Message from the Dean

Bahman Mirshab

The Current, Winter 2002

Prior to being appointed dean in 2002, Bahman Mirshab had been associate dean of Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs in the College of Business Administration since 1999. He has also served as the College’s faculty program director for the Master of Science in Product Development and a faculty member in various capacities since 1979. Dean Mirshab holds a Ph.D. in economics from Wayne State University, a M.A. in economics from University of Detroit, and a B.A. in economics from Tehran University in Iran. His research and publications focus on Systems Dynamics, income tax, simulation, management science and information systems.


The College of Business Administration is committed to providing its students with an excellent business education based on ethics and attuned to the times. One way the College helped to reinforce this commitment was by sponsoring a lecture, “Rebuilding Trust in Business”, on October 16 that featured Allan Gilmour, vice chairman and CFO of Ford Motor Company; Anne Kennedy (’83), vice president and director of Portfolio Management at Munder Capital Management; and Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., UDM’s Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics and professor of Management.
The event was attended by more than 300 people.

The College is proud to have approved its strategic plan in September 2002, which will encourage ways to continue its commitment to teaching excellence through faculty development initiatives. Moreover, the faculty is actively engaged in scholarly activities, which have resulted in many publications and presentations.

Private support is crucial to our ability to maintain and enhance the excellent programs that have been a part of the University tradition for generations. It is encouraging to see the momentum of individual giving continue to grow. The College of Business Administration needs your support for a succesful completion to the Commerce and Finance Building renovation and the Legacy Campaign. Every gift counts, and every new and increased gift will be matched by the Challenge Grant. The increased involvement of such support will also help increase our national ranking and, in turn, help recruit the nation’s best students.

The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Kelley as the director of Development. Kelley graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University and has a background in account management at Ford Motor and software sales at Intraware, Inc. and SUN Microsystems. For the past year, Kelley worked for the UDM School of Law in alumni relations and development.




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