Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Associate Professor of Management and Marketing
During this past year, Mark Simon has developed and taught three new courses, including International Entrepreneurship, Marketing Entrepreneurship and Retail Management. He also has supervised eight independent studies. Working closely with Walgreens, he has provided his students with unique, real-world opportunities.
Walgreens is allowing Oakland students to place six products in 25 of their stores, donating the profit to Oakland. Students apply what they learn in class to select the goods, negotiate the terms and manage the inventory. In addition, they develop unique personal selling and merchandising strategies to sell the goods.
Simon previously served as faculty adviser for the student organization, Students In Free Enterprise. Last year, SIFE conducted nearly 100 workshops in more than a dozen programs for more than 1,000 economically disadvantaged teens. These programs range from teaching personal financial skills to a 10-day residential entrepreneurship camp.