Anderson, Indiana

Stock trading room sees big return on investment

Fri, 2013-02-22 08:17 -- univcomm
February 22, 2013
Jill Merle teaches in the STAR Trading Room at Anderson University

Above the professor’s head, an LED banner ticks off changes in stock values.

They roll across the screen in a kaleidoscopic blur: “Disney up .01,” “Boeing up .72,” followed by “Welcome to the Falls School of Business.”

Opened one year ago, the STAR Trading Room at Anderson University’s Falls School of Business embeds students in a small-scale simulation of Wall Street’s stock trading room floor.

AU teaches students to spot fraud in the workplace

Fri, 2013-02-08 10:06 -- univcomm
February 8, 2013
Forensic accounting class

Who hasn’t taken a box of paper clips or a few pens home from the company supply room?

“Big deal,” you say. “They’re just pens.”

But what if all your coworkers took something, too? All those small things — a box of thumbtacks here, a roll of toilet paper there — would add up to big losses in the company’s bank book.

Worldwide, businesses lose about $3.5 trillion every year due to frauds committed by their own employees, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Business students get inside look at Angie's List

Tue, 2013-01-08 14:08 -- univcomm
January 8, 2013
Anderson University business students at Angie's List

Faculty in the Falls School of Business at Anderson University recognize that, in order to succeed in business, one must network and build professional connections well before graduation. Because of this, they provide students with multiple opportunities to build relationships with alumni and other businessmen and women — relationships that can lead to internships and careers. Recently, Dr.