Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2014, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
As the inaugural Bridge MBA cohort
reaches the end of our first quarter together, we cannot help but feel excited
for the future ahead and to develop the friendships we have created. The
quarter has been fast paced with the acquisition of fundamental knowledge in
Business Economics, Accounting, Project Management, and Organizational
Behavior. The quarter has also been filled with excellent opportunities which
have further enhanced our knowledge of business and provided us with moments to
network with members of the business community. In late October, the Albers
School of Business and Economics hosted a career fair where many of us met with
employers from the Seattle area. Many of the employers we spoke to were
impressed with our participation in a full-time MBA program. Those of us who
submitted resumes to interested employers are looking forward to the
opportunity of reconnecting with them in the future
Recently our cohort was given the
great privilege of having guest speakers in both our Business Accounting and Observational
Behavior courses. In Business Accounting we had a guest lecture from Lisa
Janicki, CFO of Janicki Industries. Ms. Janicki gave a phenomenal presentation
that outlined a brief history of the company and described its growth and
current product development, while also incorporating accounting concepts. The
presentation was followed by a Q&A session where students were given the
opportunity to ask Ms. Janicki any questions that they had.
In our Observational Behavior course
a guest panel spoke about the benefits of networking. Our panel consisted of
Marlis Korber: President of SBI Management Services, Nadine Rosendin: Manager
in the Workforce Development Organization at The Boing Company, and Greg
Scully: Corporate Relations Manager in the Albers School of Business. Panelists
spoke about the importance of networking within the business community and also
gave us helpful tips on how to go about networking. A main point all of the
panelists touched on was the idea that networking is not all about ourselves,
but instead, it is about the people we are networking with. When networking, many
people focus on what that person can do for them, as opposed to focusing on
what they can do for that person. The panelists emphasized this point greatly, which
is valuable advice as we begin our careers.
Thus far, the Bridge MBA program has
been fun, challenging, and filled with great opportunities. As finals week
approaches we look forward to finishing the quarter strong and continuing to
expand our business knowledge.
By Roger Pierce
A new blog for a new MBA program!
Seattle University's Bridge MBA is a one year, intensive, cohort program for students with less than 2 years of professional business experience and an undergraduate degree in something other than business. The Bridge's inaugural cohort started in fall of 2013. This blog is a place for current Bridge MBA students to write about their experiences in the program, for the benefit of other current or prospective students. You can expect posts at least every other week by our Bridge Graduate Student Ambassador, as well as other Bridge students. You can also view the Bridge MBA program's website for more information about the program: http://www.seattleu.edu/albers/bridgemba/.