On October 12, the School of Business and the Admissions Department joined forces in hosting a successful ‘MBA Experience,’ an event designed to showcase the MBA program to prospective students.
An alumni panel consisting of Edita Muradyan (class of 2019), Head of HR at Pilgrim Media Group, Shannon Norris (class of 2016), Finance Manager of the Residuals department at Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Nairy Sajonian (class of 2013), Relationship Manager at Business Banking Group for Comerica Bank, spoke to the attendees.
In addition, a faculty panel consisting of Dr. Paul Sabolic, Visiting Professor of Strategic Management, Dr. Alice Shiotsugu, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Dr. Theresa Billiot, Associate Professor of Marketing, and Dr. Kevin Park, Associate Professor of Accounting and Co-Chair of the Accounting Department, also presented.
Dr. Joan Marques, Dean of the School of Business, shared her thoughts on why Woodbury is an ideal place to study from her perspective as an alumna, faculty member, administrator and community member. She also presented 10 critical reasons for prospective students to choose Woodbury — varying from establishing constructive personal and professional connections, to the small classes and interactive lecture formats, to the career-focused networking opportunities and rich civic engagement experiences, as well as the fast-track option available to MBA students. Dean Marques also highlighted the AACSB accreditation of the School of Business, as well as the quality of the faculty, the high level of diversity among students and faculty, and the fact that the GMAT is not required to enter the program.
Ovsanna Daglian, Graduate Coordinator & Recruiter, and Dr. Satinder Dhiman, MBA Chair and Associate Dean at the School of Business, hosted a Q&A panel for the participants, which yielded valuable information through insightful statements from the panelists. Some key takeaways from the alumni panelists included the skills they gained from the program, comprising common aspects such as acquiring outstanding presentation skills, an understanding of empathy, a respect for differences as well as open-mindedness. Additionally, the faculty panelists spoke about the collaborative atmosphere among students, faculty and staff in the program, the balance between the scholarly and practical skills offered by the faculty, as well as an openness to reinvent courses based on the needs of students in the program.