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‘MBA for a Day’ Demonstrates Value of UNH Graduate Program, 4/13

Release Date:
3/28/2013 12:00 AM

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NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The University of New Haven’s College of Business will host an “MBA for a Day” program to give prospective students a taste of what an MBA from UNH can deliver.

The session will take place at UNH offices at 900 Chapel Street, 10th floor, in New Haven on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. 

The program will feature active participation and demonstrate what a student would experience in actual MBA class sessions, including case analysis and networking.  Participants will see whether they are ready for the academic rigor and professional development an MBA can deliver.

The master of business administration program at UNH attracts working professionals and mid-level to senior executives striving for substantial gains in performance, said Victoria Dolceamore, executive director of graduate programs in the College of Business. “An MBA student is searching for a greater understanding and a more in-depth view of the management disciplines offered by this program, but what they gain is something more important  -- an experience that many graduates refer to as life-changing,” said Dolceamore. 

The program will feature two faculty presentations and simulations.  Program administrators will also be available to discuss the application process.

The first talk will be by Stuart Sidle, associate professor and chair of the industrial psychology department. He will speak on typical sources of resistance to change at the team level. He will provide strategies for successful team leadership during times of change. His presentation will be highly interactive.

The second session will be led by Armando Rodriquez, associate dean of the college and an associate professor of economics. His session will focus on “Freakonomics, Dan Ariely, Dan Kahneman and the Behavioral Revolution in Economics.”  Ariely and Kahneman are TED speakers who say that human brains are bigger than most people recognize. They believe that the notion of humans as rational agents has been thoroughly debunked in economics and evolutionary psychology, but that understanding has not yet filtered properly into the political realm.

To register for the free program, RSVP to or call 203-479-4206.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.