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University of New Haven Hosts Executive MBA Networking Reception

The program, which brought together students, alumni, and faculty, was hosted by Executive MBA program director Michael Davis ’86 MBA, a seasoned business executive who spent 31 years as a senior leader at Nestle, a Fortune 100 company

June 25, 2018

By Renee Chmiel & Dave Cranshaw, Office of Marketing and Communications

Current and prospective Executive MBA students joined faculty, staff, and alumni on Thursday, June 21, for a night of networking. The reception, held at the University of New Haven’s Orange Campus, gave prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the Executive MBA program and meet Michael Davis ’86 MBA, the program director.

"Our Executive MBA is very different than standard MBA programs that I call a ‘badge of honor’ MBA. I can assure you in this program that people will see a difference and hear a difference, and you’ll also learn to think and lead differently. That is my personal guarantee." Michael Davis ’86 MBA, Executive MBA program director

Davis told the attendees that one of the key differentiators of the program is the executive coaching and mentoring that takes place throughout the course of the two-year program – and beyond.

"We have brought in alumni who share similar experiences and expertise with our current students to serve as coaches, mentors, and advocates," he said. "The coaching doesn’t end at the end of the program and in many cases actually picks up as our graduates pursue their career goals."

One of the students in attendance, Vincent DeRobertis ’19 EMBA, a partner in CPA firm of Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer and Proto, LLP in Woodbridge, talked about a recent experience his cohort had in Washington, D.C., and reflected on how the program is helping him be more effective as a leader

"I’m learning things in class that I am able to apply to the business every day," Vincent DeRobertis ’19 EMBA

Classmate Josephine Moran ’19 EMBA, a senior vice president for Webster Investment Services, also raved about the hands-on nature of the program. "I love the University of New Haven," she said. "Everything that I have learned here I have been able to use in my current position."

Clement Reitz ’19 EMBA brings his experiences from time with the U.S. Coast Guard and his current position as a project manager with the New London Public Schools.

"This program is going to help me take my life to the next level," he said.

The University of New Haven offers a significant tuition discount to alumni who are interested in the Executive MBA program.