Spiritus Spring 2013 - College of Business News
Congratulations to Jane Kay Nugent, ’48, a CBA alumna who received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from UDM at the 2013 Commencement ceremony. Read More >>
Special International Lecture
Dr. Krzysztof Wach, Associate Professor of International Entrepreneurship at Cracow University of Economics and the Jesuit University Ignatianum, discussed the changing business climate for entrepreneurs in a formerly Communist country in a special lecture entitled, "From Communism to Capitalism: Entrepreneurship in Poland" on April 15. An expert on international entrepreneurship and new venture planning, he has taught in American, British, Central European and Eastern European universities. Dr. Wach was joined by University of Detroit Mercy business major Christopher Wroblewski, who recently completed a semester in Poland, including an internship at a bank in Warsaw. Christopher provided his own perspective as an American student studying and working abroad.
Fall 2012 Alumni Newsletter
CBA inducts four new members into Hall of Honor: The College of Business Administration inducted the fifth class into its Hall of Honor in October. Find out about inductees Armando R. Cavazos '74, Joyce Hayes Giles '78, Patricia Hurston '83 and Joseph M. Walsh '69, '71. Read Read More >>
"In the Know" Newsletter:
As a Catholic institution founded by Jesuit priests and the Sisters of Mercy, we place a strong emphasis on business ethics and social responsibility at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College of Business Administration participates in the Principles for Responsible Management Education (click here to read our PRME update) and is the only private business program in Michigan to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which places us in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide.
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New Business Scholarships!
The College is pleased to announce two new scholarships, funded by alumni donations. Beginning this year, the Gary T. MacLean Scholarship will be awarded annually to an Accounting student. Gary T. MacLean, '65, graduated from our accounting program before earning a law degree. His law firm specializes in taxation, corporate structuring, and succession and estate planning. The Joseph and Margaret Kloka Scholarship will alternate between business and engineering students. And the Rev. Gerald Cavanagh Scholarship has been inaugurated to recognize the business major who undertakes the most meaningful service-learning.
Students who participate in America's Marketing High School,a program initiated by marketing professor Mike Bernacchi, are eligible for a renewable scholarship when they enroll in the University of Detroit Mercy. For more information, please contact Ms. Carrol Reaser-Parris (email@example.com; 313-993-1203) or Dr. Michael Bernacchi (firstname.lastname@example.org; 313-993-1116). To learn more about undergraduate scholarships and grants, click here.
Students who qualify for our accelerated 5-year BS/MBA program also qualify for a minimum academic scholarship of at least $15,500.
Applicants to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program who score 600 or greater on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are eligible for a 50% reduction in tuition. For more information, please contact Ms. Carrol Reaser-Parris ( email@example.com; 993-1203) or Dr. Gregory Ulferts (firstname.lastname@example.org; 993-1219).
Business Turnaround Management Certificate Program now Online!
Our unique, 5-course graduate certificate program in Business Turnaround Managementis now being offered online, so you can enroll without the need to travel to campus. Contact Carrol Parris, Student Services Coordinator, at email@example.com for more details.
The BTM certificate, the Forensic Accounting certificate, the Finance certificate, and the graduate certificate in Ethical Leadership and Change Management are classified as gainful employment programs by the U.S. Department of Education; students enrolled in these programs are eligible for federal financial aid.
New Undergraduate Concentrations!
Undergraduate business majors can now obtain concentrations in Accounting, Business Law, Decision Sciences, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management, Marketing, or Sports Management. Contact Carrol Parris, Student Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
New Dual Degree Program!
The College of Business Administration and the College of Health Professions have successfully launched a new joint degree program, the Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Services Administration.The MBA/MHSA program is ideal for managers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care institutions. More ...
Alumni/ae: Did you know you can
Audit Courses without Paying Tuition?
Alumni/alumnae may audit classes at or below the level of the degree awarded to them by the University (bachelor's, master's or doctorate). Registration and course fees apply, but the tuition is waived; no course credit is awarded. The class schedule is found here. Alumni audit requests are coordinated through the academic advisors in each college. To inquire about auditing a class, send your request to Dr. Leonard Kloft, Assistant Dean, 313-993-1118 or email@example.com .
CBA Student and Alumna Receive University Honors
Business major Kaitlin Avery, '13, shown below with Dean Eisenhauer (L) and Provost Zarkowski (R), is the UDM Valedictorian for 2013. Ms. Avery has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout her academic career, including the Rev. Gerald Cavanagh, S.J. Scholarship for service-learning. Her senior honors thesis is entitled, "Identifying the Connections between Financial Literacy and Catholic Social Teaching".
Mrs. Jane Kay Nugent, '48, former Vice President of Administration at Detroit Edison (now DTE Energy) received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from UDM at the 2013 Commencement. A pioneer among female executives, Mrs. Nugent is a member of the College of Business Administration Hall of Honor and the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
Free Income Tax Assistance
Our Accounting majors once again provided free income tax assistance to qualified households through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The students and faculty participating in this program have passed rigorous IRS training to qualify as tax preparers. Tax services conducted through April saved neighborhood residents an estimated $5,700 in tax preparation fees. Scroll down for more events sponsored by our Accounting program.
MBA Program Among 100 Best in World for Social Responsibility!
The Aspen Insitute, an international non profit agency, has examined MBA programs from 22 countries and ranked the University of Detroit Mercy MBA among the top 100 programs in the world for promoting social responsibility and sustainability.
Tuition Discounts for Vendors!
If you're a full-time employee of primary vendor of goods or services to the University of Detroit Mercy, you and your dependents may be eligible for a 25% tuition discount! To find out if your organization participates, click here.
Giving to the College of Business Administration
Your tax-deductible donation to the College of Business Administration to help fund scholarships, research, recruiting and other essential activities can be made online at our secure donation site; please be sure to designate your donation for the College of Business Administration. Alternatively, you can contact our Associate Dean for External Relations, Ken Kuna, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (313) 993-1232.Thank you for supporting the College of Business Administration!