MBA program turns 50, one of many highlights in the University's College of Business

Dec 18, 2015

University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman (left) and Business Dean Greg Mosier in the KUNR studios.
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The University of Nevada, Reno's MBA program is a half-century old this year and has changed with each era, today preparing business professionals for the complex and rapidly shifting global and entrepreneurial landscape, according to its dean.

Greg Mosier, dean of the College of Business, discussed the MBA (Master of Business Administration) and other programs in the College of Business with University Provost Kevin Carman, as guests on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (interviewed by David Stipech, air date 12-18-15).

Calling all alumni 
The College of Business wants to reconnect with its MBA alumni. Alumni are encouraged to click here and fill out a short survey to update their contact information. As a thank you, the college will send each respondent a 50-year commemorative coin. 

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Information about the MBA program from the University of Nevada, Reno

According to the university, the MBA program first started in 1965 and received its full accreditation in 1971 from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools in Business, the highest level of accreditation attainable in business education. The MBA program has graduated more than 2,400 students.

Soon after the online program's inception, it became nationally ranked. Most recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Online Executive MBA No. 29 of 195 schools in the "Best Online MBA Programs" category in January 2015. The Princeton Review named the program one of the "Top 25 Online MBA Programs for 2015." The list is the first ranking of online MBA programs that is based on both surveys of administrators at the schools and of students enrolled in the schools' online MBAs. It also gave a nod to the College of Business including it in "The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition."  The college's part-time MBA program is also nationally ranked 24th by Bloomberg Businessweek for part-time MBA programs.   

Some of the college's most notable alumni include Eren Ozmen of Sierra Nevada Corporation and co-founder of the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business and Hera Siu, former vice president at SAP China and currently managing director for Greater China at Pearson.  

As the state's land-grant institution, the University's College of Business also recognized a need to connect with smaller businesses in the state. With the start of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC), 30 years ago, the college became a go-to resource for Nevada small business owners as well.  And a decade ago, the college, in partnership with University Extended Studies, launched the Online Executive Master's in Business Administration.  

-- Nicole Shearer