Drew Wolf

Dr. Drew Wolf, MBA Director

A Message from the Director

Welcome to the Master of Business Administration, a program that prepares students to make a difference in organizations. Completing graduate work in business offers immersive opportunities to add skills to your toolkit, such as leadership, strategic thinking, data analysis, marketing, finance, accounting, and other applications and theory.

Whether your undergraduate degree was in business or not, we welcome students interested in pursuing a graduate business program. We have a well-learned student body from diverse undergraduate degree backgrounds including health care, journalism, human resources, engineering, graphic design, theology, and more. As employees in the workforce, MBA students provide unique insight and even opportunity to their peers for immersion and exposure to a significant number of areas.

The MBA program offers rigorous curriculum taught by faculty who are practitioners – instructors involved in the business arena themselves. Our classes have a small faculty student, providing an opportunity for individualized attention from these business leaders. In addition, our faculty are Christians with a belief in Jesus Christ as our Savior. Our classrooms are not Bible studies, but our instructors are comfortable having a discussion about beliefs in the business world. I invite you to view our faculty bios below. I am especially proud of our talented group of professors who are sincerely engaged and available to our students.

Our MBA program here started in 1999, so you are part of a 20 year history of an educational journey focused on business practices with a blend of theory. Students can choose to progress through the program full-time or part-time as they complete five core courses, eight elective courses, and the capstone course. The average completion time for the MBA is 16 to 24 months. Our adult learners are professionals, often already working in the business arena, as they embrace the networking opportunities our program affords, both within the classroom and in the corporate community.

We look forward to building the business leaders of tomorrow – and those leaders of tomorrow include YOU!

Learn from Experience

Our students learn how business is done by the people actually doing it. Concordia MBA professors teach from experience. When they're not in the classroom, many are running successful businesses of their own. Whether you want to advance in an established organization or start your own, you'll learn how to make it happen from instructors who are dedicated to helping students explore and refine their talents. Using their strong backgrounds and credentials in marketing, accounting, finance, management, and data our professors are working to teach you how to do something that works and works well.

Finance

Kim Chatani

Kim Chatani

Experience: Published author and expert on the topics of fraud and cyber-security. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Services Auditor (CISA), and a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA).
Education: M.B.A. Finance, Boston University; B.S. Accounting, State University of New York at Albany
Courses: Accounting, International Business, International Finance I, International Finance II, Corporate Government, and Risk Management

Richard Ingrassia

Richard Ingrassia

Experience: 20+ years in equity research and investment banking. Analyst & Consultant at PwC, Kagan Roth Capital, Digital Offering, Wheelhouse Digital
Education: M.S. Journalism, Northwestern University, B.A. Economics, University of Notre Dame
Courses: Capstone Project and Capstone Business Plan, Investing


Marketing

Raj Mitra

Raj Mitra

Experience: VP and Senior Director positions for Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems and Thales. 20+ years in product development and marketing
Education: M.B.A., New York University, Stern School of Business; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, BITS, Pilani, India
Courses: Marketing, New Product Development, Marketing for Results, Marketing Communications

Don Osborne

Don Osborne

Experience: Digital Marketing consultant and founder of Inquarta. Runs one of the largest Meetup groups in Orange County with over 2,000 members
Education: M.B.A., Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, B.A. English Language and Literature, University of California Irvine
Courses: Marketing, Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing, Capstone Project and Capstone Business Plan


Management

Jake Aguas

Jake Aguas

Experience: Senior Director positions for Fortune 100 companies, including JPMorgan Chase, 25+ years in banking and market research
Education: M.A. Organizational Leadership, Biola University, B.A. Economics, University of California Los Angeles
Courses: Management, Human Resource Management, Global Leadership, Economics


Strategy

Scott Berg

Scott Berg

Experience: 15+ years in marketing for Allergan, General Mills, ConAgra and The Nature’s Bounty Company in health and wellness consumer products.
Education: M.B.A., Indiana University
Courses: New Product Development

