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The School of Management is in the new 2013 edition of the Princeton Review's annual guidebook, "The Best 296 Business Schools." This latest recognition comes less than a month after SOM was named one of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs in the Midwest by U.S. News' "Best Colleges 2013."
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The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) is an outstanding business school according to the education services company The Princeton Review.
The School of Management is in the new 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, "The Best 296 Business Schools." This latest recognition comes less than a month after SOM was named one of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs in the Midwest by U.S. News' "Best Colleges 2013."
"We consider UM-Flint's School of Management one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA," according to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher. "We selected the schools we profile in this book—280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international—based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book."
The Princeton Review's survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were conducted during the 2009-2012 academic years.
"We are very pleased to have been recognized by Princeton Review in their 2013 annual guide book of Best Business Schools. This recognition succinctly reflects the quality of our academic programs. It could not have been achieved without the dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff," noted Vahid Lotfi, senior vice provost and acting dean of SOM. The recognition is also partly based upon feedback from our students, many of whom face complex lives. We are truly proud of them."
Some of the comments from students attending SOM in the profile include: "If you are looking for a 'prestigious top school for management' that offers a great deal of 'flexibility,' then consider the University of Michigan-Flint School of Management. The MBA program is 'very structured and organized.'"
October 10, 2012 by Mel Serrow
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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May 14, 2012
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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April 3, 2012
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."
January 30, 2012
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. Read more.
January 04, 2012