Congratulations to our Alumnus and Adjunct Professor Victor Allen!

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Please congratulate our adjunct faculty member, Victor Allen (w/co-author Ron May) – on his new book:

Project Management for Experienced Project Managers

See links to his recently published book and the companion web site: which hosts various project management tools.  Direct links to his book are also at:

Amazon Book Link

Barnes and Noble

Victor has been teaching adjunct for our COM for over 20 years.  He has more than 30 years of experience as a project or program manager.  He has spent most of these year with DTE.  For those of you newer to our COM – his extensive experience in both IT and Project Management.  He has extensive experience leading, managing, and designing projects of all size that are mission critical to his organization.

He truly embodies our “theory and practice” model with our students.  We are fortunate to have him!

Congratulations Victor!

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Congratulations! Yong Li, DBA Alumnus

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Our DBA Alumnus Yong Li (Chaired by: Dr. Castelli, Dr. Cole and Dr. Marx), was recognized in during the months of November and December 2016 among the 25 Most accessed Dissertations and Theses. His graduate work The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement, is one of the most-accessed of 2 million full-text graduate works across all subject areas, based on total PDF downloads in the ProQuest® Dissertations & Theses Global™ database.
You can find his scholarly work and all of the recent Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses here.

ProQuest disseminates more than 130,000 new dissertations and masters theses each year via ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, which includes 4 million graduate works with 2 million in full text accessed by more than 3,000 institutions around the world.

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Dr. Sree Raghavan recognized for Volunteer Achievements on National Philanthropy Day

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Dr. Srikant Raghavan, Associate Professor in the College of Management, and Ms. Shannon Dare will be the LTU recipients for their volunteer achievements at the 25th anniversary of National Philanthropy Day (NPD) on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at COBO Center.
An annual premier Metro Detroit event, NPD recognizes the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession whose efforts have enriched the Southeast Michigan community.
More than 700 guests will attend, including special volunteers who are nominated by each of the organizations.  Special awards are also presented in eight categories (categories and 2016 award recipients are listed below).

2016 Philanthropy Awardees

Bobbi and Stephen Polk – nominated by Detroit Zoological Society and Detroit Symphony Orchestra

John W. Hebert – nominated by Leader Dogs for the Blind

OUTSTANDING CORPORATION AWARD: Lear Corporationnominated by the College for Creative Studies, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Wayne State University

OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION AWARD:  Ford Foundation – nominated by Wayne State University

Nina Holden – nominated by College for Creative Studies (SHE IS THE SPEAKER AT EXECUTIVE TO EXECUTIVE NEXT WEEK)

Detroit Catholic Central High School – nominated by Make-A-Wish Michigan

Debora Scola – nominated by Reading Works Detroit

Deborah Macon – nominated by United Way for Southeastern Michigan

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LTU Alumnus named Business Dean at Mary Baldwin College

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Congratulations to LTU alumnus, Joseph R. Sprangel Jr., on his new position at Mary Baldwin College as Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies.

For more information click here


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Dean Mirshab’s new role with FEI Detroit!

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FEI Detroit Academic Night 2016

Ms. Lenora Hardy-Foster, President, FEI Detroit and Dr. Bahman Mirshab, Dean College of Management, LTU

Dr. Mirshab is taking on a new role as one of the 19 Directors serving the Financial Executives International (FEI) Detroit Chapter Board of Directors.

FEI is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its 15,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, teleconferences and publications. Members participate in the activities of 85 chapters, 74 in the U.S., and 11 in Canada.

The FEI Detroit Chapter has consistently performed as a top chapter across the country. Their chapter goal is to be known as the premier financial podium in SE Michigan. Delivering high-quality speakers and content, growing and retaining members, and ensuring effective succession planning will continue to effectively position the Detroit chapter and their members for success. Special emphasis this season will be on providing Financial Executives with unique experiences, such as opportunities for members to mentor and volunteer in our local community, as well as to attend special topic presentations during breakfast/lunch sessions.

FEI annually recognizes graduate and undergraduate students in accounting or finance at universities in southeast Michigan who demonstrate an outstanding record of scholarship and service as well as a commitment to an accounting or finance career. Their academic awards night showcases these outstanding students. Two College of Management students were honored during the February 2016 event.

To find out more about FEI Click here

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Videos of presentations from Dr. Paryani’s 2015 – 2016 classes

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Here are some interesting class project videos from Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

Click on the links below to view:

Presentation by: Mohammed Farooqui, Mark Kowalski and Dennis Selke

INT 6253 Managing Outsourced Projects

Presentation by: Allan Lewis, Anne Swartz, Majed Younes and Mohammed Farooqui

MBA 6063 Operations and Supply Chain Management


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19 students complete Speechcraft Workshop

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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.


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Spring 2016 Case Competition

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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.

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Crain’s article: Dr. Matthew Cole’s LTU Blue Devil Statistics LLC

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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.

Click here to check out the Crain’s article

For more information on Blue Devil Statistics see the original LTU  news article: Management graduate students offer statistical analysis

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3rd Annual ISACA Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition

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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.

ISACA 2016

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