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									                                    WILLIAM G. ROHRER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

                             MBA BRIEFS
                                                                                                           Volume 23, Issue 3
                                                                                                       January-February 2011

5 t h A n n u a l M BA N e t wo r k i n g E v e n t                                                                    Inside this issue:

                                followed by a large salad and            sert buffet and raffle prizes.         Are You Eligible to Walk at          2
                                dinner buffet. There will be a           Since last year’s large raffle
                                                                                                                Rowan University Career Fair         2
                                networking activity that will            prizes of netbooks were such a
                                break the ice and get everyone           hit we hope to do something            Professor Spotlight: Dr. James Roh   2
                                mingling, socializing and having a       similar this year in addition to
                                good time. This will allow atten-        an opportunity to win one of           Ask an Alum...Career Exploration

Please join the Rohrer College dees to make professional connec-         the many other raffle prizes
                                                                                                                Career Outlook for MBAs              3
of Business for the 5th Annual  tions and chat with professors,          donated by local businesses.
MBA Networking Event. It will classmates, and alumni. The                The MBA Networking event is            Beta Gamma Sigma                     3

be held on Friday, April 8th    Rohrer College of Business has           sure to be a good time and you
                                                                                                                Summer Course Schedule               4
from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. at invited the College’s Business             cannot beat the price. You get
The Mansion in Voorhees. The Advisory Board with senior                  an evening out, dinner, dessert,       Volunteer with Non-Profits           4

Mansion on Main Street is a new members from many large com-             a guest speaker presentation, a
venue for the event but the     panies. This will provide an addi-       free gift just for attending, and a
                                                                                                                    Keep us Informed for the
location has award winning      tional opportunity to network            opportunity to enhance your                      MBA Briefs
chefs, beautiful views and even with professionals. There will be        professional network.                   Don’t forget to let us know about
an outdoor area for cocktail    a guest speaker at the event. The                                                your achievements, promotions,
                                                                                                                 employment changes, engage-
hour. Soup will be served       evening will close out with a des-                                               ments, weddings, projects or
                                                                                                                 awards! Send us your questions or
                                                                                                                 suggestions for the MBA Pro-
                                                                                                                 gram. We want to know what's
Vot e f o r M BA P ro f e s s o r o f t h e Y e a r                                                              going on in your life and your
                                                                                                                 experience in the MBA Program!
Please take the time to vote and   have completed THREE OR               To vote go to: http://
honor one of your favorite MBA     MORE courses may nominate a           www.surveymonkey.com/s/                 Rowan University MBA
                                                                                                                 Office Email:
Professors so that they can be     professor. Students may only vote     MBAProfessoroftheYear                   mba@rowan.edu
recognized as the “MBA Professor   ONCE. This is to ensure the ob-                                               Phone: (856) 256 - 4024
of the Year.” The winner will be   jectivity of the nomination process
announced at this year’s MBA       and that all participants will have
Networking Event on April 8th.     enough experience in the program
Only CURRENT students who          to select a professor of merit.
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A r e you El i gib l e to wal k At Comm enc em ent ?
                              Are you almost       The deadline to apply to walk at graduation       then hand carry the form to the Registrar’s Office.
                              finished school     is April 1,2011. Late applications will be ac-     If you were unable to attend the Commencement
                              in May and only     cepted until April 15th, however if applying       Student Information Meeting, you may find a copy
                              have one to two     late your name will not appear in the Com-         of the PowerPoint presentation online at
                              courses to finish   mencement program. When filling out the            www.rowan.edu/commencement. On April
                              in the Summer?      application be sure to check off “summer           5th-7th, there will be a Grad Fair to purchase your
                              Then you are        graduation” at the top of the application and      cap and gown from the bookstore between
                              eligible to walk    fill out the yellow box on the left hand side of   10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Commencement re-
at graduation in May. To apply to walk at         the application. List the remaining courses        hearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 11, at
graduation please fill out the Graduation         that must be completed in the summer on the        9:00a.m. at Wacker Stadium. The actual graduate
Application located at http://                    left hand side. Once you complete your por-        commencement ceremony will be held Thursday,
www.rowan.edu/provost/registrar/                  tion of the application you must bring it to the   May 12, at 5:30p.m. at Wacker Stadium.
graduation.html                                   MBA Office in Bunce 218 to be signed and

