Background

Bruce W. Bellner BBA, MBA, DBA is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business. Current courses include online and hybrid versions of BUSMHR 4490-Strategic Management, and BUSMHR 2000-International Business. Dr. Bellner previously taught and served as an Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences. His teaching has been featured in the Lantern and onCampus news. He was recognized by the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, and has twice been nominated for a Distinguished Teaching Award.

As an invited visiting professor to Qingdao University, he taught courses in international business and economics, and received a teaching quality award from the University President. He has also taught classes at Minzu University in Beijing, chaired the Teaching Quality Committee while there, and worked as a consultant on developing cross-cultural educational platforms. 

Prior to teaching, Dr. Bellner enjoyed a career in financial services and commercial banking. During that time, he served as a Director for a not-for-profit organization and as a Trustee for the local chamber of commerce, gaining invaluable experience 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 are using resource-based theory in practice (with a recent article appearing in Strategic Management Quarterly on dynamic managerial capabilities); developing online and hybrid versions of courses in strategy and international business; and serving on the Core Faculty Academy to develop best practices in teaching and learning.
 

  • Strategic Management
  • Resource-Based View of the Firm
  • Dynamic Capabilities

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.