Background

Bruce W. Bellner, BBA, MBA, DBA, is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business.

Dr. Bellner is a recent recipient of the Pacesetter’s Daniel Westerbeck Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award. He also recently received the Fisher College Merit Award (supported by ENGIE-Axium), which recognizes significant contributions to enhancement of out-of-classroom student learning and experiences as well as critical service contributions to the department, college, and university.

Current courses include online and hybrid versions of International Business (BUSMHR 2000) and the Strategic Management capstone class (BUSMHR 4490), including the Honors Cohort class and Honors Contract strategy recitation. Dr. Bellner also teaches Global Environment of Business (MBA 6261), the core course in International Business for the full-time MBA program at Fisher.

Dr. Bellner previously served as an Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, where his courses were featured in the Lantern and onCampus news. He has been recognized by the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and the Sphinx Senior Class Honorary, and twice has been nominated for a Distinguished Teaching Award. 

Dr. Bellner’s expertise has garnered him exciting experiences in China, where, as a recurrent visiting professor at Qingdao University and Minzu University in Beijing, he taught courses in international business, management, marketing strategy, and economics. Dr. Bellner also served as the Chair of the Teaching Quality Committee while at Qingdao University.

Prior to teaching, Dr. Bellner enjoyed a career in financial services and commercial banking. During that time, he served as a Director for a non-profit organization and as a Trustee for a local chamber of commerce, gaining invaluable experience in business and executive management that informs his teaching. 

Dr. Bellner earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Corporate Finance) from the University of Toledo; a Master of Business Administration (Business Management) from Ashland University; and a Master of Science (Strategic Planning) and Doctor of Business Administration (Strategy) from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

Current research and teaching interests include: using resource-based theory in practice (with a recent article appearing in Strategic Management Quarterly on dynamic capabilities); crosscultural management and developing online and hybrid versions of courses in strategy and international business; and serving on the Core Faculty Academy at Fisher College to develop best practices in teaching and learning.

  • Strategic Management
  • International Business

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.