November 2021
Vol. VIII Issue 1
Welcome to the Rohrer Review!
MBA program refresh:
Greater flexibility, increased possibilities
Increased flexibility in RCB’s newly refreshed MBA program is expanding students’ options as they meet the demands of their busy professions as well as their goals.

Students customize their degrees by capitalizing on stackable credentials. Required core courses account for half of the 36 credits required for an MBA, and students select the remaining 18 credits based on their study pathway and career objectives.

“Students can choose two related concentrations to build depth, two distinct concentrations to build breadth or choose one concentration and three elective courses across disciplines to gain a wide view from varying perspectives,” said Assistant Dean Jennifer Maden.
Students prepare for a borderless business world
Grace Arseneau
Anteo Chevere
RCB students are developing hands-on international experience without stepping on a plane.

This summer, two marketing majors from the College, Grace Arseneau and Anteo Chevere, completed a one-month virtual internship with Koç Zer in Istanbul. K Zer is a division of Koç Holding, the largest industrial service company and the only Turkish company in the Fortune Global 500. Students met weekly with team leaders and other employees to provide updates on their projects and share knowledge.

“A social media marketing plan as well as a thorough competitive analysis provided the company with ideas for new sales channels for their procurement platform,” said Dr. Berrin Guner, professor of marketing. She met with the company’s team leaders virtually and in Istanbul to promote experiential learning at RCB after Joseph Delgado, senior director of development, contacted a Rowan alumnus who worked for the company.  
Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship wins Global Impact Award
Many of tomorrow’s great business leaders and thinkers are getting their start at Rowan University today, and organizations are taking notice.

Rowan’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship this summer received the Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact Award from the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), recognition that celebrates the RCIE’s popular cross-campus program on the world stage.

Dr. Eric Liguori, the Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship and executive director of the RCIE, said the Global Impact Award is important because it recognizes Rowan’s embrace of entrepreneurship well beyond the College of Business.
Executive-in-residence shares vital strategies in new book
Accounting is a rapidly changing field that requires a range of exceptional skills. To help accountants at every stage of their careers capitalize on their knowledge and experience, Jerry Maginnis, RCB’s executive-in-residence in accounting and a former partner at KPMG in Philadelphia, recently wrote Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities, published by John Wiley & Sons in October.

“My motivation to write the book was not financial,” Maginnis said. “It was more an effort to give back to a profession that has been very good to me and, maybe, in some small way, help the next generation of accountants and aspiring CPAs.”

Based on many years of mentoring students and young professionals, Maginnis offers advice, experiences and real-world examples in an engaging fashion. This practical guide shares career-advancing strategies that can benefit students exploring the field as well as seasoned professionals.
Alumnus brings business experience to the classroom
Lecturer Greg Payton is new to RCB’s full-time entrepreneurship faculty, but he’s anything but a stranger to the College.

A 2014 RCB management graduate, Payton earned a master’s degree from Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship. Since then, he has inspired RCB students as an adjunct professor and served on the Rowan University Alumni Association Board of Directors and as chair of the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.

His return to RCB was a calling, he explained. As an undergraduate, he forged a long-term relationship with Professor Kimble Byrd, a founding member of Rowan’s entrepreneurship faculty. “He made such an impression on me as an educator, mentor and friend that I started the Kimble Byrd Medallion in perpetuity, which is awarded to a graduating senior in the entrepreneurship program at Rowan, as my way of giving back.”
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