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TCNJ School of Business Commencement 2024

May 16, 2024, began two days of celebration as TCNJ kicked off their 168th Commencement Ceremonies.  The School of Business ceremony was held Thursday evening, graduating 351 graduates. TCNJ Interim President, Dr. Michael Bernstein, began the evening with words of encouragement for the graduates. Dr. Bernstein shared four commitments for the graduates to make to…


Professor Karen Becker Featured on WalletHub Discussing Cheap Car Insurance in New Jersey

Karen Becker, Associate Professor of Marketing & Interdisciplinary Business, was featured as an expert in a recent article in WalletHub discussing Cheap Car Insurance in New Jersey. What does it say about car insurance companies that so many have celebrity endorsers? In many cases, the use of a celebrity suggests companies know their target audience. Most…


School of Business 2024 Senior Awards Ceremony

Last evening, the School of Business held the 2024 Senior Awards Ceremony.  Each year the faculty of the School of Business recognizes the academic and co-curricular achievements of our graduating Seniors. In her welcome address, Interim Dean Dieterich said, “Today, we gather to honor those who have exemplified remarkable commitment to their studies and have…


Senior Economic Students Give Thesis Presentations

As part of the capstone course for Economics majors, students must present both a written and oral thesis. The goal of the senior thesis is to produce original research on an economic topic. The thesis requires not only that students review and synthesize related literature from economics journals but also gather and analyze new data…


School of Business Students Display Their Meticulous Work at COSA

On April 30, 2024, TCNJ School of Business students participated in the 27th Annual TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement, a day-long opportunity for the TCNJ community to engage with the scholarly activity of its students. The School of Business was represented by 23 students showing off 16 projects presented in the form of papers, posters,…


TCNJ School of Business Senior Takes First Place at the Fox Sales Challenge!

Four TCNJ School of Business Students participated in this year’s Fox Sales Challenge, an event hosted by Temple University’s Professional Sales Organization. The TCNJ team had the privilege of showcasing our skills and talents alongside other institutions like Temple University, St. Joe’s, and Penn State. The team was comprised of: Jessie Liu (junior, Marketing major),…


ALPFA TCNJ Student & Professional Mixer

The TCNJ School of Business student organization the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) recently hosted a student and professional mixer. The event was a success with professionals from PwC, TIAA, RWJBH, Fiserv, and Merck! President Tiffany Rojas said, “I’m glad to have seen how engaged my future employer was in speaking with students.”…


Faculty Spotlight: Michele Naples, Professor, Economics

Our final Faculty Spotlight for the semester is on Michele Naples, Professor of Economics. Michele has been with the School of Business for over 30 years. Recently we spoke to Michele about a study abroad program she has participated in a few times, TCNJ in Ghana. Can you share with us how this opportunity first…


School of Business Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On April 21, 2024, the School of Business held its annual induction ceremony for Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association (NJCBAA), and Omicron Delta Epsilon. BETA ALPHA PSI Beta Alpha Psi is a national honors organization for information professionals, which includes Accounting, Information Systems, and Finance majors. As…


TCNJ’s MBA program ended the spring semester on a real high note this year: Our inaugural MBA Alumni Panel!

We were thrilled to welcome back five talented alumni representing each of our program’s graduating cohorts and specializations.  They shared insights on the mindsets, skills, and relationships they developed as MBA students and how those takeaways have helped to facilitate their ongoing career growth.  It was a phenomenal learning and networking experience for our current…


School of Business Alumni Weekend Lunch

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, the School of Business hosted its alumni on the Trenton Hall lawn as part of Alumni Weekend. The School offered lunch for the alumni from “The Fry Boss,” a business owned and operated by School of Business alumni and 2021 Mayo Business Plan Competition participant, Dominic (Tony) Morency ’21. Several…


