Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance

Community Outreach


The Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Center, part of the Muma College of Business, serves both university stakeholders and the greater community.

Students now have the option of pursuing a Certified Financial Analyst Track or Certified Financial Planning Track. The state-of the-art Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Center venue allows students to analyze stocks, assess investment opportunities and apply skills learned in class to manage wealth.

Financial literacy initiatives are partially sponsored by a $500,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Efforts include the development of a finance academy for high school students, programs on budget management for college students and social security and retirement workshops.


The Women and Leadership Initiative at the Kate Tiedemann School of Business & Finance is composed of three main arms which support the education, empowerment and professional success of women. The inclusive nature of programming can not be understated, WALI strongly believes that open dialogue, education, and the sharing of resources is necessary to progress towards an equitable future. Individuals of all genders are encouraged to participate in academic coursework, events, and mentorship programming!

Customer Experience Lab - St. Petersburg campus

The St. Petersburg campus customer experience lab at the Muma College of Business is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located on the campus of the St. Petersburg campus.

Sunny Side Up Speaker Series

A morning speaker series that seeks to inspire and educate the community on new technologies and possibilities for the city of St. Petersburg over the next three to five years. Hosted by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership and Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance, Sunny Side Up will focus on re-imagining St. Petersburg during this age of disruptive and emerging technology.