OMAHA - Four local executives who participated in the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Executive MBA (Masters of Business Administration) course on Warren Buffett have won a $1,000 merit scholarship.
Teams from the “Genius of Warren Buffett: The Science of Investing and the Art of Managing” course competed against one another after three weekends of learning Buffett’s investing, managing, leadership, marketing, character and philanthropy secrets from those closest to him--including his daughter, Susan Buffett, and executives from Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries.
The winning idea best fit into Berkshire Hathaway’s four main tenets: business, management, financials and valuation. The team suggested the company buy stock of Cummins, a global diesel engine manufacturer based in Indiana.
Winners of the scholarship are Andrew Gassman, a key account advertising consultant at Cox Media; Rony Kappuzha, an IT project manager at Infogroup Inc.; Scott Moulton, a performance manager at Gallup; and Doug Peterchuck, a manager at Omaha Public Power District.
“This course continues to develop into the only one of its kind in the world with extraordinary guest speakers offering insights into the genius and the wisdom of Warren Buffett,” said Bob Miles, course instructor and international authority and author on Buffett.
A team of independent judges- including Dr. Dave Volkman, CBA Finance Department chair, and Genius of Warren Buffett graduates- selected the winners.
More information about the course and its next three-day offering in the spring is available here: http://cba2.unomaha.edu/execmgmt/BuffettGenius/.
About The Genius of Warren Buffett
The Genius of Warren Buffett: The Science of Investing and the Art of Managing is a course offered as part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Executive MBA program. The course is taught by Robert P. Miles, a worldwide lecturer and author of three books on Warren Buffett, along with as many as six guest speakers.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.