Program: Professional Online MBA
Graduation: December 2017
Current title/organization: Director of IT, Duke University School of Nursing
Q: What drew you to the Jenkins MBA program? How did the program complement your undergrad studies (or took you in a different direction)?
A. I was drawn to this program for the focus on strategy and entrepreneurial studies. My undergraduate degree was in Economics, so this provided a more practical foundation for business.
Q: What are some value points gained from your MBA experience and how are you applying what you’ve learned in your current role?
A: Highest value is critical thinking and the ability to think strategically. Next highest value is understanding the value of marketing, no matter what your role.
Q: Advice for prospective students considering the Jenkins MBA program?
A: I found this program to be worthwhile. It is not easy and not everything I learned is immediately applicable to my current role. The real value for me has been that I now have a broader business-focused background and have learned to think strategically about and actively contribute to the entire organization, not just within my own group.