Background

Bruce W. Bellner, BBA, MBA, DBA, is a faculty member in the Department of Management and Human Resources. Dr. Bellner teaches courses in Global Business and Strategy at the Fisher College of Business for the Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA programs, as well as the Masters in Human Resource Management for working professionals, and the Honors strategy capstone.  

He has consulted with several well-known global organizations with student teams in the areas of international strategy and global markets. Recent examples include a large group of Indian hotels to formulate their overall strategy and value proposition to compete in the global market; a large private outsourcing and staffing company based in Chile; and a global platform design and execution company developing fit-for-purpose public-private partnerships in the MENA region. 

Dr. Bellner also has taught in various institutions globally including Qingdao University and Minzu University in China. His teaching has won numerous awards including the Fisher College Pace Setters Daniel Westerbeck Teaching Excellence Award, and the Fisher College Merit Award for contributions to enhancement of student and executive learning.

Prior to academia, Dr. Bellner enjoyed an illustrious career in financial services and executive management and was an Associate Vice President (AVP) and Business Development Officer (BDO) in commercial banking. He has also served on numerous boards including for non-profit organizations as well as Trustee for the Chamber of Commerce. 

Dr. Bellner earned a Doctor of Business Administration in Strategy from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

Education

  • BBA University of Toledo
  • MBA Ashland University
  • DBA Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

Courses

  • BUSMHR 4490 - Strategic Management

    Introduction to the concepts and analytic tools in the field of strategic management to understand the competitive position of firms. Prereq: 2000 (BusADM 555), 2292 (BusADM 499.01), 3200 (701), and BusMGT 2320 (330), 2321 (331), 3230 (630), and BusFIN 3500 (510), 3220 (620), and BusML 3250 (650), 3380, and Sr standing in Business Administration major program. Not open to students with credit for BusAdm 799. Not open to students in UUSS, UEXP, or PREBSBA-PR.

  • BUSMHR 4490H - Strategic Management

    Introduction to the concepts and analytic tools in the field of strategic management to understand the competitive position of firms. Prereq: 2000 (BusAdm 555), 2292 (BusAdm 499.01), and 3200 (701); and BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331), and 3230 (630); and BusFin 3500 (510), and 3220 (620); and BusML 3250 (650), and 3380; and Sr standing in Business Administration Honors program. Not open to students with credit for BusAdm 799H.

  • BUSMHR 2000 - Introduction to International Business

    Basic coverage of world trade and investment problems, and introduction to multinational corporation strategies and the various types of environments in which they do business. Prereq: Econ 2002.01 (201), and Econ 2001.01 (200) or AEDEcon 2001 (200). Not open to students with credit for BusAdm 555. Not open to students enrolled in UUSS, UExp or PreBSBA-PR.

  • MBA 6261 - Global Environment of Business

    Political, economic, social and technological forces shaping today's global business environment. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA or WPMBA program, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 820.

  • BUSMHR 7325 - International Human Resource Management

    Course is an overview of managing human resources across borders, with emphasis on the strategies and practices of multinational corporations, and examines the opportunities & challenges of operating in a global economy, how cross-national differences shape approaches to business and human resource management, and analysis of future trends and challenges in international human resource management. Prereq: Enrollment in MHRM program.