News & Notes

The Richmond MBA

September 25, 2014

Dr. Richard Coughlan

MBA Community:

A milestone is defined as "an event marking a significant stage in development." This edition of the newsletter describes four milestones reached by students and alumni of The Richmond MBA.  

First, you will read about the Opening Residency, a career-changing experience enjoyed by every student who enters The Richmond MBA. This year, our new cohort focused on a case study about McKesson Medical-Surgical.

Next, we present a post written by Rae Kennedy, a current MBA student who is studying with our partner school in France for the semester. The life-changing experiences are evident in her description of her first few weeks there. We look forward to future posts from Rae.

Third, you will get a sense of the organization-changing work done by Cynthia Cecil through her MBA Capstone Project with Initiatives of Change. Over the last 13 years, our students have completed more than 400 Capstone Projects, making a difference for many organizations in Richmond and beyond.

Finally, our piece on Tracy Doherty's new elective course on storytelling brings all of the above together. Tracy is a graduate of the program who completed Opening Residency, studied abroad for a semester and took on an exciting Capstone Project during her time in the program. We are grateful that she is now sharing her wisdom with the next generation of Richmond MBA students.

Richard Coughlan

Senior Associate Dean
Robins School of Business

MBA Highlights
Life in RouenRichmond MBA student spends semester in France attending NEOMA Business School
Rae Kennedy, GB ’15, writes a blog post about her time abroad at NEOMA Business School in Rouen, France.
The Richmond MBA and Initiatives of Change Richmond MBA student helps foster change at nonprofit organization
Cynthia Cecil, GB ’14, uses her Capstone Project as a chance to work with Initiatives of Change, a global nonprofit organization that focuses on community trust building, reconciliation and dialogue.
Opening Residency 2014New cohort of MBA students comes together for the 2014 Opening Residency
In August MBA students came together for the 2014 Opening Residency during which they completed their first project in The Richmond MBA, a case with McKesson Medical-Surgical.
Strategic StorytellingMBA alumna returns to the Robins School of Business to teach students storytelling for business
Tracy Doherty, GB ’10, joins The Richmond MBA as an adjunct instructor to teach MBA students the role and importance of strategic storytelling in the business world.

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