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The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business, develops business leaders, and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.

Current Business News

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

unlv professor arya udry looks at a meteorite that she's holding up to the light
Research | December 26, 2019

A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

Yong Li poses for a photograph on UNLV's campus.
People | December 16, 2019

A passion for researching how to make investment decisions in uncertain times led Yong Li to UNLV's Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Buffalo, New York.

couple in front of product display
People | December 11, 2019

With a focus on "clean-beauty" products, 2009 alums Vontoba and Psyche Terry find their shelf space in the crowded skincare market.

football players look up at fireworks display
Campus News | December 2, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Business In The News

Los Angeles Times
January 7, 2020

Oil prices topped $70 a barrel Monday for the first time in over three months thanks to the latest mess in the Middle East. Higher prices at the gas pump seem sure to follow.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 20, 2019

Fewer Californians are making Las Vegas their vacation spot. A UNLV professor said it’s because they’re fed up with fees like resort fees and paid parking.

Bankrate
December 17, 2019

According to the Insurance Information Institute, 90% of wildfires in the United States are caused by people, and the remaining 10% are caused by lightning strikes or lava.

U.S. News & World Report
December 9, 2019

Colorado’s most active oil and gas drilling is happening near land that is also hosting some of the fastest housing construction in the state.

Associated Press
December 9, 2019

Colorado’s most active oil and gas drilling is happening near land that is also hosting some of the fastest housing construction in the state.

San Francisco Chronicle
December 9, 2019

Colorado’s most active oil and gas drilling is happening near land that is also hosting some of the fastest housing construction in the state.

Business Experts

An expert in accounting and finance.  
An expert on leadership, corporate governance, and business ethics.
Director of university's Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies and noted expert on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and housing. 
An expert in entrepreneurship, small business development, and venture capital.
Riddel researches the economics of risky activities.
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, with expertise in economic diversification, plans for small businesses, technology management, and information technology innovation.

Recent Business Accomplishments

December 12, 2019
Vivek Sah (Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies) served as faculty advisor to real estate majors Janet Clark and Ruidong Luo who finished third in the University of Maryland's 2019 National Colvin Case Study Challenge. The Challenge is a national intercollegiate real estate case study competition where students document recent innovative real...
December 12, 2019
John Starkey (Business) taught a section of BUS 103 - First Year Seminar: Business Connections during the fall semester that raised more than $5,000 for charity. Additionally, each student did several hours of community service for a variety of organizations. The non-profit organizations that benefited from the time and money donated by the...
December 9, 2019
Won-Yong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and his co-authors' book chapter, "MNEs’ Sustainability Challenges and Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets: The Case of Amway," was published in a book titled Sustainable Economy and Emerging Markets, published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. This chapter describes...
December 4, 2019
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) published a paper, "U.S. Fiscal Policy and Asset Prices: The Role of Partisan Conflict," in the December issue of the International Review of Finance with  Rangan Gupta, University of Pretoria; Chi Keung Marco Lau, University of Huddersfield; and Mark E. Wohar, University of Nebraska,...
November 25, 2019
Won-Yong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) wrote a case study that has been published by Case Centre, the U.K.-based leading publisher distributing business case studies globally. The title of the case is "Cathay Pacific Airways: Competitive Challenges." It describes the key challenges that Cathay Pacific Airways, the flag carrier...
November 8, 2019
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry and Economics) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Blankenship discusses what Nevada can do to incentivize renewable energy. The piece was originally published Oct. 26. She is an undergraduate student pursuing two majors, chemistry and economics. She also is a Brookings public...