School of Business

SFU Students Win State Marketing Competition

12/04/2020
Congratulations to Shields School of Business students, Hunter Longenecker, Urska Medvesek and Yanessa Shabbick, on winning the 2020 America250 PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge in the final state round. Under the direction of Dr. Tricia McFadden, the students competed against ten universities and colleges across the Commonwealth of PA and presented a comprehensive integrated marketing campaign, "Small Businesses Build Big Dreams" #BuyPA. The students were each awarded a stipend and internships with the American250PA Commission. About America250PA The Pennsylvania Commission for the United

Saint Francis University Establishes The Dr. Philip Woo Economics Program in Honor of Respected Scholar

09/18/2020
Saint Francis University has established its first “named” academic program in honor of Dr. Philip Woo. The Dr. Philip Woo Economics Program is part of the Shields School of Business, housed in historic Schwab Hall. Dr. Woo was a respected scholar, dedicated teacher, and successful businessman with a sharp mind for real estate and banking. During his 26 year stellar teaching career, Dr. Woo shared his passion for economics with hundreds, if not thousands, of students, and helped launch many of them into their own successful business careers. The University held a ceremony in the Kudrick/Oravec

CANCELLED: Business Day 2020

04/03/2020
This event has been canceled. Who Business students of local high schools looking to gain further knowledge and experience about business-related fields. What Morning Competition Station (for those competing): Session on Business Ethics, Marketing, Public Speaking, and International Trade. Professional Lectures This year includes social networking, money skills, a business fashion show, mock interviews and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." The Business Bowl The top four teams get to compete in the Business Bowl with quiz questions similar to a game show. Cost $5.00 per participant to cover

SFU Receives $1 million to Help Veterans Earn Degrees

08/02/2019
Veterans and military personnel will now have an easier way to finish their degree and obtain occupational licensing. The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Saint Francis University has been awarded a 3-year, $1 million dollar grant under the Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) project. Acquired through the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) which is housed at the Shields School of Business , the grant allows Saint Francis University to launch the Veterans Accelerated Learning Program (VALP) . Studies have found that many veterans have a

Alex Kiepert: Building a Future in Finance

02/15/2019
Alex Kiepert is a freshman double majoring in Accounting and Finance at the Shields School of Business . He is a member of the Red Flash golf team and is involved in Enactus , uWork , Student Government Association , The Honors Program , Class Council, Student Philanthropy Ambassadors, Apple Leadership Team, National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Flash Leadership Institute. Why did you choose SFU? Saint Francis University has been a school that was always in the back of my head throughout my college search. What ultimately made me pick Saint Francis was that it is twenty-five

Ali Evans: Seizing Every Business Opportunity

12/04/2018
Ali Evans is a Finance and Accounting major at the Shields School of Business . She is graduating in December 2018. Why did you major in Accounting and Finance? I came to this school as a Chemistry major. I didn’t really know at the time what I wanted to do. My freshman year, I decided to go on the Spring Break in London trip with the Shields School of Business. That’s where I fell in love with the London financial district. We toured the Bank of England and Lloyds of London , and met with several alumni who work there. When I got home I immediately spoke with Dr. Logue and Dr. Frye about

Tiffany Farabaugh's MBA Led to Her Dream Career at Amazon

06/26/2018
Tiffany Farabaugh’s incredible drive led her to a career at one of the largest retailers in the world. After achieving her undergraduate degree in her home state of Montana, Tiffany joined the Army in 2006 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Backpack-to-Briefcase Partnership with Local Businesses Offers Real-World Experience

05/08/2018
A unique partnership between local organizations and the Saint Francis University Shields School of Business is providing students opportunities to learn outside the classroom and engage in community outreach. Facilitated by the Shields’ Backpack to Briefcase Program , students from Dr. Tricia McFadden’s three upper-level marketing classes teamed up with local business owners to provide client-consultant marketing services. Students enrolled in the MKTG 404: Marketing Management, MKTG 321: Marketing Research, and MKTG 325: Integrated Marketing Communications courses engaged a praxis-approach

Sydney Petro Profile

05/04/2018
Sydney's Story Sydney Petro is a junior marketing major from Johnstown, Pa. and currently works as a Resident Assistant on campus. Outside of life on campus, Sydney also works as a Survey and Resume Coordinator for Nurse Navigators Solutions in Johnstown, is an independent consultant for Sabika Jewelry, and is a singer for weddings and other special events. Sydney is a talented singer that has performed since she was just nine years old. At that time, she was performing at church as a cantor and part of the choir. This was just the start to her musical career though; in seventh grade, Sydney

Backpack to Briefcase Program: 4 Steps to Success

10/18/2017
During your time at Saint Francis University, you're not only work toward a quality business degree , you're working toward a rewarding, high-paying career. Follow our year-by-year guide here. 1. Freshman begin foundational business courses research and join business clubs , activities, and business research centers ( SBDC , CSOR ) begin to build resume, LinkedIn profile, and work portfolio develop a plan for career development and opportunities through academic advising and career placement experiences 2. Sophomore begin major coursework refine and add to resume, LinkedIn profile, and work