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Graduate Advisement

Graduate students at the College of Business are given the opportunity to expand upon their previous education and develop their knowledge to advance in their chosen career, whether in a management capacity in a company or by contributing to research and instruction at a university. All of our programs are accredited by the AACSB International. Please see our graduate program options below to contact an advisor and learn more about your area of interest.

Dr. Mavis Adjei

Coordinator, Ph.D. in Business Admin. with Marketing concentration

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Rehn Hall, 227A
Office: 618| 453-7703
Dept: 618| 453-4341
Fax: 618| 453-7747

To say that Professor Adjei is worldly is an understatement. She is fluent in six languages and "so-so in a seventh," she said. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Adjei is an ocean away from home but she feels right at home in southern Illinois. "What I love most about SIU is its full profile >>

Dr. John Goodale

Director, M.B.A. Programs

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Rehn Hall, 210A
Office: 618 | 453-7893
Dept: 618 | 453-3307
Fax: 618 | 453-7835

Director, M.B.A. Programs, Professor Goodale, a native of southern Michigan, joined the SIU College of Business in Fall 2009. Noting the quality of potential peers, Goodale was sold on the College of Business, "I was attracted to SIU and the Management Department because of the faculty. I feel fortunate to be working in a Department with such dedicated and successful scholars."

Goodale's research is focused on scheduling and quality in service operations.  He has published research papers in the Journal of Operations ManagementProduction and Operations ManagementEuropean Journal of Operational ResearchDecision Sciences, and other journals. He teaches courses in Operations Management. Read Dr. Goodale's full profile >>

Nicholas Hoffman

Academic Outreach and Career Specialist, Online Graduate Programs

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Rehn Hall, 133
Dept: 618 | 453-3023
Fax: 618 | 453-2832

Nicholas G. Hoffman, Academic Outreach and Career Specialist for Graduate Programs for the College of Business, came to SIU from Rockford, IL. Formerly a Teaching Assistant for the College’s oMBA program, he also brings his expertise in data management, evaluation and program development to expanding the College’s career services to graduate students, providing advisement to current MBA graduate students, and overseeing the teaching assistantship experience for the online MBA program.

Dr. Marcus Odom

Director, M.Acc. Program

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Rehn Hall, 226A
Office: 618 | 453-1408
Dept: 618 | 453-2289
Fax: 618 | 453-1411

Dr. Odom is a professor of accountancy and Deloitte and Touche Faculty Fellow. Professor Odom is an enthusiastic and engaging instructor. "The professors at the College of Business are wonderful," said Justin Miller, recent graduate of the School of Accountancy. "They're very full profile >>

Dr. Ed O'Donnell

Coordinator, Ph.D. in Business Admin. with Accounting concentration

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Rehn Hall, 228A
Office: 618 | 453-1497
Dept: 618 | 453-2289
Fax: 618 | 453-1411

Ed O'Donnell didn't know what to expect when he came to the Southern Illinois University College of Business, but he was quickly impressed with the students he encountered, "When presented with a new problem, our students' first reaction is to attack the challenge and try to conquer the problem rather than resist an unfamiliar challenge and complain that nobody had shown them how to deal with this kind of problem." This exemplifies O'Donnell's ability to recognize the qualities in his students.

O'Donnell joined the School of Accountancy faculty at the SIU College of Business in the Fall of 2009. He teaches courses in financial statement auditing, information systems assurance, auditor risk assessment, and experimental accounting research methods. O'Donnell's area of expertise also includes enterprise risk management, accounting information systems, and information technology governance. Read Dr. O'Donnell's full profile >>