business Alumni

BATON ROUGE - On Thursday, November 15, 2018 the Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) of Baton Rouge hosted their annual awards banquet. This event recognizes the achievements of those in the sales and marketing field within the area.

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Flapjacks and Layer Cakes

On January 7, 2019, the second annual Public-Private Partnership Symposium will be held at the LSLU E. J. Ourso College of Business in Baton Rouge. The event is co-hosted by ULI Louisiana and the Real Estate Research Institute at LSU.

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Lead LSU Program Graduates Include E. J. Ourso College Alumni, Student

BATON ROUGE – Several LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates and a current student were among the 2018 graduates of Lead LSU, a leadership development program for LSU employees.

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LSU to Offer Certified Credit Analyst Program

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Finance will offer a comprehensive Credit Analyst Certification Program beginning in January 2019. The course has been developed in cooperation with the Louisiana Bankers Association as a service to regional and community banks.

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Anthony Morales: I am Innovative

A finance and internal auditing major and entrepreneur, Anthony Morales, demonstrates his innovation through Kingsman Lloyd, his luxury sock company that focuses on southern styles.

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2018 Entrepreneurship Fellows Expand Skills, Networks

BATON ROUGE – To grow the stream of talented entrepreneurs willing to start new businesses and innovate within existing ones, the LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offers the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Any LSU student may apply for the yearlong program; fellows are chosen through a competitive application process.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business to Hold Graduate Program Fair

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the LSU Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive.

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E. J. Ourso College Climbs Slightly in Latest U.S. News Rankings

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College ranked 108th overall in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released earlier this month. This year’s ranking places the college in the top quarter of all business schools and is a slight increase from the college’s 109th ranking in 2017.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business Faculty Receive Promotions, Tenure

BATON ROUGE – Several LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty were awarded promotion and tenure before the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Emergent Method Named One of Country's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

BATON ROUGE – Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based consulting firm specializing in strategic and organizational planning, strategic communications and project management, has been ranked 1,292 in Inc. Magazine's 37th Annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies in America. The firm is ranked first among Baton Rouge companies in the Inc. 5000 rankings and sixth among Louisiana companies.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business Alumni Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America List

BATON ROUGE - Several graduates of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business have been named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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Student Leader Profile: Kyle Mancuso

BATON ROUGE – Senior Kyle Mancuso is the new president of the Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. He shared his thoughts on his organization, the benefits of student involvement and the importance of going to class.

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E. J. Ourso College Alumnus Recognized as a Top National Financial Representative

BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business alumnus Phil Adra, CFP, CPA, CLU and CLTC, was recently honored with membership in Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Forum Group. Members of this elite group are recognized for their commitment to helping clients achieve financial security.

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Student Leader Profile: Joey Impastato

BATON ROUGE - We caught up with 2018 Business College Council President Joey Impastato. Learn more about this finance major and his advice for students.

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Masters Programs Maintain Top-20 Rankings by Eduniversal

BATON ROUGE – Eduniversal’s newest best masters rankings place the E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Master of Science in Finance and Master of Public Administration and programs 11th and 12th, respectively, among public colleges and universities in the United States.

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Finance Major Receives Energy Scholarship

BATON ROUGE - The Center for Energy Studies has awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to three students majoring in energy-related fields, including one student in the E. J. Ourso College of Business.

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