Arthur Carter

Arthur Carter

Experience: An accomplished senior banker; Homestreet Bank, Wells Fargo Bank
Education: Master of International Management, American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird School of Global Management), Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences, California State University Chico
Courses: Entrepreneurship, New Venture Finance

Donna Carter

Donna Carter

Experience: 25+ years in marketing and public affairs encompassing strategic planning, operations, systems development, business development, and account management.
Education: M.S. Management, Claremont Graduate University, M.B.A., Pepperdine University, B.A., University of California Los Angeles
Courses: Marketing and Marketing Communication

Andy Grimalda

Andy Grimalda

Experience: Former owner of a medical billing company that ranked among the 100 largest billing companies in the country, 13 years as CFO
Education: M.S. Management Sciences, Sloan School of Management, M.I.T., B.S. U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Courses: Strategic Management, Data Analytics, Economics

Fred Helms

Fred Helms

Experience: Senior executive with 40 years of experience leading companies in the manufacturing, professional services, engineering & construction, non-profit, and financial institution industries.
Education: M.B.A. Finance, University of California Los Angeles, B.S. Business Administration, Pepperdine University
Courses: Finance, MBA Capstone: Business Plan

Karl Hoenecke

Karl Hoenecke

Experience: Vice President of Business Development at TeamLogic It. 20+ years in developing franchising solutions.
Education: M.B.A., Concordia University Irvine, B.A. University of California Santa Barbara
Courses: Business Franchise Solutions

Robert McClatchy

Robert McClatchy

Experience: CFO, operations management, and controller, positions in the transportation, finance, and nonprofit sectors.
Education: M.B.A., Pepperdine University, B.S. Environmental Science, University of California Riverside
Courses: Economics, Investing, Investing Practicum, Advanced Investing

Kit Nagel

Kit Nagel

Experience: Senior-level positions with Fortune 100 companies, has worked and traveled in over 50 countries.
Education: M.I.M., AGSIM
Courses: Marketing, International Finance, Marketing Research, New Venture/Entrepreneurship, History of Economic Thought, Global Enterprise

Philips Roger

Roger Philips

Experience: 20+ years in senior-level positions for software companies
Education: M.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley, B.S.E. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University

Jeannie Sticher

Jeannie Sticher

Experience: 24+ years of domestic and global experience in senior-level customer, sales and human resource for Mars, Inc.
Education: M.S. Management and Organization Design, John F. Kennedy University, B.A. Textiles and Clothing, University of Central Oklahoma
Courses: Sales and Networking

Mick Ukleja

Mick Ukleja

Experience: Founder and president of LeadershipTraQ
Education: Ph.D. Semitic Languages, Dallas Theological Seminary, Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, B.A. Philosophy, California State University Long Beach
Courses: Leadership and Development

Drew Wolf

Drew Wolf

Experience: MBA Director, Fortune 500 Financial Company Management, Non-profit entertainment corporation
Education: EdD Leadership and Management
Courses: Effective Communication, Management, E-commerce, Information Technology/Business Analysis Tools & Business Statistics

George Wright

George Wright -Dean, School of Business and Economics

Experience: 30+ year international career in business
Education: M.S. Accountancy, California State University Fullerton, M.B.A., Finance, California State University Fullerton, B.A., Economics, California State University Fullerton

Laszlo Zoltany

Laszlo Zoltany

Experience: Controller and Finance Manager
Education: M.B.A., Finance, Chapman University, B.A. Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, Brandman University
Courses: Accounting

Our Full Team

  • aguas, jake Aguas, Jake
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
  • (949) 466-6100
aguas, jake

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

With over 25 years of experience in the banking and market research industries, Jake has held leadership positions with two Fortune 100 companies and one of the country's top polling firms. He spent 15 years with JPMorgan Chase as a leader in its retail bank division as the Human Resources Manager for the Western United States, Regional Sales Manager, and Market Director, where he specialized in strategy, training, talent acquisition, and workforce planning.
Jake was actively involved and participated in the JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank merger, the largest conversion in US financial services history at the time. He has been recognized by the California State Assembly and the City of Los Angeles for his contributions in business and organizational leadership.
As a consultant, Jake assists businesses with strategy, team building, training, and the design of human resource processes and procedures. He speaks regularly on emotional intelligence, leadership, and current topics in management. He is a course designer and has developed a variety of face-to-face, blended, and online courses.
Jake is bilingual and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and his current area of interest includes the mega-trends impacting the global business environment, specifically in regards to a multi-generational and changing workforce.

