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Five teams awarded prizes during Make-A-Pitch 2016 event

(12/04/16 1:55pm)

Five student teams were recognized for their unique business ideas on Dec. 1 at the Make-A-Pitch 2016 competition in Grawn Hall.Hosted by the College of Business Administration, Make-A-Pitch acts as a prelude to the New Venture Competition in the spring.A record high of 26 teams competed this year.Each team had two minutes to explain its entrepreneurial idea to a panel of judges, which consisted of professional entrepreneurs and Central Michigan University alumni.

College of Business Administration adds new entrepreneurship chair position

(09/18/16 6:49pm)

After spending time as an attorney in Silicon Valley during the height of the “dot-com bubble,” Jeff Thomas believes he has what it takes to be the Chair of Entrepreneurship.As a newly-established administration role in the College of Business Administration, Thomas said he hopes to strengthen the entrepreneurship department by bridging the gap between how entrepreneurship is taught in class and how it affects life outside the classroom.“The student body at large will be impacted by having revised and new academic courses and programs, and having courses and programs that are better connected to the practice of entrepreneurship,” he said.Among changes to the department Thomas will oversee is the proposal of an online Masters of Entrepreneurial Transactions program.