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Ashland University Changes Name of Business Degree Program

The Dauch College of Business and Economics (COBE) Curriculum Committee at Ashland University has approved a proposal to change the University’s Information Systems (IS) degree to a Management Information Systems (MIS) degree.

The proposal, which was initiated by the faculty within Dauch College’s Accounting and Information Systems Department, was supported by COBE Dean Dr. Elad Granot and was passed earlier this month.

Ashland University Changes Name of Business Degree Program

Ashland University MBA Program Holds Ribbon Cutting at New Cleveland Site

Ashland University MBA Program to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New Cleveland Site

Ashland University’s new One-Year International MBA Program held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 26 at its new location in Cleveland – the state-of-the-art Cleveland MBA Center located at 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard just off Rockside Road.

“This event celebrated Ashland University breaking new territory – offering a One-Year MBA degree in the Cleveland market for the first time,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “The initial cohort for the MBA program held its first class from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and then broke for lunch and the ribbon cutting before going back to class from 1 to 5 p.m.”

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

A conversation between Dr. Lucille Ford and Dr. Peter Linneman on the topic of “Inspiration, Hope and Love” will be the featured event of the 15th annual Dr. Lucille G. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University.

The luncheon and discussion will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. For further information or for reservations, contact Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business administration, at ford-lecture@ashland.edu or call 419-289-5219. Reservations are required by Sept. 1.

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

AU Dauch College of Business and Economics Seeks Highest Level of Accreditation

Ashland University has received word from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) that its business programs are “eligible for accreditation.” The accreditation will cover both the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

“In May, our president Dr. Carlos Campo signed the application for AACSB initial accreditation for the Dauch College of Business and Economics and we have been told that the Initial Accreditation Committee met and reviewed our eligibility application and determined that Ashland University is ready to proceed with the initial accreditation process,” said Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

AU Dauch College of Business and Economics Seeks Highest Level of Accreditation

Ashland University to Host Open Houses for One-Year MBA Program in Columbus and Cleveland

Ashland University’s one-year international master of business administration (MBA) degree program in both Columbus and Cleveland will host informational open houses in both locations.

On Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 10 a.m., an open house will be held at the AU Columbus Center located at 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road in Columbus, while on Saturday, June 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. an open house will be held at The Cleveland MBA Center, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd. in Cleveland.

Ashland University Business Students Receive Awards from Financial Executives International

Ashland University Business Students Receive Awards from Financial Executives International

Ashland University junior Andi Daugherty, a finance major from Fresno, Ohio, and junior David Grim, a finance major from Chillicothe, Ohio, received the Outstanding Finance and Accounting Student Award from Financial Executives International (FEI).

Daugherty, a 2014 graduate of River View High School, is the daughter of William and Caroline Daugherty of Fresno, while Grim, a 2014 graduate of Southeastern High School, is the son of Michael and Amy Grim of Chillicothe.

Ashland University Student and Mansfield Native Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

Ashland University Student and Mansfield Native Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

Mitchell Kelly, an Ashland University junior majoring in finance, was named The J.M. Smucker Co. scholarship award winner for the academic year 2016-17 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) meeting.

The $2,500 scholarship was presented to Kelly by Nick Workinger, director of U.S. Retail Sales Finance of The J.M. Smucker Co. Kelly, a 2014 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School, is the son of Doug and Heather Kelly of Mansfield, Ohio.

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