                Rowan university Career Fair
The Career and Graduate School fair is            lished in the Rowan News, more than 350             conservative colors such as black, navy blue,
scheduled for February 22 from                    students and alumni attended the career fair        dark brown, and dark gray paired with a
10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. in the Recreation           last year.                                          light color shirt.
Center. The event is expected to host             The CAP Center offers several tips for the          2. Turn off your cell phone.
100 employers in business, government,            students attending.                                 3. Be Independent: You look more serious
and retail, as well as representatives for        1. Dress to impress. It is better to be over        walking around alone.
leading graduate schools. Some of the             dressed than under-dressed. Women                   4. Bring well written copies of your resume.
companies who have committed to attend            should wear a suit with a knee-length skirt         5. Ask for business cards. This will allow
the Rowan Career Fair are representatives         and a tailored blouse. Ladies, keep your            you to follow up with a thank you card or
from: Target, NorthWestern Mutual,                accessories and make up to a minimum and            email to the employer. It will also give you
Fasternal, TD Bank, Walgreens, Aerotek,           wear closed toe shoes that are no more than         the opportunity to reiterate your interest in
Wawa Markets, and Wells Fargo. Ac-                an inch and a half tall.                            working for the employer.
cording to the article, Find a Job!, pub-         Men should wear two-piece suits in

    Professor Spotlight: Dr. James Roh
Dr. James Roh joined the Rohrer College           affects eternity, he can never tell where his       Outside of the classroom Dr. Roh enjoys
of Business in the Fall of 2009 however he        influence stops.”...My primary goal is to be        playing soccer and taking a walk with his
is new to teaching courses at the MBA             a meaningful and lasting influence for stu-         wife and two daughters. In fact, one
level. We are pleased to announce that            dents, like a few who have been in my life.         interesting thing about Dr. Roh that you
he will be teaching a section of Managerial       It is my belief that teaching is not only about     would not know, is that his wife regards him
Decision Making Tools this summer.                conveying the knowledge of a subject, but           as a good singer and she has requested him
When asked why he wanted to become a              also making a difference in the lives of each       to sing a song for her on this Valentine’s
professor at Rowan he had many reasons            student.                                            Day! I know we would all like to get a tape
including his affinity toward the students        Dr. Roh’s research interest is in how firms         of that! Dr. Roh is involved in several
and faculty, the high standards and poten-        increase market responsiveness through              professional organizations including Beta
tial he saw for the school, and its vicinity      supply chain management. In particular how          Gamma Sigma, Decision Science Institute,
to the city. When asked what his main             to increase supply chain responsiveness via         and Eastern Academy of Management. He
goals were as a professor, he responded,          technology, strategy, and demand                    also serves as a member of the International
“Henry B. Adams once said “A teacher              management.                                         Symposium and Global Supply Chain.
 Volume 23, Issue 3                                                                                                                          Page 3

Ask an Alum...Career Exploration Night

The Ask an Alum Career Exploration Night           careers, resumes, and other professional is-       in the Ask an Alum event and it could be a great
is hosted by the Rowan University Career           sues. The event is free and open to all Rowan      opportunity to engage in casual conversation with
and Academic Planning Center and the               University students. It will be held on Thurs-     individuals who have been where you are and have
Rowan Alumni Association. The goal of the          day, March 3rd from 7:00p.m. to 9:00pm. in         made it in their career. For more information
event is to have alumni meet with current          the Student Center Eynon Ballroom.                 contact the Career and Academic Planning
students and answer their questions about          Several of our MBA Alumni have participated        Center.

Career Outlook for MBA’s
By James Jordan                                    trend is expected to continue, as the economic       As the job market improves, you want to be
The U.S. economy is still feeling the effects      recovery gains steam. Starting salaries have         sure that you are doing everything possible to
of the worst economic downturn since the           remained steady since 2010, but that may be          take advantage of career opportunities as they
great depression. Overall unemployment             changing. According poetsandquants.com, a            become available.
stands at nearly 10%. However, there are           leading MBA social network, “Pay packages for
signs of life in the hiring picture, especially    MBAs who graduated over the last decade are
for M.B.A. graduates. According to the             continuing to grow as the global economy ap-
Wall Street Journal, 64% of companies plan         pears to be on the mend.” M.B.A. graduates
to hire M.B.A. graduates in 2011. This is an       should expect to see continued improvement in
increase from 60% in 2010. The Graduate            hiring trends, along with increasing overall
Management Admissions Council notes that,          compensation packages. Networking remains a
"As the economy recovers, the demand for           key component of your job search. Be sure to
management grows, and the M.B.A. market            start taking advantage of networking
is one of the easiest targets to go after.” This   opportunities early in your M.B.A. program.

