Students who registered to compete were grouped into teams and introduced to a case study on Monday. They then had to use their business knowledge and creative problem solving skills to identify solutions, compile a business plan and create a formal presentation to deliver to a panel of judges on Friday.
City University of Seattle recognized Michelle McDaniel, a 2002 MBA graduate and the chief development officer at FareStart, with the university’s Innovation in Philanthropy Award on November 14 at a reception hosted by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at CityU.
After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in economics, John Abrenilla worked for a few startups analyzing big data, and eventually found his interest in corporate investigations. He became a Certified Fraud Examiner and rose through the ranks from project manager to manager of investigations, but then hit a wall.
When she left school decades ago, Rebecca started a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry and worked her way up from a server to a general manager. Now, at 53, she’s going back to finish her bachelor’s in management.
Christina is working as an executive at Sound Community Bank, as a part-time program director for City University of Seattle’s Master of Professional Accounting, and is a doctoral student. The ability to balance her responsibilities and manage her time is important to her.
Without any prior experience in the project management field, Michael took a leap and enrolled in City University of Seattle’s Master of Science in Project Management program.