Business Administration News

Board Diversity and Company Performance: Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli

Board Diversity and Company Performance: Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli

Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in Accounting from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. Professor Magnanelli teaches Accounting and Management at JCU.   

“Adopt a Firm:” a Hands-On Experience for Public Relations Students

“Adopt a Firm:” a Hands-On Experience for Public Relations Students

In order to overcome the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic during this past Fall, Business Communications Professor Michèle Favorite created the “Adopt a Firm” project for her Public Relations class – BUS 320.  

Business in the Food Industry: Latvian Entrepreneur Enno Ence

Business in the Food Industry: Latvian Entrepreneur Enno Ence

Professor Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi’s class Organizational Behaviour welcomed Latvian entrepreneur Enno Ence, who delivered a talk on how to build a business in the food industry. He founded “MILZU!”, a producer of breakfast cereals that competes against Kellogg's and other major brands.

GeicoTaikisha Group, Led by Alumnus Daryush Arabnia, Acquires Three New Companies

GeicoTaikisha Group, Led by Alumnus Daryush Arabnia, Acquires Three New Companies

The GeicoTaikisha Group, led by JCU alumnus Daryush Arabnia, recently completed the acquisition of three companies, thus consolidating its market leadership in the production of automotive coating systems.

Engage Your Target Audience: Business Communications Professor Michèle Favorite

Engage Your Target Audience: Business Communications Professor Michèle Favorite

Born and raised in Naples, Professor Michèle Favorite attended Brown University in the United States before continuing her studies in the United Kingdom. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

What Makes a Good Ad – Business Professor Tetyana Kholod

What Makes a Good Ad – Business Professor Tetyana Kholod

Originally from Vinnytsia, Ukraine, Professor Tetyana Kholod holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business Management from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. She is Lecturer in Business and Management at JCU.

Digital Research Skills: JCU Alumnus and Founder of Vanalize Dimitri Visnadi 

Digital Research Skills: JCU Alumnus and Founder of Vanalize Dimitri Visnadi 

Professor Antonella Salvatore’s Professional Skills for Career Development class welcomed Alumnus Dimitri Visnadi for an online talk on “Digital Research Skills” on November 20, 2020. 

Professor Ieva Jākobsone Bellomi Chairs Panel for Italy Africa Business Week

Professor Ieva Jākobsone Bellomi Chairs Panel for Italy Africa Business Week

JCU Business professor, Ieva Jākobsone Bellomi, an expert in developing and emerging markets, was invited to take part in the fourth annual Italy Africa Business Week, which was held remotely from November 9 to 11, 2020.

Life is What You Make of It: Student Lukas Probst

Life is What You Make of It: Student Lukas Probst

Lukas Probst is an International Business major from Vienna, Austria, minoring in Economics and Legal Studies. Lukas has a very international upbringing and is an active member of the University’s Model United Nations society.

The World of Venture Capitals: A Talk with Niccolò Sanarico, Investment Manager

The World of Venture Capitals: A Talk with Niccolò Sanarico, Investment Manager

Business Professor Riccardo Maiolini’s Strategic Decisions in Entrepreneurship class welcomed Niccolò Sanarico for a talk called “Introduction to Venture Capital: How VC Firms Evaluate an Investment Opportunity,” on November 5, 2020.

Building a Brand Foundation: JCU Welcomes Brand Strategist Steven Picanza

Building a Brand Foundation: JCU Welcomes Brand Strategist Steven Picanza

JCU Business Administration Professor Silvia Pulino welcomed US Brand Strategy and Management expert Steven Picanza for a Zoom talk on building a solid Brand Foundation, on October 14, 2020.

JCU Alumnus Daryush Arabnia Elected President of UCIF Industrial Organization

JCU Alumnus Daryush Arabnia Elected President of UCIF Industrial Organization

John Cabot University alumnus Daryush Arabnia was recently elected President of UCIF (Unione Costruttori Impianti di Finitura), the Italian association of producers of automobile finishing plants.

Dream Big, Dream Small: A Children’s Book by Visiting Professor Elissa Ruffino

Dream Big, Dream Small: A Children’s Book by Visiting Professor Elissa Ruffino

Professor Elissa Ruffino recently wrote a book entitled, Dream Big, Dream Small, dedicated to the Hon. Frank J. Guarini, former U.S. Congressman and Chairman Emeritus of the JCU Board of Trustees.

Alumna Zulema Alejandra Palacios Jaramillo Selected as Fulbright Grantee

Alumna Zulema Alejandra Palacios Jaramillo Selected as Fulbright Grantee

Zulema Alejandra Palacios Jaramillo graduated from JCU in December 2019. She was recently selected as a Fulbright Grantee and she will be starting her master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies in the United States next fall.

Professor Jakobsone Bellomi on Sustainability and Country Branding in Latvia

Professor Jakobsone Bellomi on Sustainability and Country Branding in Latvia

Professor Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi was invited to participate in a discussion on sustainability and country branding in Riga, Latvia, on August 19, 2020. The discussion kicked off a month of green activities before the upcoming World Cleanup Day on September 19.