First MBA Class at Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies on the Road to Becoming 'Super Managers'

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The Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies hosted an orientation for its first class of students entering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management program on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  “This program has been years in the planning and you are part of a special class,” said Chris Grevesen, PhD, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. “You have distinguished yourselves as successful undergraduate students and professionals in your fields – as Berkeley MBA students you are ready to take the next step to becoming ‘super managers.’ ”  

Dr. Grevesen said there are seven traits that separate super managers from average managers. “Super managers are extraordinary communicators, intuitive analysts, agile problem solvers, global business architects, panoramic thinkers, innovators and change agents, and responsible leaders grounded in ethics and stewardship,” he said. 

Members of the first Berkeley College MBA class of 46 students met with faculty and administrators, and participated in informational sessions about support services and resources available to graduate students. 

Stella Ordiales and Manuel Deleon are two of the graduate students who expressed their delight at being accepted into the MBA program. Classes for the fall semester begin Tuesday, September 8, 2015. 

“An MBA degree from Berkeley will help me find the next step in my management career in a corporate setting,” said Ms. Ordiales, a resident of Clifton who is employed as a store manager at Abercombie & Fitch, a clothing retailer for young adults and teens. 

Mr. Deleon, a resident of Newark, is a logistics analyst at Pitney Bowes, a global technology company specializing in customer information management, shipping, mailing and e-commerce. “My goal is to one day run a logistics company,” he said. 

Representatives from Bloomberg LP, a global business and financial news organization, spoke with graduate students about how to prepare for career opportunities at an organization such as Bloomberg. 

“One of the competitive advantages of the Berkeley MBA program is its integration with the regional business community,” said Dr. Grevesen. “These interactions will prepare students to take the next step in their careers and Bloomberg is an appealing organization for professionals who have an aptitude for global business, and collaborative and innovative work environments.” 

The Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies is located at 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ. For more information, call 855-522-4723, ext. WMK. 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which will begin offering a Master of Business Administration degree in Management in September 2015. 

Berkeley College has six New Jersey locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address

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Photo Caption A: Dylan Kaplan (left) and Tatsu Takanohara, representatives from Bloomberg LP, a global business and financial news organization, spoke with Berkeley College graduate students about how to prepare for career opportunities at an organization such as Bloomberg.

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Photo Caption B: Chris Grevesen, PhD, Dean Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies, addresses the inaugural MBA in Management class.

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