Students, faculty and staff in the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Business Administration (CBA) now have access to a leading financial literacy resource thanks to a generous gift from Carson Group.
A new partnership with the Barron’s in Education Program from Dow Jones provides the college unlimited access to Barron’s digital real-time content, perspective, and analysis.
In addition to content available to all subscribers - such as Barron’s award-winning columns “Up & Down Wall Street,” “The Economy” and “Tech Trader” - the partnership also includes additional resources aimed at facilitating financial literacy, professional development and learning opportunities in business schools. For example, CBA subscribers will receive a classroom edition of top Barron’s stories with questions intended to encourage student discussion in classes, allowing professors to apply real-time issues to their teachings.
“Building future financial leaders is a critical mission at Carson,” said Joanna Swanson, Vice President of Advisor Development at Carson Group. “UNO’s College of Business has a history of strong partnerships with Omaha businesses, and we are excited to be one of those select partners. Collaborating with the College of Business Administration and Barron’s will allow us to work with talented students who see – and can help grow – our industry into a true profession.”
Louis Pol, CBA’s John Becker Dean, says the gift highlights how innovative partnerships with community partners creates an applied learning environment that isn’t business school as usual.
“We are committed to providing students a competitive edge in a highly charged industry, “Pol said. “This partnership is an excellent contribution to CBA’s continued mission of teaching, developing and producing empowered business leaders in the Omaha community and abroad.”
With CBA programs ranked among the best in the world by publications such as “U.S. News and World Report,” “CEO Magazine” and “Military Times,” UNO stands as a leader in local and global business education. CBA has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1965; the rigorous accreditation is held by fewer than 200 universities worldwide.