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Lee Business School News

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

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People |

This philanthropy pro helps UNLV donors plan to support the people and causes they love.

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Business and Community |

Leya Dagher knew she wanted to start a business and with the help of UNLV resources, she established Swalty Mediterranean.

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Business and Community |

The Nevada Small Business Development Center brings resources for microbusiness owners to the heart of a community.

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People |

Despite a guidance counselor's naysaying, the former UNLV president has racked up a lifetime of achievements too long to list.

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People |

She’s got spirit, yes she does! UNLV Cheer connected Jennevee Morales with the campus and our surrounding community.

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Young alumna Jannah Bowen creates a scholarship to help others become entrepreneurs.

Business In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

With mortgage rates at a 20-year high and many homeowners locked into low rates they nabbed during the pandemic, fewer existing houses are selling in Southern Nevada and homebuilders are offering more incentives to get buyers into new homes.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The Las Vegas Valley could run out of land to build houses in as little as eight years, and this is definitely cause for concern, the leader of the region’s homebuilders association said.


If you're a renter, chances are your rent has increased in the last year. According to Redfin, the median rent in Las Vegas is about $1,500, while the national average is just over $ 1,600.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The Las Vegas metro region has one of the highest rates of rental burdens in the country, according to a new UNLV study. In Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and the overall metro region, 58.3 percent of all renters are spending more than 30 percent of their income on rental costs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development states that a renter is “housing cost burdened” if they are spending more than 30 percent of their income on  housing costs.

Vegas Inc

Remember the toilet paper crisis in April 2020? Not only was toilet paper hard to find, but even if you did find a few rolls, the price probably had quadrupled. While busy contemplating how to do our daily business without toilet paper, the entire nation also felt bewildered. How could this have happened?

Daily Mail

The CEO of Red Lobster's parent company said he will never eat lobster again after the chain was forced to file for bankruptcy days after closing 100 locations. Thiraphong Chansiri, 58, is the CEO of Thai Union, a Thailand-based producer of seafood based products that owns a 49 percent stake in Red Lobster.

Business Experts

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An expert on leadership, corporate governance, and business ethics.

Recent Business Accomplishments

Scott C. Jackson (Accounting) and co-authors Blake Steenhoven (Queen's University) and Kristina Rennekamp (Cornell University) recently published their paper, "CEO gender and responses to shareholder activism," in Contemporary Accounting Research, a premier accounting research journal. The study investigates how a CEO’s cooperative or…
Daniel Chi (Finance) recently wrote a guest column for Las Vegas Weekly/Vegas Inc. He explained the phenomenon of inflation and how to protect your wealth from inflation.
Nicholas B. Irwin (Economics) has been appointed as the Research Director at UNLV’s Lied Center for Real Estate. In this role, Irwin will expand the Center’s research program in both the academic and policy arenas. He will also work with Shawn J. McCoy, Lied Center Director, to further enhance Lied’s strong reputation in the state and local…
In Spring 2024, John Starkey's BUS 103-1001 class at UNLV's Lee Business School set an ambitious goal to raise $2,000 for local non-profit organizations in Nevada. The selected organizations include: Friends for Life Humane Society, Tortoise Group, Changing the Narrative Inc., and SouthWest Exotic Avian Rescue. Their dedication and innovative…
Daniel Chi (Finance) recently wrote a guest column for Las Vegas Weekly/Vegas Inc.  He offered advice on building financial resilience: live within your means, save, and invest. Chi also introduced to the community the financial-literacy courses offered at UNLV – FIN 111 and FIN 112. The first covers a broad range of foundational topics; the…
School of Public Health faculty and students gave several presentations during the 2024 Nevada Public Health Association Annual Conference: Pamela Pioquinto and Miguel Fudolig (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) presented their work: "Correlates of Muscle Dysmorphia Symptomatology in Filipino American Male University Students: A Pilot Study…