Kent State College of Business Administration Associate Dean Featured in CEO Magazine

KENT, Ohio - Feb. 15, 2016 - PRLog -- Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D., associate dean for Graduate and International Programs at the Kent State University College of Business Administration, was featured in the latest issue of CEO Magazine.

The article, titled “Global Entrepreneur and Expert Researcher Leads Kent State’s Graduate Business Programmes,” talks about Hisrich’s background and experience at Kent State, as well as his vision for the College of Business Administration.

CEO Magazine, published by the International Graduate Forum (IGF), showcases articles from thought-leaders, innovators and researchers and provides rankings of business schools based on their MBA offering, CEO also includes interviews with deans, academic directors, program managers, students and alumni to give readers a “behind the marketing material” perspective

“We are very fortunate to have such experienced and knowledgeable faculty like Dr. Hisrich at the College of Business Administration,” said Deborah F. Spake, dean of the College of Business Administration “It is exceptionally awarding to be recognized by such prestigious organizations such as CEO Magazine.”

Hisrich started working at Kent State University’s College of Business Administration in March 2015. He is the former director of the Walker Center of Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Science from DePauw University and his Master of Business Administration and doctorate in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. Hisrich also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Chuvash State University in Russia and the University of Miskolc in Hungary.

His global experience includes being a visiting and honorary professor at more than eight universities in six different countries. Hisrich has authored or co-authored 36 books, including International Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a Global Venture (3rd edition) published last July by Sage Publications and Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a New Enterprise, which is going into its 10th edition and is available in 13 languages.

Hisrich has written more than 300 articles on entrepreneurship, international business management and marketing, which have appeared in such journals as The Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, American Psychologist, California Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Marketing Research.

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Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and is one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio.  The college has more than 4,300 students representing 50 countries with over 89 full-time faculty from16 countries.

The college grants undergraduate through graduate degrees, and is one of only three colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program.  The MBA program is offered with nine areas of concentration and five dual degree options. The Executive MBA program offer two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare executives.  The M.S. in Accounting and M.A. in Economics are specialized master’s degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines.  The college boasts nine undergraduate majors, 12 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.

The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News and World Report, one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to be endorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), ranked Top-Tier for Executive Education in North America by CEO Magazine and ranked fourth by the SEF (Sales Education Foundation) in Ohio for Professional Sales Education.

The college boasts an onsite Career Services Center and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 8:21am