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Event Fosters Conversation at School of Business

October 16, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Dr. Rama Yelkur, dean of the School of Business, and the Dean’s Student Advisory Council hosted, “Dialogue with the Dean,” in the Victor E. Salerno Center for American Enterprise.

Dr. Rama Yelkur, dean of the School of Business, and the Dean’s Student Advisory Council hosted the “Dialogue with the Dean

The conversation was centered on initiatives derived from the School’s strategic planning process as well as its upcoming accreditation renewal process through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Open to all business majors, the discussion provided an opportunity for students to converse directly with the dean in an open forum and learn more about the accreditation process.

The AACSB accreditation is an internationally recognized accreditation for business programs to ensure that the particular school is striving to pursue continued improvement and excellence for its students. Yelkur detailed the ongoing process of accreditation and what students can do to help prepare for the upcoming visit as part of that process. Additionally, the dean shared initiatives the School of Business has undertaken to help current students, and what plans are underway for the future regarding curricular and co-curricular activities, including a program focused on sales.

The dean also opened the floor for students to ask questions. Attending students asked about requirements for accreditation and how professors are involved in the process, the School of Business building, and job placement rates for alumni.

“It was great to see students so interested in hearing about the future of the school they currently attend,” said Kathryn Morris ’18, a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council. “This was a great way for the students to get to know the dean in more of a casual setting. Students found it fascinating to hear about the ‘behind the scenes’ actions of the School of Business.”

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is planning another "Dialogue with the Dean" in November to continue the collaboration between business students and faculty.