The University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business recently celebrated the commencement of 28 students from the nationally ranked Online Executive MBA program.
Students from around the country participated in this program, with graduates from Oregon, Maryland, Arizona, Nevada and more.
"The students of the graduating class have an impeccable record of professional and academic accomplishments,” Kambiz Raffiee, associate dean of graduate programs and research for the College of Business, said. “The average work experience of the students of the graduating class is 12 years. Almost about half of them have advanced academic and professional degrees. That tradition of excellence has been the driver for what we do in the program."
Ten graduates of this year’s program have a graduate or professional degree. Including a Ph.D. in bioengineering, and master’s degrees in public administration, social work, English, political science, legal studies, mineral resources engineering, environmental science and computer science.
Online Executive MBA students Jacqueline Burow and Tom Bialozor were nominated as Business Leaders of Tomorrow by the Online MBA Report. Burow was nominated because of her strong academic accomplishments during the Executive Online EMBA program. She also demonstrated active leadership roles throughout the course of the program. Bialozor was nominated for his strong academic accomplishments and leadership roles throughout the course of the program.
"There were some commonalities and a theme that resonated from one semester to the next in everything that we were learning,” Burow said. “What I believe best describes that is the concept of being morally virtuous. What do those virtues look like? To me it looks like encouraging each other to be successful and taking care of our peers, ourselves, our communities. Respecting and learning to appreciate other cultures. It looks like reporting and representing ourselves, our products and our finances in an honest and responsible manner.”
The College of Business and the Online Executive MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest level of accreditation in business education.
“We have some incredible graduates from this program, this year being no exception,” Greg Mosier, dean of the University’s College of Business, said. “I really feel positive about what the future looks like after seeing so many talented graduates come through our program and flourish in their careers. They do the work to build communities that we all need to have in the world.”
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