Loss of Former BGSU Accounting Professor, ’65 Graduate
Dr. James Wheeler, former assistant professor of Quantitative Analysis and Control in the accounting department, and a graduate of BGSU, passed away December 15, 2018. Dr. Wheeler ’65 graduated with highest honors in accounting and later earned a CPA in Ohio. According to his obituary in the Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, where he was born, he was honored for his teaching excellence and tax expertise, including the Sommerfeld Award and Beta Alpha Psi, Accountant Educator of the Year, at Bowling Green State University. (Read his obituary in the Advertiser-Tribune.)
Our Students Get Jobs and Continue to Earn Higher Starting Salaries
Fall 2018 was a great semester for our graduates and continuing students to land a job. According to the College’s dedicated Business Career Accelerator Office, the following are job statistics from fall semester:
- The average starting salary of December graduates was up to $54,771 vs. $52,147 in fall of 2017; BGSU has one of highest average starting salaries among Ohio business schools.
- 81% of jobseekers were employed at graduation vs. 68% in 2017. Six specializations had 100% of students employed by December graduation.
- 75% of students participated in an internship vs. 68% last fall.
Marketing Students Design a Service Blueprint to Success
In Dr. Dwayne Gremler’s Services Marketing (MKT 4050) course, students go beyond the textbook to learn about service blueprinting. Each semester they are taught to apply marketing principles to the service sector of the economy through a hands-on project where teams identify a unique service process and develop a service blueprint to capture the steps in the process. To add some competitiveness to the learning process, Dr. Gremler incorporates a contest amongst the teams. The team with the best service blueprint project wins a prize generously donated by BGSU alumnus Herb Goetschius ’72, president of Help to Grow Services LLC. (To learn more about this project, click here.)
College Celebrates Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Students and faculty learned more about Chinese culture and traditions during the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. The Dean’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODI), in partnership with the Chinese Student Association, hosted this celebration which featured a variety of food, including mooncakes, lanterns hanging from the ceiling, native Chinese music and plenty of information from other students talking about their cultures.
In this event, students learned about the Legend of Hou Yi and Chang’e, a beautiful couple that was forced to be separated. September 24th is celebrated as the Mid-Autumn Festival, in China, which represents the reunion of the family and takes place every year with the full moon. It is also a celebration of the harvest and is tied to the lunar calendar with a full moon.
BGSU students Lu Chen and Wenzhao Li have been in the United States for almost three years and were part of the festival sharing their customs, holidays and traditions. They talked about the importance of the Mid-Autumn Festival and how family members get together to have a great time and share food.
Hanzhang Chi, a member of the Chinese Students Association, was one of the hosts of this event. He chose to study in BGSU because of its high reputation and decided to earn a Master’s in Accountancy to reinforce his knowledge. While at BGSU, he has learned a lot about his major, including information systems, big data and other concepts in the accounting system.
Healthcare Supply Chain Trends Topic of SCMI Networking Dinner
More than 300 industry leaders, students and faculty attended the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) Fall Networking Dinner, learning about SCM students’ summer internships and celebrating our top students who earned Professional Development Certificates.
Associate Dean Dr. Arthur Yeh and APICS Toledo President, Sheryl Holbrook, provided welcome remarks to kick off the event.
A dinner discussion featured Dave Myers, president & COO at Concordance Healthcare Solutions, and Nick Link, system director of Contracting and MMIS at ProMedica Health System, moderated by Dr. David Dobrzykowski, director of SCMI. The speakers provided an enlightening keynote address on healthcare supply chain trends and their efforts to collaborate to address the sweeping change facing healthcare provider organizations.
This year, SCMI added a new VIP networking luncheon attended by SCMI advisory board members and an elite group of highly engaged Falcon SCM students.
College Awards Nearly $425,000 in Scholarships to Business Students
The College’s best and brightest students, along with our generous donors, were recognized during the College of Business Honors and Awards Program. The College awarded a total of $424,875 in scholarships to nearly 270 students. Thanks go to the tremendous support of our donors whose contributions have steadily increased over the past few years.
Scholarships fill a critical role in many students’ college education, decreasing or eliminating loan debt and enabling them to get a more meaningful educational experience.
Renowned Management Professor Publishes in One of Financial Times’ Top 50 Journals
Dr. Sherry Sullivan’s paper entitled “Employment After Retirement: A Review and Framework for Future Research” was accepted for publication by the Journal of Management, a Financial Times Top 50 journal. Dr. Akram Al Ariss, professor at Toulouse Business School in France, co-authored the paper with Dr. Sullivan.
The management professor was chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer for Career Development International in the Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence. Dr. Sullivan was one of two reviewers selected for this honor. She was also honored as an Outstanding Reviewer for the Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence for the Journal of Management History and earned a “Best Reviewer” award from the same journal.
Dr. Sullivan is currently the College of Business Owens-Illinois Professor.