Education

  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University
  • B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Teaching

MBA Courses

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Economics

Undergraduate Courses

  • Organizational Behavior
  • berg, scott Berg, Scott
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • MBA, Marketing and Strategic Management, Indiana University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
berg, scott

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Scott Berg is an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University’s Graduate School of Business in Irvine, Calif. Scott earned his MBA from Indiana University in 2003.

Scott is a classically trained marketing leader and has held various leadership roles in global consumer products goods companies. He has worked for General Mills, ConAgra and The Nature’s Bounty Company in the health and wellness category for the past 15 years. Prior to earning his MBA, Scott worked for KPMG in Orange County and Zurich, Switzerland as an auditor and advisory services manager.

Scott is passionate about using consumer insights, customer data and brand analytics to understand consumer behavior to develop meaningful new products for consumers and to build marketing plans that generate sales and profit growth.

Education

  • Indiana University, MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management, 2003
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, BA in Business Economics, 1995

Teaching

  • MBA 689: New Product Development
  • Carter, Arthur Carter, Arthur
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
carter, arthur

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Art Carter is an accomplished senior banker with well developed strategic and operating skills. He has a demonstrated track record in managing client relationships while maintaining a strong focus on company’s market objectives and profitability. He delivers results because of core competencies in New Business Development, Client Relationship Management, Strong Centers of Influence, Team Building and Mentoring, Innovation and Problem Solving, and Competitive Market Intelligence. He has a long career in middle market banking, most recently with Wells Fargo Bank. Art has been an adjunct professor at Concordia University since 2004 and teaches Entrepreneurship and New Venture Finance.

  • Carter, Donna Carter, Donna
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • M.S., Management, Claremont Graduate University
    MBA, Pepperdine University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
carter, donna

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Ms. Carter has more than 25 years in marketing and public affairs encompassing strategic planning, operations, systems development, business development and account management. Her clients range from government agencies and national research projects to private sector clients throughout California. Since 2007, she is the owner of J-U Carter.

Ms. Carter literally “wrote the book” on public awareness campaigns for transportation construction projects when she codified for Caltrans the elements of effective public awareness campaigns in 1987. This work was later published with TCRP and has been adopted as model communications not only with the State of California, but also with transportation departments nationwide.

Ms. Carter also works with a roster of healthcare organizations ranging from the second largest insurer in the nation to the third largest health system in the nation to deliver effective marketing programs to members and patients.

Ms. Carter’s strength is developing strong, strategic plans that are objectively driven and use multi-layered tactical communication measures. She thrives working with diverse client agencies and is a master at understanding various customer and constituent groups and getting to the root of how to most effectively communicate with them.

A lifelong learner, she aspires to earn her PhD in management. She is a serial volunteer with leadership positions within Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts. She is also involved in forming and managing two foundations to benefit youth sailing.

Education

  • Master of Science in Management, Claremont Graduate University
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California Los Angeles

Teaching

  • Marketing Communication
  • Chatani, Kim Chatani, Kim
  • Professor, School of Business
  • MBA, Finance, Boston University
  • Grimm Hall 206A
  • (949) 214-3382
chatani, kimiharu

Professor, School of Business

Biography

Kim Chatani is a Professor in the School of Business at Concordia University, Irvine where he teaches Accounting 604, Finance 606, Governance and Risk Management 615 A and International Finance 621. In addition, he teaches Auditing ACT 419, Financial Statements Analysis ACT 332 and FIN 332 and GASB 350, ACT 311 and 312 Intermediate Accounting at the Undergraduate level.

