The most recent workshop presented by Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Master in Business Administration (MBA) program focused on the student projects of the first graduating class.
Entitled “Antioch’s Got Talent: Business Ideas on Doing Well and Doing Good,” the workshop on Friday, December 4 focused on members of the graduating class of 2015 delivering a 6 to 8 minute “pitch” of the business idea they have hatched and refined over the course of their MBA studies. In keeping with the “not your average MBA” concept, these ideas run the gamut – and bring together passion, life experience, and the tools they have learned over the past 16 months.
A feedback panel included members of the MBA Advisory Board and was moderated by Ann Hutchins, adjunct faculty in the MBA program.
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The projects presented on Friday:
Krista Stafford: “Wine, Women & Shoes” – uniting the community and creating awareness to end sexual and domestic violence
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Jeff Arthur: “I’ve Got Five On It” – a business to raise scholarship funds to keep students in college
Yvette Duarte: “The Nursing Home Project” – building respect for an aging population
Joan Mayer:”TransPaw Gear” – a dog-friendly harness
Molika Oum: “CozDrvn” – a cause-driven approach to building your wardrobe
Frank Thompson: “Next Steps” – an innovative transitional housing solution
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Noelle Hallman: “Fund Your Future” – a regular checkup with the retirement doctor
Heidi Huchthausen: “Medtronic LATAM Medical Education and Innovations Center” – a collaborative education center in Latin America
Nicole Piuze: “Uncommon Grounds” – a community creative space
AUSB’s innovative, 16-month MBA experience is rooted in the strategic leadership model and the philosophy that social responsibility and civic engagement are at the heart of transformative business practices. For more information on the program, please visit www.antiochsb.edu/mba.
Posted on December 7, 2015