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 company.

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.