Gannon Students Showcase Research on Real World Client
Posted: December 4, 2013
On December 5, Gannon University students will
showcase their cumulative academic knowledge as part of a capstone
class experience to the real-world client MedicalOpinionCenter.com.
The academic presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the Erie
Technology Incubator at Gannon University.
As part of the experience, students were tasked with finding
statistical data on the market of this particular industry, making
the data into useable strategic information, determining where the
company can successfully place there service, and finally
presenting the findings and offer suggested strategies to get this
new service into the hands of customers.
Service learning is a unique and rewarding experience for the
students involved. Students develop not only academically, but
build a strong sense of responsibility for the community and
watching it grows and prosper. The students also benefit from the
real world experience of working with an actual start-up
MedicalOpinionCenter.com provides a concierge online medical
service which enables any individual with a medical condition to
receive three personalized medical opinions from three independent,
experienced and highly respected medical specialists within five
days or less. This service can be accessed using any
internet-connected device from any location in the world.
Students are presenting their work as part of their Business
Policy and Strategy course, a capstone class within the Masters of
Business Administration (MBA) program. The course asks students to
explore and implement managerial action by drawing on the
functional expertise students have developed through individual
work experience and past courses, as well as practicing an
educational experience within an interactive simulation.
Gannon Students participating in this strategic project include
Qingwei Cui, Jessica Gomolchak, Steven Jagodzinski, Robert Johns,
Andrew Schaaf, Jerry Smith, Honghui Xue, Jing Zhang and Yifan
Zhang. Each plan to graduate from the MBA program in December.
For more information about the class or simulation, please
contact Bruce Kibler, Ph.D. here.