Alumni Welcome

Dear School of Management Alumni:

One of our goals in the School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint is to enhance the value of your degree.  Our rankings and recognitions build recognition for both current students and alumni.  For example, the most recent U.S. News and World Report ranks our part-time MBA program as number two in the state of Michigan.  This is a signal to alumni, students, and potential employers that we have excellent educational opportunities and that our alumni are successful.  The Princeton Review, CEO Magazine, and Business Week magazine have also recognized our programs as having national standing.  This is something to be proud of and we want our alumni to recognize that we are committed to a path of continuous improvement.


Scott D. Johnson, Ph.D.


Motivations of Job Crafting: Evidence from Japan and China with Professor Laurence at U of M Ann Arbor

Professor Laurence will present Motivation of Job Crafting: Evidence from Japan and China for the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at the University of Michigan. The event will take place Thursday, February 14 from 12:00-1:30PM in Room 110 Weiser Hall. Questions can be directed to

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: Room 110 Weiser Hall UM-AA [Map]
Event details:
This research contributes to our understanding of job crafting by investigating the role of enjoyment of work and driven to work as job crafting motivations. 154 Supervisor-Employee dyads were surveyed. Enjoyment of work and driven to work were supported as motivators of job crafting. An interaction effect was observed, with low driven to work weakening the relationship between enjoyment of work and job crafting. Job crafting mediated the relationship between the two motivators and job performance. We add to researchers’ understanding of motivations for job crafting while making the first attempt to explore the job crafting phenomenon in East Asia. 

Dr. Greg Laurence teaches negotiation, organizational behavior, and HR in graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Michigan-Flint. His research revolves around employee well-being, including phenomena such as workspace personalization, workaholism, and job crafting. Greg earned his PhD, MBA, and MA in International Relations from Syracuse University. 

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to us at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.


Are you wanting to reconnect with your previous classmates and professors? Join the School of Management's alumni evening featuring a presentation from Dr. Shichun (Alex) Xu at Churchill's Food and Spirits for networking and appetizers! This event is free and we politely ask for attendees to RSVP. Dr. Xu will have a presentation on "Taking a Bigger Slice of a Big Pie: R&D alliance value creation and appropriation" and afterwards have a Q&A.


Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Questions or concerns? Please contact Anna Swartz at


Join us April 5th, 2019 for the third annual University of Michigan-Flint Entrepreneurs Celebration. This evening of networking for young entrepreneurs will be held at the Northbank Center, in the Grand Ballroom at 6:00PM. [Campus Map]

Event is free to attend, but space will be limited. Register by April 1st to reserve your seat. Email Anna Swartz if you have any questions or concerns at


Alumni Visit - Jan. 26, 2019

UM-Flint graduate, Ziad Lajnef BBA '02, MBA '03, presented to a classroom full of graduate and undergraduate students and alumni about the ins and outs of internal audits like what strategies to use, talent and diversity of the team, and tactical planning and processing. He gave informative advice to, “Become data savvy. The more you’re involved and knowledgeable in the market, the better off you’ll be.” Click more to read the full article! 

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