UVU’s Inaugural MBA Cohort Honored At Commencement
May 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
The first cohort of Utah Valley University’s Master of Business Administration program was honored at the institution’s 71st commencement on April 26. The group, which consists of 38 students, is the first to receive a diploma from UVU’s new MBA program, which was the third graduate degree introduced after UVU achieved university status in 2008.
“The students in this first graduating class are true UVU pioneers,” said Norman Wright, dean of the Woodbury School of Business. “They have created a foundation of hard work, competency and integrity that will characterize Woodbury School of Business MBA graduates for years to come.”
The students studied for two years in the part-time program, which culminates with an engaged learning project with a local business or non-profit organization. The program, which will welcome its third cohort this fall, is structured to accommodate the schedule of a working professional and offers tracks in management and accounting.
“It was my goal to be a part of the first historic cohort,” said MBA student Allison Mueller. “I sped up my plan and took extra classes to be ready to have my prerequisites done so I could be a part of this class.”
Woodbury School of Business
The Utah Valley University Woodbury School of Business is the largest business school in the Utah System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In addition to traditional undergraduate courses of study in accounting, management, marketing, finance & economics, legal studies and hospitality, the Woodbury School offers an executive MBA program that accommodates the schedule of working professionals through evening and weekend classes. The school is distinguished for its focus on student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement, innovative teaching and engaged learning projects and programs.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.