Tag: Masters Management

Faculty note: Russ at University of Pisa

Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business recently presented a Ph.D. student seminar at the Doctorate in “Economia Aziendale e Management” program at the University of Pisa, Italy. His July 7 seminar was titled “An Introduction to Human Capital 2.0”.  He also discussed potential collaboration in research studies with colleagues at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna- Istituto di Management, Pisa, Italy.

School of Business’ Radosevich honored as inaugural Cofrin Endowed Chair

Radosevich honored as Cofrin Endowed ChairUW-Green Bay honored the institution’s first-ever Austin E. Cofrin Endowed Chair of Business during Mid-Year Convocation ceremonies Jan. 22.

Associate Prof. David J. Radosevich, chair of UW-Green Bay’s Master’s of Management program, was recognized and presented with a ceremonial medallion during the annual winter gathering of faculty and staff. He began his term as endowed professor Jan. 1, and will serve an initial appointment extending through June 30, 2018. The appointment is renewable on a 3-year basis thereafter.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller presided over the medallion ceremony, praising Radosevich’s past achievements while keeping an eye on the future.

“He is someone who will interact effectively and proactively with business leaders, colleagues and key stakeholders,” Miller said. “I am confident his work will honor the innovative legacy of Austin E. Cofrin, and help elevate our School of Business to even higher levels of achievement.”

Cofrin founded the Fort Howard Paper Co. in 1919 and turned the Green Bay-based manufacturer into one of the world’s largest tissue products companies. He died in 1980 at the age of 96. Industry colleagues praised Cofrin for his visionary leadership and resourcefulness in solving problems, achieving efficiencies and anticipating new markets.

It was a desire to more fully honor Austin Cofrin that led his son, Dr. David A. Cofrin, shortly before his death in August 2009, to announce a $5.5 million gift to the University. That contribution, the largest single private gift for academics in school history, provided funding for the endowed chair and other academic enhancements, and led to UW-Green Bay renaming its business program the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Taken collectively, Business Administration, Accounting and the Master’s of Management account for about 1,000 students and more than 6,000 alumni, or roughly one-fifth of all current and former students.

Radosevich has been a member of the Business Administration faculty at UW-Green Bay since 2003. He has been a frequent consultant to leading companies in the areas of executive assessment, selection, training, needs assessment, and performance management. Clients have included Wal-Mart, Schering Plough, New York State Police, Bell Atlantic and several other Fortune 500 companies.

His research examines variables in personal motivation and how individuals strive for goals over time. He has published extensively in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Business Research, Review of Business Research and Innovate. Additionally, he has studied the impact of technology in the classroom on student learning and satisfaction. He has taught courses in leadership and team development, organizational change and behavior, human resource management, research methods, statistics and psychology.

Radosevich received his bachelor’s in psychology from Western Maryland College in 1994 and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1999.

An endowed chair is a faculty position in a focused area of importance to the University. The chair is filled by a distinguished faculty member who has a national or international reputation in his or her field. The other endowed chair at UW-Green Bay is the John P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication, created in 2005 and filled by Prof. Timothy Meyer until his retirement in 2013, when Prof. Phillip Clampitt was named to the position.

The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is in the process of joining a select group of national peers by pursuing accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Chancellor Miller says the addition of an endowed chair to the program, along with the excellence in teaching, research and community service exemplified by Radosevich and his colleagues, should be positive factors as UW-Green Bay prepares for AACSB review.

Radosevich first to hold Cofrin Endowed Chair at UW-Green Bay

David_Radosevich_webAssociate Prof. of Management David J. Radosevich has been honored at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with his selection as the first individual to hold the University’s newly created Austin E. Cofrin Endowed Chair of Business.

Radosevich, chairman of UW-Green Bay’s Master’s of Management program, will begin his term as endowed professor Jan. 1. The initial appointment extends through June 30, 2018, and is renewable on a three-year basis thereafter.

Radosevich will be presented a medallion commemorating the prestigious honor Thursday, Jan. 22, during UW-Green Bay’s mid-year convocation to open the second semester. The award will be made by Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Provost Stephen E. Fritz.

In announcing the selection, Chancellor Miller praised Radosevich’s record of achievement.

“There are high expectations for this position, not only in terms of excellence in scholarship and teaching but also in leadership and advocacy for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business,” the chancellor said. “Dr. Radosevich is someone who is going to interact effectively and proactively with business leaders, colleagues and other key stakeholders. I am confident his work will honor the innovative legacy of Austin E. Cofrin.”

Cofrin founded the Fort Howard Paper Co. in 1919 and turned the Green Bay-based manufacturer into one of the world’s largest tissue products companies. He died in 1980 at the age of 96. Industry colleagues praised Cofrin for his visionary leadership and resourcefulness in solving problems, achieving efficiencies and anticipating new markets.

It was a desire to more fully honor Austin Cofrin that led his son, Dr. David A. Cofrin, shortly before his death in August 2009, to announce a $5.5 million gift to the University. That contribution, the largest single private gift for academics in school history, provided funding for the endowed chair and other academic enhancements, and led to UW-Green Bay renaming its business program the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Taken collectively, Business Administration, Accounting and the Master’s of Management account for about 1,000 students and more than 6,000 alumni, or roughly one-fifth of all current and former students.

Radosevich has been a member of the Business Administration faculty at UW-Green Bay since 2003. He has been a frequent consultant to leading companies in the areas of executive assessment, selection, training, needs assessment, and performance management. Clients have included Wal-Mart, Schering Plough, New York State Police, Bell Atlantic and several other Fortune 500 companies.

His research examines variables in personal motivation and how individuals strive for goals over time. He has published extensively in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Business Research, Review of Business Research and Innovate. Additionally, he has studied the impact of technology in the classroom on student learning and satisfaction. He has taught courses in leadership and team development, organizational change and behavior, human resource management, research methods, statistics and psychology.

