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MBA in Spokane at Eastern Washington University - Spring 2012 Newsletter - AACSB Accredited

Spring 2013 Calendar

Instruction Begins:
Monday, April 1

Memorial Day Holiday: Monday, May 27

Last Day of Instruction: Friday, June 7

Final Exams week:
Monday-Thursday,
June 10-13

Last Day of Quarter:
Friday, June 14

Commencement:
Saturday, June 15

Congratulations Fall Graduates!

Chrysan J. Huntley
Erik L. Roach
Phuong B. Tran

Are you enrolled in an MBA Blackboard account?

The MBA and College of Business and Public Administration programs have Blackboard accounts that are updated on a regular basis with tons of helpful information. Check these accounts periodically for announcements, new job or internship opportunities, scholarships, textbook lists, class schedules, educational opportunities to expand your skill set and much more. If you’re not enrolled in Blackboard, you should be! The courses can be found by searching "MBA" or "CBPA" under the courses tab. If you have any problems enrolling, email Cy Parker at cparker@ewu.edu.

Please Note: EWU will be switching its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas during spring quarter. Further details will be given when necessary.

Spring 2013 MBA Course Offerings

Download the current Course Offerings List (PDF)

For the latest up-to-date course offerings, please visit EagleNET.

MBA Program Contacts

Roberta Brooke, Director
RPT 331
509.828.1248
rbrooke@ewu.edu

Cy Parker, Program Coordinator
RPT 330
509.828.1232
cparker@ewu.edu

Riverpoint Computer
Lab Hours

Monday-Thursday:
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday:
noon-5 p.m.

SAC Library Hours
Monday-Thursday:
8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

International Dual Degree

A dual-degree program is now available in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences in Schmalkalden, Germany. This program provides students with the opportunity to study abroad for two consecutive quarters in addition to the required coursework of the MBA Program. It combines the Master of Business Administration degree from Eastern Washington University with the Master of Art degree in International Business and Economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Schmalkalden, Germany. All coursework is taught in English. This cooperative program enables students to earn both degrees in less time than if undertaken separately.

Those enrolling in the dual-degree program must be admitted through the Graduate Studies Office and by the MBA Program. The student also must be fully admissible into the MBA Program at the time of entry.

To learn more about this unique opportunity contact the MBA Program director at 509.828.1248 or mbaprogram@ewu.edu.

MBA Student Interview


By Curran Scott

Leon Stevens graduated from Eastern’s MBA program in 2008. He is currently a registered principal at Global View Capital Advisors. He has been married for 22 years and is a father of five. I recently spoke with Leon about his experience in the MBA program and what it has done for him.

Why did you choose Eastern for your MBA?
Before I pursued my MBA I was an engineer. I loved my job but wanted to grow. After looking at a number of different schools, Eastern just felt right. I met with the director the day that classes started; he pulled some strings and got me into class that night. Everyone was very accommodating and I felt that I would be taken care of.

How has your MBA helped you become successful and/or advance professionally?
My MBA gave me new ways to approach problems and helped me be a lot more forward thinking when it comes to the market and how to meet it head on. That has been the one thing that has helped me build a business from scratch in a completely different career field than when I started.
I enjoyed being an engineer but my MBA has changed my thinking so much. I found a passion for finance and investing while in the program. I wanted to help people endure the recession of 2008, so I became fully licensed as a financial advisor and started my own firm.

What do you think you would be doing if you didn’t get your MBA?
I would probably still be an engineer at my previous company, though I think I would be pretty frustrated. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my work, but I felt stagnated and needed to grow. I also wanted to give back to my community. I have been able to help many people with their finances and several non-profit organizations write grants. My MBA has helped me help my community; I am grateful for that.

What did you enjoy most during your time in the MBA program?
I forged great relationships at Eastern and have many fond memories of spending time with my fellow students and the professors. I love the experiences and connections I made with people. It was a great time to learn and grow.

What advice would you give to current MBA students to help them be successful?
Dedicate your time to the things you value; what you find most important. Forget television and those things that do not matter in life. Challenge yourself. If you are not growing, you are dying. You need new challenges and new horizons.

4 Reasons an MBA Can Get You Hired


Article from U.S. News University Directory
By Greg Scott Neumann - posted 2012

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees have played a part in the business world for a long time, but over the past few decades their importance has skyrocketed. AACSB-accredited MBA programs have emerged as the standard, and online MBA programs are becoming increasingly popular as the web-based format matures. Now, most business professionals consider an MBA to be an essential prerequisite for attaining high-level management and executive positions.

Article continued at usnewsuniversitydirectory.com

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