Two Michigan Ross Executive MBAs Listed Among 2018’s Best and Brightest Students


It’s no small feat to serve as a leader of a global corporation, especially when you’re pursuing an advanced degree from one of the best business schools in the world.

That’s why we’re proud to see two Michigan Ross graduates featured on Poets & Quants’ Best and Brightest Executive MBAs of 2018 list. Learn more about these impressive learners and leaders:

Amanda McVay, MBA ’18

McVay was recently promoted to the role of group vice president of merchandising and grocery for Meijer. While pursuing her Executive MBA, she established executive women resources and mentorships within Meijer, and she is also an active member in the Network of Executive Women.

She chose Michigan Ross “because I wanted to learn from not only the professors, but from the other talented cohort members that spanned multiple industries.” She tells Poets and Quants that what she enjoyed most about her two years at Michigan Ross were her classmates: “They were genuine, intelligent, witty, and kind individuals. We were all on this journey together and we were proud of each other. We pushed each other and commended each other. The relationships enhanced the education.”

Read Amanda McVay’s Q&A with Poets and Quants


Jason Woon, MBA ’18

​Woon is now a senior manager of economic and valuation services at KPMG in Seattle, a promotion he received after just two months of pursuing his Executive MBA at Ross. He says he was attracted to Michigan Ross “because of its top-tier ranking, flexible once-a-month residency schedule, focus on action-based learning, and international alumni network.”

He traveled to Israel with a Ross team for his Executive MAP course, during which he advised a skincare company on its strategy for entering the U.S. market. It looks like Woon is well on his way to achieving his goal of being “more than just a numbers guy.”


Read Jason Woon’s Q&A with Poets and Quants

Learn more about the Michigan Ross Executive MBA Program