Dr. Li’s Scholarly Work on IPOs to Be Published in a Financial Times Top 50 Journal
Professor of Finance, Dr. Mingsheng Li, has a forthcoming paper to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, a Financial Times Top 50 journal. His paper, entitled "Should Financial Gatekeepers be Publicly Traded?", and was co-authored by Dr. Haozhi Huang and Dr. Jing Shi, both professors at Macquarie University in Australia.
In this work, Dr. Li and his co-authors investigate how a broker firm’s initial public offering (IPO) affects its analysts’ fiduciary duty of providing independent and objective recommendations.
Dr. Li holds the College of Business Ashel G. Bryan Huntington Bank Professorship.
Young Alumni Board Member Honored with BGSU 10 Under 10
Erin Schwiebert ’02,’10, a diversity and inclusion specialist at Marathon Petroleum Company, was selected for the 2018 BGSU 10 Under 10 recognition. This honor was created by the University to highlight the accomplishments of our recent alumni.
Schwiebert is a member of the College of Business Young Alumni Board and was instrumental in developing Marathon as a corporate partner for the College of Business. She has presented at a number of BGSU events and workshops, including the prestigious Women in Leadership Conference, co-hosted by the College of Business. Schwiebert regularly dedicates her time and business knowledge to help BGSU students.
Schwiebert graduated from BGSU with a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in learning design.
Management Professor Interviewed About Possible Comeback of Toys ‘R Us
Dr. Ho Wook Shin, assistant professor of management, offered his expertise in a news story broadcast by WTVG 13 ABC (Toledo) about the possible re-opening of Toys ‘R Us after reports stated that investors called off the bankruptcy auction. Dr. Shin has been following the impending bankruptcy activities since they were first reported earlier in the year. 13 ABC turned to Dr. Shin for his expertise about the possible rebirth of the former retail toy giant.
Click here to read the story and watch the video news report on 13 ABC’s website.
BGSU Student Wins Regional Sales Competition
Sophomore Hayden Kuzma (pictured right) beat out approximately 30 students from 15 business schools to capture first place at the 2018 Ball State University Regional Sales Competition, in the overall Competitive Track. Kuzma, who is specializing in sales and services marketing, won $500.
Students Learn More about Getting a Job at Open House
During the first week of classes, students attended the Business Career Accelerator Open House to meet the staff, learn about its resources, and start a fast track to getting an internship or full-time job. The Business Career Accelerator is a designated career center just for the College of Business and business students are successful in finding jobs. For May 2018 graduates, 100% of the students found a job within three months of graduation.
Former Accounting and Information Systems Professor Passes Away
We are sad to report that Dr. Andreas Nicolaou, Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems, passed away in early September. He taught at BGSU from 2000 to 2016.
Seasoned Finance Graduate Shares Executive Expertise
Students in Dr. Sherry Sullivan's Management 4700 (Leading for Success) course had the unique opportunity to learn about managing people and working their way to the top from a 36-year veteran of the financial world. College of Business Alumnus Geoff Radbill ’68 served in many roles at AXA-Equitable and he shared his best practices in managing teams with BGSU students.
Radbill worked 36 years at AXA-Equitable, a global financial services company, holding 21 positions in 10 different locations. At the time of his retirement, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for AXA-Equitable domestic retail sales force.
Students Seek Out Organizations to Engage With
The College of Business Student Organization Fair provided an opportunity for students to learn more about the variety of student organizations to get involved with to enhance their college experience. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations manned booths and talked with prospective members about joining.
Casino Night Provides Fun Time for Freshmen
Over 200 freshmen attended the first College of Business Casino Night. Students played a variety of typical casino games, including slot machines, roulette and Blackjack, but instead of competing for money, attendees competed for College “Swag”. Winners of the casino games had to answer questions about "odds - applied to business concepts" or "pertinent facts about the CoB" or "services available on campus" to win prizes from Dean Ray Braun.
Dean’s Picnic Welcomes Returning and Incoming Students
Students enjoyed good conversations with Dean Ray Braun, fellow business students, faculty, and staff at the annual Dean’s Picnic on the Green. Faculty, staff and Student Ambassadors served returning students as well as the incoming freshmen with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and cookies.
Econ-O-Palooza Event Mixed Economics, Fun and Cash
Students participated in several economic experiments during Econ-O-Palooza which their behavior could win them cash.
Graduate College Hosts MBA Orientations and Networking Events
The Graduate & Executive Programs in Business hosted orientation and networking sessions for the newest cohorts of students in the full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs during the first week of classes.
227 Internships Completed by the Spring 2018 Graduating Class
101 different cities; 16 different states; and 4 different countries.
Management Professor Selected as Department Editor of Premier Business Research Journal
Dr. David Dobrzykowski, associate professor, management department, was selected as Department Editor for the Healthcare and Service Operations Department of Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ).
Dr. Min Selected for Prestigious Emerald Literati Award
An article published by Dr. Hokey Min, Professor of Management and the James R. Good Chair in Global Supply Chain Strategy, was selected by the editorial team as Highly Commended in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards.
