Bulldog 100 winners, finance students in stock pitch competition, newly endowed professorships, and alumni blazing trails
The Terry College Student Managed Investment Fund hosted finance students from the University of Massachusetts, Princeton University and the University of Texas-Austin for competition and camaraderie at SMIF’s ninth annual Stock Pitch Competition. Photo Gallery
Marketing professor John Hulland was appointed to the Nalley Distinguished Chair in Business, and management professor Laura Little was named to the Chick-fil-A Distinguished Professorship for Leadership Advancement.
Nabil Ayers, president of the Beggars Group recording company, wanted to work in the music business since childhood. He encouraged music business students to also chase their dream jobs during a visit to the Terry College.
Bitcoin Depot, the world’s largest cryptocurrency ATM operator led by Terry alumnus Brandon Mintz (BBA ’16), landed atop the Bulldog 100 ranking of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.
The four Terry College alumni recognized Feb. 23 as 2023 Terry Trailblazers called on students to follow their purpose, give back and create connections in their careers and in their communities. Photo Gallery
For Marty Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco, leading a company is an exercise of curiosity and self-reflection, he told UGA students gathered for the Terry Leadership Speaker Series. Photo Gallery
Thryft Ship founder Valeria Brenner continued her shipping label company’s success, winning $10,000 at the UGA Entrepreneurship Program’s Venture Prize Competition sponsored by Floor & Decor. Photo Gallery
The best MBA students in the SEC will converge on the Terry College of Business this spring to compete in the 10th annual SEC MBA Case Competition.
Researchers have long established that racial biases held by customers and customer service agents can impact business transactions. But does that bias extend to chatbots?
As the Federal Reserve works to combat inflation by raising interest rates, there’s a 75% chance the U.S. economy will shrink and slip into recession. “A recession is not inevitable, but it would take near-perfect monetary policy to avoid one,” Ben Ayers, dean of the Terry College of Business and presenter at the Georgia Economic Outlook, told the Jekyll Island audience and The Brunswick News. Ayers added the downturn won’t be nearly as drastic as recent recessions. Nationally UGA economists predict a .7% decline in GDP. Statewide, Georgians will only see a .2% decline in GDP.
“I think it’s going to be very difficult for the Federal Reserve to cool down the economy to contain the highest inflation in 40 years without triggering a recession,” Jeff Humphreys, director of the UGA Selig Center for Economic Growth, told WABE. However, he continued, the downturn will be mild and short across the nation and Georgia won’t fare as poorly as other states. “For the last three, four, five years, Georgia has been setting record after record in terms of landing large economic development projects, and that’s one of the numerous reasons why I think Georgia will not really get hard by this particular recession.”