Tuesday, August 23, 2016

2016 freshman COBI students use Jump Start program to better prepare for college


Perhaps the best way to understand the value of UT COBI’s innovative Jump Start program is to see what some of the 2016 participants had to say about it:

“The Jump Start program is a fun time where you are given the chance to not only meet people in your major and eat some great free food,” said Jack Longenecker, “but also learn about some of the great future internship opportunities.”

Participant Kody Kuhlman said, “Jump Start was a very exciting, enjoyable and educational experience.”

“This program is a fantastic mix of fun, social activities to make people more comfortable around one another and professional opportunities to widen perspective on the world of business,” noted Trevor Cutway.

Rachel Boulton said, “It is a great experience to meet new people in your major before school starts. The program was totally free but we got to do cool stuff like go to SkyZone and visit Fortune 500 companies.”

“Jump Start has been awesome,” William Velez said.






During the week before fall, 2016 classes started at The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, dozens of incoming freshmen jump started their college life through an innovative, free program designed to provide incoming business majors with a variety of activities focused on enhancing their chances for success.

Targeting academic and social skills, the primary goal is to help new students through the transition from high school to college. Jump Start began in 1997 and was made possible because of a gift from John & Lillian Neff.

"Participants are able to meet other first year students while experiencing a wide range of programming presented by UT faculty, staff, alumni and students, in addition to members of the greater Toledo community," explained program coordinator Darlene Stevens.

Some of the program activities included: touring Dana, Welltower, Owens Corning, Wilson Sporting Goods, attending a Mud Hens baseball game, visiting the Toledo Zoo, SkyZone, Sportway, participating in a campus scavenger hunt, meeting alumni and networking.

"Students with high school grade point averages ranging from 2.4 to 3.0 and ACT composite scores from 18 to 23 are ideally suited for the program however all applicants are considered," Stevens said.

“The Jump Start program literally puts one a jump ahead of people moving in a few days later,” Brandon Sauppe.

“You get to meet people that will be doing what you do. It’s great to get involved so quickly.”
Matthew Schroeder said it was “A great learning experience and a great way to meet new people.”

“Jump Start is a great program that allows me to have an insight on possible jobs for my future,” noted Alyssa Deiley.

Monday, August 22, 2016

COBI student remembered at candlelight vigil

A ceremony honoring was held on the UT campus on July 30 honoring COBI student Sierah Joughin, who died in July.  Joughin, 20, was entering her third year as a student in the College of Business and Innovation. She was a member of the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, which held an outdoor candlelight vigil following a ceremony honoring Joughin inside the Student Union Auditorium.  About 100 people gathered for the service.





New MBA students learn insights to success at orientation


UT COBI offers the largest and most preferred MBA program in the region. There is proven success in numbers, and The University of Toledo MBA program has them. There are approximately 300 MBA students enrolled, and they chose the University of Toledo MBA program for valid reasons.

Nearly 100 students are beginning their MBA studies at UT COBI this fall, and they attended a special orientation reception/program the week before the fall semester began, learning from faculty, advisors and staff resources available to them to enhance their success.











Why obtain your MBA at UT COBI?

Nationally Recognized - The Princeton Review calls UT COBI one of the best 300 MBA programs in the country (and there are thousands out there). We have also achieved membership in the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), an international association of business schools distinguished by their commitment to excellence in graduate management education, Our program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) which represents one of the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Flexibility - You can begin the program in Fall, Spring or Summer semester, and you can move through the program at your own pace. Many people work in a professional capacity while pursuing the degree on a part-time basis, while others pursue the degree as full-time graduate students.

The Most Sophisticated Environment - Most MBA classes are held in the new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement. The new facility includes state-of-the-art fully networked classrooms, breakout rooms for study groups, a graduate student lounge, and conference rooms designed for students and local business professionals to interact. There are also innovative Learning Labs, such as the John & Lillian Neff Trading Room, which offers a cutting edge learning environment, where students manage a $1 million portfolio through live and delayed feeds to the New York Stock Exchange.

Connected with Business - The UT College of Business and Innovation consistently builds its relationships with area businesses, forming valuable partnerships to help this region serve today’s global economy, and consulting with businesses on issues critical to their success.

How can I join the UT MBA program? The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation is proud to offer two distinct formats for students pursuing their MBA. Please see the MBA and EMBA Format Comparison to see which format is the right fit for you. If you know the Executive MBA program is for you, click here: EMBA Program. Dual degree programs are also offered to provide the opportunity for graduate students to earn two graduate degrees.

