URI’s ‘Blue MBA’ could be key as ocean-based supersector evolves

MULTISKILLED: Colleen Peters is one of the 23 students who have graduated from the University of Rhode Island’s “Blue MBA” program since it started in 2008. URI officials are hoping the program will ramp up as the blue economy gains momentum. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
MULTISKILLED: Colleen Peters is one of the 23 students who have graduated from the University of Rhode Island’s “Blue MBA” program since it started in 2008. URI officials are hoping the program will ramp up as the blue economy gains momentum. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
It was a curiosity about the manatees and dolphins that swam in the canal near her father’s Florida home that first drew Colleen Peters to the ocean. Her childhood fascination with marine life became a passion and then a career path, honed through a vocational high school aquaculture program and a bachelor’s degree in marine…

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