Many of our MBA students know at the outset that they have what it takes to become successful business leaders or entrepreneurs. They're just not sure how to harness it. What they need is direction from someone who's been there, to help develop and bring their gifts to fruition. That's where we come in. At Concordia, our MBA program has a history of fostering such emerging talent, regardless of age or occupation, as evidenced in these stories of our faculty and alumni.
Concordia University MBA Alumna
For Angela Ferguson, deciding to earn her MBA through Concordia University Irvine was an easy decision. She knew CUI had a recognizable and reputable name, but it wasn’t until she started to look closely that she discovered even more compelling reasons to attend.
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Concordia University MBA Alumnus
Peter Smith gained real-world experience through Concordia's MBA program.
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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.
Applying the business skills she learned from Concordia's MBA program, Melissa Owens was named Regional Manager of the Year and promoted to Southeast Divisional Retail Merchandiser, all within five years of working at Nordstrom. For Melissa, it's no longer about the fashion itself—her job has turned into inspiring people.
Concordia University MBA Student
Named by Red Herring to its 2015 North America Top 100 List, and by OCTANE as one of Southern California’s high profile start-ups, MovoCash is a financial technology company co-founded by CUI MBA student Erica Solis. From the classroom to the conference room, Erica is applying what she learns in her MBA classes to the company that she’s building alongside her father.
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Brad Smith enrolled in Concordia University’s MBA program because of its emphasis on practical learning in a real business environment. As a result of a class assignment, he was hired by the Orange County Register as a consultant to help them reach a greater online audience.
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Scott Ferguson enrolled in Concordia's MBA program because of the University's great reputation as a quality school, the flexibility it offered with his work schedule, and because of the value. “The cost was low comparatively while not compromising the education I received,” Scott recalls.
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Elizabeth Tisor learned the business acumen and expertise in human resources that led to her promotion while earning her MBA.
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An international student now operating a manufacturing company in Japan, Concordia's MBA program taught Tak the steps to follow for his company to thrive.
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Concordia's MBA program gave Abdullah the ability to develop his career. His professor made him the person he is today.
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