Michigan State University Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Awards Students worldwide can learn from these top professors through 100% online courses

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan State University (MSU) faculty members, Dr. David J. Closs, Dr. John Hollenbeck, and Dr. Raymond S. Schmidgall, were recently honored for contributions and service to their fields. These award-winning professors are now teaching students worldwide in MSU's new 100% online certificate programs.

Dr. Closs received the first-ever Jack Meredith Best Paper Award from the Journal of Operations Management. Dr. Hollenbeck was named an Outstanding Reviewer of the Year by Academy of Management Review. Dr. Schmidgall received the Howard B. Meek Award, the highest individual honor given by International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators (I-CHRIE).

These same outstanding professors teach MSU's new online certificate programs. Dr. Closs, the John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management, teaches in the Supply Chain Management certificate program. Dr. Hollenbeck, a University Distinguished Professor of Management, teaches in the Strategic Organizational Leadership and Management discipline. Dr. Schmidgall, The School of Hospitality Business's accounting and financial management expert, teaches in the Business of Hospitality certificate program.

"We are extremely proud of our faculty members for earning these awards," said Stefanie Lenway, Ph.D., the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean. "Access to these instructors used to be confined to campus-based programs. Now, the Broad College of Business's 100% online courses provide career-minded professionals everywhere the advantage of learning from these elite professors."

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, these certificate programs combine flexible and convenient online access with MSU's prestigious credentials and award-winning faculty. Program offerings include:

  • Five Master and Advanced Master Certificates in Supply Chain Management
  • Master Certificate in Strategic Organizational Leadership & Management
  • Management Certificate in the Business of Hospitality

All programs feature a dynamic, video-based e-learning platform, offered by the Broad College of Business in partnership with the University Alliance, and are taught by the same award-winning faculty that lead the Broad College's traditional courses.

For more information or to enroll in MSU's online certificate programs, please call 800-605-5383 or visit www.michiganstateuniversityonline.com.

About Michigan State University
Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

About University Alliance
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country.

Contact Information
Sandy Levine, VP of Marketing Services
Bisk Education/University Alliance Online
9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
813-621-6200, ext. 328

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SOURCE Michigan State University


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