SOM Partners with Citizens Bank for Internship Program

The School of Management is partnering with Citizens bank to offer an internship program. The interview process for the program was held in April with ten students chosen for internship positions. Students with majors in Accounting, Finance, International Business and Marketing will participate in the intense training program May 14 through September 1.

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Dr. Brian Blume Receives UM-Flint Award

Brian Blume, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management was presented with the Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding faculty performance at the University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Blume was nominated for the award by other faculty members of SOM. He has served as faculty at SOM since 2006. Brian is an active member of the Academy of Management organization and serves on multiple committees for the School of Management.

Michelle Tolin, BBA Alumn, Receives Scholarship Award

Michelle Tolin, a BBA alumn was presented with the Detroit Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors Scholarship Award. Qualified candidates submitted a three-page essay on the following topic: Discuss the benefits of using social media in the internal audit process and provide specific examples.

Michelle is the first student from U-M Flint to submit an essay. Michelle received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Accounting and a GPA of 3.81. She is the national reporter for Beta Alpha Psi and will be the incoming Treasurer. She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She also volunteered with VITA and various food banks.

Dr. Mark Perry Testifies Before on Oversight and Government Reform

SOM Professor of Finance, Dr. Mark Perry, was invited to testify in front of the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearning on May 31, 2012 on the topic of “Rhetoric vs. Reality: Does President Obama Really Support an “All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy?”.

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New Master of Science in Accounting Program Being Offered

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) is excited to offer a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program for graduate students. The MSA program is designed to successfully prepare students for advanced careers in accounting. The MSA program enables students to fulfill the 150 credit hours required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and prepares them to successfully complete the exam. Students will graduate from the program with a superior understanding of accounting concepts and procedures.

“We look forward to offering the Master of Science in Accounting program at the University of Michigan-Flint. We’re excited about enhancing our program offerings to prepare students to become certified public accountants as well as work in other rewarding careers in accounting and business,” states Dr. Keith Moreland, Professor of Accounting.

The MSA program is taught in the NetPlus! format. NetPlus! is an innovative, mixed-mode program that blends the personal interaction of traditional classroom activities with the anytime, anywhere convenience of modern online learning making it accessible to busy students from a wide range of geographic areas. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2012.

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SOM MBA Team Captures First Round Victory

On Saturday, January 28, 2012, three teams of MBA students faced-off against each other by presenting their analyses of a merger and acquisition case to an expert panel of M&A professionals during first round of the ACG Cup competition.

In what was called, “the best and closest competition in its three year history at UM-Flint” by lead judge Michael D. Malaga the team consisting of Xiaoyi Chen, Jaylen Etefia, Damir Galic, and Masih Siddiqui pulled out a narrow victory over their competitors.

“It was quite suspenseful,” noted professor Dale Tuttle, “as the panel of judges deliberated for nearly an hour before returning” to one of the new case rooms in the Riverfront Center where this year’s competition was held. “All the teams did a great job with both analyses and presentations. Knowing everyone had put so much effort into the process, it was a bitter-sweet moment when the winners were announced.”

Along with the satisfaction of winning, Xiaoyi, Jaylen, Damir and Masih will share a $1000 scholarship and go on to represent UM-Flint’s School of Management on February 11 during the regional ACG Cup Championship to be held at Wayne State in Detroit. Our students will be competing against teams of MBAs from UM’s Ross School, MSU’s Broad School and others as they vie for the $5000 first prize scholarship.

Tuttle noted that this year’s competition was part of a two-pronged approach to qualifying the MGT 589 Strategic Management MBA capstone course as a civically engaged course. “Aside from providing students with a very realistic case study judged by highly experienced professionals, each team was provided with three hours of mentoring over a two-week period by a member of a M&A professionals group. This kind of exposure is invaluable in preparing our students for successful careers post graduation.” In addition to the ACG Cup, MGT 589 students will taking part in a Community One project, analyzing the competitive positioning of a local business, meeting with its owner, and presenting their findings and recommendations at the end of the semester.

“It’s an exciting outcome to see a diverse team of MBA students representing China, Croatia, India, and the U.S.A. coming together to achieve success.”

The School of Management Moves to Riverfront!

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The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) has moved from the William S. White Building, and began the New Year in the Riverfront Center on January 3, 2012.

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