College of Business welcomes new students, faculty and staff/Maurer Center groundbreaking set/100% job placement for Spring 2018 graduates  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌

November 2018 Newsletter

Ray Braun
Dean Ray Braun '80

Fall semester has been fantastic and we are proud of the many accomplishments. During Homecoming Weekend, we celebrated the Falcon spirit with alumni, faculty, staff, students and donors. We also moved a dream toward reality with the groundbreaking of the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center – opening in the fall of 2020.

BGSU honored its 2018 Class of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni which included business graduate George N. Miller Jr. ’73, president and CEO of The Loretto Hospital, a nonprofit safety-net hospital on the west side of Chicago.

One of our supply chain management students, Greg Wobser, received the prestigious Student Voluntary Service Award presented by APICS. Greg is the sixth BGSU student to receive this international award since 2009.

We welcomed members of the AACSB Peer Review Team earlier this month for the purpose of re-accrediting our business and accounting programs. We look forward to AACSB’s final decision in April. Currently, we are among the top 1% of business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting.

We congratulate the winners of the BGSU Sales Competition. First place went to junior Collin Levandowski, a sales and services marketing and international business student; second place was sophomore Hayden Kuzma, specializing in sales and services marketing; and sophomore Josh Wolpert, also a sales and services marketing student, won third place. The top two students advance to the National Collegiate Sales Competition where BGSU has a tradition of success.

Looking ahead to next year, we are gearing up for Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week) April 8 – 12, an outstanding celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit.

As we enter the holiday season, we have much to appreciate at the College of Business. My best wishes for you and your family and friends!

Dean Ray Braun '80

Women in Leadership

College of Business Hosts Women in Leadership Conference
Our annual Women in Leadership conference was a great success. More than 600 people attended this year's event, including our students, faculty and staff and industry professionals. The theme was 'Developing a Global Mindset: Strategic Perspectives for Women Leaders' and featured keynote presentations from globally-renowned women leaders. We are proud to share full video below.
Watch the Women in Leadership conference recap video →

Big Data on Display

Big Data on Display
Early this fall, we hosted our annual Business Analytics Symposium, bringing together our students with industry experts. In an era of big data, we recognize how important this synergy is for the College of Business. Our students had the opportunity to meet and hear from leaders in business analytics about the current trends and future outlook for the growing field.
Learn more about the Business Analytics Symposium →

Alumnus Carves Path to Success

Alumnus Carves Path to Success
Our alumni continue to positively impact their communities and industries. Recently, David Hammerle, '82 was selected to lead Bechtel Equipment Operations (BEO), a subsidiary of Bechtel Group, Inc., one of the largest private companies in the U.S.

David recently shared his story of success, including how he was able to utilize the knowledge and skills he gained at BGSU to leverage his business career. It is our pleasure to share his journey that started at BGSU.
Read more about David Hammerle →

Maurer Center Update

Maurer Center Update
Construction on the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center continues to progress, with visible changes taking shape. Earlier this month, the 50,000 square-foot addition to the building formerly known as Hanna Hall went vertical, with the installation of structural steel. The new business building is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020. We recently went on a hard hat tour with the construction team and we are pleased to share the progress with you.
Watch the tour →

Biz Bits
There’s more great news to share in the College of Business on our Biz Bits page! Read about student success, faculty impacting global business and employer partner news.
  • Two Professors Publish Articles in Top 50 Journals
  • Young Alumni Board Member Honored with BGSU 10 Under 10
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Trends Topic of SCMI Networking Dinner
Click here for the latest news →