Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University, has announced the appointment of Dr. Ali Dadpay as director of the University’s MBA program. Dadpay, an assistant professor of Economics and Finance, succeeds Dr. Judith Ogden, who will return to her regular faculty duties in accounting and business law.
“In this position, Ali will be responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, management and growth of the MBA program,” says Ogbuehi. “Ali’s energy and vision will be an asset for the program in this highly competitive MBA market.
“I would also like to use this opportunity to extend our appreciation to Judith Ogden for successfully shepherding the affairs of the MBA program over the last two years.”
Dadpay earned his Bachelor of Science from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in 1997. His master’s degree is from Virginia Tech (2001) and his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics was conferred in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Clayton State’s MBA program is for experienced professionals who are seeking to move their careers to the next level and beyond over the course of a 20-month, fast-track program. Students whose time is already at a premium in their roles as executives, benefit from a course structure that allows for continuous full-time work outside class. International students also benefit from a structure that meets the full-time program of study requirement, while allowing maximum time during the traditional academic week for study and preparation. MBA courses meet primarily every other Saturday for nine hours, and utilize online components to increase students’ ability to use technology and to help students use their time most effectively.
The MBA is offered in a lock-step, cohort format to build stronger relationships among students so as to increase communication and the sharing of experiences. The curriculum is rigorous and is designed to prepare graduates to operate successfully in a rapidly changing global world of business.
Graduates of the Clayton State MBA program can also gain insight into one of three concentrations: Accounting, International Business, or Supply Chain Management.