Want to Succeed in Business? UM-Flint SOM’s Dean Says Take English

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If there’s one thing Scott D. Johnson doesn’t want to hear his students say, it’s, “Know what I mean?”

The Dean of the School of Management, Johnson knows the importance of clear communication, and maybe that’s why he wasn’t surprised to find one day that the course that was the best indicator for success in business wasn’t necessarily a business class.

It was an English class.

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UM-Flint Offers New Programs, New Departments, More Degrees

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The University of Michigan-Flint continues to evolve and is launching a series of new programs and changes this fall. There will be new degrees in every school and college within the university, as well as department changes to expand courses and specializations for students.

“The University of Michigan-Flint continuously evaluates its academic portfolio,” said UM-Flint Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Douglas Knerr. “The new degrees and reorganizations emphasize creativity, analytical skills, and problem solving. I am thankful for the many talents of our outstanding faculty, who developed these new programs to help our students expand their career options and talents.”

The School of Management is evolving to help students in multiple ways. This spring, SOM reorganized into two departments by creating the Department of Accounting, Finance and International Business, and the Department of Management and Marketing.

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School of Management Growth Leads to New Departments

The School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint will be expanding in 2016 with two new instructional departments.

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved on Thursday, May 19, the addition of a Department of Accounting, Finance, and International Business, as well as a Department of Management and Marketing.

Both departments take effect in spring of 2016, and represent a major change to the way SOM is structured.

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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.

Students Inducted into Beta Alpha Psi

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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!

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.

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New Major in Entrepreneurship & 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.

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Hagerman’s Make $2 Million Gift to Foster Innovation

By UM-Flint News On January 16, 2015 7:28 pm

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…

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SOM Awards $32,000 In Transfer Student Scholarships

Throughout the course of the school’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 UM-Flint in pursuit of a BBA degree.

This year, a new initiative was put in place to provide financial support to the highest achieving students from our partner schools. The School of Management is pleased to annouce that 18 top transfer students from six community colleges around the state of Michigan were awarded scholarships from the School of Management totaling $32,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The School of Management proudly welcomes these outstanding undergraduate students who bring an average GPA of 3.6 and average accumulated credits of 63.

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

THE HAGERMAN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
HAGERMAN SCHOLARS

 

Established in fall of 2015, by Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman, The Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (HCEI) is the heart of entrepreneurship within the School of Management and on the University of Michigan –Flint campus.  The Center offers students opportunities to enrich their education with experiences that take them beyond the classroom.  The Center activities will facilitate entrepreneurial and innovative skills to help graduates thrive and be successful.

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.

The Hagerman Scholars will gain valuable experience working with Center related projects and with faculty who are teaching and conducting research in entrepreneurship and innovation.  The Center will offer opportunities for the Hagerman Scholars to meet with community business leaders as they build a network of professional contacts.

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES:
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree within the School of Management, with preference given to those majoring or minoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.
  • Applicants may be incoming freshman or continuing students.
  • Applicants must include a statement describing their interest in entrepreneurship and how they will demonstrate a commitment to meeting the expectations associated with being a Hagerman Scholar.
  • Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • The School of Management Scholarship Committee will choose the recipients.