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Mike Ciampa

Program: Professional Online MBA
Graduation: December 2017
Current title/organization: General Manager, Crabtree Valley Mall

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. The flexibility of the program and being able to mix the platforms. Also, the cost was a major motivator. My undergrad was in Criminology. After getting out of Law Enforcement I felt an MBA would help give me the foundation for working in the business world.

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: The program provides a general understanding of how businesses operate. As a manager it is key to have an understanding on how the company operates and how departments interact with one another.

Q: Advice for prospective students considering the Jenkins MBA program?
A: If you decide to go through this program remember you get out of it what you put into it. There is a considerable amount of information available to you at NC State and you should make the most of it.