A look inside the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State

At the corner of Woodward and Temple, construction on the newest addition to Wayne State University is well underway. The Mike Ilitch School of Business is 10 percent complete and is on pace for an April 2018 grand opening. "We really view ourselves as Detroit's business school,” said Bob Forsythe, dean of the newly named school. The school will serve more than 3,500 students once complete, and will move their current school of business administration downtown. "This will bring us much, much closer to the community. There will be places where our students can even walk to their internships.” Forsyth says the excitement around their new name and facility, has already drummed up new enrollment. "Once you have a named business school you start to become a brand." The building will also house new programs in entrepreneurship, innovation and sport and entertainment management. It will include open collaboration space, student support facilities, classrooms, labs and offices. "We think we can make a big difference to the revitalization of the city,” said Forsythe.

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