SCOB Graduate Students Place at SMIFC South Competition

More than 30 ISU students traveled to Cape Coral, Florida, to compete in the Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium (SMIFC) Conference South last week. Students were able to hear from some of the investment industry leaders, including Terrence Duffy, former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Member. Students participated in various workshops and a poster competition.

The Scott College of Business is proud of the work of its third-place finishers. The team included (from left to right) Comfort Turkson, Zaineb El Ouazzani, Megan Reid, Kingsley Peprah, Md Masud Kowsar, and Weikang Meng. The team was supervised by Dr. Tarek Zaher.

The Scott College of Business is pleased to support students through experiential learning and professional conferences such as the SMIFC Conference. Terry Daugherty, Dean of the Scott College of Business is always encouraging business students to get outside the classroom.

“The SMIFC Conference gives students the chance to learn from some of the industry leaders in finance and investing. Our college is committed to giving students every opportunity to get outside the classroom and experience conferences and competitions,” Daugherty said. “I am so proud of our students! Our MBA student team did a wonderful job and we are thrilled about their performance in this year’s SMIFC Conference South competition.”

Interested in earning a graduate business degree? Check out the Scott College of Business, offering an MBA Program and an MS in Human Resource Management. Contact Kyle Rice,, to learn more.

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