The College of Charleston School of Business and financial news publisher Barron’s Group have formed a two-year partnership to provide students and faculty with professional development opportunities and digital resources to supplement their studies.
Students and faculty at the College of Charleston School of Business will receive digital access to Barron’s online content, weekly newsletters and webinars as part of the Barron’s in Education Program, according to a news release.
“All business school students and faculty will have access to Barron’s digital content, along with experiential learning elements designed to help promote financial proficiency for the next generation of business leaders,” said Joe Lanza, director of financial education at Barron’s Group.
In addition, representatives from New York-based GM Advisory Group, which is funding the partnership, will visit the campus to speak about financial planning, investment management and other topics.
“In today’s fast-paced economic environment, it’s important to stay current with the latest trends and developments in wealth management such as estate and tax planning, asset and risk management, financial planning, and accounting,” said Frank Marzano, managing principal of GM Advisory Group.
According to the release, over the next two years, groups of students will be invited to visit the New York headquarters of Dow Jones and on tours of the Barron’s and Wall Street Journal newsrooms. They will also participate in workshop sessions, and three students will be nominated by business school Dean Alan Shao to serve as program ambassadors.
“This partnership will not only reinforce our mission to prepare students to effectively and responsibly address business challenges, but it will also be valuable for our dedicated faculty,” Shao said.
The Barron’s in Education program engages with business schools nationally and has programs at other universities including Penn State, the University of Chicago and Duke University.
Marzano said supporting a school in Charleston was a natural choice because the city has become a second home to the advisory group over the years as it serves a number of clients in the area.