Radosevich received his bachelor’s in psychology from Western Maryland College in 1994 and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1999.

An endowed chair is a faculty position in a focused area of importance to the University. The chair is filled by a distinguished faculty member who has a national or international reputation in his or her field. The other endowed chair at UW-Green Bay is the John P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication, created in 2005 and filled by Prof. Timothy Meyer until his retirement in 2013, when Prof. Phillip Clampitt was named to the position.

The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is in the process of joining a select group of national peers by pursuing accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Chancellor Miller says the addition of an endowed chair to the program, along with the excellence in teaching, research and community service exemplified by Radesovich and his colleagues, should be positive factors as UW-Green Bay prepares for AACSB review.

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Ranking of MSM programs puts UW-Green Bay at No. 36

Professor Meir Russ shares a link to rankings of the nation’s Master’s of Management program that puts UW-Green Bay at No. 36. The list is offered at The Financial Engineer website. Measured were six criteria: Mean GMAT Scores (30 percent), Mean Starting Salary and Bonus (25%), Mean Undergraduate GPA (15%), Acceptance Rate (15%), Full-Time Graduates Employed at Graduation (10%) and Full-Time Graduates Employed Three Months After Graduation (5%). See https://www.thefinancialengineer.net/management-rankings/.

P-G profiles alum Eggen for weekly business series

We told you here Friday (Jan. 3) about a great New North B2B article profiling UW-Green Bay Adult Degree and Master’s of Management alum Ken Eggen, who recently was promoted to president of Dean Distributing, Inc. The Press-Gazette on Monday (Jan. 6) also carried a profile of Eggen, part of its Weekly Conversation series. The story covers Eggen’s background, career and educational progression, as well as discussing the ins and outs of the liquor distribution biz. Read more.

 

From beer truck to company president: Eggen thankful for college experience


The New North B2B publication has a great story in its January issue about UW-Green Bay Adult Degree and Masters of Management alum Ken Eggen, who recently was promoted to president of Dean Distributing. Eggen dropped out of college the first time around, but felt it was important to return — and he did, earning his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies some two decades later. Three years after that, Eggen earned his UW-Green Bay Masters in Management degree, and now he’s helping others pursue their educational dreams, as well. “We want our people to grow personally and professionally,” said Eggen, an Alumni Association Board member. “And the adult degree program — at UWGB anyway — is aligned with that.” Dean offers tuition reimbursement and other incentives for employees to return to the classroom, part of a broad company philosophy on education. The B2B story quotes our own Eric Craver and Christina Trombley, and offers some great additional info on adult degree. (Michael Bina, a longtime public relations practitioner and now an instructor in the Adult Degree Program, is the author.)

Congratulations to alumnus John Teller


It recently crossed our desk that John Teller, a 2010 graduate of UW-Green Bay’s Master’s of Management program, made the national list of this year’s “Native American 40 Under 40.″ The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders from across Indian Country who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and/or in their community. Teller is currently the IT director for the Menominee School System and also an entrepreneur. He does IT consulting and owns Bear Tracks Media, an award winning music production company. The Oneida Nation tribal newspaper Kalihwisaks had coverage.

Master’s of Management Open House is May 7

The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business will host an open house event Tuesday, May 7, for those interested in learning more about the Master of Science in Management program. The event runs from 5-7 p.m. in the Union’s Phoenix Room, and will feature a meet-and-greet, Q & A panel and info about the program’s simple admission process. This program, designed for management professionals, is one of the few that’s still offered via the traditional classroom experience, allowing students to benefit from the collaborative environment and structure. Faculty with real-world experience and academic training help students interrelate concepts and theory with real-world situations. Full details.

Cofrin School of Business to host Master’s in Management Open House

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business will host an open house for its Master of Science in Management program from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union.

The two-hour event will include a meet-and-greet for faculty and potential students from 5-5:30 p.m., which will be followed by a question-and-answer session featuring faculty and alumni from 5:30-6:15 p.m. From 6:15-7 p.m., information will be provided regarding the program’s simple admission process.

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration Don McCartney said the event will provide present and future students information about the exciting changes in the program’s curriculum. Attendees will also be able to meet with graduates of the program to discuss what they liked about the program and faculty.

The Master of Science in Management program is conveniently designed for management professionals, and it is one of the few business master’s degree programs offered completely via the traditional classroom experience, which allows students to benefit from the collaborative environment and structure. Faculty with real-world experience and academic training provide students the opportunity to interrelate concepts and theories from the classroom to real-world situations through the completion of a professional project.

The Cofrin School of Business accounts for the University’s largest enrollment by major and alumni base, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree options. Austin E. Cofrin, the school’s namesake, embodied entrepreneurship in growing a small Green Bay operation into a world leader in the paper products industry — the Fort Howard Paper Company. UW-Green Bay is a member of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. For more information on the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, visit www.uwgb.edu/busadmin/.

Parking for the event will be available in the visitor’s lot (see www.uwgb.edu/maps for info and directions).

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2012-13 international fellow (grad student Huseyinli) to present

Fellowship-winning graduate student Vafa Huseyinli of Azerbaijan will talk about her home country and her experiences there and here as part of a presentation and reception next Tuesday (Oct. 23) at 3:30 p.m. in Wood Hall Room 216. Huseyinli is a student in UW-Green Bay’s Master’s of Management program, advised by Don McCartney of the Cofrin School of Business. She is also a 2012-13 recipient of an Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department, which encourages emerging leaders from Eastern Europe and Central Asia to pursue graduate studies and hands-on training with universities and communities in the United States. The program will include a short presentation about the Muskie Fellowship program by Brent Blahnik, International Education. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.