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McCarty Article Highlighting Charitable Deductions Published by Consortium of Christian Colleges and Universities
The Consortium of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has published a new article by Samford University professor of economics Sara Helms McCarty. Her article, “Why the Charitable Deduction Matters,” is now available to view in the CCCU’s online magazine Advance.
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Samford March Madness Matchup: Business Student Brings Campus Together Through Friendly Bracket Competition
With the return of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament, March Madness bracket challenges were buzzing once again. In a year filled with separation, Samford business student, Mallory Messer, sought out to bring the campus together through a friendly, virtual March Madness competition, the Samford March Madness Matchup.
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Gone Pro: Another Brock School of Business Alumnus Scores Big-League Opportunity
After playing baseball for Samford University and receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in December 2019, Mathew Bennett has encountered numerous opportunities that are helping shape the future of his career in the business side of baseball. Most recently, Bennett has scored a big-league player development internship with the Charleston RiverDogs, a minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays organization.
 
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Brock School of Business Announces New Scholarship Endowment to Honor Retiring Professor Kay Guess
A newly established scholarship endowment in Brock School of Business will honor longtime accounting professor Kay Guess who will retire following the summer 2021 semester. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving students majoring in accounting.
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In Memory of Dean Carl Bellas
Dean Carl Bellas, who served as dean of Samford University’s Brock School of Business from 1996 to 2001, passed away on March 10, 2021. Donations in memory of Bellas may be contributed to the Brock School of Business Dean’s Excellence Fund, which will go directly to support business student scholarships.
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Kirkpatrick Discusses 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament with CBS
Nathan Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of sports business, spoke to CBS 42 about the return of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. He addressed the excitement surrounding the return of the tournament while also providing an expert opinion on the financial impact the tournament has on college athletics. 
 
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International and National Exposure for Samford Economist Art Carden
Art Carden, professor in Samford University’s Brock School of Business, is an internationally known economist and regular media expert on topics such as economic history, public policy and regulation, causes and consequences of economic growth, and more. Read and listen to some of his recent publications, and podcast and television interviews here.
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Buchanan Serves as Featured Panelist at National Women in Economics Symposium
Joy Buchanan, assistant professor of quantitative analysis and economics, was a featured panelist during the national Women in Economics Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Feb. 17, 2021.
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Carson Named Dean of Samford University’s Brock School of Business
Following a nationwide search, Charles M. (Chad) Carson, Ph.D. has been named the seventh dean of Samford University’s Brock School of Business, effective July 1, 2021.
 
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Brock School of Business Announces Record Enrollment for Spring 2021
Despite struggling university enrollment nationwide due to COVID-19, Samford University’s Brock School of Business has announced another record enrollment semester. In total, 895 students are enrolled for the spring 2021 semester in the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
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Samford Online M.B.A. Ranks Among Top Business Schools by U.S. News & World Report
In its 2021 rankings released January 26, U.S. News & World Report ranks Brock School of Business 74th nationally for its online M.B.A.
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Professor Publishes Article About Gradual Retirement in Academic 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 academic 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.