Business school dean discusses school at Mackinac Policy Conference

Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University School of Business, was featured on "Small Talk with Mark S. Lee" at the Mackinac Policy Conference. Forsythe discussed how he is trying to increase the school’s involvement with Detroit’s revitalization.

Forsythe said that the National Association of Women Business Owners is helping to sponsor the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, to bring girls in grades six through 12 to the school to develop business plans. The school will also target high school seniors through a two-week summer competition that will allow the top four schools to continue developing their programs on a monthly basis at WSU and be able to pitch their ideas to investors. The dean of the business school said that programs like this will increase the school’s visibility in the state. The dean is looking to draw more students from outside metro Detroit.

The dean noted some of the school’s accomplishments such as a 16 percent increase in graduate admissions, and the new Warriors Business Community where students work on technical and communication skills.

WWJ (Dean's segment begins at 15:10)

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