College of Business Newsletter - Spring 2019
New Year- New Goals- New Accomplishments
Happy New Year from the College of Business at Governors State University!

Greetings from the College of Business at Governors State University!
In 2019, Governors State University will celebrate 50 years of service in providing accessible quality education. The College of Business invites you to be part of this 18-month long celebration of the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni.

I’m also excited to report that we are planning to launch a new graduate program in Fall 2019 (pending final HLC approval): Master of Science in Human Resource Management. As the only MS in HRM program offered by an Illinois public university in the Chicagoland, this program will offer best value to individuals who aspire to pursue a career in the human resource management field. The program will be delivered in hybrid..
Featured Alumni - someone you should know
Jasmine Jamison
Degree : M.B.A., 2016
Title : International Fleet Manager, JB Hunt
Steve Mejdrich
Degree : B.A., Business Administration, 1999
Title : President, Velocity Consulting Group
John Schabes
Degree : B.S., Accounting 2005
Title : Accounting Outsourcing Manager,BKD
Jintong Tang
Degree : M.S., Management Information Systems 2003
Title : Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, St. Louis University
Well Done...
Maria Diaz - SCPro Certificate
Brittany Sims and Noe Navarro
(BS in Accounting students and Mary T. Washington Wylie Scholars )
Milica Maras, BS in Accounting student, star athlete, VP of Beta Gamma Sigma, student worker at Office of International Services, etc., is featured in the Chicago Tribune- to read the story of this business student from Serbia, click here .
60 Minutes@GSU
Are you an alumni of the College of Business, let us know what you have been up to- click here to update us on your professional accomplishments. Giving back your expertise is one of the best legacies for the next generation.

Are you on LinkedIn are we- make sure you connect with your fellow colleagues- connect now 
Business Week 2019
Governors State University, College of Business is excited to present our inaugural business week event.  The three day program is designed to offer engaging professional networking and learning opportunities to the College’s key stakeholders - businesses, students, alumni and the community. Your participation will assist in delivering value to each . For this event we have procured top global speakers to connect and engage our students, alumni, corporate partners and public Leaders. This 3-day (Sept 23-25) event will have something for everyone and is not to be missed. For additional details, event schedule and tickets:
Rita Gunther McGrath is an American strategic management scholar and professor of management at the Columbia Business School. She is known for her work on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, including the development of discovery-driven planning.
Billy Dexter is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Chicago office and the Americas regional diversity leader. He co-leads the Diversity Advisory Services Practice that assists clients in creating diverse leadership teams. Billy works across all industry and functional groups in developing inclusive solutions as it relates to talent acquisition and leadership development.
NEW- Nominate an outstanding alumni

During Business Week 2019, GSU's College of Business will induct alumni into the inaugural GSU College of Business Alumni Hall of Achievement . We are calling on alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college to submit your nominations of a deserving alumni . You are invited to submit nominations via the online nomination form .

Submissions are due by April 30, 2019. Winners will be acknowledged at the Business Week 2019 dinner at the Odyssey on Sept 25, 2019.
Faculty In the News 
  Alice Keane: “Immediate Expensing: How TCJA Made Depreciation Unnecessary for the Next Five Years”, Journal of Taxation, December 2018.
Mustafa Karakaplan (with Kutlu, L): Estimating Market Power Using a Composed Error Model, Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 
2019 Upcoming Events 
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Launching in 2019

M.S., Human Resource Management
2019 Micro Class Series

2019 will see the launch of College of Business Micro Classes- These FREE Micro classes are taught by GSU faulty - these insightful sessions provide impactful and relevant information. Join us!

  • Human Resource Management Micro Class- Saturday February 23, 2019
  • Supply Chain - Logistics Micro Class- Saturday April 27, 2019
  • Accounting Micro Class -Wednesday June 26, 2019

Registration is required for this limiting seating event- for additional information and registration- click here .
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