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

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.

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.

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Based on its excellence in engaging students, its great teaching, a vibrant campus community and its successful outcomes, Ashland University has been named as a College of Distinction for 2017.

“We are very pleased to be identified as a College of Distinction and believe that this recognition illustrates some of the things that we do best on this campus,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We focus on great teaching as well as placing an emphasis on engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom with exciting living and learning environments, and that is drawing some attention.”

Ashland University Student to Compete in National Collegiate Pistol Championships

Ashland University Student to Compete in National Collegiate Pistol Championships

Ashland University student Jessica Syme, a junior from Westfield Township in Medina County, Ohio, will be competing in the 2017 NRA National Collegiate Pistol Championships that will be held at Fort Benning, Ga., March 20-24. Syme, who is an accounting and finance major at Ashland University, is a 2015 graduate of Ohio Virtual Academy.

Syme will be one of 20 young ladies from colleges and universities across the nation competing in women’s events based on their scores during the sectional competition held at Ohio State University on Feb. 11. Syme will be competing in the Sport Pistol event after placing third in that competition at the sectionals. She is ranked eighth on the list of national competitors for Women’s Sport Pistol.

Ashland University Offers Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

Ashland University Offers Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

Ashland University is offering an accelerated completion program that will allow those with associate degrees to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics or a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration within 18 months.

“We are seeing many students from community colleges wanting to continue their education to get a bachelor’s degree so we started this program to help them do this in a timely manner,” said Dr. Eun-Woo Chang. “This program is set up to maximize your credit transfer while minimizing your tuition costs and time to graduation – we guarantee the length of the study if students keep on track.”

AU Business Students to Create Mobile Apps in Introductory Class

AU Business Students to Create Mobile Apps in Introductory Class

Ashland University Dauch College of Business and Economics students taking the Information Technology (IS 221) class this fall will be doing something unique on campus – working in a computer lab to develop mobile apps.

“All College of Business and Economics students are required to take IS 221 so all business students will have this new knowledge,” said Victoria Kaskey, chair of the accounting and information systems department in the Dauch College. “This is unique to AU. We are not aware of another college integrating apps creation into their introductory IS classes.”

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:

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