Meet the MBA faculty: Scott Ballantyne
Scott Ballantyne, department chair of the Alvernia MBA program, has years of financial and management experience both in the public and private sector. Ballantyne, who has taught many classes in the MBA program, now mainly focuses on the capstone course — MBA 680 Executive Leadership Seminar.
“In MBA 680, the class is a project completion that requires students to utilize the new skills they acquired and apply them to an organization that needs help. In addition, leadership styles, approaches and theories are reviewed so students can better understand their leadership strengths and weaknesses,” said Ballantyne.
MBA 680 students will work alone or in a team to solve a business challenge uniting all the business concepts that they have mastered through the MBA program. Students can also develop an individual business plan under the guidance of an MBA faculty member. Some have created plans for starting their own businesses after graduation.
Ballantyne who has a host of professional awards, including Excellence in Teaching, Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, PASBO Award of Achievement and many others, expects his students to achieve a similar level of success.
When asked what an MBA student should expect from the program at Alvernia, Ballantyne said, “It is simple. I expect our students to change the world. They will have the tools to accomplish this task.”