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Many students know they have what it takes to become successful business leaders or entrepreneurs, they're just not sure how to harness their potential. They need direction from someone who's been there, to help develop their gifts. That's where we come in. At Concordia, our MBA program has a history of unlocking potential, regardless of age or occupation, as evidenced in these stories of our alumni.
Recent graduate Justin Winn, MBA ’20, has served on active duty with the U.S. Army for nearly 15 years, rising from an entry-level position as a helicopter mechanic to become a commissioned officer specializing in human resources. When Winn got the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree, he chose to come to Concordia Irvine to earn his MBA.
Michael Simons MBA '19 and Chris Sommers MBA '19 met in Concordia Irvine’s MBA program. Within a month of graduating, Chris hired Michael to be his company’s vice president of finance.
Henry Alonzo, MBA '09, founder of Adarga Entertainment Group, grew up near Mariachi Plaza in East Los Angeles. There, he listened to the mariachi bands play and offer their services to passers-by. Today, Alonzo promotes some of the biggest bands in Latin music, and with his help, his clients have earned seven Latin Grammy awards.
William MBA '19 and Jaime MBA '19 Buda did something brave — enrolled as a newly married couple in Concordia Irvine’s MBA program. The result was a deeper personal relationship, and promotions at their respective jobs.
Greg LeFever, 51, had plenty of business experience under his belt, having run a $300 million marketing budget for Land Rover and started his own corporate wellness business, but Concordia’s MBA program taught him new skills that he put to use right away — and helped him bring in more business.
Join us at one of upcoming Information Nights to learn more about the MBA program at Concordia University Irvine or attend an MBA Mixer to network with faculty, staff, alumni, current and prospective students.
MBA Information Night
Thu, Jan 26, 2023 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 26, 2023 6:00 PM
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Thu, Mar 23, 2023 6:00 PM
Thursday, March 23, 2023 6:00 PM
Thu, Jun 08, 2023 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 8, 2023 6:00 PM
Being a foreign exchange student from France, Concordia's MBA program was a great opportunity for me to develop my understanding in business from different perspectives. Teachers are not simply teaching from textbooks, but they bring their experiences and knowledge from the business world, and build bridges for us to the professional world.
Concordia University Irvine has provided a place where I can learn about what interests me. Its flexible schedule allows me to work full-time as well as spend time with my family. The curriculum is relevant, enabling me to utilize and apply real life concepts within my company. Its beautiful campus, great amenities, ample parking, and helpful faculty make choosing Concordia University a decision I am grateful God has led me to.