UK, Lexington set to celebrate business innovation during Global Entrpreneurship Week Nov. 13-19

By Eric Hartman and Carl Nathe Special to KyForward It all begins on Monday — the University of Kentucky, the city of Lexington and Lexington-based startup entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors and service providers will join in the worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. A total of 15 events celebrating entrepreneurship will take place on campus and at venues throughout...

Gatton College of Business hosting financial seminar to prepare students for workforce

On Oct. 14-15, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics will again host Wall Street Prep’s Financial & Valuation Modeling Seminar. This training helps to bridge the gap between academics and the real world, with the hands-on practical financial skills workers need to excel in financial, banking and business development fields. This intensive two-day weekend seminar...

UK Gatton College of Business dean Troske named to American Economics Association post

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky’s Ken Troske is certainly no stranger to taking on assignments of national significance. The latest example is his recent appointment to serve on the American Economics Association’s (AEA) Committee on Government Relations. The committee represents the interests of the economics profession to policymakers in Washington, D.C., and around...

Gatton College of Business professor Gerken discovers financial fraud can be contagious

“Although only a small fraction of financial advisors ever commit fraud, many of the advisors who do are linked through their career paths. We ask why this pattern occurs — does misconduct spread like a disease?” That question has been raised by University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Assistant Professor of Finance Will Gerken, who is emerging as a national expert on the...

UK Gatton College of Business Fall Entrepreneurship Bootcamp program chooses 28 projects

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE), part of University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, is pleased to announce that 28 projects have made the final cut into the Fall 2017 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp program. Bootcamp is now entering its third year and has grown significantly since its launch in the fall of 2015. The program is open to all colleges, faculty, students,...

UK’s Gatton College of Business launches first professional finance Master’s degree in Kentucky

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward Until now, no master of finance degree program existed in the state of Kentucky. That is changing this week as the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics officially launches its new professional Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree. “There is a great need for highly trained finance professionals in our Commonwealth,” said Mark...

UK Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship accepting project proposals for fall bootcamp

The Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Program organized by the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, is now pre-screening project ideas for the fall 2017. Project idea applications are open to all UK faculty,...

SPARK event for UK startups, entrepreneurs showcases success of local companies

As a part of the ongoing SPARK networking series, the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) & Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network along with Commerce Lexington, its partner in the Bluegrass Business Development Partnership (BBDP), recently hosted the third annual Bluegrass Showcase of Emerging Entrepreneurs and University Researchers at Copper Roux in Lexington. This event...

Three leaders of industry earn induction into UK Gatton College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame

Surrounded by family, friends and fellow alumni, three exceptional University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics alumni — Samuel N. Hazen (Nashville, Tennessee), J. Michael Schlotman (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Charles M. Sonsteby (Dallas, Texas) — were inducted into the Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame. The Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes Gatton alumni who have earned...

UK’s Gatton College, Schnatter Institute combine to host panel discussion on impact of charter schools

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward The topic of charter schools has been in the news a lot lately and the John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise and the BB&T Program for the Study of Capitalism, units housed within the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, will host a panel discussion on charter schools on Thursday afternoon, March 30. The...

UK Gatton College of Business to host professional MBA open house Nov. 17

The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics will host a Professional MBA Open House for interested UK employees and companies in Central Kentucky from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on campus. This event will focus on UK’s professional MBA options, which include the Professional MBA, Professional MBA For Leaders in Healthcare, and Executive...

UK’s 27th annual Economic Outlook Conference to examine jobs, stock market prospects

Will Kentucky and the U.S. add jobs in 2016? What actions can we expect from the Federal Reserve in the coming months? What about the outlook for the stock market? These are just a few of the questions and topics that will be addressed Tuesday, Feb. 2, as the University of Kentucky hosts its 27th Annual Economic Outlook Conference in downtown Lexington. The event is hosted by the Don and Cathy Jacobs...

UK Gatton College of Business and Economics set to host financial seminar Jan. 30-31

On Jan. 30-31, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics will host Wall Street Prep’s Financial & Valuation Modeling Seminar for the second time. In October, the college welcomed more than 60 registered students to the first seminar, led by former investment banker and native Kentuckian, Brad Barlow. “The Wall Street Prep Valuation and Excel Modeling Seminar provides...

Sen. Paul touches on drones, hemp, marriage, presidential ambitions, more at UK event

By Josh James WUKY reporter   Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, talked to students at the University of Kentucky Wednesday about his recent filibuster over the use of drones, the passage of a state hemp bill and the Supreme Court arguments on marriage.   Sen. Rand Paul (Photo from WUKY) Paul’s presentation “Restoring Economic Freedom” was part of a UK Gatton College of...