Episode 14: In today’s episode, host Jim Ray interviews Jorge Pazmiño, Director of Graduate and Executive Education Programs for the Rubel School of Business. In Episode 1 of our podcast, we introduced Dr. Natasha Munshi and discussed her vision for several initiatives involving executive education. Jorge has the responsibility for the development and implementation of some of those initiatives.
Jorge moved from Quito, Ecuador, as a bi-lingual international student to study business. He enlisted in the US Army. After a deployment in Iraq, he completed his undergraduate degree. He used the GI Bill to pursue and earn his MBA and a Master’s in information technology.
Jorge then joined the financial services industry, but still had an interest in education and its impact on people’s lives. This inspired him to pursue his interest in a Doctoral degree in education leadership at Bellarmine University. He is currently working toward the completion of this degree, while working at Rubel.
Recruiting for the Spring MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs at Bellarmine is currently underway. Rubel offers an early application scholarship for those who apply by November 5th, 2021. The scholarship is $1,000 for EMBA program and $500 for the MBA program.
Jim and Jorge spend time discussing some of the advantages of the EMBA program. Jim is a 2008 alumnus. The contact with the professors, the rigor of the classes, the networking opportunities and other aspects of the Bellarmine culture result in a very challenging, but rewarding experience.
Meet the Dean – November 2, 2021 (Virtual)
This is an opportunity for interested individuals to interact with Dr. Natasha Munshi and others, in a virtual setting. For more information, please email: RBS@Bellarmine.edu.
Dean’s Executive Speaker Series with Bill Samuels Jr. (Virtual)
This is another virtual opportunity presented by the Rubel School of Business. It takes place November 3rd from 5:30EST-6:30EST. Bill Samuels Jr. is the Chairman Emeritus of the Maker’s Mark Distillery and Trustee Emeritus at Bellarmine University. Click Here to Register.
Rubel School of Business Initiatives
MBAs are found throughout various industries and roles. Rubel has an initiative to create additional awareness of the MBAs programs through an on-campus partnership with the Office of Identity and Inclusion. As a student of color and those with other backgrounds may not be as familiar with the benefits of earning a Bellarmine MBA or EMBA. This initiative is there to help create awareness and access.
Partnership with Military and Veteran’s Affairs
Having served in the US Army, this Rubel initiative takes on a special focus for Jorge. The military offers service members some terrific educational benefits. Rubel is partnering with the educational center at Ft. Knox and various National Guard units and reserves. The Bellarmine Office of Military & Veteran Services provides a terrific connection point for members all military branches who may be interested in pursuing the various opportunities at Bellarmine and the Rubel School of Business.
International Collaborations with other Business Schools
As an international student, Jorge has a unique understanding of the opportunity for an international student to study in the US. Rubel is developing an initiative to interact with students in various countries and to potentially have them come to Bellarmine to pursue an MBA. It’s about engagement. Jorge is going to conduct a virtual workshop with a group of finance students at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador).
Executive Education Program Development
In Episode 12, we discussed an innovative partnership between the Rubel School of Business and Kroger. Rubel has an ongoing focus on developing more of these certificate programs in specific and/or core competencies for other organization in the region. It’s a terrific professional development benefit for corporations and an interesting way for the Rubel School of Business to connect with employers.
Other Bellarmine on Business Executive Education Topics
Here is a brief list of previous episodes about executive education initiatives:
- Episode 9 – Certificate in Accounting Analytics and Certificate in Auditing Analytics
- Episode 4 – Women of Color Entrepreneurs-Leadership Certificate
To Contact Jorge Pazmiño:
Phone: (502) 272-7240
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