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2022-23 Ary Student Investment Fund team at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita finance students earn national award for management of Ary Student Investment Fund

May 15, 2023

A team of finance students from Ouachita Baptist University placed second at the annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum held March 30-31 in New York City. Ouachita was awarded second place in the undergraduate core portfolio category for 2022 risk-adjusted return on the group’s management of the Ary Student Investment Fund, a $2 million stock portfolio.

Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita students earn top honors at Governor's Cup

May 05, 2023

Students from Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business placed first and second in the small business division and first in the elevator pitch competition during the 23rd annual Arkansas Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on April 7 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University
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Madison Melcher wins $5,000 in annual Ouachita Business Plan Competition

May 04, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business hosted its 13th annual Business Plan Competition in December. Madison Melcher, a senior business administration major from Rockwall, Texas, placed first in the competition with her business plan, Covered by Grace, and received a $5,000 cash prize. Melcher was advised by Johan Eriksson, visiting instructor of business administration and director of entrepreneurship programs.

Dr. Jack's Coffee student leadership team at Ouachita Baptist University
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Dr. Jack's business growing with a focus on missions

March 12, 2023

Since school began in August, students in Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business and Rogers Department of Communications have met on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. to relaunch the student-led Dr. Jack’s Coffee.

Heather Brown, Bryan McKinney and Julia Shands
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New Venture Challenge raises $4,442 for entrepreneurship program, missions

December 09, 2022

Five teams of students in Ouachita Baptist University’s entrepreneurship program competed to develop and execute an idea to raise money for the program, which is housed in the university’s Frank D. Hickingbotham School of Business. The competition, called the New Venture Challenge, raised $4,442.40, to be directed back into the entrepreneurship program along with helping fund a student-led mission trip to Honduras in the spring.

Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Hickingbotham School of Business to launch MBA program

October 27, 2022

The Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University is preparing to launch a fully-online Master of Business Administration degree program, set to begin in Fall 2023 pending approval from institutional accreditors.

Michaelyn Ferrell with her mother, Suzanne, during a Business Administration Day breakfast at the Hickingbotham School of Business
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Finding inspiration, opportunity and friendship in the Hickingbotham School of Business

October 04, 2022

Attending Ouachita after high school graduation was my dream for as long as I can remember. I have grown up listening to my mom talk about her Ouachita college days, and I watched as my brother, Chandler, fell in love with the school too.

Johan Eriksson, visiting professor in Ouachita's Hickingbotham School of Business
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Living the dream

August 25, 2022

What a year it has been! As I reflect on my first year at Ouachita and the opportunity to co-create learning, engage with students and do life in Arkadelphia, having the opportunity to “build a better you” personally, spiritually, professionally and academically in a vibrant and caring environment has been good – and a lot of fun!

Students in the Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Hickingbotham School of Business extends global AACSB accreditation

June 30, 2022

The Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University has extended its global accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The accreditation was ratified by the AACSB international board of directors on in February after peer review during the fall semester.

Ouachita senior Hannah Martin
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Hannah Martin competes in final round of 2022 Arkansas Governor's Cup

April 13, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University student Hannah Martin, a senior psychology major from Conway, Ark., competed in the final round of the 2022 Arkansas Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition, held during the competition awards luncheon on March 31 in Rogers, Ark. The Governor’s Cup is presented by Arkansas Capital Corporation, a private, nonprofit special project finance company based in Little Rock, Ark.

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