Business Newsletterbeyond business as usual
September 2015

A Message from Dean Braun...

Just a few weeks into the start of our fall semester and the College of Business is busy going beyond business as usual.

I am pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report just released their annual rankings, and the College of Business at BGSU is among the top tier of business schools in the country.

Business students are participating in the Dean’s Guide to Practical Business Workshop and the Dean’s Golf Workshop where they are learning critical business skills such as networking, golf, dining etiquette, dressing for success and business travel.


The College of Business is offering a new 100% online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree completion program designed to meet the demands of busy lifestyles. Learn more!

CBA Teaches Student Artists to be Entrepreneurs

The College of Business is helping BGSU art students gain an understanding of the business side of art through an art entrepreneurship class. The class is an offshoot of the entrepreneurship minor, offered through the College of Business Administration to students from any major. READ MORE ...

Hatchling Elsa Vogel Continues Successful Ventures

Elsa Vogel had a very successful evening presenting her business idea, Pieces of Me, during the 2015 Hatch event. She walked off the stage with investor support and a hunger for entrepreneurship. READ MORE...

Biz Bits

  • Hot off the Press - U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Business at BGSU among the top tier of business schools in the country!
  • Welcome Kyle Moninger, a new faculty member in the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research.
  • BGSU's business students graduate earning an average annual salary of more than $53,000.
  • Eighty-eight percent of BGSU's College of Business graduates secured full-time employment or are currently interviewing.
  • The College of Business has connections with more than 1,000 companies.
  • Students were hired in 20 different states during academic year 2014-15.

The Business Analytics and Intelligence program at BGSU is gaining worldwide recognition and graduate Trevor Bischoff is a testament to the program

Bowling Green State University alumnus Trevor Bischoff continues to make his alma mater proud and strengthen the Falcon reputation of producing top students who are prepared for a successful career. READ MORE ...

Women in Business Leadership Student Organization “Growing” Beyond Business As Usual

Women in Business Leadership (WBL) was established as a student organization in 2013 with the mission of providing a forum for educating, engaging, connecting and promoting women to become successful leaders. Since its inception, WBL has grown from 20 to 50 members with the goal of reaching 100 members by the end of the 2015-16 academic year. READ MORE...

Three exceptional students take advantage of accelerated option

A growing number of highly sought-after master's degree programs across most colleges can be finished in one year. In some cases, students with Advanced Undergraduate Standing take some graduate courses during their senior year, positioning them to complete their advanced degrees in just one year after earning a bachelor's.  READ MORE ...

New Members Join College’s Leadership Council and Young Alumni Board

The College of Business is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to the College’s Leadership Council and Young Alumni Board. The Leadership Council is comprised of successful alumni who advise the dean on curricula, alumni affairs, student mentorship, internships and co-ops, job placement and faculty engagement with industry. The Young Alumni Board is comprised of successful alumni who also advise the dean and have graduated within the last 15 years. READ MORE...

Biz Bugs??? Read more about business student Emily Little and her buggy summer experience! READ MORE...


Women in Leadership!
Investing in Women is Smart Business
September 30
There is still time to register!

Business Analytics Symposium
Insights + Analytics: Coming Together!
October 9
Learn more!

Biz Gallery

Our top four CBA Reward Point earners from spring semester enjoyed a gourmet dinner at Dean Ray Braun's house. Pictured with the dean are students Chelsea Burbridge, Jesus Luevano, Julie Kessler, and Khory Katz

Four professors from Tianjin Polytechnic University (TPU) in China and another professor from East China Jiao Tong University were treated to dinner at Dean Braun’s house, along with their College of Business faculty mentors. Pictured are the Chinese visiting professors - Dr. Zhi Li; Dr. Chenggong Lyu, Dr. Ye Liu, and Dr. Jun Wu, from TPU and Dr. Li Qian, from East China Jiao Tong University with Dean Braun and BGSU Professors - Dr. Jane Chang, Dr. Sachi Sakthivel, Dr. Chris Rump, Dr. Arthur Yeh, and Dr. Mingsheng Li.

College of Business alumni are leading companies around the world and starring in Major League Baseball...wait...what??? Alumnus Lance Mitchell ’81, President and CEO of Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. in Chicago, threw the first pitch at the Cubs game at Wrigley Field on September 5. Do you know of other alumni in the spotlight? Let us know at!

The Business District, our themed community where College of Business students live together in Kreischer-Darrow Hall, headed to the Cookie Jar for homemade cookies, socializing and learning about small business operations with a presentation from the owner.

The Dean's workshops were highly successful this fall.

“I learned more during this two-hour session than during 19 years of mini-golf!"
Collin Newton, Class of 2018

“Before the golf workshop, I had no idea what to expect. I was nervous and intimidated by the idea of walking onto a golf course. However, after the very first lesson, I feel much more confident! Not only did I learn golfing etiquette, I learned some putting techniques. The atmosphere at the workshop was engaging and friendly. I had a great time! I’m excited about this opportunity to not only learn to golf, but to network with peers and employers.”  Marlee Alt, Class of 2016

Peer leaders continue to help freshmen transition to college.

"My peer leader has made my transition to college easier! She has extended her extra time to guiding me, answering my questions, or just hanging out with me over a cup of coffee!" Paris Babers, Class of 2019