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Ashland University Receives Affirmation of Dual ACBSP Accreditation

Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics has received word from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) that its dual accreditation has been approved with no areas of concern.

“We received a letter from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs saying that the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners met earlier this year and reviewed the College’s Quality Assurance Report for our overall business programs and the separate accounting accreditation,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “After this review, the board voted to accept our report without any notes or conditions.”

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 News Segment

Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, was featured on a WEWS-TV 5 Cleveland news segment with Jonathan Walsh. Dr. Granot spoke about Ohio's tax-free weekend as a part of the On Your Side investigation that looked into whether the tax holiday really saves people money. Granot called the tax-free weekend a political stunt.

"The data shows that for the state it's pretty much a wash," Granot said. "They're not losing any revenue because most of the consumers will walk into stores and buy stuff that's covered by the tax break but then buy a lot more things that are not."

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 Segment

Post 2016 Election: Five Areas for Entrepreneurs to Evaluate

Post 2016 Election: Five Areas for Entrepreneurs to Evaluate

Admittedly, most of the crystal balls used to prognosticate the 2016 election are sadly in need of repair or replacement. So attempts to dust off those crystal balls to peer into the future, as it relates to the next few years, have an analogous chance of accuracy. So what signs should entrepreneurs and innovators be looking for with the change in administrations?

Tom Sudow, the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University, takes a stab at listing the five areas that will have the greatest impact. They are:

Ashland University Names New Director of the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Ashland University Names New Director of the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Tom Sudow has been named the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. Sudow will begin his new duties Oct. 31.

“We are delighted and proud to have someone of Tom’s stature join the team at Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics as the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean and professor of marketing at AU’s Dauch College.

Ashland University Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

Ashland University Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

A team of Ashland University students competed in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition at the University of Mount Union from July 31-August 5. This year’s team of undergraduate students was comprised of Meghann Fitzpatrick of Mooresville, Ind.; Bethany Meadows of Ostrander, Ohio; Mitchel Abreu-Ellis of Mansfield, Ohio; Thomas Nesbitt of Mansfield, Ohio; Alec Temple of Wapakoneta, Ohio; and Miki Yamamura of Kanagawa, Japan.

Miki Yamamura, a junior at Ashland University, participated as an alternate on the University of Akron team.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Jeremy Bloom, chief executive officer for the marketing technology company, Integrate, and founder of Wish of a Lifetime, will be the featured speaker for the 14th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University. In addition to his professional life, Bloom is an accomplished athlete in both skiing and football. He is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian, eleven-time World Cup gold medalist and a member of the United States Skiing Hall of Fame. In 2005, he won a record six straight World Cup events, the most in a single season in the sport’s history.

Grand Opening Set for Café in Dauch College of Business and Economics

Grand Opening Set for Café in Dauch College of Business and Economics

A grand opening for the new café on the Ashland University campus, named “The COBE Café,” will be held on April 12 and 13, with raffles, free samples and a chance to see the hard work of an AU student and the Eagle Entrepreneurs come to life.

The hours of operation for The COBE Café in the Dauch College of Business and Economics are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the grand opening will be held during these hours.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

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