Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics

Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics at Allegheny College

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics (CBE) prepares Allegheny College students to succeed in a diverse, global economy. The following is a brief summary of our co-curricular opportunities:

  • Quigley Hall is home to the Bloomberg Lab Allegheny College students gain a competitive edge with Bloomberg Certification on their resume.
  • The Board of Visitors is 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.
  • CBE Fellows are 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.
  • We provide students with a portfolio of Experiential Learning, Job and Internship opportunities in conjunction with Allegheny’s Career Education office.
  • The Executive Roundtable  addresses issues of regional, national, and global interest.
  • The Executive in Residence program connects Allegheny students and faculty with prominent business executives who visit classes, speak at events and hold office hours with students.
  • The Financial Literacy Challenge is an event in which students develop a personal financial budget and investing plan appropriate for a recent college graduate.
  • The Lunchtime Learning Lecture Series provides students with opportunities to gain valuable information on topics and industries related to internships and careers.
  • Major City Trips are designed to enable students to travel to a major metropolitan area, visit leading corporations and interact with business leaders and meet Allegheny alumni.
  • The Zingale Big Idea Competition is 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.

ASG Approved Student Clubs

  • The Wealth Management Club is designed to give students a collaborative environment in which they can openly discuss and learn about topics relating to personal finance.
  • Women in Business and Economics (WIBE)  Students in the Women in Business and Economics Club support, mentor, and promote women in the fields of Business and Economics, encouraging all who join to stay engaged in and excited about their academic and professional success.

Student Honor Society: Omicron Delta Epsilon

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