(Clockwise from left) UDM VP for University Advancement Adrian Kerrigan, Emil Simon ’85, UDM Academic VP and Provost Fr. Gerard Stockhausen and Subhash (Sam) S. Valanju '75 enjoy lunch prior to the CBA Alumni Week panel discussion.
One of the highlights of Alumni Week is the panel discussion of a particular topic chosen by the Student & Alumni Advisory Boards. Associate Dean Bruce Brorby says, “We are very appreciative of our panelists, and all our speakers, who are willing to take time out of their busy schedules to share their expertise.”
This year’s panel discussed “New Technology: What the Experts are Using to Improve Performance and Enhance Communication”. Panel members highlighted their respective companies’ use of cutting-edge technologies to serve their customers, both internal and external, in faster, more effective and more efficient ways.
Alumni Week speakers share expertise
and advice with students
This year, 35 College of Business Administration alumni returned to the College to share their knowledge and insight with students during the Fifth Annual Alumni Week, held March 22-26.
Message from the Dean
The College of Business Administration has been enjoying a successful 2003-2004 academic year with many significant accomplishments and achievements.
CBA launches new Executive MBA
Beginning fall term 2004, the College of Business Administration (CBA) will offer business professionals an Executive MBA (EMBA) program with an innovative curriculum and structure.
CBA at the forefront of
cyber-defense: UDM named Center of Excellence in Information Assurance by
In a post-9/11 world, protection of America’s critical information infrastructure is a national priority, and University of Detroit Mercy is now part of this effort to secure the nation’s information systems.
New “business turnaround”
course offered Fall 2004
U.S. companies, including some in the Fortune 500, are going bankrupt more frequently than ever. For the past several years, almost 50,000 businesses in the U.S. fail annually.
Renovation of C&F nearly done;
move scheduled week of July 12
The transformation of the Commerce and Finance Building is almost complete. Workers are outside landscaping and pouring concrete for sidewalks, while inside they are painting and laying tile.
MBA students gain understanding of
German business practices and culture
For the first time this year, students taking MBA 594 went to Germany with Professor Mike Whitty for one week to compare and contrast government and business policies and the cultures of the U.S. and Germany.
Beta Alpha Psi turns 50
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the UDM chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honor fraternity for financial information professionals.
Valedictorian Brent Shamammi
UDM’s 2004 valedictorian and CIS graduate Brent Shamammi certainly has great memories of late nights studying and having fun with friends at softball and football games, but his favorite memory of his time at the University is commencement, where he “had the opportunity to thank my family, especially my father, for all they have done, and to express what they mean to me."
Students Awarded at Honors Convocation
The UDM Honors Convocation on March 28, 2004 was a memorable evening for CBA students, faculty and alumni.