Business Week

April 13-17, 2020

Business Week 2020

Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17, 2020

Business Week is hosted annually and is dedicated to a variety of events and programs in which students develop professional business knowledge and skills while building their personal and professional networks. Our 2019 Business Week was a huge success, with more than 1,000 business students participating in a wide range of events along with corporate partners, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Business Week is coordinated by a student steering committee with oversight from the Undergraduate Advising Office. For more information, please contact Leilani Tiefenthaler at tiefenthalerl@missouri.edu.

 

UPDATE:

Business Week 2020 was unfortunately cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Check back for more details regarding the rescheduling of our 2020 Keynote Speaker, Omar Johnson, plus plans for Business Week 2021!

 

Business Week is possible in part thanks to our Corporate Sponsor - Veterans United Home Loans!

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Business Week Keynote Speakers

Omar Johnson

2020 Business Week Keynote Speaker

Omar Johnson will be the featured keynote speaker in 2020. Johnson is a marketing and branding keynote speaker, entrepreneur, former CMO at Beats by Dre, and former VP Marketing at Apple. At Beats Electronics, He was responsible for brand development, advertising, retail experience, entertainment / sports marketing, and digital marketing for all global brand marketing and advertising efforts. Adweek named Johnson a “Brand Genius” in 2013, and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Innovative CMOs” in 2016.

Johnny Cupcakes

2019 Business Week Keynote Speaker

Johnny Earle (aka Johnny Cupcakes) was the featured keynote speaker in 2019. Johnny was named America's #1 Young Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek and was recognized 4 years in a row for making it into the INC 500/5000 fastest growing independent companies in America. Johnny's known for helping other people create blueprints for building brand loyalty, creating memorable experiences, and inspiring innovation. Business students were eager to meet and learn from Johnny, as his business is featured as a case study in their required BA 1500 first year seminar course.

Sponsorship

The Business Week fundraising committee is seeking corporate sponsors for our upcoming Business Week. Your sponsorship will help us fund events and programs, supporting student success while also raising awareness of your organization among various stakeholders in our college, including our students.

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