MBA Program Highlights

MBA Program Highlights

MBA Mount Washington

MBA Students Summit Mt. Washington
Labor Day 2016

Over Labor Day Weekend, MBA students climbed to the 6,288 foot summit of Mt. Washington, NH, the highest peak in New England, and the 18th highest point in all of the United States. The trip was part of their Leadership course in the MBA program. Pictured (from back left), Edward Stefanowicz, Nicholas Reed, Vitaly Karpeshov, Robert Branston, Paul Benulis, Paxton Ruzicka, Christopher Stackhouse, Jacob Wilcox, Rebecca Ward, and Paula Angel.


Summer 2016 Strategic Information Technology Competition

Summer 2016 Strategic Information & Technology Management Competition

2016 National Collegiate Sales Competition

2016 National Collegiate

At the 2016 National Collegiate Sales Competition, the Graduate Team of Connor Gades and Bryan McCall received Third Place in the Team Sell. The NCSC, now in its 18th year, is the oldest and largest and most prestigious sales competition in the country with 67 Universities competing including two international teams over the three day period.


MBA reaches new heights with LOTE

MBA Mount Washington

Climbing Mt. Washington or learning in a classroom, these Bloomsburg University Master of Business Administration students really explored it all. Leadership on the Edge is a program for tomorrows leaders. This program allows MBA students the opportunity to a first-hand look of their own understanding of leadership in different environments, like climbing Mt. Washington.

“The program brings he theories that we learn in the classroom to life in the midst of a wilderness ecosystem that requires teamwork, leadership, and decision- making to summit Mt. Washington,” said Kelsi Washburn, a MBA graduate student. “Climbing the Mountain helped me in my leadership by exposing me to various forms of leadership. I learned when to lead, and when to fall back to allow others to lead. Strong relationships are formed on the middle of a mountain when your safety and well-being is in the hands of other people.”

Being in a place where there is an unknown and safety issues can be very trying, the students are under the pressure to really pull together and put what they have learned in the classroom to actual use.

“Climbing the mountain taught me how to navigate my own sense of leadership while also considering the needs of an entire team of people,” Washburn said. “I learned how to rely on a group of people that I met only two weeks prior and trust them with my life on Mt. Washington. I learned how important it is to leave your comfort zone in order to make the right decisions for the benefit of a team as a whole in a difficult situation.”

MBA Strategic Technology and Information Competition

MBA competition

Maulik Thaker, Matthew Kolinovsky, Edward Stefanowicz and Michael Lagerman (not in photo) won first place in the MBA Strategic Technology and Information competition with their project on Patient Path, an application that improves patient experience in the Health Care Industry.

The peer-reviewed competition challenges teams to investigate information and technology solutions that build efficiency, competitive advantage, and/or innovation.

MBA Graduates in their Career Field

  • Sarah Geise ('14) is a Demand Planning Analyst at First Quality in McElhatten PA, and in the Spring of 2016 served as an adjunct professor of Supply Chain at Bloomsburg University,
  • Bronwyn Laughner ('14) is an adjunct professor teaching courses in both Management and Supply Chain at Bloomsburg University,
  • Anthony Dellanoce ('15) accepted a position as a Staff I Accountant at Kearney & Company located in Alexandria, VA
  • Jordan Leet ('15) was hired as the Marketing and Events Specialist for Dixie Chopper in Coatsville, IN.
  • Kristen Konas ('15) accepted a position in the advertising division of Comcast Spotlight in Nashville, TN
  • Josh Epstein ('15) was hired as the pitching coach/recruiting coordinator for at Lincoln Memorial University