Thirty-two students join the 128 working professionals and full-time students studying in the graduate programs.
Elon University welcomed 25 Elon MBA candidates and seven M.S. in Management candidates during a Sept. 3 orientation session held in the Ernest A. Koury Sr. Business Center.
The candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, representing undergraduate degrees in political science, marketing, communication, exercise science, music theater, biology, human services, engineering, psychology, economics, finance and business administration, Christian ministries, as well as graduate degrees in management, interactive media, engineering, law, athletic training and computer applications.
The group earned degrees from George Washington University, North Carolina A&T State University, Liberty University, Elon University, University of Alabama, Houghton College, Appalachian State University, University College London, Penn State University, NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Old Dominion University, Jayoti Vidapeeth Women’s University, Savannah College of Art and Design, East Carolina University, King University, UNC-Greensboro, Salem College, Stanford University and High Point University.
The MBA group is 65 percent multicultural and 48 percent female. The candidates bring a diverse range of professional experience in areas such as digital content strategy, retail banking, sales and marketing, operations, quality assurance, management, administration, engineering, athletic training, research and development, manufacturing, academia, and compensation.
The MScM group is a mix of full- and part-time students pursuing analytics as their concentration of study.
During the orientation session, Executive Vice President Steven House, Provost Aswani Volety, Dean Raghu Tadepalli and Love School of Business graduate programs director Kristy Ruiz welcomed the group to Elon. They spoke about Elon’s commitment to engaged learning and opportunities the graduate degrees offer.
Rob Moorman, Frank S. Holt Jr. Professor of Business Leadership, shared information about the Winter 2019 global engagement experience to Singapore and Saigon. As part of the International Business course led by Moorman, students have the opportunity to spend 10 days abroad examining the challenges and opportunities presented by doing business in Southeast Asia.
The group also completed a StrengthsQuest workshop facilitated by Danielle Golinski, assistant director of career services for the Love School of Business. Students learned about their top five talent themes and discussed how to apply those talents for success in projects, teams and leadership.
Designed for working professionals from Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh, and beyond, the Elon MBA part-time program and M.S. in Management program offer small class sizes, curriculum focused on the transfer of course content to practical applications, professional development support, evening classes offered in two locations (Elon and Research Triangle Park) and an extraordinary faculty committed to teaching and engaged learning.