The following Quinnipiac School of Business Professors recently were granted tenure:

Nelson Alino, associate professor of accounting, earned a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of South Carolina. He also has his MBA and bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nigeria. He joined the faculty in 2009.


Surya Chelikani, associate professor of finance, has a Ph.D. in finance in the area of market microstructure from Oklahoma State University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Andhra University. He joined the faculty in 2009.

Incoming freshmen recently had the opportunity to get “on board” the Quinnipiac School of Business 3+1 program during a team-building session at Riverfront Adventure.

Incoming School of Business students in the 3+1 program recently attendeded a team-building session at the Connecticut River.

Incoming students in the 3+1 program recently attendeded a team-building session at the Connecticut River.

Our incoming students enjoyed paddling down the Connecticut River on dragon boats and getting to know both their peers and faculty advisors in a fun, interactive environment.

During the trip, students participated in various activities that put their problem solving, communication, and leadership skills to the test.

The hybrid 3+1 BS/MBA program allows students to complete both their undergraduate and MBA degrees in the four-year time period generally required for the bachelor’s degree alone. The accelerated format provides substantial savings of both time and money for students and their families.

Annual meeting participants attended a Milwaukee Brewers game

Officers and advisors of Quinnipiac University’s Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Nu Alpha chapter recently attended the 2015 BAP Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme of this year’s meeting was Developing Our Future, reflecting BAP’s mission of advancing student success in the financial information profession. Each year the annual meeting provides an opportunity for BAP members to network, learn and compete. BAP members also participate in a meaningful community service day, deemed the ‘BAP International Day of Literacy’. In addition, BAP members collected and donated school supplies which were distributed to children throughout Milwaukee.

During the community service day, QU’s BAP officers distributed books at local schools and organizations, and taught young children about the importance of literacy. Officers Paige Cantwell (President), Amanda Thompson (Director of Professional Activities), and Bridget Sherwin (National Reporting Officer) visited a local Boys and Girls Club where they led students—ranging in age from 5 to 11—through a literacy fair, played literacy games with students, and distributed new books.

In addition to the International Day of Literacy, chapter officers and advisors attended break-out sessions covering various topics, including the CPA exam and fundraising strategies. The information they learned will be shared with Quinnipiac’s other BAP members, and used to strengthen Quinnipiac’s chapter in the upcoming academic year.


The School of Business recently held an International Experience information session to notify students about their travel opportunities in 2016. Trips are available to both undergraduate and graduate business students. The short-course great wallexperiences being offered this year include:

January Term: Nicaragua (u/g & grad), Turkey (u/g), South Korea/Japan (u/g)

Spring Break: Dominican Republic (u/g), Peru (grad)

Summer Term: China (grad), France/Germany (grad), Hungary/Poland (grad)

All trips are coordinated by the School of Business, in conjunction with The Office of Cultural and Global Engagement and established travel vendor partners. The trips are led by School of Business faculty members.

Business students who are interested in learning more about these opportunities should contact Teri Eskew, Asst. Director for Graduate Programs. She can be reached at 203-582-8259 or Teri.Eskew@quinnipiac.edu.


Left-President & CEO of Qualidigm, Tim Elwell; Center-Erika Edlund (MBA '16); Right-Consulting Director, Deb Quetti

Left-President & CEO of Qualidigm, Tim Elwell; Center-Erika Edlund (MBA ’16); Right-Consulting Director, Deb Quetti

Many graduate students in the MBA Healthcare Management track spent their summers interning at various healthcare related placements. Recent graduate from the School of Health Sciences ‘15, Erika Edlund, had the opportunity to intern at a national healthcare consulting company, Qualidgm.

Located in Wethersfield, Qualidigm provides consulting services in various settings such as hospitals, outpatient care, home care, and long-term care. Edlund worked alongside President and CEO Tim Elwell as well as Consulting Director Deb Quetti, to complete valuable market research on each of the fifty states Medicaid programs in order to assist with strategic planning for business expansion. Professor Angela Mattie, who sits on Qualidigm’s board of directors, appreciates the opportunity for Erika.  “Qualidgm’s leadership are excellent mentors/advisors to our students.”

Edlund says her experience at Qualidigm taught her valuable “hands-on” lessons that are unable to be taught in the classroom. “My internship experience at Qualidigm was incredible to say the least. The lessons I learned, the people I met, and the projects I worked on throughout the past eleven weeks have only further solidified my passion and drive to begin a career in the healthcare management field.” Edlund hopes to pursue a career in the healthcare consulting field upon graduating with her MBA in May 2016.

Olivia Atkin (Management major and Sports Studies minor, ’17)

Olivia Atkin (Management, ’17) was recently featured in a Q&A interview on the ValuePenguin website.  In the interview, Olivia discusses her experience at Quinnipiac, her internship with the New York Giants, her career aspirations and offers advice to incoming School of Business students.

Read the full interview here:


ValuePenguin is a website that uses a variety of methods to provide consumers with resources to better understand topics of interest to them.


William N'doua

Quinnipiac University’s William N’Doua (standing, left) and his winning team

Senior accounting major William N’Doua was part of a team that recently won first place in the “Project Run With It” competition at the 2015 Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals with over 300 chapters on college and university campuses.

Each year at the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting, ‘Project Run With It’ is a competition designed to promote the community service component of Beta Alpha Psi and provides students an opportunity to engage in an actual business consulting project. It was an intense undertaking in which 18 teams of four students had a day and a half to develop a formal presentation showcasing their solution to the business issues of various non-profit organizations in Wisconsin.  William was one of only 72 students from all the Beta Alpha Psi chapters around the world selected to participate in the competition.

William’s team was tasked with assisting the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) with developing a robust client feedback system as part of its 2014-2017 strategic plan.  WWBIC is a statewide economic development corporation that assists people interested in starting, strengthening, or expanding businesses.  It provides them with access to necessary resources and tools such as financial assistance and financial and business education.

William’s team won by offering real solutions to WWBIC’s problems.  “There was no magic bullet,” N’Doua said. “The other teams concentrated on making their presentations nice and having nice PowerPoint slides. We focused on the contents of the proposal.”  WWBIC intends to use the ideas presented by William’s team in their strategic plan.  Quinnipiac’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter will receive a plaque with William’s name on it, and a $1,000 award.


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