Berkeley College Graduate Studies Newsletter

October 2015

First M.B.A. Classes in Session at Berkeley College

Berkeley College M.B.A. class

The Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies hosts an orientation welcoming students to the M.B.A. program.

Classes are in session for the first group of students entering the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Management program at Berkeley College. On September 1, 2015, the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies hosted an orientation welcoming students to the program.       

“This program has been years in the planning and you are part of a special class,” said Chris Grevesen, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies. “You have distinguished yourselves as successful undergraduate students and professionals in your fields. As Berkeley M.B.A. students you are ready to take the next step to becoming ‘super managers.’ ”

According to Dr. Grevesen, there are seven traits that separate super managers from average managers. “Super managers are extraordinary communicators, intuitive analysts, agile problem solvers, global business architects, panoramic thinkers, innovators and change agents, and are responsible leaders grounded in ethics and stewardship,” he said.

During the orientation session, members of the first Berkeley College M.B.A. class of 41 students met with professors and administrators, and participated in informational sessions about support services and resources available to graduate students.

Stella Ordiales, a graduate student from Clifton, NJ, is employed as a store manager at Abercrombie & Fitch, a clothing retailer for young adults and teens.

“An M.B.A. degree from Berkeley will help me find the next step in my management career in a corporate setting,” she said.

Representatives from Bloomberg LP, a global business and financial news organization, also spoke with the graduate students about how to take their careers to the next level.

“One of the competitive advantages of the Berkeley M.B.A. program is its integration with the regional business community,” Dr. Grevesen said. “These interactions will prepare students to take the next step in their careers and Bloomberg is an appealing organization for professionals who have an aptitude for global business and collaborative and innovative work environments.”