Alumni Spotlight – Micaela Schaffer ’18

    Micaela Schaffer ’18 Project Manager, Johnson & Johnson “Being a student at TCNJ taught me to be resourceful. TCNJ has so many resources and programs available that I took advantage of, which ultimately led to my success as a student and in securing a full-time job prior to graduating.” Click on the link…


The Real Estate Club Completes It’s First Case Competition

Through the hard work of students, a new student organization was recently added to TCNJ School of Business, the Real Estate Club. “Since the club’s inception, the importance of developing opportunities for members to advance themselves professionally and establish meaningful networks and relations has always been at the forefront of its purpose,” shared the club’s…


Faculty Spotlight: Karen Becker, Associate Professor, Marketing & IDB

This Faculty Spotlight will spotlight Karen Becker, Associate Professor, Marketing & Interdisciplinary Business.  Karen joined TCNJ in the fall of 2006, and among her contributions has been her successful mentoring of the last two first-place teams in the Mayo Business Plan Competition. We recently talked to Karen about a new project of hers, Lions in…


Management Student Wins HRM Human Resource Management Scholarship

Senior Management major, Lauren Goodger, recently was presented with the HRM Human Resource Management Scholarship. The Human Resource Management Association of Princeton awarded the scholarship. Lauren is currently the outgoing president of TCNJ’s chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). There to support Lauren when she received the award were Professor Waheeda Lillevik,…


Finance Students Visit NYC!

  A group of finance majors was hosted by two School of Business alumni, Jennifer Graf ’96 and Brandon Klein ’16, in NYC on April 10, 2024. The group was accompanied by Interim Dean Tammy Dieterich, Professor Seung Hee Choi, and Professor Thomas Patrick. Jennifer and Brandon spoke candidly to the students about their experiences,…


Students Present at the 38th Annual Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference

On Saturday, April 6, 2024, led by Professor Waheeda Lillevik, a fantastic presentation was given by undergraduate students Alison Zingaro (junior, Interdisciplinary Business major), Lauren Goodger (senior, Management major), and Luce Elvariste (senior, Management major) at the 38th Annual Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference in Philadelphia. This conference is for faculty who teach courses in…


Golden Connections Wins First-Place at the 2024 Mayo Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Lauren Cunningham (Senior, Marketing major), Emma Route (Junior, Chemistry major), and Sangam Shivaprasad (Senior, Biology major) on winning the first-place price of $30,000 in the 2024 Mayo Business Plan Competition. The final three teams presented their plans to the judges and a live audience on March 27, 2024, in Mayo Concert Hall at…


Senior Spotlight: Mateo Perez

Mateo Perez, Economics Major Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Vice President of Finance for Beta Gamma Sigma Omnicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society Member Dean’s List TCNJ Club Tennis President Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Treasurer, Financial Management Association (FMA) TCNJ Sports Club, Council Secretary Completed an Internship while attending school Member…


New Management Courses for Fall 2024

Beginning Fall 2024, the Management Department will begin offering two new courses: Supply Chain Design & Logistics and Employee & Labor Relations. MGT365: Supply Chain Design & Logistics This advanced supply chain/operations management course is a comprehensive study of the concepts, processes, and models used in the design, development, analysis, and management of global supply…


Senior Spotlight: Erik Koller

Erik Koller, Finance Major Minors in Information Technology Systems & Economics CEO Peer Mentor Mentor Development Director, CEO Peer Mentors Member Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Completed multiple internships while attending the School of Business Dean’s List Completed Bloomberg Marketing Concepts Certification Member of Pi Sigma Epsilon Congratulations on all your accomplishments!      


