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Security: Changing the Game
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Bay Path University's Cybersecurity Summit featuring Jennifer Lesser Henley, director of operations at Facebook
After 117 years, we've graduated.
Read the recent BusinessWest interview with President Leary on Bay Path University.
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2014 People’s Choice Award Winner
A Helping Hand
Before this year’s prestigious Maddak Awards in Baltimore, Allison Noyes didn’t know if she had the time to attend. Luckily, she did, & won the People’s Choice Award!
Bay Path's Allison Noyes '12, G'15 wins People's Choice Award at the 2014 Maddak Awards
Physician Assistant Studies
Say Hello to the Class of 2016
They’re ready to meet the healthcare challenges of our area. Welcome to Bay Path, incoming Class of 2016, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies!
Bay Path welcomes the PA Class of 2016 to campus
Bay Path College Graduate Events Graduate Open House August 27, 2014 Location:

Central Mass Campus

Time: 5:30 PM EST

Join us at our School of Education, Applied Behavioral Analysis Open House to meet with Dr. Susan Ainsleigh, Director of Graduate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis, to learn how a degree from Bay Path University can help you advance your career or get started on a new path.

Bay Path College graduate student MBA Webinar August 28, 2014 Location: Online Time: 12:00 PM EST

Participate in our live webinar and you will have the opportunity to learn more about our MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices program and have all your questions answered bu our program director, Mo Sattar.

image of a stethoscope Physician Assistant Studies Information Session September 3, 2014 Location:

Registration begins at 2:15 p.m., Longmeadow Campus

Time: 2:30 PM EST

Attend our information session and meet Jennifer Hixon, D.H.Sc., P.A.-C, Professor and Program Director of our Physician Assistant Studies Program. Learn about our program - open to both men and women and tour our campus.

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 PA candidate Lan Vu G’15 PA candidate Lan Vu G’15

“Nothing is easy, but anything is possible,” Vu said. She strives to bring to the world a measure of the opportunity her family struggled to achieve. Read her inspiring story

Bay Path College New Totally Online MSA

Designed with working professionals in mind, our MSA also takes into account the growing trends in the workforce.

Dr. Joshua N. Weiss, program director, Bay Path's MS in Leadership and Negotiation degree program MS in Leadership and Negotiation

The modern workforce demands employees who are both nuanced, effective leaders and strategically adept at negotiations. This is a unique program uniting two pivotal fields….

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Jeanne Ryan G'13 MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practice

She’s often asked why it is that she returned to graduate school for an MBA. After all, Jeanne Ryan had one master’s (occupational therapy from New York University) and she already was the Executive Director of VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass. 

“Did you do it so you could get a raise? No,” Ryan explained, smiling. “Did you do it so that you could get a promotion? No.”But, did her MBA prepare her to take on a more comprehensive position within her role at the 100-year-old organization? Absolutely.

“I did it,” she added, “so that I could be a better leader.”

An MBA is an entry level degree for a serious leader, Ryan said. “Because at the end of the day, healthcare has to work financially, that it means it’s a business. I wanted to understand those business pieces of it. I wanted to sit at the hospital’s senior leadership table with my colleagues, most all of whom have MBAs. We each have the same credentials and can speak on that level. I didn’t want to feel like something was missing. I didn’t want to be at a disadvantage.” 

“I didn’t get the degree to get me to the table,” she stated. “I got it to be stronger at the table.”

Her Bay Path MBA also prepared Ryan to be nimble within the changing marketplace of healthcare, much more than a degree specific to her industry. “I knew a master’s in healthcare administration would be reassuring to me, in speaking to others who have roles like mine,” she said, “but this is my second master’s degree. I didn’t want to be reassured. I wanted to be challenged.”

Since it had been some time since her last classroom experience, she laughed when describing her first foray into online education. “While I might have been computer savvy, my very first class for the program was online,” she remembered. “Dr. Lauren Way helped me on a Saturday morning through all the controls and the way to do this or that.”

Was such an online educational environment a challenge? Yes, she said. But not in the way you may imagine. 

“The intimacy with which we got to know one another was unheard of for me,” she explained. “Because you’re willing to say things in a post that you might be less able to say in class. It clears away the introvert and extrovert sides of the spectrum. Everyone in an online class has the chance to be an extrovert.”

“Online classes are, in my estimation, harder than in person classes,” she continued. “You have to prove that you’re showing up and engaging. This is not freeform. This requires discipline.”

Her Bay Path degree is one of her proudest achievements, she said. And to that end, she cites the faculty for helping her get to that goal. In Ryan’s outside life, she coaches youth sports, and from her position at Cooley Dickinson, she’s been in leadership for a long time. 

“I do hold people within my organizations accountable,” is how she described it. “But I don’t leave them alone while they’re getting to where they need to be. Doing this MBA at Bay Path, with these professors—they’re highly demanding of your skills, with high expectations.” 

“But also high support,” she added. “And that’s what excellent education is all about.”