UM-Flint Launches New Major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) is unveiling a new major this fall as part of its burgeoning entrepreneurship and innovation offerings.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management major blends the expertise of the school’s marketing and management faculty, and covers an array of issues, such as product design, business start-ups, technological innovation, marketing research, project management, and negotiation skills.

New Policy

NEW ADMISSION POLICY FOR BBA PROGRAM

Beginning in Fall 2016, a minimum 2.2 GPA will be required for admission to all undergraduate business majors.  In addition, at the time of admission to the School of Management, students will need to have successfully completed all pre-business courses.  This policy does not affect business students currently in the BBA program.

 

School of Management Awards $28,000 in Scholarships

Throughout the course of the University’s history, the School of Management has forged partnerships with a number of community colleges across the state of Michigan to provide an easier transition for their students when transferring to the University of Michigan-Flint in pursuit of a BBA degree.

The School of Management is proud to provide financial support to the highest achieving students from our partner schools. We are pleased to announce that 14 top transfer students from eight community colleges around the state of Michigan were awarded BBA Transfer Scholarships worth $28,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

The School of Management proudly welcomes these outstanding undergraduate students who bring an average GPA of 3.63 and average accumulated credits of 47.

UM-Flint Student Writing His Future with Handcrafted Pens

It started off as a hobby.

Greg Hooper, who grew up learning how to woodwork from his dad, received a lathe late last year.

And shortly after getting this gift, a visitor stopped into his uncle’s lumber yard in Holly, where Hooper works.

“A gentleman came into the lumber yard with a wooden pen,” said Hooper,  who is studying entrepreneurial management through the School of Management (SOM). “I asked him how he made it, where he got the wood, and got the parts.”

 

Q & A: Dean of UM-Flint’s School of Management Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson, Ph.D., is the dean of the School of Management (SOM). He discusses a wide variety of topics in this interview with UM-Flint staff writer Robert Gold.

Ashley Knific, Jobs 4 Moms, Business Plan Competition Winner

Business Plan Competition Winner Moves into Innovation Incubator

University of Michigan-Flint student Ashley Knific will move her venture, Jobs 4 Moms, into the university’s Innovation Incubator later this month.

At the core of her organization’s concept is finding balance between raising a family and succeeding professionally. Knific aims to connect employers and employees, which will allow people to work from home and help employers find qualified staff.

New Fall 2015 Scholarship, Apply Now, Deadline is August 1st!

The Hagerman Scholars are the face of entrepreneurship and innovation for the University and community.  The program is a competitive student scholarship based on the student’s interest in entrepreneurship and innovation as well as their demonstrated ability to be accomplished academically. Students awarded this distinction will be expected to assist with Center activities, such as the Business Plan Competition and the High School Entrepreneurship Institute.  Hagerman Scholars are expected to be involved with the Student Entrepreneurs Society and the Innovation Incubator.  Hagerman Scholars will also serve as ambassadors for the Center through its various activities and outreach efforts.

Philip & Jocelyn Hagerman Make $2 Million Gift to Foster Innovation

The School of Management is proud to announce a leadership gift of $2 million from the Hagerman Foundation on behalf of the Philip and Jocelyn Hagerman. The gift is the largest single donation to the School of Management, and will create the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation...

Q&A: Sy Banerjee on the Future of Technology and Shopping

With smart phones and tablets now commonplace, is technology changing how people shop? Is it changing how retailers reach out to shoppers? Syagnik Banerjee, associate professor of marketing, delves into the latest trends in a recent interview.

Part-Time MBA Program Ranked 46th by BusinessWeek

The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Management has been awarded yet another prominent distinction – Top 50 recognition in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek most recent biennial “Best Part-time MBA program” rankings for 2013...