College of Business Administration celebrates 50th anniversary of graduate programs – UMSL Daily

DBA graduate Kevin Sansberry II was the keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary celebration of

DBA graduate Kevin Sansberry II was the keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary celebration of the UMSL Faculty of Organization Administration’s graduate plans. (Images by Wendy Todd)

Galip Tozge flew in all the way from Turkey to participate in the the 50th anniversary celebration for the College of Missouri–St. Louis College or university of Business enterprise Administration’s graduate packages past Thursday at Anheuser-Busch Hall.

Tozge received his MBA in the plan 30 several years back and required to come again to realize the milestone and reconnect with pals and colleagues.

“I discovered this electronic mail for a 50-12 months ceremony, and I imagined it was pleasant timing and a wonderful prospect to stop by my college and my close friends in St. Louis,” Tozge stated.

Tozge, who got his undergraduate degree in economics, began out his career as a banker, migrated by way of many senior administration roles and now sits on the board of a few European banking institutions. He credits UMSL’s MBA program for encouraging him progress in his vocation.

“I figured out a lot from the professors – the case scientific studies, the finance program, marketing program and communications,” explained Tozge, who’d been referred to the MBA program by his then-supervisor at get the job done. “It was a fantastic working experience which sort of leveraged my vocation. That’s what I assume.”

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Alumnus Galip Tozge (middle) flew in from Turkey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UMSL’s graduate business courses with fellow alumni and college, including Ekin Pellegrini (much appropriate), the associate dean for graduate business programs and the founding director of the DBA plan.

Dean Joan Phillips attended with other college, staff and alumni and spoke of the rewards of the program.

“We give high quality AACSB-accredited diploma applications and specialty certificates that are versatile and very affordable,” Phillips said. “Our curriculum is state-of-the-artwork and made to put together our graduates to correctly guide their small business units through potential options and challenges. More than 4,000 gurus acquired their graduate degree from the School of Business Administration.”

The keynote speaker of the party was behavioral scientist Kevin Sansberry II, a DBA plan graduate and proprietor of KEVRA consulting, which helps organizations create a healthier perform society. Sansberry began his converse by inquiring the group to explore the significance of getting a various perform atmosphere.

Several shared their thoughts and collectively agreed that cultural diversity ideally sales opportunities to range of assumed, which is vital for productive issue resolving and enterprise growth.

Although Sansberry led the conversation on the upcoming of business enterprise and culture, alumni and Constituent Relations Coordinator David R. Ganz, a previous affiliate dean and director of undergraduate scientific studies for the College or university of Business enterprise Administration, reflected on how the graduate system has grown around the several years.

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Alumni Stan and Terry Freerks attended the party and interacted with Joe Rottman, chair of the Strategic Organizing and Innovation Committee and director of the Intercontinental Small business Institute. Stan Freerks was the next recipient of the Dean’s Medal, having been given the award in 2018.

“Well, it’s a a lot broader method now,” Ganz explained. “When it begun it was only an MBA application. But we now have a specialized master’s diploma in facts techniques, accounting and the DBA plan. So, there’s a whole lot far more now becoming provided in the graduate application than there was in before decades.”

Ganz hopes the high quality of college students the application has captivated will continue as the college continues to work to make certain a valuable encounter for them.

“We’ve been quite blessed more than the many years with a extremely, extremely gifted student populace,” Ganz mentioned. “We’re hoping that will keep on and that the application is a very good one for them and they can go on and appear back again as happy alumni indicating what a good practical experience it was. Which is really what makes the full matter really worth carrying out, is that people say, ‘It’s a fantastic application.’”

Phillips has equivalent hope for the outlook of the method and School of Small business Administration.

“The UMSL Higher education of Business enterprise will go on to prepare the region’s enterprise leaders to correctly navigate potential challenges,” she reported. “Looking ahead, our earth-renowned faculty will go on to have interaction with the St. Louis business enterprise community to establish remedies to the toughest issues experiencing business enterprise and society. In addition, COBA’s engagement with the enterprise local community will foster a escalating entrepreneurial mentality that will fortify the economic vitality of the St. Louis region.”


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