Professor Chatani’s experience includes numerous senior level positions at notable organizations: Audit Partner at Arthur Andersen, LLP and a Consulting Partner in charge of JD Edwards Business Solutions Group, Consulting Partner and Vice President of Technology Solutions at A.T. Kearney, Inc., Consulting Managing Director at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) and Director of Japanese Advisory Practice at KPMG, LLP. He is also an Advisory Partner and Board member at Khronicle Partners, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm based in Irvine, CA. Concurrently, he serves on a number of organizations as a board member and the audit committee chairman.

He is a published author and expert on the topics of fraud and cyber-security, being interviewed numerous times in various publications including Forbes, Moody’s, and American Banker and speaking on Talk Radio. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at conferences with his knowledge cybersecurity and risk management. Professor Chatani is co-author of several Fraud Casebooks published by John Wiley & Sons of New York, is a contributing author for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Examination on IFRS training programs. He also provides his time to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as the Orange County Chapter’s Vice President and Board member.

Education and Professional Credentials

  • MBA in Finance from Boston University
  • BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Internal Services Auditor (CISA)
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Fluent in English and Japanese
  • Grimalda, Andy Grimalda, Andy
  • Professor, School of Business
  • M.S., Management Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Grimm Hall 206C
  • (949) 214-3372
grimalda, andy

Professor, School of Business

Biography

Andrew Grimalda is a resident faculty member in the School of Business & Economics where he designed and started the Economics and Data Analytics majors as well as the school's capstone course. He has served as co-chairperson for the Educational Effectiveness Committee for the last nine years. Before joining Concordia, Andrew owned and grew his healthcare administrative services company to become one of the 100 largest in the United States. Prior to this, Andrew served as the Chief Financial Officer for a regional insurance carrier, for the nation’s largest voice and data telecommunications reseller, and for a national healthcare management company. Andrew also had a distinguished military career, retiring at the rank of Colonel. He served as an Army Ranger, Deputy Chief Logistical Operations for reserve forces, Commander of senior reserve officer warfare training, instructor at the U.S. Military Academy, and Commander of a battalion-size unit during combat operations. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, and a Master’s degree in management science from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.

Education

  • M.S. Management Sciences Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
  • B.S. U.S. Military Academy, West Point
  • helms, fred Helms, Fred
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • MBA, Finance, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Grimm Hall 316
  • (949) 214-3434
helms, fred

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Hands on senior executive with forty years of experience leading companies in the manufacturing, professional services, engineering & construction, non-profit, and financial institution industries; managing areas within these organizations that include - finance & accounting, operations, mergers & acquisitions, treasury, IT & HR in order to maximize profit and add value for the shareholders.

Education

  • Concodia University MBA School, Irvine / Professor of Corp. Finance
  • University of California, Los Angeles / MBA Finance
  • Pepperdine University / BS Business Administration
  • hoenecke, karl Hoenecke, Karl
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • MBA, Concordia University Irvine
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
hoenecke, karl

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Education

  • Masters Business Administration, Concordia University, Irvine ('14)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Santa Barbara ('93)
  • ingrassia, richard Ingrassia, Richard
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • M.S., Journalism, Northwestern University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
  • (949) 466-6100
ingrassia, richard

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Professor Rich Ingrassia has more than 20 years’ experience as an analyst and consultant in advertising, media and entertainment, conducting primary research, writing industry newsletters and individual company reports and supporting nearly $2 billion in equity financings. Rich has advised senior management on issues of market analysis, business development, organization and operations, and he continues to draw his insights from a wide network of current and former CEOs, professional money managers and other experts in the space. His work spans app- and browser-based mobile and social media; online video, over-the-top TV and related IP broadcast technologies; motion picture production, distribution, finance and exhibition; and all facets of digital marketing and advertising.

