College of Business Administration to Host Nordson Corporation's Jerry Torma at GMC Speaker Series

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KENT, Ohio - Oct. 21, 2016 - PRLog -- Kent State's College of Business Administration welcomes Jerry Torma, director of International Human Resources/Global Support at Nordson Corporation, who will present "Doing Successful Global Business" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center.

Each attendee will receive a copy of Torma's presentation to take home.

"Jerry Torma is one of the most engaging, dynamic speakers I have ever listened to," said Bob Hisrich, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate and international programs at Kent State's College of Business Administration. "Those in attendance at this event will learn what it's like to engage in international business and gain a better understanding on the importance of culture for business professionals."

The Global Management Center (GMC) at Kent State University advances international business education opportunities and global research through industry partnerships and provides an international stage for students, faculty and the public to learn as well as engage in best global business practices.

Prior to joining Nordson, Torma was a foreign exchange student at the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel and a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran. He was recruited to Nordson Corporation to help continue the globalization of the company in 1984. Since then, he has held a number of International Human Resource positions. Torma has traveled to 62 Nordson countries and has been involved in the establishment of 25 international Nordson Subsidiaries. In addition, he developed the Nordson International Business Council and he is a member of the Lorain County Community College Business Advisory Committee.

Torma holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Akron and an International MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. Topics that Torma will speak on include globalization of business and the Cultural Iceberg Model. He will also compare the cultures of Brazil, China and Germany.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available. For more information on the Global Management Speaker Series or to register, visit


Kent State University's College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio. The College has more than 4,300 students representing 50 countries with over 85 full-time faculty from 16 countries.

The college grants undergraduate through graduate degrees, and is one of only three public business colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program. The MBA program is offered in an accelerated format. The Executive MBA program offers two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare executives. The M.S. in Accounting and M.A. in Economics are specialized master's degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines. The College also offers a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics (MSBA) that spans all industries and organizations. The college boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 12 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.

The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News and World Report, one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to be endorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), ranked Top-Tier for Executive Education in North America by CEO Magazine and ranked by the SEF (Sales Education Foundation) for Professional Sales Education.

The college boasts an onsite Career Services Center and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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