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Professor Publishes Article About Gradual Retirement in Peer-Reviewed Journal
Sara Helms McCarty, professor of economics, has coauthored a new research article titled “In or Out or Somewhere in Between? The Determinants of Gradual Retirement.” This article was published by the peer-reviewed Journal of Family and Economic Issues in January 2021.
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New Sports Business Concentration to Change the Game for Samford M.B.A. Students
As the popularity of the business of sports grows each day, the need to fill jobs in the industry is also peaking. To fill this need and to provide a new option for students to diversify their professional portfolio, Samford’s Brock School of Business has added a sports business concentration to its M.B.A. program. This new graduate program is well equipped to change the game for Samford students as they prepare for successful careers in the sports business industry.
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Data Analytics Program Prepares for the Top Jobs in Today's Global Marketplace
Samford University students are now able to further understand the way business decisions are made through the data analytics program in Samford’s Brock School of Business. The curriculum will equip students with the tools needed to operate within the dynamic data environment and will allow them to compete for some of the top jobs in today’s global marketplace such as data analyst or data scientist.
 
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Chick-fil-A Taps Sports Marketing Students for Multimillion-Dollar Sponsorship Analysis Project
Three Samford seniors recently completed a semester-long capstone research project analyzing the return on investment of Chick-fil-A’s three-year, multimillion-dollar sponsorship with two Alabama universities. The students sought out to better understand the effectiveness of a partnership Chick-fil-A has with the athletic departments from The University of Alabama and Auburn University for the “Road to the Iron Bowl” marketing campaign.
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Despite Pandemic, 97% of Recent Brock School of Business Graduates Employed or in Graduate School
Despite the various challenges presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Samford University Brock School of Business graduates continue to transition into the workforce successfully. A report collected by the Office of Professional Success for December 2019, May 2020 and August 2020 undergraduate alumni indicates 97% of the graduating classes are either employed or continuing their education in graduate school.
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M.B.A. Candidate Aniel Oseguera Values Program’s Human Development and Academic Quality
When searching for a master’s degree program, Aniel Emmanuel Oseguera Martinez found one at Samford University's Brock School of Business that not only would challenge him professionally but would also provide opportunities to help him develop personally.
 
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White Featured on Faith Driven Athlete Podcast
Darin White, executive director of Samford's Center for Sports Analytics, teamed up with Kirk Wakefield, executive director of the Sports, Strategy and Sales program at Baylor University to discuss the billion dollar sports industry on the Faith Driven Athlete podcast.
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Bulldog Fund Student Managers Share Real-World Experiences
The Bulldog Investment Fund provides students the opportunity to learn the science and art of investment management through confronting real market issues, discovering and analyzing real stocks, and investing real dollars of the University’s endowment. Here, a few students share their real-world experiences.
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Samford M.Div./M.B.A. Alumnus Chosen to Lead Newly Formed Hope Community Church
McElwain Baptist Church was adopted by Shades Mountain Baptist Church and has been renamed Hope Community Church. Jacob Simmons ’06 (M.Div./M.B.A. ’09) has been named its new senior pastor.
 
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Faculty and Students Analyze Data of Major Political Parties' Social Media Followers
Leading up to the U.S. national election, students and faculty in Samford University's Center for Sports Analytics veered slightly off-course from analyzing sports data. In the months prior to the election, the group gathered various data metrics on 4.4 million followers of the official Democratic Party and Republican Party Twitter accounts.
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Samford Faculty Book Tops Amazon Charts for New Releases
A new book co-written by Brock School of Business professor of economics Art Carden, Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World, has topped Amazon charts for new releases in November.
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Brock School of Business Continues to Provide Successful Professional Development Events for Students Despite COVID-19
Brock School of Business hosts numerous professional development and career networking events for its students each year through its Office of Professional Success. The fall 2020 semester looked different from years past due to hurdles created by COVID-19, but through use of the virtual platform Zoom, Brock School of Business has been able to adhere to its commitment to providing successful events for its students.
 
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Samford to Host Virtual and In-Person Open House Events for Prospective Students this Fall
This fall, many Samford schools are offering virtual and in-person open house events.
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The Lion's Den 2020: 7th Annual Event to Be Hosted In-Person and Virtually
Samford University will partner with Cedarworks Inc. to present the 7th annual Lion’s Den event aimed toward advancing the Kingdom through Business as Mission (BAM). The 2020 event will take place at Christ Fellowship Church, Oct. 21-23, and include opportunities to participate virtually.  
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Professional Sales Team Advances to Finals of B2B National Competition Hosted by AT&T
For the second time in three years, Samford’s professional sales competition team has advanced to the finals of AT&T’s B2B (business-to-business) National Sales Competition, which will take place virtually Oct. 22-23. During the competition, they will go head-to-head with 11 other university sales teams from across the country.
 
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Brock School of Business Announces Two New Endowed Funds to Honor Retiring Faculty Members
Brock School of Business has announced two newly established endowments which will honor two beloved faculty members who will be retiring within the coming year, Professor of Economics Jennings B. Marshall and Professor of Management and Leadership Robert W. (Bill) Service.  
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Brock School of Business Announces Record Enrollment for Fall 2020 Semester
Samford University’s Brock School of Business has announced a record enrollment year, despite national predictions of struggling fall enrollment nationwide due to COVID-19. A record of 882 students are enrolled for the fall 2020 semester in the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs representing steady enrollment growth for the third consecutive year.
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Samford’s Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Recognized as Honors Chapter
Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, has recognized the Samford chapter as an Honors chapter as a part of the organization’s Chapter Honor Roll program.