AMA Students attend International Collegiate Conference

On March 19-21, 2015, six executive leaders (Sydni Collins, Erica Miller, Alyson McKinney, Lauren Brommer, Shrey Shah and Andrew Giles) of the Poole College of Management’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association at NC State University attended the 37th AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. The conference provided the attendees with competitive role-playing situations, networking opportunities with over 1400 students from across the globe and several corporations and professional development via multiple marketing presentations.

The AMA collegiate chapters were able to celebrate their success and learn some of the best practice chapter management techniques.

The AMA faculty sponsor is Thomas Byrnes.

Financial Analytics Guest Lecture – March 31.

We’re doing some pretty interesting stuff in the area of analytics these days.  In BUS 495, Professor Srini Krishnamurthy is introducing students to applied financial analytics.   This new course is generating a lot of interest for students who want a deeper dive into analysis of financial data and markets

The course is hosting a quant fund manager, Dalip Awasthi, Founder of Awasthi Capital on March 31. Details here:

New research on CEO opportunism

Research by Richard Warr (Professor of Finance) on CEO opportunism was recently featured on the NC State research blog.

Warr’s research shows that CEOs appear to time option grants relative to splits to take advantage of the price bump that frequently accompanies a split announcement. This small action nets (on average) about $450,000 to the CEO. This work is forthcoming in the Journal of Accounting and Economics.  A copy of the paper can be found here.