Education

  • Northwestern University, M.S. in Journalism
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. in Economics

Teaching

  • Capstone
  • Investing

Professional Highlights

  • Currently Managing Director of the media/technology practice at Digital Offering LLC, a next-generation venture finance firm in Laguna Beach, CA.
  • Currently CEO of Hash Finance, a start-up technology company in the Digital Offering portfolio that mines social media for stock trading ideas.
  • Formerly Senior Research Analyst at ROTH Capital Partners, where he was among the first on the sell-side to cover Netflix, IMAX, aQuantive, Bankrate.com and many others.
  • Formerly strategy consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles, where he guided strategic initiatives for AT&T, Boeing, DreamWorks, MGM and others.
  • Formerly analyst and appraisal specialist at Paul Kagan Associates, where he acted as consultant and expert witness for The Walt Disney Company, Intel, Artisan Entertainment and others.
  • Has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today and Forbes.
  • McClatchy, Robert
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Robert's career spans over the transportation, finance, and nonprofit sectors where he has held operations management, controller, and CFO positions. He currently serves on the boards of Reef Check and Blue Water Photo.

Robert specializes in asset and equity valuations using hard data to develop and test pricing and forecast models.

Education

  • Pepperdine University, MBA
  • UC Riverside, Environmental Science, B.S.
  • mitra, raj Mitra, Raj
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • MBA, New York University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
  • (909) 287-9470
mitra, raj

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Mitra has held vice-president and senior director level leadership roles in global product marketing, product development and product life cycle management with Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems and Thales. His leadership style accelerates collaboration among functions while deploying best practices and processes.

Mitra blends an expertise in translating market insights and business acumen into high impact innovative product portfolios along with a global Go-To-Market skill set. For over twenty years, he has developed, launched and marketed over 100 products for Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Thales, Intel, and Duracell.

Education

  • MBA, New York University, Stern School of Business, New York, NY
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, BITS, Pilani, India

Teaching

  • New Product Development
  • Marketing for Results
  • Marketing Communications
  • nagel, kit Nagel, Kit
  • Professor, School of Business
  • MIM, International Marketing, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Grimm Hall 206H
  • (949) 214-3373
nagel, kit

Professor, School of Business

Biography

  • Marketing Manager-Asia with Fortune 100 International Paper Co.
  • VP-Commercial Development with Servrite International
  • Born in the UK; worked and traveled in over 50 countries

Education

  • MIM-AGSIM

Publications

  • "Global Market Entry - Rules of Engagement" (Xlibris)
  • "Quants Gone Wild" (WSJ)
  • "Global Marketing Management" (Pearson)
  • "Luther on Trade and Commerce" (CPH)

Teaching

  • International Marketing
  • International Finance
  • Marketing Research
  • New Venture/Entrepreneurship
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Global Enterprise
  • osborne, don Osborne, Don
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
osborne, don

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Don Osborne is Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Concordia University’s Graduate School of Business in Irvine, Calif. He teaches MBA students advanced concepts in marketing strategy, marketing communications and digital marketing. Don earned his MBA at Pepperdine University in 1991.

Don owns his own consulting company and currently works with medium-sized businesses on how to design, implement and optimize their online marketing and sales funnels.

Don’s startup project has recently been accepted by UC Irvine’s tech incubator (“The Cove @ UCI”) for mentorship.

Don runs one of the largest monthly meetups (2,000 members) on the topic of digital marketing.

Don is the author of three books, including The Early Career MBA, Pre-Med Success Stories and Great Letters of Recommendation and has published marketing- and sales-related articles on his website, DonOsborne.com. He lives in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Education

  • Pepperdine University, MBA, 1991

Teaching

  • MBA 605: Marketing
  • MBA 688: Marketing Communications
  • MBA 670: Digital Marketing
  • philips, roger Philips, Roger
  • Professor, School of Business
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
philips, roger

Professor, School of Business

Biography

Roger Philips has been in international management for over twenty years. In addition to his consulting practice, he is adjunct professor and lead course instructor for the international business strand of Master of Arts in International Studies program at Concordia University. This program emphasizes study of Chinese business. Prof. Philips also teaches in the MBA program and leads business study tours to Shanghai and Beijing.

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  • sticher, jeannie Sticher, Jeannie
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • M.A., Management and Organization Design, John F. Kennedy University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
sticher, jeannie

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Ms. Jeannie K Sticher, MA has over 24 years of domestic and global experience in senior level customer and human resource within Mars, Inc. This experience included leadership of large customer teams, organizational design and development of learning programs. Jeannie is currently teaching the Concordia MBA Sales and Networking Class and taught Business Communications in 2016.

