By Mariana HernandezComments Off on 19 students complete Speechcraft Workshop
In today’s job market communicating effectively is one of the most important skills employers are looking for. Being able to communicate means being able to share your thoughts and ideas clearly, staying focused and on topic during conversations.
To help our students build these skills, the College of Management offered a Speechcraft workshop. Speechcraft is a hands on 10-week program developed by Toastmasters International. The program is designed to help develop public speaking skills in a friendly, non-threatening environment. Participants learned to organize and present ideas logically and convincingly and in doing so, developed the self confidence to handle any speaking situation with ease.
We are proud of the 19 students who completed this program in Spring 2016.
By Mariana HernandezComments Off on Spring 2016 Case Competition
The College of Management was proud to host its Spring 2016 MBA Case Competition on Monday, May 2, 2016. The College of Management began hosting a business case competition in 2014 to showcase the business analysis skills of their graduating MBA students. This year four groups of students from Dr. Shahram Taj’s capstone class, Global Strategic Management (MBA 6073), analyzed the current situation and future opportunities in Europe for Shinola.
Shinola is an American luxury brand, based in Detroit, which specializes in watches, bicycles, and leather goods. Since its founding in 2011, they have grown into a leading U.S. manufacturer with $100 million in annual sales, in part by building an attractive product and aligning their image with a gritty, re-emerging Detroit. The student presentations were based on the case study, “Shinola’s Expansion to Europe”.
Among the judges were Bridget Russo, Chief Marketing Officer, Shinola; Brian Ambrozy, Community Manager, Shinola; and Dr. Jacqueline Stavros, Professor and DBA Program Director, College of Management, Lawrence Technological University.
The event began with a welcome speech from President Moudgil, who talked about the case competition and how it distinguishes LTU students from other universities. LTU students are able to interpret and come up with solution, as well as present their findings in front of a highly successful panel of judges allowing students to experience the practical model of Theory and Practice. President Moudgil was followed by Dean Mirshab’s words of encouragement and an introduction of the faculty and staff members present at the event.
The competition was compelling, and all the teams did tremendous work. At the end of the presentations the winners were announced and a $500 prize was awarded to the winning team of Abdullah Alessa, Tonya Miller-Swift, Kanwal Narsinghia, and Orlando Silva Perez.
The other students that participated were James Criswell, Lamin Jatta, Patrick Woerner, Mark Youngblood, Megan Grauf, Chunyuan Jiang, Lydia Nesterowich, Brandon Szachta, Peihua Wang, Fouad Khanafer, James Paul, Gary Robb, and Ronald Symanski.
By Mariana HernandezComments Off on Crain’s article: Dr. Matthew Cole’s LTU Blue Devil Statistics LLC
An article in Crain’s Detroit Business highlights Dr. Matthew Cole’s LTU Blue Devil Statistics LLC. This company was created by Dr. Cole with Mohammed Hussain, who is studying for a master’s degree in Information Technology. Seed funding for the new company came from a $3,100 mini-grant awarded to Dr. Cole by the Coleman Foundation to promote self-employment through business ownership in the area of research consulting and has a mission of using LTU MBA graduates to conduct bio-statistics consulting services.
By Mariana HernandezComments Off on 3rd Annual ISACA Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition
Last weekend April 8 – 10, 2016, the 3rd Annual ISACA Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition was held at the University of Detroit Mercy, and LTU students were big winners. A total of 25 students, organized into 15 teams, representing 4 Universities participated in the 3 day event. LTU students won the 2nd place and tied both 1st and 3rd place, the total prize monies was increased to $13,500 and LTU students won a total of $12,000. Following are the names of the winners:
1st place tie, each team won $4,000:
Team 1: Rose He, MBA Program & Gordon Stein, Master of Computer Science Program, College of Arts & Science
Team 2: Michael Talamonti, MSIT Program
2nd place, $2,500:
Suvro Sudip, Computer Engineering Program, College of Engineering
3rd place, each team won $1,500:
Team 1: Afiya Khan, MSIT Program
Team 2: Haemin Lee, Joeun Lee, & Junho Lee, Eastern Michigan University
Here is a photo of the LTU winners: Michael Talamonti, Afiya Khan, Rose He, Gordon Stein, and Suvro Sudip.
As an editorial board member, Dr. Cole served as section editor for an upcoming article on the meaning of work as a mediator of the relationship between experiencing work as a sense of calling and work attitude in South African secondary education teachers.
By Matthew ColeComments Off on AOM 2015 Paper Session in Vancouver for Cole, Cox, & Stavros
College of Management Assistant Professor, Dr. Matthew Cole, presented the paper “Building Collaboration in Virtual Teams through Emotional Intelligence: Mediation by SOAR” at the 2015 AOM Annual Meeting in Vancouver, August 9-11, 2015. The paper presents additional analyses of data obtained from John Cox’s DBA dissertation. The additional analyses gain insight into the mechanism of action by which emotional intelligence (EI) has a positive impact on team-based collaboration in virtual teams. Dr. Cole discussed with academy members in attendance important implications for virtual teams and their pervasive use in business. Dr. Cole’s paper was co-authored by Dr. John Cox and COM Professor Dr. Jacqueline Stavros. Attending the session were COM DBA students Lihua Dishman and Michael Thibideau, and COM DBA alumni Dr. John Cox.
By Michael BrunoComments Off on Dr. Louis Petro has been selected as the recipient of 2015 Accounting Teaching Excellence Award
Congratulations to College of Management Adjunct Professor, Dr. Louis Petro, for being selected as the recipient of the 2015Accounting Teaching Excellence Award by Michigan Association of certified Public Accounts (MICPA)! He will be receiving this award at the MICPA awards dinner on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield. Dr. Louis Petro served as Dean of the College of Management at Lawrence Tech from 1979 through 1989. It is an honor to have a faculty with such a treasure of knowledge in our college.
By Michael BrunoComments Off on International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma has nominated Professor Maryam Firoozi for Induction
Congratulations to College of Management Assistant Professor, Dr. Maryam Firoozi! Dr. Firoozi was nominated by Concordia University to join the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. She received her PhD from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2014. The induction ceremony is in June 2015 in Montreal.