Friday, August 19, 2016

2016 freshman COBI students use Jump Start program to better prepare for college


Perhaps the best way to understand the value of UT COBI’s innovative Jump Start program is to see what some of the 2016 participants had to say about it:

“The Jump Start program is a fun time where you are given the chance to not only meet people in your major and eat some great free food,” said Jack Longenecker, “but also learn about some of the great future internship opportunities.”

Participant Kody Kuhlman said, “Jump Start was a very exciting, enjoyable and educational experience.” 

“This program is a fantastic mix of fun, social activities to make people more comfortable around one another and professional opportunities to widen perspective on the world of business,” noted Trevor Cutway.

Rachel Boulton said, “It is a great experience to meet new people in your major before school starts. The program was totally free but we got to do cool stuff like go to SkyZone and visit Fortune 500 companies.”

“Jump Start has been awesome,” William Velez said.

During the week before fall, 2016 classes started at The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, dozens of incoming freshmen jump started their college life through an innovative, free program designed to provide incoming business majors with a variety of activities focused on enhancing their chances for success.

Targeting academic and social skills, the primary goal is to help new students through the transition from high school to college. Jump Start began in 1997 and was made possible because of a gift from John & Lillian Neff.

"Participants are able to meet other first year students while experiencing a wide range of programming presented by UT faculty, staff, alumni and students, in addition to members of the greater Toledo community," explained program coordinator Darlene Stevens.

Some of the program activities included: touring Dana, Welltower, Owens Corning, Wilson Sporting Goods, attending a Mud Hens baseball game, visiting the Toledo Zoo, SkyZone, Sportway, participating in a campus scavenger hunt, meeting alumni and networking.

"Students with high school grade point averages ranging from 2.4 to 3.0 and ACT composite scores from 18 to 23 are ideally suited for the program however all applicants are considered," Stevens said.

“The Jump Start program literally puts one a jump ahead of people moving in a few days later,” Brandon Sauppe. “You get to meet people that will be doing what you do. It’s great to get involved so quickly.”

Matthew Schroeder said it was “A great learning experience and a great way to meet new people.”

“Jump Start is a great program that allows me to have an insight on possible jobs for my future,” noted Alyssa Deiley.

Monday, June 27, 2016

CPA Exam pass rates for UT COBI graduates exceed state and national averages


According to a recently released report (2015) from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), UT COBI graduates passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam at rates exceeding both state and national averages as indicated below. 
   
University
Percent Pass
University of Toledo
51.50%
Ohio Average
47.2%
National Average
49.80%

“CPA candidates from UT-COBI had a higher passing percentage than candidates from several Ohio schools, including Bowling Green State University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Ohio Northern University, Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati,” noted Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby, Chair, COBI Department of Accounting. 

In 2015, COBI bachelor’s degree first-time candidates CPA passing rate (54.4%) is higher than Ohio (49.9%).  Furthermore, COBI Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA) students have higher passing rates than several schools in Ohio, including Baldwin Wallace College, Bowling Green State University, Cleveland State University, Xavier University and Youngstown State University.

“The 2015 results are a clear and powerful indication of the high caliber of our programs, our dedicated faculty and the application of our students to achieve this important goal,” Dr. HassabElnaby said.  “In fact, our average passing rate for the period 2008 - 2015 (50.41%) exceeds both state (49.15%) and national averages (48.30%), which is a reflection of our consistent performance over years and the quality of our programs.”    

Activities, appreciations surround Dr. Longenecker






Dr. Longenecker Keynote Speaker, Recognized: Dr. Clint Longenecker, Director of the COBI Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence, was the keynote speaker at the Final Four Women's Basketball Coaching Association Convention in Indianapolis; at the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Gen. Mark Milley, Army Ethics Conference in Washington DC for members of the Army senior leadership; and at the Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards for outstanding ethical business practices. He was the recipient of the Gus Yeager Outstanding Community Service Award at the 2016 Northwest Ohio Community Prayer Breakfast for "a distinguished career of difference making community service in our region."

Activities, honors surround Dr. Longenecker






Dr. Longenecker Keynote Speaker, Recognized: Dr. Clint Longenecker, Director of the COBI Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence, was the keynote speaker at the Final Four Women's Basketball Coaching Association Convention in Indianapolis; at the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Gen. Mark Milley, Army Ethics Conference in Washington DC for members of the Army senior leadership; and at the Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards for outstanding ethical business practices. He was the recipient of the Gus Yeager Outstanding Community Service Award at the 2016 Northwest Ohio Community Prayer Breakfast for "a distinguished career of difference making community service in our region."