KSOM Joins Barron’s In Education Program

    The Kania School of Management’s partnership with Barron’s In Education begins Feb. 15 and will provide students and faculty access to Barron’s digital assets and additional educational resources. The program at Scranton was sponsored by alumnus Peter Butera ’83, senior vice president wealth management, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
    February 5, 2019

    This semester, The University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management will join select business schools in the country participating in the Barron’s In Education program from Dow Jones. The program, which Barron’s Group launched in early 2018, provides business students and faculty digital access to Barron’s and additional educational resources made available exclusively to partner schools.

    The University’s participation in Barron’s In Education was sponsored by Scranton alumnus Peter Butera ’83, senior vice president wealth management, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

    “As a Jesuit business school, we are committed to preparing our students with the professional, ethical and critical-thinking skills needed to become leaders in their fields. The assets made available through the Barron’s In Education program will allow us to further enhance the experiential learning experience we are privileged to provide to our students,” said Murli Rajan, Ph.D., interim dean of the Kania School of Management (KSOM). “We are thankful also for the generous support of Mr. Butera to make this partnership with Barron’s possible.”

    In addition to access to Barron’s digital content, the program provides access to guest speakers available from Dow Jones and Butera Jordan Bender Group/Merrill Lynch, tours of Dow Jones headquarters in Manhattan for students, and opportunities to connect with Dow Jones recruitment teams for possible internships and fulltime positions. KSOM faculty members will have access to Barron’s Weekly Review, a weekly summary prepared for faculty to bring real world events into the classroom. The KSOM Dean’s Office can also nominate up to three students for enhanced training to serve as Dow Jones/Barron’s Student Ambassadors.

    “The partnership with Barron’s, America’s premier financial magazine, gives the students access to real-world resources that will help them to hone their skills and understanding of global markets and the analysis tools used by investors,” said Butera. “I have used Barron’s throughout my 32 years with Merrill Lynch.”

    “The Barron’s In Education program helps to better connect business with academia in aiding financial literacy and proficiency for future business leaders,” said Joe Lanza, Director of Financial Education at Dow Jones. “We are very pleased to have the University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management partnering with Barron’s on this important initiative.”

    KSOM students and faculty can access Barron’s In Education through a portal on beginning Feb. 15.

    About Barron’s in Education

    The Barron’s in Education program partners with academia and engages students to join business leaders, top market professionals, C-level executives, business school faculty and highly successful investors across the Barron’s community. For more information go to:

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