Business school hires eight professors to help reach academic vision

Eight professors joined the faculty of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship this fall.

Michael Fields, Ph.D., dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship said the hires were a direct result of his vision to create market-driven curriculums that provide specific expertise to NSU’s students so that they are able to find jobs when they graduate.

“The current job market is difficult for students to enter into unprepared,” said Fields.

The new professors, Vikram Desai, M.B.A; Andrew Felo, Ph.D.; Anne Fiedler, Ph.D.; Dena Hale, Ph.D.; Steven Kramer, Ph.D.; Erin McLaughlin, Ph.D.; John Riggs, M.B.A.; and Bradley Wesner, M.A., brought expertise in areas of process improvement, business communication, operations management, risk analysis and process strategies, marketing, management, sales, and accounting.

Fields said these skills that are being incorporated into the Business School’s curriculum make NSU graduates highly desirable in the job market because their education is tailored to their individual needs.

“We have brought in some of the best instructors available with real–life experience to help students meet the demands placed upon them after graduating,” said Fields.

However, Fields said that students have a role to play in their educational success as well.

“My advice for students is to think of themselves as a product. They need to mold to the demands of potential employers. By doing so, this will enable them to become successful within their companies,” he said.

Fields recommended that students be fully engaged, both in the classroom and outside the classroom. He suggested getting involved early in leadership organizations and taking part in internships, as they can lead to long–term employment.

“We are here for the students and it is up to them to make use of the resources available,” said Fields. “We even brought in a satellite office for career development to further push students into getting ahead.”

The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship serves more than 6,000 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in areas such as accounting, finance, human resource management, public administration and sales. The Huizenga Business School also boasts the largest MBA in sales program in Florida as well as  offers graduate sales certificates.

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