Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance

Community Outreach

MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT CENTER

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.

BISHOP CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

The Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership promotes the study and application of ethical leadership through experiential learning, research and outreach. The Center serves USF students who want to develop their capacities as ethical leaders, through academic courses, sponsorship and advisement of the Ethics and Debate Team, and sponsorship of Leadership
House, a living-learning community on the St. Petersburg campus. The center also serves working professionals through training programs such as the Hospitality Leadership Program.

WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

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!

CONSUMER SALES AND INSIGHT LAB

The Consumer Insight and Sales Lab at the Muma College of Business is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located on the St. Petersburg campus. Focus groups are moderated by an experienced facilitator and community partners have access to highly qualified faculty for data interpretation and action plan development.

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.