Integration of theory and practice canít take place if knowledge is not shared, challenges are not
surfaced and opportunities are not identified.
Following are some activities that support this endeavor.
Oct 2: Career Management: OU Alumni Association and SBA organized a career management event to provide
information on career options/preparation for
emerging market segments. Over 80 OU alumni took advantage this opportunity
Oct 9-11: Fall Conference on Leadership during
Organizational Transformation: With a focus on lean process management, addressing
health care challenges, managing information technologies, and partnering for a global education, over 30 academic and
business speakers shared their insight with over 150 participants.
Nov 16-17: First International Case Competition: In partnership with CA Inc. and AIS, Oakland University School of Business
is hosting the competition in Las Vegas.
Business Futures Council Events
Sept 15th: Future of Entrepreneurship Education: Ideas around entrepreneurship education were discussed by a
few entrepreneurs including OU alumni. These discussions are intended to provide guidelines for the future of entrepreneurship
education within SBA.
Oct 29th: Global Business Education: Executives from Southfield, MI, Atlanta, GA, and
Phoenix, AZ will be brought together via Cisco's Teleprecense to discuss the future of global
business education and SBA's efforts in this arena.
Nov 14th: Future of Manufacturing: This second BFC event on the future of manufacturing event will be held,
in partnership with PLM Institute, to explore research and education in
engineering management Ė a joint program between engineering and business schools.
Summer Camps in Business Development
To expand our reach into high schools, we are partnering with International Academy in Bloomfield Hills to offer
a one-week business development workshop. Details on this and other camps will follow. This will augment other summer
camps, such as the current SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) camp.