Release Date: August 7, 2012

Mirshab named management dean at Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Bahman Mirshab is the new dean of the College of Management at Lawrence Technological University.

Mirshab has returned to Michigan after serving as dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Houston since 2006. One of his major achievements there was securing initial accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Previously he was dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit-Mercy (UDM) where he spent most of his academic and administrative career.

He received a Ph.D. in economics from Wayne State University, a master’s degree in economics from UDM and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tehran in Iran, his native country.

Mirshab is an expert in the use of quantitative tools in management decision making, systems thinking, and analysis of social and economic effects of income taxes. He has an active and established record of scholarly activities. He also has served as the AACSB regional program director and vice president of its Mid-Continent East region.

With more than 300 students, the master’s degree in business administration (MBA) is the largest graduate program at Lawrence Tech, and Mirshab’s plans include further strengthening the already high quality of that program and others. Lawrence Tech also offers doctoral and Ph.D. programs in management and graduate certificates in several specialty fields.

“Lawrence Tech being a premier private university, I look forward to the challenge of further strengthening the College of Management,” Mirshab said. “I also am glad to return to Michigan, which had been my home since 1973.”

“Management and business schools have an obligation to constantly improve degree programs because powerful economic trends are changing business practices both here in the United States and around the world,” said Provost Maria Vaz, Lawrence Tech’s chief academic officer. “Dr. Mirshab has the knowledge and experience to take LTU’s College of Management to a higher level of excellence, and we look forward to his leadership.”

Mirshab’s appointment, effective Aug. 1, results from a national search. He succeeds Louis DeGennaro, who stepped down as dean and returned to the faculty on June 30, 2011. Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs Alan McCord served as interim dean.

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Bloomberg BusinessWeek lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 20 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.

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