She began her academic career teaching and developing courses within the Marketing Department at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, focusing on networking strategies, business communication and customer relationship management. Jeannie has consulted for organizations building effective customer relationships and motivating internal and external customers.

Ms. Sticher currently teaches several topics within the International Program at UCI, including Business English, Professional Communication Skills and Interview/Resume Development. She developed and implemented an on-line Career Coaching seminar that included Personal Branding, Resume Development and Networking Skills.

In addition to her academic career, Jeannie volunteers time delivering Meals on Wheels to senior citizens, is an active member of the Sand Dollar Guild/Ocean Institute and serves as a Board Director for her HOA.

  • ukleja, mick Ukleja, Mick
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • Ph.D., Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
  • (714) 761-1380
ukleja, mick

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Mick Ukleja is founder and president of LeadershipTraQ, a leadership-consulting firm based in California. He hosted LeadershipTraQ Televised, an interview-format talk show in Southern California that profiled outstanding leaders. He helped found the Ukleja Center For Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach, the second largest university in the state. His book, Who Are You? What Do You Want? Four Questions That Will Change Your Life, has been praised by legendary coach John Wooden, Grand Slam golf champion Gary Player, and many prominent leaders and CEOs, as “The one book to read that will immediately impact your life.” Mick has also co-authored two other books, The Ethics Challenge, and Managing the Millennials.

Mick has worked with entrepreneurs and corporate executives of businesses and organizations in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Astronauts Memorial Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center, which oversees the Center for Space Education. Mick holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a master’s degree in Semitic languages, and a Ph.D. in theology. He received the President’s Distinguished Service Award from California State University, Long Beach in 2002, and in 2006, was named Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Liberal Arts.

Mick has been featured on Fox News, CNN, Fox Business Network, NBC, and in numerous publications. Click on this video to know more about LeadershipTraQ’s founder and President.


Teaching

  • Leadership and development
  • winkler, phillip Winkler, Phillip
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • MSEE, Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Dynamics, University of Southern California
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
winkler, phillip

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Phillip (Todd) Winkler is trained in Electrical Engineering (BSEE - LeTourneau, MSEE - USC) and experienced in multiple disciplines as a data analyst, software programmer, systems design and system engineering. He has 23 years as a systems engineer in IT technical sales. He has deep expertise in servers, data storage, IT systems and data center architectures. Previously he worked in the defense industry for 12 years as a missile systems software designer, data analyst and data visualization expert.

  • He has always been called by his middle name Todd.
  • He has lived in 26 different places in the US and Europe.
  • He enjoys teaching, solving problems and technology.
  • He has been a follower of Christ since 4th grade.
  • He lives in Lake Forest with his beautiful wife Dawn.
  • He has two boys, both in college - CUI and Cal Poly SLO.
  • He has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from LeTourneau University in east Texas.
  • He has a MSEE from USC in 1992 in Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Dynamics.
  • He loves outdoor sports, travel and racquetball.
  • wolf, drew Wolf, Drew
  • MBA Director, Assistant Professor, School of Business & Economics
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Management, Capella University
  • Grimm Hall 2nd Floor
  • (949) 214-3477
wolf, drew

MBA Director, Assistant Professor, School of Business & Economics

Biography

Dr. Drew Wolf serves CUI School of Business as the MBA Director and Assistant Professor. Before joining CUI nine years ago, Dr. Wolf held a variety of staff and teaching positions at a private Christian university and a large community college, both in Ohio.

Prior to his work in higher education, Dr. Wolf worked in management for a large financial institution as well as for a non-profit company. One of his favorite experiences was working ten years for the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Dr. Wolf’s education includes his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management preceded by degrees in Corporate Communication. Dr. Wolf has had papers presented in California, Ohio, New Mexico, and India. His two most recent peer-reviewed publications focus on the incorporation of a theoretical framework using Appreciative Inquiry to develop resiliency in businesses. He has also served as a peer reviewer for a number of publications including the International Journal of Human Resource Management. He has volunteered for a number of years for LASEC, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission.

