Falls School of Business

At AU, we Learn by Doing

Experiential LearningA great way to learn is to do.

The very essence of the "salt and light" philosophy of education in the Falls School of Business is to allow you to make a difference through hands-on and practical education. Yes, you will have to know the theory and study hard. But, you will also be given valuable experience. In doing so, you will work with faculty and friends to discover how your gifts in business can be used to make a positive difference in the world.

Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to build a resume that will open doors for your future.
 

Ways to get involved:

Enactus is a TEAM of Anderson University students that supports local communities by demonstrating how business can inspire hope and create opportunity. Our end goal is to strengthen the community and improve lives by serving and partnering with local businesses and organizations. Our teams implement projects that are intended to improve the company's overall success. While serving local organizations students will develop stronger business and leadership skills. Enactus is a way for students to volunteer in the community using business applications.

Enactus logoBenefits students can receive by joining are; leadership positions with scholarships, fulfill a liberal arts credit, opportunity to travel, interact with Fortune 500 companies at career fairs, and experience will boost a resume.

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Center for Global StudiesGlobal Studies offers a variety of programs in which students can travel to great destinations both here in the U.S. and abroad for exciting cultural and educational experiences. Many trips offer the opportunity for specially designed courses in which you may earn academic credit toward the completion of your degree requirements.

 Dr. Jerry Fox is the director for the program and can be contacted at jmfox@anderson.edu.

The Marketing Advisory Board (MAB) was formed to provide feedback to both faculty and students about what is going on in the "real world" and to ensure that what we are doing in the curriculum is relevant to the employment world.

Consisting of 13-15 members, MAB represents a wide range of marketing jobs and organizations. The MAB serves as a contact point for students seeking internships and full-time jobs. They also provide mentoring relationships with students.

Annually, the MAB visits campus to review the marketing portfolios of the class ready to graduate.

FSB STar Trading RoomIf you were a university, would you give a portion of your endowment to a group of college students for them to manage? Anderson University did just that!

Students in the investment concentration in the finance major, along with faculty members Terry Truitt and Brock Vaughters, run the Raven Investment Fund.

Imagine being a student who is responsible to manage a real account. Your team will be making trades that impact the endowment of the university. Pretty cool!

Students enrolled in BSNS 4150 (Investments), BSNS 4160 (Portfolio Management), and BSNS 6550 (Accounting and Financial Management in the International Economy) manage real dollar investments and earn academic credit.

The Raven Fund has outperformed the S & P 500 benchmark since the funds inception in 2007. In fact, the Raven Fund has been awarded first place in the core-style portfolio competition in the undergraduate division at the Redefining Investment Strategy Education conference. This accomplishment was reported nationally via news media including FUNDfire, A Financial Times Service.

In the summer of 2011, the Anderson University Falls School of Business welcomed construction on an exciting new addition — a financial stock trading room. The development of the room was made possible by a campaign gift from STAR Financial Bank. This live financial stock trading room will benefit all Anderson University students studying finance.

During recent years, upper-division finance students at the university have been charged with managing the Raven Investment Fund portfolio which, under their care, has outperformed the market in return and risk. Now with a trading room serving as a real-time, high-tech laboratory classroom simulating a Wall Street environment, students will be able to follow the fund's progress as the financial world moves.

TAPP logoFAITH.
SOCIAL JUSTICE.
RELATIONSHIPS.

TAPP stands for Tumaini (“hope”) AIDS Prevention Program. It is a holistic care project that seeks solidarity with those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. It provides training, home-based care, income generating projects, education, and social support to Ugandan communities.

Contact us at tapp@anderson.edu

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a program offered through the Internal Revenue Service that provides free tax services for local residents who need help but cannot afford professional services. Anderson University students provide the service annually, with the support of FSB faculty.

These services make it possible for residents to get their taxes done at no charge and provides an excellent practical experience for accounting and other business students. VITA is available one night a week during the spring semester through April 15.

For more details, including how to schedule an appointment, see the IRS website.