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Student-centered learning is springboard to success

Friday, November 16, 2012
Student-centered learning is springboard to success

Message from the Dean

Fall 2012 represents another building block in how the Oakland University School of Business Administration is creating a student-centered environment that integrates hands-on experiences with strong curricular foundations to prepare SBA graduates to make meaningful contributions on day one of their professional careers.

We continue our focus on providing students with a range of opportunities to practice leadership, connect theory and practice, gain competitive differentiating skills, and build a career-enriching foundation beginning with their freshman year — through classroom experiences, and co- and extra-curricular activities.

The articles in the Fall 2012 Insight issue offer a look into just how powerful these programs are for our students while they are here and long after they graduate. Here you’ll read about the far-reaching impact of the SBA’s ATiB program from one of the program’s first graduates, as well as from more graduates who took advantage of the myriad of other SBA experiential learning programs — like ACHIEVE, Scholars, internships, consultancy projects, trips abroad and student organizations — to excel on their chosen path.

As two recent graduates shared in their stories in this issue:
“Oakland University is a rising star. OU’s School of Business Administration played a key role in helping me grow and presenting opportunities for me.”

“You can make your own experience at Oakland University. It’s a small school, so you have great opportunities everywhere you turn.”

You can see — in their words — the difference a business education at Oakland University makes.

It’s a difference the SBA is committed to strengthening and sustaining for business students in the years to come. Together, with the continued involvement of our expert faculty, dedicated staff, committed partners and involved alumni, we can sustain student excellence at the SBA.

Mohan Tanniru
Dean, School of Business Administration
Oakland University