2024 Mayo Business Plan Competition Finalists Announced

The final three teams competing in the 2024 Mayo Business Plan Competition have been selected. A top prize of $30,000 will be awarded to the winning team with prizes of $20,000 and $10,000 for second and third-place teams. Open to the public, the live finals will be held on March 27, 2024, at 5:00 pm,…


Accounting Students Visit Mercadien

Recently, a local accounting firm, Mercadien, located in Hamilton, New Jersey, hosted a group of accounting students, faculty and staff. Thank you to Myron Gellman, CEO and TCNJ School of Business Alumni for organizing an engaging day! The Team at Mercadien held a speed networking session where the students could learn about their major practice…


Faculty Spotlight: Yutong Xie, Assistant Professor, Finance

This Faculty Spotlight is on Dr. Yutong Xie, Assistant Professor of Finance who joined TCNJ School of Business in Fall 2020.  He is currently conducting research on the topic, “Mandatory Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Disclosure and Financial Reporting Quality.” We spoke to Dr. Xie regarding his research, and here is what he shared. Tell…


TCNJ School of Business Team Makes Semi-Finals in the CFA Research Investment Challenge

Our TCNJ Lions Team finished strongly, placing in the semi-finals of the CFA Research Investment Challenge. They competed against 22 teams from top universities in the NY-NJ region. The months-long learning journey for our student team is remarkable. As a team, they produce an in-depth financial research report recommend whether the investment is suitable pitch…


Dr. John McCarty Honored

At the Annual Faculty/Librarian Recognition Award Ceremony held on February 15, 2024, Dr. John McCarty, Department Chair of Marketing and Interdisciplinary Business, was awarded the Excellence in Student Mentoring and Advising Award. This award recognizes an individual who demonstrated excellence in the mentorship and advising of undergraduate students to be successful in their field.  Dr.…


2024 MBPC Semi-Finalists Announced

The six teams have been selected to advance to the next round in the Mayo Business Plan Competition. On February 28, 2024, the semi-finalists will deliver their presentations, in a closed session, to a panel of judges. Three teams will be chosen to advance to the finals. The finals will be held on March 27,…


TCNJ School of Business Professor Presents at NAPAHE

On January 19, 2024, Dr. Waheeda Lillevik, Associate Professor of Management, presented “Minimizing Microaggressions in Higher Education” at the 37th Annual NAPAHE Conference in Washington, D.C. NAPAHE serves professionals and assistants supporting higher education leaders to strengthen the profession through programming, networking, and professional development opportunities. Heather Fehn, VP & Chief of Staff, TCNJ Office of…


TCNJ Business School Ranked 58th in the Nation

The College of New Jersey School of Business moved up one spot from last year to #58, as ranked by Poets&Quants Best Undergraduate Business Schools of 2024. The system used by Poets&Quants is considered the most comprehensive assessment of undergraduate business programs, ranking the top 100 schools each year. “Being placed among the Top 100…


2024 Neil Gaston Student Achievement Award

Applications are now being accepted through March 1, 2024, for the 2024 Neil Gaston Student Achievement Award. The award includes a monetary award and will be presented during the School of Business Senior Awards Ceremony in May. To be eligible for the award, the recipient must be a graduating senior in the School of Business…


Fall 2023 Dean’s List

The Fall 2023 Dean’s List is now available. Congratulations to all our Dean’s List students!


TCNJ launches flexible Master of Professional Studies program

The College of New Jersey will give students a customizable way to earn a graduate degree, tailored to their career needs, with the creation of a Master of Professional Studies degree. The program involves a minimum of 30 credits, including two core courses, and the completion of two certificate programs within the academic schools at…


TCNJ boasts highest graduation rate in NJ for community college transfer students

The College of New Jersey, which already boasts the eighth highest four-year graduation rate in the nation and highest in NJ among public colleges and universities, has extended that distinction to include transfers students. The college was recently ranked the top institution in New Jersey — and now among the best in the nation —…


TCNJ School of Business Graduate Programs Are Growing!!!!

