MBA Connect Blog

Embracing Change
Thursday, May 25, 2023

Dear Sonoma State MBA community,

Your MBA Statement of Purpose: How to Write with Impact
Sunday, March 19, 2023

A statement of purpose (SOP) is a critical component of your graduate school application.

The Power of Data-Driven Decision-Making in the Wine Industry
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Wine professionals share their tips for acquiring data literacy skills and making the most of this emerging skill set.

Students Staying Connected
Staying Connected in 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021

2020 seemed to last forever, and despite the pandemic, wildfires and resulting power outages, the brutal social injustice occurrences, and a contentious presidential election, there are many silver

State of Mind Matters
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Are you generally optimistic, hopeful, and resilient? Or are you pessimistic, fatalistic, and defensive? As it turns out, your answer has big implications. Having a positive psychological orientation improves work performance, job satisfaction, and overall happiness.

Where Is the Sympathy? The Travails of My Journey to Bordeaux
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Greetings from Bordeaux, France, where I am in the final days of a business trip for Sonoma State University. Prior to leaving, when I told my colleagues about my busy itinerary, they were completely unsympathetic.

Five Reasons Why You Are Undervaluing Your Network
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Five reasons why some of you may undervalue your alumni network, and makes the case for reconsidering this situation.

Women in Leadership and the Sonoma MBA
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

There are compelling reasons for promoting women into organizational leadership roles. A well-known study concluded that gender (and racial) diversity on corporate boards has positive impacts on both ROI and ROA (Erhardt, et al, 2003). Why aren't more women applying for MBA programs and what can we do about it?