News & Notes

The Richmond MBA

May 26, 2015

Dr. Richard Coughlan

MBA Community:

The word “project” is everywhere in an MBA program, including the three stories in this newsletter. Generally, professionals tend to think of “project” as a noun: “A task or problem that requires careful work over a long period of time.” But your favorite dictionary also offers this definition of “project” as a verb: “To propel forward.”

So, as you read in this newsletter about: (1) the capstone project that Lake Wagner just completed with Interbake Foods; (2) the international consulting projects our students did in Ecuador last spring; and (3) the research projects that Nicholas Gomersall is involved in at DuPont, I invite you to consider how those projects have propelled our students forward in their careers. 

The Richmond MBA places great emphasis on exposing our students to meaningful business-based projects throughout the program. We believe very strongly that successful completion of this kind of work, especially when guided and evaluated by an engaged professor, is an important feature in today’s MBA offerings. We are grateful to the many businesses who help make this a reality. 

Richard Coughlan
Senior Associate Dean
Robins School of Business

MBA Highlights
International Residency in EcuadorMBA students travel to Quito, Ecuador for Spring International Residency
In March, Richmond MBA students traveled to Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) Business School to experience life and work in a rapidly growing economy in South America.
The Richmond MBA and Interbake Foods LLCMBA graduate and global food company seek growth
Lake Wagner, GB'15, grows his mentor relationship into a Capstone Project with Interbake Foods LLC, a cookie and cracker company looking to enter new markets.
A Day in the Life of Nicholas Gomersall, GB'17MBA student gives glimpse into his work at global chemical company
Nicholas Gomersall, GB'17, shared a glimpse into his work as new product development program manager in the research and development (R&D) department at DuPont Teijin Films.

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