2023 ANNUAL REPORT
MBA STUDENTS VENTURED TO SINGAPORE IN MARCH THROUGH THE PROGRAM’S GLOBAL MARKETPLACE RESIDENCY.
LEARNING ACROSS CONTINENTS Students are also taking part in exciting new educational opportunities. Antoinette Tessmer , fixed-term faculty in the Department of Finance, was trained on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) methods and applications, which she’s been able to apply in the classroom. “In a nutshell, a COIL activity involves students and instructors from two different institutions that are most often located on different continents,” she said. “COIL is a great and inexpensive way to provide students with an opportunity to collaborate with students around the world while completing a project that is related to their domestic course.”
Championing Education Abroad with the Broad College is an investment in nurturing students’ ability to cultivate a global perspective and foster cultural empathy, two essential pillars for achieving success not only in the realm of business but also in life itself.”
Cultivating a global mindset — an approach that allows tomorrow’s business leaders to operate in a world that transcends borders and geographies — is a key element of the Broad College experience. Our work is providing students with opportunities to extend their learning to an international setting.
This year, Broad Spartans in Tessmer’s class worked with students from Setsunan University in Osaka, Japan.
BRINGING INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI TO CAMPUS Last year marked the start of a new Broad tradition: the college welcomed its inaugural Global Engagement Fellow (formerly known as International Executive-in- Residence), Kaori Koide (B.A. Marketing ’06), for a weeklong engagement with students and campus leaders. Koide, specialist lead at Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting in Tokyo, has remained an engaged alumna with a sincere dedication for helping current students. “[Kaori’s] energy and enthusiasm for her work, and the work of forging global mindset more generally, is contagious,” Sarah Scott , Walters Family Director of Education Abroad, said. “This will be a great opportunity not only for our students to see global business ‘up close’ but also for our faculty to leverage Kaori’s time here to further engagement around global mindset.” During her visit in March, Koide connected with student organizations and spoke to classes. She also met with faculty and staff from the college’s International Business Center, Russell Palmer Career Management Center, and Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, along with MSU’s Japanese Studies program.
They exchanged ideas on what sustainable finance is and how it is regulated and implemented in their respective countries. UNWAVERING SUPPORT Education Abroad remains an exceptional way for Spartans to enhance their global mindset and learn about other cultures. With unwavering support from alumni, our students have the best opportunities to learn about business worldwide. Jerry Jonckheere (B.A. Accounting ’81), retired partner at Plante Moran, gave $250,000 to the
college’s Education Abroad programs. Tamara Steffens (B.A. Marketing ’85), managing director at Thomson Reuters, has given a total of $100,000. And Brad Lazorka (B.A. Supply Chain Management ’96), CFO at Canam Steel Corporation, and his wife, Cassandra, gave $50,000 in May. With the ongoing involvement of our faculty, staff, and alumni, we expand impactful experiences for students to learn within and beyond the classroom.
BROAD FACULTY IN THE NEWS
EXPLORE MORE CONTENT ON GLOBAL MINDSET
SARAH SCOTT, WALTERS FAMILY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION ABROAD, SPEAKS AT THE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD DINNER.
GAINING SKILLS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
TAKING FIRST PLACE ON A GLOBAL STAGE
VICTORY FOR MSU
A team of hospitality business students impressed at the 2022 Smith Travel Research Global Student Market Study Competition, marking the third time MSU has won at the event — an honor no other school has earned.
Junior Olivia Cannella attended the Young Hospitality Summit in Switzerland and was part of the first-place team alongside students from across the world, showcasing Spartan strengths in collaboration.
The college’s International Business Center hosted its second annual International Business Case Competition, dedicated to helping undergraduates develop their global mindset.
On NPR Marketplace , Jason Miller , interim chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management and associate professor, illuminated the dynamics of oil costs rising due to the limited availability of Russian tanker ships.
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