When I graduated from Duke University in 2011, I had a vague notion that I might want to pursue an MBA someday, but I couldn’t articulate why - it just seemed like something everyone did. Five years later, I was managing the team of engineers that handles Stryker Instruments’ most urgent post-market quality issues. Each time I attended a meeting with key business leaders to discuss an issue and determine the best path forward, I caught a glimpse of how much more there is to running a business than simply solving the engineering problem. Finally, I understood the relevance of an MBA and the impact that it could have on my career.
The key differentiator for me between Ross and the other part-time MBA programs in the Midwest was Ross’ cohort model. I loved being able to spend two years learning from my incredibly talented classmates and developing friendships that will last a lifetime. Combine that with Ross’ world-class faculty, emphasis on action-based learning, and location in college-town Ann Arbor, and the result was an MBA experience unlike any other.
Since starting the WMBA program at Ross, I have been promoted into roles in product management, medical device sales, and marketing leadership. I am incredibly grateful for the role that Ross played in expanding my career options at such a pivotal juncture. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, and GO BLUE!