TCNJ’s Graduate Business programs are growing!  Starting in the Fall of 2024, we will be offering new specialized Master’s degrees in two high-demand areas: MS Accounting and Business Analytics MS Management and Organizations Both MS programs will leverage the flexible online hybrid model we’ve fine-tuned in our MBA program to accommodate the needs of working…


TCNJ School of Business to launch two new hybrid graduate programs

The College of New Jersey’s School of Business is launching two new, hybrid online graduate programs: Master of Science in Accounting and Business Analytics and Master of Science in Management and Organizations. Applications are now being accepted for classes that will begin in fall 2024. “TCNJ has an outstanding reputation for delivering a rigorous education,”…


TCNJ launches environmental studies major amidst growing concerns over climate change

The College of New Jersey’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences has launched an undergraduate environmental studies major to effectively address the disproportionate harm to the planet from climate change and other widespread environmental injustices.   “The scientific understanding of environmental problems is necessary to determine potential solutions, but that alone is not sufficient,” said Diane…


Management Department Alumni Night

Thursday night the Management Department hosted Alumni Night. The Management faculty were joined by 11 alumni and 23 students. The alumni shared their experiences with the students and provided advice on strategies for career success, the value of a management degree, and the variety of career options that management students may pursue. The Management alumni…


Professor Susan Hume Featured on WalletHub Discussion Credit Card Use

Susan Hume, Associate Professor of Finance, Department of Finance, School of Business, The College of New Jersey on WalletHub Discussing Credit Card Use How many credit cards should you have? The average American today has almost 4 credit cards with a credit limit of over $30,000 (according to Experian). This may be a low count as…


TCNJ earns HEED Award for DEI efforts

The College of New Jersey has been awarded a 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The award is presented annually to institutions that advance the core values of DEI as evidenced through mentoring, teaching, research, hiring and promotion, recruitment,…


Peer Mentors Participate in Lion’s Day Open House

This weekend The College of New Jersey hosted a Lions Day event to provide prospective students with information and resources regarding admissions, academic majors, and campus tours. This unique event allowed prospective students to connect with the TCNJ community.  Part of that community is the School of Business Peer Mentors. Side by side with the…


Mu Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity Wins Two Regional Awards!

The Mu Omega Chapter of the Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity at the College of New Jersey won two Regional awards: the Outstanding Professional Activities Award for a Collegiate Chapter and the R. Nelson Mitchell Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award!  The awards were presented during the 2023 Grand Chapter Congress. There is a lengthy application and review…


School of Business BUS 099 Networking Fair

As part of the third week of our Business Orientation Seminar course, all 280+ first-year students took part in a networking fair today that featured student representatives from each School of Business academic department and student organizations. Students in BUS 099 were encouraged to meet at least five new classmates who were not in their…


TCNJ School of Business SHRM Student Chapter Receives Merit Award

SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) awarded a 2022-2023 Student Chapter Superior Merit Award designation to the TCNJ School of Business SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members. The SHRM Student Chapter Superior Merit Award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding…


Welcome Back School of Business!

Today, the School of Business hosted a welcome-back picnic for its students. The School served up Wawa hoagies, lots of water, ice cream, and Italian ice served by Lollypops Ice Cream. Lollypops is owned by two School of Business Alumni, Joe & Jeanne Murphy.  Some of the School’s student organizations were present as was the…


New MBA Cohort Begins!

This past weekend, TCNJ’s School of Business was thrilled to welcome 34 students into our Fall 2023 MBA cohort!  These dynamic scholars bring a rich diversity of academic knowledge and professional experience to our program.  They hail from communities as close by as Ewing NJ, and as far as Accra, Ghana.  The energy was palpable…


Fall Alumni Event

Alumni, Join us on September 27, 2023 at Old Hights Brewery!  Come catch up with old classmates, chat with faculty and get caught up on what is going on at the School of Business. The event is free, however, registration is required. Scan the QR code to register. Registration includes light appetizers and two drink…


Spring 2023 Dean’s List

The Dean’s List for the Spring 2023 semester has been officially released.  Congratulations to all School of Business students named on the list.


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