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2016 Business Plan Competition

The School of Management (SOM) is hosting its annual Business Plan Competition with a 1st place prize of $10,000 provided by the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

While the competition is open to the public, each team must include one or more UM-Flint students who are enrolled in classes at UM-Flint during the Fall 2015 or Winter 2016 semester. If you or your team is looking to recruit a student participant, we suggest starting your search for a student teammate on one of the many UM-Flint and/or SOM social media channels.

 

Beta Alpha Psi

Students Inducted into Beta Alpha Psi

School of Management students were inducted as new members of Beta Alpha Psi on January 29, 2016.  Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor and service organization that recognizes high scholastic achievement in Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems.   The goal of Beta Alpha Psi is the development of confident, ethical, and professional leaders.  Faculty advisors to Beta Alpha Psi include Dr. Cathy Miller and Roz Nowosielski.  Congratulations to our new inductees into Beta Alpha Psi!

Kayla Cornell

UM-Flint’s Unique Culture Leads To Unique Business Success

It’s a story of love, success, and stickers.

Kayla Cornell was on a study abroad trip with the University of Michigan-Flint when she walked into a little shop she wished was hers. It was a small stationary shop, and the communication and marketing student thought that someday she wished she could do something like that.

It probably worked out well, then, that she was on the verge of being engaged to a guy whose passion in life is seeing people realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

Riverfront

University of Michigan-Flint Receives ‘Monumental’ Donation

The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) is receiving one of the largest donations in its history: a 16-story building featuring academic space, student housing and a conference center.

Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) is donating the 340,000-square-foot Riverfront Residence Hall & Banquet Center to UM-Flint — a move approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. The donation is contingent upon completion of due diligence on the property.

Hagerman Scholars

Hagerman Student Scholars Selected

University of Michigan-Flint students Justin Adsitt-Weiner, Chloe’ Kas-Mikha, and Jennifer Wenzlick were selected as  the School of Management’s Hagerman Student Scholars.   

Through this opportunity, Adsitt-Weiner, Kas-Mikha, and Wenzlick committed to being ambassadors for the new Hagerman Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and will get firsthand experience in working with the School of Management and its professors in order to build a network of professionals in the community.

The Well Workplace

The Well Workplace

Greg Laurence, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, focuses his research around employee health and well-being, with interests such as workspace personalization, workaholism, and work-family conflict and how these phenomena intersect with the experience of stress at work.

Recently appearing in Real Simple magazine, The Well Workplace is an article that focuses on tips for making your job and workspace healthier.  Click more to see the article.

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.

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...