Students majoring in business present at international conference

Mar 22, 2013

North Central College students gave presentations at the 49th annual MBAA International Conference held Feb. 27-March 1 in Chicago.

Drawing some 800 participants from the United States and around the world, the conference and its presenters focused on different business disciplines, including marketing, finance, international business, legal studies, ethics, entrepreneurship and health management.

Presenting in the student track, North Central’s students were among fellow presenters from all 50 states including many international universities from Pakistan, Turkey, Canada, Slovakia, France and more. All were part of a discussion on international relations.

Kevin Adams ’13 and Thomas Hecimovich ’13, who are majoring in management and finance, presented a paper they coauthored with Tracy Polgar ’13, majoring in management and marketing. Their presentation was titled “Human Rights: The Effects of Globalization: An In-depth Study into Working Conditions and the ‘Living’ Wage.”

Megan Sowinski ’13, majoring in management and finance, Dan Bergana ’13, majoring in marketing and management, and Zach Howel ’14, an international business major, coauthored a paper titled “Comprehensive Analysis of Human Rights, Business Models, and the Impact of Globalization.” It was accepted for presentation; however, they were not able to be present at the conference.

“We spent the entire fall term developing their work,” says Robert Moussetis, North Central College associate professor of international business, who supervised all six students. Moussetis also is graduate coordinator for the M.B.A. and M.I.B.A. programs and chair of the management and marketing department. “I encourage students who had good work—and these were the best papers from my two sections—to submit them to the conference, which they did. And they were accepted.”

Moussetis participated in the conference as well and chaired a meeting titled “Legal Issues in International Business” and a session on “Cross Cultural Management.” He is cochair of External Business Development in the Academy of International Business Midwest.

North Central’s business programs provide a high quality business education that promotes the development of students as managers, marketers, entrepreneurs and leaders as well as socially responsible individuals. The College offers majors and minors in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing.