Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics

What can students do at the Center for Business and Economics (CBE)?

CBE Fellows, Fall Semester 2022
CBE Fellows, Fall Semester 2022  —  from left Lucia Jueguen, RJ Swanson, Megan Dennis, Andrew Strobel, Rutendo Mavunga; missing – Morgan Libell (fall 2022) and Meredythe Baird (spring 2023)

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Bloomberg Certification – the Bloomberg Lab at Allegheny College enables students to conduct research using Bloomberg terminals, the world’s most valuable tool in banking and finance.

Experiential Learning, Job and Internships – Working with the Career Education team we support students with career exploration and opportunities. Many students earn college credit as well as gain real world experience.

CBE Fellows – A select group of motivated students that function as a leadership team to plan and execute CBE events and act as student ambassadors for the department.

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Terry Dunlap poses with students after his Lunchtime Learning Lecture entitled, "Post COVID Supply Chain Problems and it's Impact on National Security"
Terry Dunlap poses with the CBE Fellows after his Lunchtime Learning Lecture

Zingale Financial Literacy Challenge – An event in which students develop a personal financial budget and investing plan appropriate for a recent college graduate. They can then choose to earn a certificate, academic credit and/or compete in the Challenge for cash prizes and trophies awarded to student winners.

The Lunchtime Learning Lecture SeriesGuest speakers offer valuable information on topics and industries related to internships and careers, lunch is provided courtesy of the department.

The Zingale Big Idea Competition – A student-focused seed-funding business pitch presentation competition.  It is designed for new business ideas, which have yet-to-receive funding.  This contest emulates the experiences seen on the popular CNBC broadcast, Shark Tank, but with a heart.


The Board of Visitors Annual Event – An advisory body made up of distinguished alumni and business leaders that convenes annually to engage with students in a variety of activities to answer questions and offer “real world” perspective on trending topics in business and economics.

The Executive In Residence program – An event  designed to connect Allegheny students and faculty with prominent business executives who spend several days on the Allegheny campus speaking about their life experiences in business, paths to success and lessons learned.

City trip to the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank's "Women in Economics Symposium:
City trip to the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank’s “Women in Economics Symposium” with the Women in Business and Economics Club

City Trips – These field trips are designed to enable students to travel to a metropolitan area, visit leading corporations and interact with business leaders. Students can explore careers and meet with successful Allegheny alumni.

ASG Approved Student Clubs

How to find out What’s Happening

Sign Up for our Weekly E-News, This Week in Business & Economics, to stay up-to-date on our semester activities by emailing Beth Ryan, or scan this QR Code and fill out the form- Our newsletter is the 5th checkbox down from the top.

Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics (CBE) prepares Allegheny College students to succeed in a diverse, global economy.

Questions? Contact

Timothy Bianco, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Center for Business and Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics

Chris Allison ’83
Co-Director, Center for Business and Economics
Entrepreneur in Residence, Allegheny Trustee

Beth Ryan
Program Coordinator, Center for Business and Economics