College of Business Archives - Academic Affairs

Alum-Turned-Professor Gives Back Through Teaching

“Teaching is far more than just explaining subjects in classrooms. It is about inspiring students to do more. Through that inspiration, we, as educators, can create a better tomorrow by generating an output of students that will possess the potential to drive the engine of our civilization a step forward.” That’s one of Prairie View [...]

COB Dean Leads Bangladesh Development Initiative

Dr. Munir Quddus, professor and dean of Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business, was born and educated in the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Since coming to the United States at the age of 22 to get his master’s and doctorate degrees, he has made it one of his life’s missions to work for [...]

Joint Effort by PVAMU Faculty, Staff, Students Offers Free Tax Help

Prairie View A&M University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again offered free income tax preparation January through March. The program, a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and PVAMU’s College of Business (COB) and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) under the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), utilized PVAMU faculty, staff, and [...]

PVAMU wins HBCU Battle of the Brains during SXSW

Prairie View A&M University Panthers won this year’s HBCU Battle of the Brains competition in Austin on March 10, 2019, during South by Southwest (SXSW). PVAMU’s team conquered well-known HBCU rivalries battling it out, winning $25,000 – and bragging rights. Organized by the Black MBA Association, the event’s mission is to promote the talented business [...]

COB Hosts Inaugural Young Investor Symposium for Local High School Students

On Feb. 2, Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business hosted its first-ever Young Investor Symposium for dozens of students from three area high schools (Nimitz High School, Cleveland High School, and Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy). According to Dr. Yi Zhang, associate professor of finance, the goal of the event was to expose young [...]

Alumni Spotlight: DeMarr Holmes ’16

“From the classroom to Main Street,” Cleveland, Ohio native and Prairie View A&M University alumnus DeMarr Holmes owns Screwston Sole. He says it’s the first smart sneaker store in America. “The smart sneaker concept is perfect for consignment sneaker stores,” said Holmes. “Usually, when you shop at places like these, you constantly have to check [...]

Students Place First in Phillips 66 Competition

An interdisciplinary team of students from Prairie View A&M University took home the top prize in Phillips 66’s (P66) Black Employee Network (BEN) Case Competition. A total of 10 students from PVAMU and 15 students from Texas Southern University (divided into teams of five) participated in the competition on September 14 at P66’s headquarters in [...]

Business Student Takes Part in Several High-Profile Programs

Romaine Knight, a senior Finance major from Kingston, Jamaica, tackled some major projects over the summer. “I was an accounting/finance intern at CUNA Mutual Group. I also went through the Emerging Leaders Seminar at Yale University, Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp, Herring Cup at CUNA Mutual Group, and I was a headline presenter for the African-American Credit [...]

PVAMU NABA Wins Chapter of the Year Award

Prairie View A&M University’s National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) won the Division II Student Chapter Award. PVAMU NABA was recognized during a scholarship luncheon at the 2018 NABA National Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

COB Dean Hosts Book Reading Contest

The College of Business held its most successful Dean’s Book Reading Contest to date. Fifteen students registered for the contest and received the book, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., provided by Dean Munir Quddus. Six students, Romaine Knight, Anthony Limbrick Jr., Cabina Woods, Jordan Davis, Tiara Johnson, and Kartez Rowel [...]