The end of the semester often culminates with final exams and in-class presentations, but MBA students Sherri Turner and Mark Wilbur had the unique opportunity to present the findings of a semester-long project to executives of the gaming technology company IGT.
Following a trip to Moncton, New Brunswick in early March to collaborate with IGT’s Advanced Research and Innovation Office as well as digital media undergraduate students from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, Turner and Wilbur worked remotely to perform an analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). As part of MBA 698: Global Project Management with Dr. Francine Newth, Global Fellow and Professor of Management, students communicated through global tools such as Slack, Teamwork.com, Skype, and Dashboard reporting. The course is one of the international business electives that provides MBA students the opportunity to Go Global.
The end-of-the-semester presentation allowed students to share their findings as well as discuss the project management experience. According to Newth, the course allows students to gain real work-related experience, develop teamwork skills, and hone their global mindset.
Below are some moments captured during the final presentation!