October 25, 2014
Joseph Alba

“I want them to become better strategists and better consumers.” - Joseph Alba

Photo: Benjamin Simons

Tallys Yunes

“I encourage students to ask their own what-if kinds of questions and let them think about the answers for a while before I provide them the answer myself.” - Tallys Yunes

Photo: Donna Victor

Peggy Golden

“Students learn better in an environment where they are not intimidated.” - Peggy Golden

Photo: Eileen Escarda

Lonnie Bryant

“They need to know where the numbers come from.” - Lonnie Bryant

Photo: Michael Heape

Scott Benjamin

“If you increase the relevance of what students are learning, the retention rate is much higher.” - Scott Benjamin

Photo: Dominic Agostini

Maureen Ambrose

“My job is to translate what works from a broad research-based perspective to information students can use and apply in their jobs.” - Maureen Ambrose

Photo: Eric Cucciaioni

Steven Christopher Ellis

“I’m not trying to fill my students’ heads with facts and figures.” - Steven Christopher Ellis

Photo: Olakunle Ekunkonye

John Riggs

“It’s very case-study driven.” - John Riggs

Photo: Fahlgren Mortine

Ron Satterfield

“We’re looking to get the job done faster.” - Ron Satterfield

Photo: USF College of Business

MBA Programs - Continuing Education in Florida

Florida's MBA professors are pushing the limits

Professors talk about their approaches to teaching leadership skills.

The number of MBA degrees granted in recent years has grown — even as the immediate financial payoff has become more debatable. Partly in response, Florida’s universities are tweaking their MBA programs, coming up with creative specializations.

Instructors and students say the real advantage of an MBA is the practical application of what is learned. “We’re trying to get graduates out in the business community solving real business issues,” says Tim O’Keefe, associate dean and director of graduate programs at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

Florida’s best MBA professors are focusing on teaching working professionals how to better manage teams, identify problem correctly and negotiate raises. At the links below, you'll find profiles of professors and learn how they approach teaching leadership skills.

Joseph Alba
Professor, Chair of the Department of Marketing
University of Florida Warrington College of Business Administration

Tallys Yunes
Associate Professor, Management Science
University of Miami School of Business Administration

Peggy Golden
Professor and Department Chair, Management Programs
Florida Atlantic University College of Business

Lonnie Bryant
Assistant Professor - University of Tampa

Scott Benjamin
Assistant Professor, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship,
Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
Florida Institute of Technology

Maureen Ambrose
Gordon J. Barnett Professor of Business Ethics
University of Central Florida College of Business

Steven Christopher Ellis
Instructor, Department of Decision Sciences & Information Systems
Florida International University College of Business

John Riggs
Assistant Professor of Marketing - Nova Southeastern University,
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Ron Satterfield
Instructor - University of South Florida

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