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Jesuit Business Student Alliance Conference

New York, NY
March 24-25, 2017

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business is excited to invite student leaders studying business at all Jesuit, Catholic colleges and universities across the nation to the second annual Jesuit Business Student Alliance (JBSA) conference.

Why attend the conference?

Continuing the tradition established last year by St. Joseph’s University, the JBSA conference will provide a forum for participants to come together and explore the impact of Jesuit values on business education, while simultaneously creating an opportunity for student leaders to network across institutions.

Who should attend?

All student leaders studying business at a Jesuit, Catholic college or university are invited. JBSA member schools are welcome to send as many students as budget and interest will support, but this year we are encouraging member schools to send at least one freshman/sophomore and one junior/senior.

Program highlights

  • Business visit: Conference attendees are invited to a welcome reception at EY in downtown Manhattan.
  • Case competition: Conference registrants will be put into teams with students from other colleges and universities, and these teams will work on a pre-assigned business case prior to arrival on campus. All teams will then present their case responses at the conference.
  • Poster session: Students will have an opportunity to share best practices in Jesuit business education from their schools.

Location and accommodations

Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, Lincoln Center campus, Manhattan, New York City

140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Accessible by 1/A/B/C/D subway lines.

Participants will stay as overnight guests of Fordham University students in residence halls.

Travel information

Students should arrive to campus on Friday, March 24, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. They may depart Saturday, March 25, after 7:00 p.m. or the morning of Sunday, March 26, by 10:00 a.m. LaGuardia Airport is the preferred airport for students.

On March 24, shuttles will be available to transport students from LaGuardia Airport to campus from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Students arriving at another time or from another airport are responsible for their own transportation to campus.

On March 26, shuttles will be available to transport students from campus to LaGuardia Airport from 7:00-10:00 a.m. Students departing at another time or from another airport are responsible for their own transportation to the airport.

Conference fee

$200 program fee per student includes all meals and on-site materials.

  • No charge for overnight accommodations
  • Fee required at time of registration
  • Fee is refundable through March 17, 2017

Registration

Please submit online registration form by March 1, 2017.

Questions?

Email JBSA@fordham.edu

Preliminary agenda

Friday, March 24, 2017

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Arrival and conference registration
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception at EY (downtown Manhattan)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Evening entertainment (large group activity)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Team prep time
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Campus and neighborhood tour
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. “Chat and Chew”: Discuss topics related to Jesuit business education, led by past conference participants
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Competition presentations
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Best practices poster presentation
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing keynote
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Break
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closing dinner
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Evening entertainment options: students can select from a variety of activities from no to moderate cost (not included in registration fee)

Students may choose to depart from conference at this time.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

6:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. “Breakfast to-go”
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Departure

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