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TEDxSalon attendees connected with ideas, each other at interactive event


Oakland’s first TEDx Salon was a night full of love, laughter and connections. Smaller and more interactive than previous TEDx events, attendees at the OU Salon event connected with ideas focused on living their best lives, making the world a better place and strengthening their most important relationships.


Shaun Moore, e-learning at Oakland University, served as host for the evening, presenting three energetic and lively discussion leaders: Lisa Jesswein, Dr....


Interactive TEDxOaklandUniversitySalon to highlight Connections


In the spirit of re-engaging the Oakland University community between large TEDx events and igniting discussions on issues of interest, TEDxOaklandUniversity will host its first Salon, Monday, March 27, 2017, 5:30-9 p.m., in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms on the campus of Oakland University. This independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices focused on the importance of Connections.


Smaller than a formal TEDx event, a TEDx Salon...


MICHauto’s Discover Auto Career Series

Thursday, Feb 16, 5 pm
115 Library Drive, Engineering Center, Room 116

The automobile is the most complex consumer product on the market and the career opportunities in the auto mobility industry are endless. Join MICHauto for an afternoon to discover new technologies that are driving the industry forward.

5:30 p.m.: Welcome by Rob Luce, MICHauto 5:40 p.m.: Keynote presentation - Jessica Robinson, Director, City Solutions (Ford Smart Mobility), Ford Motor Company

6:10 p.m.: Young Professionals panel discussion

6:30.: Networking and...

This event does not require an RSVP.

Discover advantages of business degree at Business Major and Minor Expo Nov. 9

All Oakland University students are invited to the Business Major and Minor Expo Weds., Nov. 9, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Gold Rooms to explore the advantages of earning a major or minor in the field of business. Drop by the event to explore career opportunities in business, meet industry experts and make professional connections.


You’ll also get a chance to talk with business school staff about how a degree from Oakland University’s business school  provides...


New scholarships for business students available now

Paying for college can be challenging. That’s why the Oakland University business school is grateful for the generous gifts from individuals and organizations who create scholarships to support student education.

In all, Oakland’s b-school awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships to business students annually. This fall we are accepting applications for a handful of those business scholarships. Criteria varies, but you must apply by September 29 to be considered. It really only takes...


2017-18 School of Business Administration Scholarship Application


In order to apply for any of these scholarships you must be currently enrolled in the School of Business Administration, as well as meet all of the criteria and qualifications required for the scholarships for which you are applying.  All completed applications and required supporting documentation must be submitted via GrizzOrgs by Friday, March 10, 2017 by 5 p.m..  Please direct any questions to Meaghan Cole, SBA Academic Adviser,

Explore Business Careers event series begins

Thursday, Feb 4, 5 pm
Various on campus locations; see event list for specific location

OU Students are invited to explore professional possibilities in the nine business majors available at Oakland’s business school. In speed-networking style, you will meet with employers who are professionals in the field, as well as faculty, staff and current students in each major to:

Learn about career paths within the major Discover hard and soft skills needed for success Understand projected job growth and trends in the field Network Get a FREE meal

Reserve your space...

This event does not require an RSVP.

Marketing a Start Up; Alum Tony Sakich

Tuesday, Nov 17, 4:30 pm
Elliott Hall Auditorium & Stinson Center

FROM AMA Calendar Entry:

Tony Sakich is the Marketing Director for Augur. Augur is an open source decentralized prediction market platform that raised $5.2 million via an innovative crowd-funding campaign.

During this event, Tony Sakich will discuss the intricacies of the crowd-sale, how he utilized digital marketing to market the Bitcoin network, and also delve further into decentralized technologies that will drastically disrupt a variety of sectors on a scale larger than...

This event does not require an RSVP.

Brose Meet & Greet

Thursday, Nov 5, 1 pm
Elliott Hall, near Starbucks

Brose Meet & Greet

Questions? Please reach out to:

Andrea Mill at

Oakland University, Career Services

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BCBSM Actuarial Exam Prep Presentation

Thursday, Nov 5, 11:30 am
224 Elliott Hall/Auditorium

BCBSM Actuarial Exam Prep Presentation

Questions? Please reach out to:

Andrea Mill at

Oakland University, Career Services

This event does not require an RSVP.

Lighthouse of Oakland County Meet & Greet

Tuesday, Nov 3, 1 pm
Elliott Hall, near Starbucks

Lighthouse of Oakland County Meet & Greet, Elliott Hall, near Starbucks, 1-4 pm

Questions? Please reach out to:

Andrea Mill at

This event does not require an RSVP.

New $2 million Student-Managed Investment Fund powered by The Kresge Foundation

The fund complements the business school’s Managing Investment Funds course which teaches students the essentials of portfolio management, stock selection and portfolio evaluation

One of the largest of its kind in Michigan, the fund has been carved out of the foundation’s $3.5 billion investment portfolio. It provides real-world investment experience to OU undergraduates while exposing them to local career opportunities in investment management.

The course is held in the...


Economics Advisory Board Lecture presents Paul Traub, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Thursday, Nov 12, 5 pm
242 Elliott Hall (auditorium)

2015 Economics Advisory Board Fall Lecture Series presents Paul Traub MBA ‘85, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch

Speaking on U.S. and Michigan Economies: An Update with an Eye Towards the Future

Michigan and Detroit have become synonymous with the auto industry. This industry has been both a source of economic strength, and a weakness due to its cyclical nature and rather intense international competition. The Federal Reserve...