Teaching

  • MBA 642 Effective Communication
  • MBA 603 Management
  • MBA 678 E-commerce
  • BUS 261 Information Technology
  • wright, george Wright, George
  • Administrative Dean, School of Business
  • M.S., Accountancy, California State University, Fullerton
  • Grimm Hall 226
  • (949) 214-3379
wright, george

Administrative Dean, School of Business

Biography

George W. Wright, CPA, became the Administrative Dean for the School of Business after serving as the Assistant Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies. He supervises all academic undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Business by leading the faculty to determine academic policy, to establish requirements for degrees and programs, to approve the courses of instruction offered by the departments, and to administer the curriculum of the school. In order to fulfill this role he is responsible to seek appropriate personnel and fiscal resources to fulfill the school’s mission including the recruitment, retention and development of faculty and staff.

In addition he is an active faculty advisor in the MA International Studies program in the School of Professional Studies assisting students complete their Master’s Thesis. Professor Wright has won competitions in research papers for the AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development and the American Accounting Association including presentations at their annual national conferences. He comes from a 30 year international career in business where he was regularly required to overcome the obstacles of language, culture and currency on major business process changes and projects in information technology & systems, accounting, finance and strategic planning. He is a certified Zenger-Miller Facilitator/Trainer focusing on leadership development, change management and team building.

Education

  • M.S. in Accountancy from the California State University at Fullerton
  • M.B.A. in Finance from the California State University at Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics the California State University at Fullerton
  • Schuler, Yi Schuler, Yi
  •  
  • PhD Intercultural Education, Biola University
  •  
  • (949) 214-3376
Schuler, Yi

Biography

Dr. Schuler has lived and served in higher education in both China and the United States. She has served in various roles at Concordia since 2008 with experience in new program development, curriculum design, social research, classroom and online instruction, faculty and student support, student recruitment, advising and retention, risk and change management, budgeting, and marketing.

Dr. Schuler also worked seven years in a high tech company as senior global accounts manager. She is bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English. She has published and presented at various conferences. Her most recent publication is a book translation (from English to Chinese): Armstrong, J. (2017). Like mother, like daughter? How career women influence their daughters’ ambition.

She volunteers with the Strategy and Sustainability Committee with the OC Herald Center. She is also a proud mother of two children, Michael, a college junior, and Michelle, a high school senior. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, cycling, hiking, and backpacking.

Education

PhD. – Intercultural Education, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
M. A. – British and American Literature, Sichuan University, China
B. A. – English Language and Culture, Minor – French, Sichuan International Studies University, China

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  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business
  • MBA, Finance, Brandman University
  • Grimm Hall 226
  • (949) 214-3379
zoltany, laszlo

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Professor Zoltany likes to be referred to as an entrepreneur or intrepreneur in business and in education. His philosophy of teaching evolved from embracing the concept around andragogy while working in corporate America and instructing business courses at Concordia University. He has hands on business knowledge as a Financial Manager of national, public and private organizations. Professor Zoltany considers the most important position he has ever had is teaching currently for his alumni at Concordia University as an Adjunct Professor. Some of the organizations he has worked with and learned from include: The Irvine Company, UDR, Inc., Strategic Sanitations, Inc., and The Ticket Group, Inc. His goal is to 'create the savvy business leader' by teaching the importance of global and diversity perspectives in business and future business trends.

On a personal level, my hobbies include "Tennis". My favorite sports include tennis, soccer, and basketball. My door is always open. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions. Please remember, I am outdoors on weekends and won't always get reception, while on the courts and chasing down tennis balls. I promise to get back to you within 24 hours.

Education

  • MBA, Finance - Brandman University, Chapman University System, Irvine, CA
  • Bachelors of Art, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership - Brandman University, Chapman University System, Irvine, CA

Teaching

  • MBA-604-Accounting
  • BAL-309-Finance Basics for Managers
  • BAL-201-Macroeconomics
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