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MBA Briefs. A Publication of the William G. Rohrer College of Business. Fall 2015 ... Accounting (COGS) is designed to a
Fall 2015

MBA Briefs A Publication of the William G. Rohrer College of Business

MBA Director’s Message

Welcome to the 2015 - 2016 academic year. I hope that you had an enjoyable summer. I am excited to announce the launch of two new graduate programs this year. The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program prepares students for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exams, the premier certifications in the finance field. The Certificate of Graduate Study in Accounting (COGS) is designed to allow students to expand their knowledge in specialized accounting subjects as well as obtain additional courses needed to reach the 150 credit requirement to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). As always, careful course planning is an essential part of pursuing your MBA. Please be sure to schedule time to meet with me. I am located in Bunce Hall, room 206. The MBA office can be contacted via email at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you over the coming academic year. Sincerely,

James Jordan, MBA Director, MBA Program Rohrer College of Business Volume 28, Issue 1

RCB Welcomes New MBA Students

Dr. Pontes, along with MBA alumna Stephanie Brigandi and MBA student Matthew Slevenski welcome new MBA students, Stephen James and Jaimelynn Kisthardt at the Rowan MBA networking event. During the first week of classes, MBA alumni, current students, faculty, and staff welcomed new MBA students at the Courtyard Marriott on Rowan Boulevard. MBA Director, Jim Jordan expresses the importance of having the networking event at the start of each year: “The purpose of the event is to extend a warm welcome to our newest students and to provide an opportunity for students to build bridges with faculty and returning alumni.” New student, Jaime Kisthardt, appreciated the event: “The MBA Networking Event provided me with an opportunity to engage with other MBA students and faculty as well as successful alumni of the MBA program. It was extremely valuable to be able to interact with people involved with the MBA program and helped extend my personal and professional network. The MBA Networking Event was very insightful and made me feel more connected to the college as a whole and valued as a student.” Thank you to everyone who attended! To see more pictures from the event, visit the Rowan MBA Facebook Page.

MS in Finance Program to Launch Summer 2016 The Rowan University Rohrer College of Business is excited to announce the launch of the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program. It is a rigorous program that combines quantitative techniques with practical experience. The program consists of ten three-credit courses (30 credits total) that take fifteen months for full-time students to complete. Part-time students may extend beyond 15 months. The program is designed to prepare students for financial analyst and financial planner positions in corporations and financial institutions. An objective of the program is to help prepare students for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) exams, the premier certifications in the finance field.

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AACSB accreditation Finance trading lab Student managed investment fund Small class size Competitive tuition Graduate Business Association (GBA) State-of-the-art facilities

Apply to the program at Dr. Gulser Meric, working closely with the finance faculty and MBA Director, initiated the effort to establish the Master of Science in Finance Program. The program will provide access to residents of Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia region.



Professional Development Events Rowan Global will be hosting a series of professional development workshops during the fall semester. These workshops are designed to provide actionable tips and plans to help with your life, career and business. You can register for individual events or the whole series. There are 5 free seats in each workshop available to students, first come, first served. Time Management Workshop: November 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Networking Workshop: December 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Learn more and register for any of these events online at Please contact Stephanie Brigandi, Assistant Director of Marketing for Division of Global Learning and Partnerships, [email protected] with any questions or to reserve your seat.

Charitable Team Building Activities



MBA Director, Jim Jordan, Dr. Folkinshteyn and GCC President, Les Veil joined MBA alumni, Brian Eachus, Rajdeep Singh, Paul Boland and friends at the 4H Mud Run on July 25th at the Gloucester County Fairgrounds. See page 4 for upcoming events!



Upcoming Events: Goliathon Saturday, October 3rd Gloucester County Fairgrounds Team Name: Rowan MBA Register Here

MBA Briefs

Miles for Medals 5K

Volume 28, Issue 1, Fall 2015

November 15th, 10AM Rowan University Campus For more information, click here.

Dr. Susan Lehrman Dr. Daniel McFarland Margaret Van Brunt James Jordan Stephen Kozachyn

Coffee with the Dean

Traci Belli Downing Craig Terry Deandra Turchi

Dean Associate Dean Assistant Dean MBA Director, Editor Executive Director of External Affairs Designer Photographer Graduate Assistant, Writer

The MBA Briefs are published by the Rohrer College of Business MBA Office to highlight the achievements of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Please send comments or suggestions to: Rohrer College of Business MBA Office – MBA Briefs Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701

Dr. Lehrman welcomes students to visit her office during open hours. Stop by to introduce yourself, have a cup of coffee or piece of chocolate. No need to have an agenda or an appointment - just stop by to introduce yourself!

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