This event does not require an RSVP.

Business Major & Minor Expo

Tuesday, Nov 10, 11:30 am
Gold Rooms, Oakland Center

Are you considering a career in business? Or, wondering which minor will complement your major?

The School of Business Administration invites OU students to find out how a major or minor in business can differentiate you in today’s competitive job market. At this event, you’ll:

• Discover major programs

• Learn about minors that complement business and non-business majors

• Explore career opportunities

• Meet faculty and industry experts


This event does not require an RSVP.

Finance Forward Career Preparation Series Fall 2015

The Finance Forward series presents its Fall line up: Interview workshop (including mock interviews), 9/30, 4:30 p.m. Stinson Center. Event includes an interactive presentation by Career Services and mock interview breakout sessions. Interview sessions are reserved for upperclassmen. Register at:

Let's Talk Finance Careers, 10/15, noon, 224 EH Learn about finance careers from top industry professionals in this interactive roundtable event. An...


SAIFE First Meeting

Tuesday, Sep 8, 5 pm
Stinson Center, Elliott Hall

The first meeting of OU's Society for Applied Investing and Financial Education. The meeting will include a brief introduction to the organization as well as a discussion on the importance of investing. About SAIFE: SAIFE's purpose is to empower students and community members in the Tri-County area (Oakland, Wayne, & Macomb) to develop their financial and investing intelligence through financial education, experiential learning, and applied investing opportunities.

*Food will...

This event does not require an RSVP.

SHRM: Delphi Exec talks Compensation Benefits

Thursday, Sep 17, 5 pm
Stinson Center, Elliott Hall

Erik Dilland, Executive Compensation and Benefits, from Delphi World Headquarters will discuss compensation benefits in the U.S. and global wage comparisons. The presentation will include certain aspects of both economics and finance

Free and open to all Oakland University students! Food will be provided!

Learn more and RSVP on SHRM GrizzOrgs event page.

This event does not require an RSVP.

Graduate Business Leaders: Mix & Mingle with VW

Wednesday, Sep 23, 5 pm
224 Elliott Hall/Auditorium

Free and open to all OU students!

Kick off this back-to-school season with the Graduate Business Leaders' first event of the semester: Mix & Mingle with Volkswagen Group of America!

RSVP required.  Learn more at Graduate Business Leaders GrizzOrgs event calendar.

This event does not require an RSVP.

Students help students in b-school academic assistance program

What’s one of the best ways to gain a better understanding of course material? Help from a fellow student who has successfully completed the course.


For classes in accounting, economics, finance, mathematics, and quantitative methods, the School of Business Administration offers free peer-to-peer academic assistance.


“What better help can you have than someone who is on the same career path as you, who had the same classes, and thoroughly knows the...


August & September Networking Events for business students

Mark your calendars -- you won't want to miss these opportunities to connect with employers this Fall! Check the calendar on the Career Services website for additional details as they are posted!

8/27/15: Accounting Recruiting Panel at Elliott Hall from 6-7:30pm

8/27/15: UHY Welcome Back to School Mixer at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rochester 6-8:30pm 

9/10/15: Accounting Recruiter's Reception

9/11/15: An Evening with PwC by the Clock Tower



Greater Pontiac Community Coalition Business Forum

Friday, Aug 7, 6 pm
242 Elliott Hall (auditorium)

The Greater Pontiac Community Coalition invites Pontiac small business owners to a two-day forum to learn about new initiatives, opportunities and tools. These sessions are ideal for those:

transform their business idea into a thriving company find out how to secure funding move their business out of their house ramp up an existing small business

Friday, August. 7, 6-8 p.m., Open Forum and Panel , including discussions on start-up business planning, strategic planning,...

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2017 SBA Catherine Tyler and Patti Finnegan Sharf Study Abroad Scholarships

Hello!  The School of Business Administration encourages our students registered for the MGT 350 Winter 2017 courses that incorporate a study abroad component to please apply for the SBA Study Abroad Scholarship.  Business students who are enrolled in another section of MGT 350 or have taken MGT 350 in a previous semester are also eligible to travel with this class. Direct questions regarding the trip to Professor Thor at Please review the criteria carefully and...

Coming Fall 2015: Managing Investment Funds course will give business students access to real money

A new class available this fall offers upper-level OU business school students the chance to manage real money. Students accepted into the Special Topics: Managing Investment Funds (FIN480/CRN44752) course will have access to manage more than $1 million under the guidance of Finance Professor Ranadeb Chaudhuri. An advisory board of financial professionals with real-world fund management experience will lend their expertise, insight and feedback. In the course, Student Investment Managers...


International Conference on Credit Analysis & Risk Management (last day to register)

Monday, Aug 10, All Day
Basel, Switzerland

The 2015 International Conference on Credit Analysis and Risk Management August 27-28, 2015 in Basel, Switzerland

About the Conference

This conference is dedicated to special topics in credit risk measurement and management as well as to the discussion of causes and impacts of events on international financial markets and current regulatory activities in the field. Thereby, the conference is intended to expand the knowledge on the functioning of the credit business through...

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Explore the World of Business (summer camp) begins

Monday, Jul 13, 8:30 am
Elliott Hall

Camp Schedule:

July 13 - July 17, 2015 Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Admission Policy:

Participation is limited to 25 students in the Pontiac School District in grades 10th and 11th . Each student will be exposed to a stimulating and enriching academic environment for 1 week during the summer.  


Students will gain an opportunity to get a head start on their college education In an interactive...

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