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Bloomberg Terminal Now Available for Lehman Students

The Department of Economics and Business is very excited to announce the recent arrival of a Bloomberg Terminal for students interested in accessing global financial information and enhancing their knowledge and proficiency in financial data and applications. The use of the Bloomberg Terminal will be integrated as an essential tool within our finance curriculum.

Students may also use the terminal to complete the Bloomberg Market Concept which is an 8-hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial market (for additional information, see This course covers four training modules (Economics, Equities, Currencies & Fixed Income modules). For each module completed, students will be eligible to obtain a "digital badge" from the Leonard Lief Library. Moreover, after completion of the course, they are eligible to receive a Bloomberg BMC certification which has a market price of $150 but is free for Lehman students who use our terminal. Having these additional qualifications such as the BMC certification and the badges will undoubtedly enhance the students' resumes and Linkedln profiles.

Furthermore, this terminal opens up opportunities for students seeking employment (including Bloomberg internships), professional networking and connections with alumni. The terminal, which is housed in the Leonard Lief Library, is available for students' use during the library hours and with advance reservations which may be made by visiting:

2017 College Fed Challenge Photo with Chair Yellen

Lehman Economics & Business Students again win the Maiden Lane 2017 College Fed Challenge

Lehman College Department of Economics and Business won the Maiden Lane 2017 College Fed Challenge. Lehman students had previously won the same award in 2015. Students Jesus Minervino, Fredrick Boakye, Tashane Henry, and Tushain Newman spent months preparing for the competition with their faculty advisor, Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolaou, by going over monetary policy, the inner workings of the Federal Reserve System, and analyzing macroeconomic data.

The Lehman College Student Chapter of SHRM Won a 4th Consecutive Award from the Society of Human Resource Management

Under the guidance and advisement of Professor Shirley Bishop, the Lehman College Student Chapter of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) has won the SHRM Prestigious Merit Award for its excellence and achievement during the 2017-2018 Student Chapter Merit Award period on May 25, 2018. As noted on the SHRM website, “the annual Student Chapter Merit Award program recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and projects by chapters in the following areas: Student Chapter Requirements, Chapter Operations, Chapter Programming and Professional Development of Members, Support of the Human Resource Profession and SHRM Engagement.”

Since Professor Shirley Bishop reactivated the Chapter in 2014, our SHRM Chapter has won the “2017 – 2018 Prestigious Merit Award”, “2016 - 2017 Prestigious Merit Award”, “2015 - 2016 Honorable Mention Award”, and “2014 - 2015 Honorable Mention Award”. In addition to receiving Certificates for display on our Campus, the Lehman Chapter of SHRM received digital logos (see below) for use in electronic or print communications and was recognized in SHRM's publications and conferences.

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Meet Our Two New Fulltime Faculty

Richard Lahijani
Richard Lahijani
Rich practiced Real Estate and Partnership taxation for over 15 years. He has extensive experience delivering tax consulting services to REIT and private equity clients as well as assisting in annual and quarterly REIT reviews. Rich has taught various accounting and taxation courses throughout his teaching career. He has a passion for helping students achieve their full potential and delivering career guidance and job interview skills.
Sean Stein Smith
Sean Stein Smith
Dr. Stein Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Business and Economics department. Before transitioning to academia full time, beginning with his appointment to a faculty position at Rutgers University, he worked in several corporate financial planning and accounting roles in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Dr. Stein Smith is actively engaged in the accounting community, having been awarded the NJCPA 30 under 30 in 2015, the Institute of Management Accountants Young Professional of the Year Award in 2016, and currently serves on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Alumni Association Board of Governors. Sean is also a member of the 2017 Class of the AICPA Leadership Academy.

His research interests and areas of expertise include integrated financial reporting, non-financial reporting, and the intersection of technology, strategic planning, and accounting. Dr. Stein Smith is a contributor to Thrive Global, publishes a weekly column for, and is a member of the NJCPA Content Advisory Board, where he is routinely featured in the state society magazine. As a member of the AICPA Financial Literacy Commission, he has been quoted, interviewed, and recorded in numerous regional and national publications on personal finance issues.

June 2016 Department Newsletter, Issue 2 Volume 1

January 2016 Department Newsletter, Issue 1 Volume 1