The University of Bridgeport’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business and Office of Graduate Admissions welcomes prospective Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) students to learn about the M.B.A. program and how to position oneself for a successful application process.
To register, click on the date and time below that works best for you:
Join us as each college/school meets with new undergraduate students. Locations vary as follows:
- Arts & Sciences – Mertens Theater
- Trefz School of Business – Mandeville, Room 104
- College of Public and International Affairs – Carlson, Room 252/253
- Engineering – Dana, Room 123
- Fones School of Dental Hygiene – Health Sciences, Room 404
- School of Nursing – Chiropractic College, Room 100
- SASD – ABC Art Gallery
The Executive Speaker Series at the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business presents:
Ted Yang, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor
“Things an Engineer Learned about Entrepreneurship”
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Q&A, Networking
This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited. RSVP to Eileen Zoppi at email@example.com or 203-576-4384.
The Innovators Series at UB presents “Big Data, Analytics and Decision Support Opportunities and Challenges – Why, What and How?”
Free to attend, but kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-576-4055.
- 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Wine and Cheese
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Program and Q&A
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Networking
- Elif Kongar, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Technology Management, Professor of Technology Management and Mechanical Engineering, University of Bridgeport
- Rajesh Bhatia, Vice President, Product Development, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Business Analytics
- Ursuline Foley, Managing Director, Corporate Platform Officer, and Interim Chief Data Officer, Enterprise Enablement Strategy, XL Catlin
- John Ricci, Vice President, Information Technology and Corporate IT, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
Presented by the University of Bridgeport in partnership with the Bridgeport Regional Business Council.
The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business is presenting an evening of inspiration and innovation in the Jacobson Lecture Hall (Mandeville 104). While free and open to all, please RSVP to email@example.com or 203-576-4384 if you would like to attend.
5:00-6:00pm Enjoy light refreshments as the SEC showcases its student-entrepreneurs as they present their original business ideas.
6:00-7:00pm Vincencia Adusei, ’02, ’05 (MBA), president of VASE Management, LLC, will speak about her career as an entrepreneur in the construction industry, followed by Q & A.
7:00-8:00pm SEC showcase continues with more student presentations.
President/CEO, Vase Construction
Vincencia delivers strategic leadership and tactical direction for VASE Management. She has a unique blend of leadership, vision and knowledge. She brings over 15 years of experience in her assigned role. She attended University of Bridgeport and earned her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Fluent in two languages, Vincencia is a Ghanaian-American Entrepreneur and a transformative leader. She is using business skills and sense of integrity she learned while watching her family construction business in Ghana. Her father was head of Road and Civil Engineering for Ghana Highways Authority and key in planning and development of strategic projects in Kumasi and Accra (two largest cities in Ghana). Vincencia watched her mother and father built a successful construction business and has followed their footsteps.
The School of Business Faculty Meet and Greet allows prospective graduate students to come and network with faculty members and the dean in the School of Business. It will also feature an informational panel-led discussion. Prospective students interested in the following programs are welcome to attend: MBA (online and on-campus), M.S. Finance, and M.S. Analytics and Systems.
Join us on March 28, 2018, and help us Paint the Day Purple for our 2nd Annual Giving Day Challenge. This year our goal is to reach 500 donors in 24 hours. Stay tuned on Giving Day for hourly challenges from UB Board of Trustees and alumni!
For more information, visit bridgeport.edu/givingday
WAYS TO PAINT THE DAY PURPLE
• Make a gift on Wednesday, March 28
› Online at give.bridgeport.edu
› Mail a check payable to University of Bridgeport
› Call the Office of Annual Giving at 203.576.4542
• Get social and share your “Only UB” stories using hashtag #UBGivingDay!
Add your brushstroke and join the painting party!
The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Executive Speaker Series
Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products, presents “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise.”
5:30 – 6:00 pm Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A, Networking
This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Eileen Zoppi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-576-4384.
About Stephanie Blackwell
After raising a family of four children, Stephanie Blackwell decided in 1998 to follow the All-American dream of owning her own business. She saw a need for All Natural and Organic offerings of assorted nuts, dried fruits, granolas and trail mixes in gourmet and supermarket stores, and headed out to seek customers.
After hiring only 4 employees, and borrowing some money from her personal credit cards, Stephanie packaged her new product line within a small warehouse space in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The first few years were a struggle mixed with passion and hard work. Family members and employees became friends and worked hand in hand.
Now, celebrating twenty years, Stephanie has built Aurora Natural into one of the leading All Natural and Organic food brands in America. What once started as a business that packaged dried fruits and nuts using postal scales and tables draped with plastic covers, Aurora Products has grown to over 225 employees. A new 140,000 square foot facility has been built by Aurora in Orange, CT that is filled with state of the art roasting and packaging equipment.
The company strives to maintain high standards in food quality safety for all products and is one of the leaders in obtaining Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification. Aurora is a family owned company with Stephanie at the helm joined by her son, Gregory, currently heading up the Safety Department.
Students interested in University of Bridgeport’s graduate programs in the School of Business are invited to an online webinar to learn more information.
The online information session will be held on Wednesday April 4th at 6 pm and will provide you with the opportunity to hear from Dr. Mike Lohle about the importance of Analytics Intelligence in today’s business industry. The session will also feature information about the available program options and application process, as well as provide an opportunity for questions.
Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent with the link for the information session.
Please click here to register!
The University of Bridgeport Sammis Lecture Series presents “A US-China Trade War? Likelihood and Implications.”
Tuesday, April 10 at 6:00pm in Mandeville 104.
- John Xu – The U.S. Small Business Administration
- Sergei Kambalov – Diplomat, Economist, and Career United Nations Civil Servant
- Hongbing Deng – Import-Export Specialist in US-China Trade. CT’s 2012 Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Lloyd Gibson – Dean of the Trefz School of Business
- Congsheng Wu – Faculty, Trefz School of Business
- Joanne Guo – Faculty, Trefz School of Business
All are welcome! Email email@example.com to RSVP.