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January-February 2016


Points of Interest - College of Business Alumni eNewsletter

Points of Pride for the College of BusinessYour Success Stories are Our Points of Pride
Giving Back:
Walter F. Senney
In this issue, we highlight BBA Marketing Alumnus Walter F. Senney, who within 8 years of joining Met-Chem, purchased it from the previous owner and transformed the company.

This month, we honor him for giving back to the community and to Cleveland State University. Read more about Walter in our Points of Pride section here.

2016 Cleveland State University Best Business Schools For VetsMonte Ahuja College of Business Receives National Recognition as a Best Business School for Vets:

The College has received national recognition in Military Times' 2016 Best Business Schools for Vets listing. This is the first time Cleveland State University and the Monte Ahuja College of Business have been represented in this well-respected ranking.

The annual survey, now in its fourth year, assesses a business school's complete offerings for veterans. Learn more about this honor for both CSU and the College here.


Monte Ahuja Collge of BusinessAccolades for our MBA Programs:
In January, the Online Accelerated MBA advanced to No. 20 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report's 2016 list of the Best Online MBA programs, up from No. 44 in 2015. The program now holds the distinction of being No. 1 in Ohio two years in a row. Learn more about the U.S. News & World Report ranking here.

In February, the Online MBA was honored again, this time by CEO Magazine. The program was ranked No. 30 in the world in their Global MBA Rankings issue. In addition, the Executive MBA, Global Accelerated MBA and regular MBA programs all made CEO Magazine's rankings list for the first time.

Learn more about the CEO Magazine rankings here.

Cleveland State University's Online Accelerated MBA was also ranked No. 9 in the Midwest by the Online MBA Report for 2015-2016. This is the first time CSU’s innovative program has been ranked by the Online MBA Report. Learn more about this ranking here.

Startup Vikes VikeStartup Vikes, CSU's Startup Weekend is February 19th-21st:
In one weekend, we help CSU students and the Northeast Ohio community build businesses! Best of all, the top three business ideas from the weekend event earn a cash infusion and prize package.
Learn more at startupvikes.com

Check out the following Points of Pride stories from Cleveland State University business students Brandyn Armstrong and Anthony Gasparro. Their businesses are still going strong, 8 months after they won Startup Vikes 2015.


Five Fast Facts - Points of Interest eNewsletterFive Fast Facts: Things move pretty quickly here on the Cleveland State University campus, and here in the College. Here are Five Fast Facts that you might have missed:


1. Congratulations to the American Marketing Association students who participated in the annual AMA Case Competition and earned an Honorable Mention. Learn more and see the creative here.


2. Did you know that we offer Alumni discounts for continuing education courses through our Professional Development Center? We do! Especially on upcoming certifications like SHRM and others. Learn more here.


3. As Alumni - did you know that you have access to Career Services? You can post a job or search for a job here.


4. Did you know we are offering a Creative Coding Camps for Kids this summer? We're currently seeking instructors. If you are interested in being a paid instructor, please connect view the flyer here. To find out more about Creative Coding Camps - as well as how to register, click here.


5. Our Global Business Center offers exporting and international trade advice for Northeast Ohio businesses. Connect with them here.


Points of Pride for the College of BusinessWe Can't Resist Sharing More of Your Success Stories, Our Points of Pride:
Points of Pride features alumni, faculty and staff success stories. This month's features include:

HR Awards Winners

Young Alumni Success Stories:

Calendar IconSave the Date for Upcoming Events at CSU:
The College, and the University host many events that you may be interested in attending. College of Business events are listed here and are open to alumni attending or participating.

University events you may want to save the date include:

Wednesday, April 13th: Women's Leadership Symposium

Thursday, April 21st: Volunteer Leadership Summit
followed by the Scholarship Luncheon

Friday, April 29th: Accounting Scholarship Banquet
All Accounting Alumni are welcome!

Friday, May 13th: Radiance