Kent State University
Online MBA Ranked #1 in Ohio by MBA Central Email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.
Building Partnerships

Message from the Dean

Dean's Photo

Dear Alumni and Friends: 

2018 was a banner year for the Kent State College of Business Administration.

Perkins + Will and The Collaborative, Inc. were chosen to lead the design phase of the new College of Business Administration building, with Signet as the developer for the project. Tech Trek, BizTech Talks and CEBIdea pitch were launched, new partnerships with Citizens Bank and the Ohio Innovation Fund were formed, and the college was ranked one of the nation’s best business schools by The Princeton Review and ranked among the top business schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs."

We head into 2019 with a sense of accomplishment and a determination to continue striving to advance “Ever Upward.”

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2019,

Deborah Spake, Ph.D.




College Announcements

Citizen Bank

College of Business Administration MBA Alumnus Delivers Commencement Address

Kent State College of Business Administration MBA alumnus Madhavan “M.R.” Rangaswami, ’78 delivered the commencement address for graduates receiving baccalaureate degrees from the College of Aeronautics and Engineering; College of Business Administration; College of Communication and Information; and College of Education, Health and Human Services on Saturday, December 15. Rangaswami is co-founder and managing director of Sand Hill Group, based in San Francisco.

Read more
BizTech Talk

Authenica Founder Craig Lucas, ’86 Will Keynote Spring 2019 Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

The Kent State College of Business Administration announces alumnus Craig Lucas, ’86 as the featured executive for the spring 2019 Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center.

Lucas, a 1986 Kent State marketing graduate, is the Founder of Authenica, an organization focused on educating and inspiring others through the creation of “hard to replicate” experiences centered on showcasing excellence as a means of differentiation.

Read more

Photo caption: Craig Lucas, ’86 will be the spring 2019 Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker.

CEBI Idea Pitch

Kent State College of Business Administration’s Responsible Leadership Initiative Promotes Business as Force for Good

The inaugural year for the College of Business Administration’s Responsible Leadership Initiative (RLI) was marked by innovation and progress.

The initiative was officially launched in Fall 2017 under the leadership of Associate Dean for Graduate and Online Programs Cathy L. Z. DuBois, Ph.D. and Assessment and Accreditation Analyst Brandon Shields. The initiative was introduced after the College became an advanced signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and an associate member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI).

Read more

Photo caption: Sustainability leaders from Davey Tree, GOJO Industries and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company served on a panel at the College’s Sustainable Development Goals Workshop.

CEBI Idea Pitch

College of Business Administration Students Experience Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

A group of Kent State business students had the opportunity to experience the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Silicon Valley through the College of Business Administration’s Tech Trek program launched this semester.

The trip included stops at autonomous car company Zoox, robotics company Ohmnilabs and software companies Salesforce, Pivotal and Pager Duty. The group also visited Google and Apple.

Read more

Photo caption: Kent State business students made stops at numerous companies in Silicon Valley, including Google, during the fall 2018 “Tech Trek.”

CEBI Idea Pitch

College of Business Administration Sales Case Team Wins at International Collegiate Sales Competition

The Kent State College of Business Administration’s Sales Case Team won first place in the International Collegiate Sales Case Competition in Orlando, Florida, held in November.

During the competition, more than 400 students participated in a variety of events including speed selling, a case management competition and a sales role play competition with Kent State students participating in each event. Overall, Kent State’s team finished in the top 15 percent among 80 participating universities.

Read more

Photo caption: The College’s Sales Case Team won first place in the International Collegiate Sales Case Competition held in Orlando, Florida.

CEBI Idea Pitch

Aileen McManamon, ’87 to be Featured at 2019 Spirit of Women in Business Conference Luncheon

The Kent State College of Business Administration announces Aileen McManamon, ’87, Founder and Managing Partner of 5T Sports Group, as the 2019 Spirit of Women in Business Conference luncheon keynote speaker.

McManamon will present “Leading a Triple Bottom Line Life.” The conference will be held on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, 2019.

Read more

Photo caption: Aileen McManamon, ’87 will deliver the lunch keynote at the 2019 Spirit of Women in Business Conference.

Nick Kollar

Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation Hosts Business Pitch Events

The Kent State College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation ramped up funding and mentorship opportunities over the past year.

This fall, the Center partnered with the Ohio Innovation Fund to host the inaugural CEBIdea Competition, which featured ten Kent State student finalists with unique business ideas.

Read more

Faculty Highlights

Highlighted Faculty Photos

Faculty Member Receives 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award

Mary Heidler, lecturer in the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was selected as one of the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award.

The Outstanding Teaching Award is presented by the University Teaching Council. Last year, Ellen Daniels, a member of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was named a recipient for the award.

Read more
Highlighted Faculty Photos

Wendy Tietz, Ph.D. Receives Honorable Mention for Bea Sanders Teaching Award

Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., professor of accounting, received Honorable Mention for the Bea Sanders AICPA Teaching Innovation Award. Her submission "Data Analytics in Introductory Accounting” was written with colleague Tracie Miller Nobles of Austin Community College. Tietz is a two-time recipient of the award.

Read more
Get New Building Updates

 

Unsubscribe | Update Your Information | Donate | Forward to a friend
powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software