Fall 09 Odette Report

Fall 09 Odette Report - SCHOOL OF BUSINESS T H E O D E T T...

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Unformatted text preview: SCHOOL OF BUSINESS T H E O D E T T E R E P O R T | F A L L 2 0 0 9 % . 4 2 % 0 2 % . % 5 2 ) ! , s % 8 0 % 2 ) % . 4 ) ! , s ) . 4 % ' 2 ! 4 % $ CONTENTS A Message from the Dean 1 The Odette MBA: Theory partnered with experience 2 Odette: Innovative solutions through collaboration 4 Vincent Georgie ‘04 MBA now Professor Georgie 8 The Odette Experience: A 10-year journey 10 Odette: Matching opportunities to career objectives 12 Odette: Curricula for the future 14 Odette: Developing young entrepreneurs 16 Odette faculty 18 Odette: Bringing the outside in 22 Odette: Taking the inside out 23 Internationalization & the Masters of Management 24 Odette students hosting the country 26 Odette: Facilitating life-long learning 27 Odette: Celebrating the past 28 Odette quality: Assurance of learning 30 Bringing our students’ talent to the world 31 Odette facilities: Enhancing the experience 32 Invest in Odette 33 ON THE COVER: Odette Student Leaders (from left to right) Samara Mouawad - President, Commerce Society; Aditi Goswami - Past President, Toastmasters International and Executive VP, Commerce Society; André Capaldi - Captain, Debate Team and Co-chair RoundTable 2010; Peter Guba - SIFE Associate; Hamel Khakhria - Co-chair RoundTable 2010; Rashenka DeSilva - President, Business International Student Club; Marsela Gjergjindreaj - VP Internal, Commerce Society. 1 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS A Message from the Dean “Two long-time contributors to the School are retiring this year: Dr. Julian Cattaneo and Professor Harold Musson. We will miss them but know they will still be involved under their new ‘emeritus’ status.” Dear Friends, As I approach the four-and-a-half year mark in my tenure as Dean, I continue to feel very fortunate to be part of the University of Windsor and the Odette School of Business. The brilliant efforts of students, staff, and faculty to engineer better programs, better opportunities, and just generally better ways of operating are highly invigorating. In the following pages you will see snapshots of some of the many important initiatives taking place in Odette and on the University of Windsor campus. I encourage you to find a time to come and visit the School sometime soon as we would be happy to ensure you meet the people who are truly making a difference. For this year’s Odette Report we have made a decision to highlight the work of a few of our newer faculty recruits, as one key element. Thus, Anne Snowdon’s many collaborations in the health field are featured, as is Vincent Georgie’s focus on the business of art. Given we have entered a mode of continuous improvement and redevelopment as far as curriculum design is concerned, there are a number of descriptions of curricular change and innovation, in the MBA, in the Masters of Management, and in the Bachelor of Commerce programs. The work of a number of key individuals in this change process is featured throughout the Report. Much of this work is playing out in expanded opportunities for students to access special personal growth...
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