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Ross BBAs Publish New Journal for Undergrads

2/13/2008 --

The Michigan Journal of Business features research from undergraduate business students around the world.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Michigan Journal of Business, the first undergraduate academic business journal in the United States, recently published its first edition and will soon print its second.

Published biannually by BBA students at the Ross School of Business, the journal showcases outstanding research from undergraduate business students in North America and abroad in areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, operations, information systems, business law, corporate ethics and public policy.

The journal's inaugural edition, issued in January, featured research by students at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Davidson College and Washington University in St. Louis. The four articles were chosen from a list of 31 submissions.

"I am extremely pleased and thankful to see the journal takeoff in such a manner," said editor-in-chief William Moon, a senior BBA at Ross. "Prior to the journal, there was simply no avenue for exceptional work done by undergraduates to get recognized and dispersed to a mass audience.

"We have reached out to top institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, and in doing so, contributed to the Ross School reputation globally. It is my hope that this project will become a tradition at Ross, and as a platform through which undergraduates worldwide can make important contributions to the business discipline."

The brainchild of Moon and BBA program director Scott Moore, the Michigan Journal of Business is currently distributed to more than 150 university libraries worldwide. It was recently accepted into the Directories of Open Access Journals, a scholarly journal database that enlists more than 3,000 of the world's leading publications.

The journal is entirely student-run, with an editorial staff comprised of undergraduate students from the Ross School and U-M's Department of Economics. Each semester, the journal calls for papers from undergraduates around the world. The editorial board carefully reviews, edits and selects exceptional work for publication through a blind-review process. Moore and other faculty provide limited oversight to the project.

For more information, see Michigan Journal of Business .



For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847, bernied@umich.edu