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Ashland University’s study abroad efforts awarded by IIE

Ashland University is a recipient of the 2019 Institute of International Education Seal of Excellence for its significant impact in increasing the number of U.S. students studying abroad. This achievement was made possible by AU’s 1-Year International MBA Program, which includes two international study tours within the one-year program.

As one of only two Ohio schools awarded this honor, the university was recognized for its efforts to meet the goals of the Generation Study Abroad initiative and for making a significant impact on its campus. Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the AU Dauch College of Business and Economics, has made a large impact at the university through his dedication to international travel.

Ashland University’s online MBA – entrepreneurship specialty ranked No. 7 by Master’s Program Guide

Ashland University’s online Master of Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship Specialty has been ranked as one of the nation’s Best Online Master’s Programs in Entrepreneurship by Master’s Program Guide.

AU was No. 7 on the list, which took into consideration the resulting earnings potential to be derived as a result of the completion of the program, as well as its affordability and student satisfaction and the school’s selectivity. Ashland was one of only two Ohio universities to appear in the guide’s top 20.

Smart Business Network’s Koury to speak at AU’s Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business series

Smart Business Network co-founder Fred Koury will be the featured speaker at The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, 638 Jefferson St.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public, with lunch served at noon. Parking is available in University lots E and J. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Nov. 8 to au-cobe@ashland.edu.

Ashland University Ranked as Best Private School in Ohio in Online Master’s Degree Ranking

Ashland University has been ranked as the top private university in Ohio in Study.com’s ranking of the Top 50 best Online Master’s Degree schools in the country.

Ranked as the 39th best Online Master’s School in the U.S., AU is the top private university in Ohio as well as the second best Ohio college overall, behind Bowling Green State University, which was ranked No. 35.

Ashland University Ranked as Best Private School in Ohio in Online Master’s Degree Ranking

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Michael Hatchard, who established the English law practice at the leading international law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, will be the featured speaker for the 17th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon to be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center.

The luncheon talk by Hatchard is titled “Adversity and Endeavor - Pathway to a Lucky Life.” Reservations for the event are required by Sept. 12 and can be made by going to --
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNXo0_wmA1kbdot6jX15I9lcfF8uio.... Those with questions regarding the event can email ford-lecture@ashland.edu.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University to Receive State Funding for Three Projects

Ashland University will receive approximately $3.4 million dollars from the state of Ohio in support of educational programs that address Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s priorities. The funding will support Ashland University’s Center for Addictions, its Correctional Education programming and construction of The Jack Liebert Military & Veterans Resource Center.

In Gov. DeWine’s public inauguration address on Jan. 14, he stated, “Education is the key to equality and to opportunity.” DeWine noted his top priorities include the opioid crisis, protection of children and families, and service to veterans. All three of Ashland University’s proposals aligned with the governor’s vision for the state, and each will serve the region as well as the University. “These are important programs that will provide critical services,” said Senate President Larry Obhof. “I am proud of the work that we did in the Senate to fund these programs right here in the 22nd District.”

Ashland University Named Second Best Online College in Ohio for 2019

Ashland University has been ranked as the second best online college in Ohio by EDsmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings.

EDsmart.org’s 2019 edition of the Best Online Colleges in Ohio ranked the top 10 accredited online programs based on four data points in three categories: affordability (financial aid and net price), student satisfaction (retention rate) and student outcome (four-year graduation rate).

Ashland University Named Second Best Online College in Ohio for 2019

Ashland University Business Faculty Member Receives Award

Sue Mullen, Ashland University professional instructor of Accounting in the Dauch College of Business and Economics, has received the 2019 Ursel K. Albers IMA Campus Advocate of the Year Award.

Mullen was selected as the campus advocate who has made significant contributions to the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business as well as the IMA student members.

Ashland University Business Faculty Member Receives Award

Ashland University Students Participate in Pay It Forward Campaign

Ashland University Students Participate in Pay It Forward Campaign

Ashland University students from the Occupational Life Calling class and Public Relations courses participated in the Ohio Campus Compact Pay It Forward Campaign during the spring semester 2019.

The Ashland University students in these two courses volunteered more than 250 hours with six local non-profit agencies or organizations -- The Ashland Pregnancy Care Center, Ashland County Fairgrounds, Park Street Brethren Church, No Pawz Left Behind, RePlay for Kids and the Salvation Army Kroc Center -- while also conducting research, completing in-depth case studies and then advocating for grant funding.

Ashland University’s Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition

Ashland University’s Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition

Ten Emerson Scholars from Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics received recognition and a scholarship at the Emerson Scholar Awards luncheon held recently on the Ashland University campus.

This year’s group of 10 students who will be seniors in the fall include Rachel Bates, an economics major from Lagrange, Ohio, who is a 2017 graduate of Keystone High School; Taryn Corwin, a business management and supply chain management major from Ontario, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Ontario High School; Lindsey Crone, an accounting major from Ashland, Ohio, who is a 2017 graduate of Ashland High School; Paul Dies, a business management and entrepreneurship major from Akron, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Akron Manchester High School; Garrett Grandis, an accounting and finance major from Medina, Ohio, who is a 2017 graduate of Medina High School; Lindsey McPhern, a business management and entrepreneurship major from Wooster, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Waynedale High School; Katlin Meek, a political science and business administration major from Columbus, Ind., who is a 2017 graduate of Columbus North High School; Elizabeth Paydo, a business management, entrepreneurship and supply chain management major from Wadsworth, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of St. Vincent St. Mary High School; J.T. Siurek, a entrepreneurship and business management major from Brunswick, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Brunswick High School; and Ashley Welty, a marketing major from Smithville, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Smithville High School.

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