Education and Experience
4+1 / One-Year MBA Students Gain "Real World" Experience
Students taking advantage of the DSOB 4+1 / One Year MBA
program are developing advanced business skills not only through the classroom
but also through hands-on activities in local organizations.
Five "field study" teams are underway this
fall. Teams of daytime MBA students are
working on projects ranging from market research to public relations to
business development for organizations including Kaplan Professional, Mayo
Clinic Health System, Hillview Urban Agriculture Center, and The Insurance
Center. Field study projects will
conclude later this semester with presentations made to the client
organizations and papers written synthesizing the students’ recommendations to
the clients with the organizational learning and experience they gained through
Daytime MBA student Jason Larsen (anticipated ‘12) is
interning in a position at Western Technical College. As Energy and Sustainable Projects Graduate
Assistant, Jason will be working to promote and support energy efficiency and
conservation by researching, identifying and collecting data that will later be
used in Dr. Raintry Salk's Sustainable Measurement and Monitoring course. WTC’s
Energy Education Specialist reports that Jason “hit the ground running” and
that she is impressed and excited to have him on board.
"The position has been great. So far I've attended
sustainability meetings with building leaders, taken over as the marketing
chair for the Living Green Expo, and developed spreadsheets for use in
sustainability metrics. The few weeks I've been in the position have already
provided an unbelievable learning opportunity," comments Jason.
To learn more about the Dahl School of Business' 4+1 MBA program, please visit www.viterbo.edu/fourplusone.