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Business Leaders Meet at Andrews

Date: June 16, 2008
Phone: 269-471-3348

In a world of constant change, the business arena is greatly impacted by mergers, takeovers, financial and ethical scandals, and volatile markets. The 6th Seventh-day Adventist Business Conference will bring together Adventist teachers from around the world to discuss those issues and more June 26-28 in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University. Business thinkers will also have the opportunity to discuss issues surrounding business education as well as hear them analyzed by distinguished professionals in the field.

“Attendees at the conference will have the opportunity to interact with fellow Seventh-day Adventist business teachers collaboratively in seeking to be proactive, to initiate more than respond, to the future challenges in business teaching,” says Allen Stembridge, dean of the School of Business Administration. “The focus of this year’s conference is ‘Business Education: The Future’ or how to teach real world skills business graduates need to in order to be successful in today’s complex, dynamic marketplace.”

Plenary speakers include, among others, Rick Lytle, dean and professor of marketing at Abilene Christian University; Carl Voigt, associate professor of clinical management and organization in the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California; Chris Klivnex, co-founder and vice-president of Select International, Inc.; Robert Roller, president of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education and former president of the Christian Business Teachers Association.

On Thursday and Friday, the speakers will give morning, afternoon and evening presentations. Topics include “Thinking Outside the Box: Innovation in Global Business Education,” “The Future of Graduate Business Education” and “Business Ethics and Responsibility to the Community.”

In between the plenary presentations conference attendees will disperse to various breakout sessions where professors will present academic research papers. Professors will come from Adventist universities across the United States, as well as Avondale College, Bowling Green State University, Bugema University, Canadian University College, Helderberg College, Newbold College, Northern Caribbean University, Southern Cross University and Valley View University.

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