Marketing Professor Earns Two Best Paper Awards
Dr. Fei Weisstein, marketing, earned two honors - “Best Paper in Conference Award” and the “Best Track Paper Award” (pricing track) at the 2018 American Marketing Association Summer Academic Conference held in Boston.
Marketing Student Develops Proposal for Nike
Marisa Abbott is a senior marketing student whose internship took her to Madrid, Spain, for the summer. In her role, she involved developing a proposal for sports and fitness giant Nike.
College of Business Hosts Business Camp for Young Women
This summer, the College of Business hosted another successful Young Women in Business Leadership Camp. This five-day camp is designed to prepare rising seniors in high school for the business world through experiential learning opportunities. The camp's mission is to encourage self-assurance in the early stages of a business career.
Student Lands Supply Chain Management Internship at Owens Corning
Supply chain management student Tom Crookston spent the summer connecting the classroom with the real world at the Owens Corning World Headquarters. Tasked with developing a product guide for a recently acquired mineral wool insulation business, Crookston applied his skills from day one.
Accounting Student Interns with Fortune 500 Company
Megan Troyer, a junior in the accounting program, spent her second summer interning with Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 500 company that specializes in motion and control technologies. Troyer put her accounting skills to work in the accounts receivable department.
Alumnus "Powers" His Career to Executive Role at Energizer
The iconic mascot of Energizer batteries is the Energizer Bunny™ that “keeps going and going and going.” That can describe the energy-filled supply chain career of Greg Kinder ’83 whose positions have taken him around the globe millions of miles. Currently, he is Energizer’s executive vice president and chief supply chain officer and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Visiting Scholar Expands Joint Research with Zhejiang University
A visiting scholar from China, Dr. Milad Jannesari traveled from Zhejiang University to work with one of BGSU’s renowned organizational behavior professors, Dr. Sherry E. Sullivan, during late spring and early summer. A major goal of this collaboration was to expand a joint research endeavor between BGSU’s College of Business and Zhejiang University.
EMBA Alumni Win International Competition
Two Executive MBA students, John Michalak and Chris Shope, won the Grand Champion award for their performance in the Best-Strategy Invitational, a global competition of more than 100 teams.
Marketing Professor Earns International Designation
Distinguished Teaching Professor Dwayne Gremler, a leader in the field of services marketing, recently became the first faculty to be designated a Visiting International Professor by the School of Business and Economics at the University of Münster, in Germany.
Supply Chain Management Program Ranks Top 25 in North America
The supply chain management (SCM) program was ranked among North America’s Top 25 supply chain management programs by Gartner, a leading IT and supply chain management research and advisory company. The Gartner 2018 Supply Chain University Top 25 ranked BGSU's SCM program at No. 21, making it the second-highest ranking SCM program in Ohio.
Management Professor Earns Prestigious Research Award
An article published by Dr. Hokey Min, Professor of Management and the James R. Good Chair in Global Supply Chain Strategy, was selected by the editorial team as Highly Commended in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards. The article is entitled “Measuring the supply chain risk in offshoring countries using data envelopment analysis and the analytic hierarchy process” and was published in Benchmarking: An International Journal.
Groundbreaking Set for Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center
Groundbreaking for the new Business Building – the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center – is set for Homecoming Weekend – Saturday, October 13 at 10:00am. This state-of-the art building is designed to create a culture of engagement, innovation and creativity. The Maurer Center is expected to be finished by July 2020.
Dean Visits CACI International
Dean Ray Braun’s summer road trip included stops at numerous companies nationwide to visit alumni and provide updates on the college and BGSU. This stop at CACI International Inc., headquartered in Arlington, VA, was hosted by alumna Amanda Christian ’98 (left of dean), VP and Corporate Director of Procurement.
Marketing Professor Climbs the Ranks
Marketing Department Professor Doug Ewing was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor by the BGSU board of trustees. Dr. Ewing joined BGSU in 2012 and his research interests include branding, symbolic consumption, and role-identity development.
New Doctorate Program Announced
A new Doctorate of Organization Development and Change is our first doctorate housed in the College of Business. It was signed by the Chancellor and is waiting on final approval from the Higher Learning Commission. This is a 60 semester hour program intended for students who already earned a master’s degree and serves managers and executives that aspire to higher levels in their organizations. The first cohort is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.
Alumnus Earns Law School Scholarship
BGSU Supply Chain Management alumnus Jeffery Carr ’13 (center) earned one of two DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. Carr is a third-year law student at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Selection is based on demonstrated academic excellence, service to the profession, service to the community, and service to the cause of diversity.
Business Career Accelerator Announces Largest Hiring Employer Partner
From the Business Career Accelerator Office, Marathon Petroleum hired the most students for internships AND full-time positions according to our May 2018 graduates. Marathon Petroleum is also one of the five companies who are business partners with the College of Business.