Beta Gamma Sigma
                      Invitations to become a          Members receive special benefits including       leadership skills. There is also a Philadelphia
                      member of Beta Gamma             discounts on insurance, publications,            Area Alumni network that hosts networking
                      Sigma are being sent out at      financial services, and professional attire.     events in the area to help build professional
                      the end of February. Beta        They also have an exclusive “Career              connections among fellow members.
                      Gamma Sigma is the               Central” service open to members that list
                      international honor society      jobs, tips and advice, as well as continuing     If inducted you will receive blue and yellow
                      serving business programs        education information. All new student           chords to wear at graduation to denote your
                      accredited by AACSB              members receive a one-year subscription to       honors. This is not an honor you will want to
                      International. Membership        Fortune Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek.     pass up so if you receive an invitation please be
                      in Beta Gamma Sigma is the       There are also scholarship opportunities         sure to join. This is a lifetime membership so
                      highest recognition a busi-      available to BGS members in each chapter.        you will reap the benefits of being a member of
                      ness student anywhere in                                                          Beta Gamma Sigma for years to come.
                      the world can receive in a       Beta Gamma Sigma hosts a student Leader-
                      business program accredited      ship forum to give students from all over
                      by AACSB International.          the country a chance to improve their
Career Events on and Off Campus
 MBA Networking Event                              Rowan Foundation Scholarship                   We are now a member of The
 April 8th 2011, 60:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.            Program                                        Philadelphia Area MBA/Graduate
 The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees, NJ          There are several scholarship opportunities    Business Consortium
                                                   available for continuing full-time MBA stu-    Stay tuned for upcoming events
 VITA Volunteer Tax Services                       dents. Students can apply through the Office
 February 1st to April 13 (excluding the           of Financial Aid website: http://
 week of March 14th-18th).                         www.rowan.edu/provost/financialaid/            Visit the New York Stock Exchange and
 Campbell Library Suite 135                        ContinuingStudentsScholarships.htm             the Bloomberg Company
 Tuesdays from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.                                                               The Financial Management Association (FMA)
 Wednesdays from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.                                                             is organizing a trip this Friday. February 18th.
 Saturday, February 19th and March 26th                                                           A bus will be leaving Rowan at 7:00a.m. and
 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.                                                                       returning around 5:00p.m. If you haven't
                                                                                                  signed up for the trip and are interested in
 Ask An Alum                                                                                      attending, please email Dr. Jia Wang at
 Thursday, March 3rd from 7:00pm.-                                                                wangji@rowan.edu with your name, date of
 9:00p.m.                                                                                         birth, Banner ID, and cell phone number.
 Student Center Eynon Ballroom.

                   Summer Course
                                                                                                             Did You
30563 Special Topics in Entrepreneur-                                                                        Know ?
ship: New Venture Creation                          On Campus - June 6 to July 28, 2011
Online- July 5th to August 29th Byrd                                                                    Did you know that the Rohrer
                                                    30704 Managerial Decision Making Tools
30599 Financial Decision Making                     MW 8:15p.m. to 10:45p.m. Roh                        College of Business MBA Program is
Online- May 10 to July 4th Staff
                                          30706 Special Topics: Retailing                               on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook?
30562 Designing, Developing, & Leading MW 5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. Staff
                                                                                                        Are you following us on Twitter,
High-Performance Organizations
                                          30044 Issues in Finance                                       friends with us on Facebook, or
Online- May 10th to July 4th Banutu-Gomez
                                          MW 5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. Isik                                  connected to us on LinkedIn? If not,
30600 Managing Organizational Strategy
Online- July 5th to August 29th Fisher                                                                  now is the time to do so. Our social
                                                                                                        networks are the best way to hear
                                                                                                        the latest news on upcoming events,
Volunteer wi th Non -Profi ts                                                                           job opportunities, and share your
                               Are you              interest in working with our students to help       thoughts.
                               interested in        better their organization. Services could include
                               using what you       developing marketing plans, business plans,
                               have learned in      financial analysis and forecasting, or simply
                               classes to help      volunteer services. This could be a great way to
                               local non-profit     build your resume and increase your involvement
                               organizations?       in the local community. If this is something you
Several organizations including the South Jersey    think you would be interested in please contact
Land and Water Trust, Court Appointed               the MBA Program Director, James Jordan
Special Advocates (CASA), and the Camden            through email at jordanja@rowan.edu or by
County Habitat for Humanity have expressed          telephone at 856-256-5220 for more information.

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