ALUMNI WELCOME

Dear School of Management Alumni:

One of our goals in the School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint is to enhance the value of your degree.  Our rankings and recognitions build recognition for both current students and alumni.  For example, the most recent U.S. News and World Report ranks our part-time MBA program as number two in the state of Michigan.  This is a signal to alumni, students, and potential employers that we have excellent educational opportunities and that our alumni are successful.  The Princeton Review, CEO Magazine, and Business Week magazine have also recognized our programs as having national standing.  This is something to be proud of and we want our alumni to recognize that we are committed to a path of continuous improvement.

Sincerely,

Scott D. Johnson, Ph.D.
Dean

SOM ALUMNI EVENTS

Alumni Evening with Francine Cullari

A presentation featuring Francine Cullari, Lecturer of Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, International Business Law. The presentation topic is Practical Considerations When Hiring New Employees.  UM-Flint alumni and current graduate students are invited to attend our fall faculty presentation. Catch up and network with the School of Management faculty and staff at our free event. 

Friday, November 15, 2019
5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Tenacity Brewery, 119 N Grand Traverse St, Flint, MI 48503

Lecture and Q&A. Food Provided by Vehicle City Tacos. 

Zillion Solutions Finals and Award Ceremony

A Zillion Solutions is a campus-wide competition where graduate and undergraduate students of all majors (including undecided students) make a short video describing their unique idea for a new product or service that will solve a problem. A Zillion Solutions Finals and Award Ceremony is TBA and where students from different schools and colleges within the University will compete to win the grand prize, 1st runner up, and fan favorite.

Event for UM-Flint Students, Alumni, Staff, Faculty, Members of the business community and Friends!

Thursday, November 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Riverfront Banquet Center | 1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint MI 48502 [Map]

Economic Forum

This annual event features a panel of financial and economic leaders who will address the topics of U.S. and World Economics. We invite you to this stimulating, informative discussion about engaging economic topics. There is no cost to attend the Economic Forum for UM-Flint students, faculty, staff, and alumni attendees. Lunch will be provided prior to the Forum opening at 11:30 am. Fellow community members are asked to pay $15 upon entrance. Event for Flint Rotary Club members, UM-Flint students, Alumni, Staff, Faculty, members of the business community, and friends!

Friday, December 13, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Buffet opens at 11:30 AM)
Northbank Center Ballroom (map) Northbank Center / 432 N. Saginaw Street, Flint MI 48502

To reserve your spot at the event, please complete the form by clicking more or contact Kristin Arntz of the School of Management at kristicu@umich.edu or at (810) 762-3253 by 12/12/2019.

SOM ALUMNI NEWS

Gain Professional Development

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of professional development events and training workshops. The School of Management will cover the entry cost for the variety of professional development workshops and seminars to students and alumni. Learn more at www.umflint.edu/som/chamber-professional-development or click more on how to register. 

Entrepreneurs Society Dinner 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the 3rd Annual Entrepreneurs Society dinner! We appreciate the support of our successful student organization. The School of Management is very proud of the Entrepreneurs Society and the accomplishments they have achieved this academic year. 

View the photo gallery here

2019 Winter Alumni Career Panel

The School of Management hosted an Alumni Career Panel on February 20, 2019. A variety of eight School of Management alumni who graduated with either graduate or undergraduate degrees from 2014-2017 came to the university to talk about life after college to undergraduate pre-business students. The alumni speakers gave their opinions on how to manage stress or work-life balance, how to bounce back from a failure, what companies look for in hiring young talent, the importance of internships during college, and the perks of their professions in the business field they work in.  Thank you to our wonderful alumni for speaking to our current students and for giving them the opportunity to ask questions about life after college. We will have more opportunities for alumni panelists in the fall 2019 semester. If you are interested in being a future panelist, please connect with the School of Management LinkedIn page where we post updates on needing alumni speakers for events!

2019 Winter Alumni Visit

UM-Flint graduate, Ziad Lajnef BBA '02, MBA '03, presented to a classroom full of graduate and undergraduate students and alumni about the ins and outs of internal audits like what strategies to use, talent and diversity of the team, and tactical planning and processing. He gave informative advice to, “Become data savvy. The more you’re involved and knowledgeable in the market, the better off you’ll be.” Click more to read the full article! 

SOM RANKED AMONG THE BEST GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS FOR 2020

The 2020 list of the Best Part-time MBAs is here! The University of Michigan-Flint was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top part-time MBA programs in the country. Click more to view where we rank!

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