Executive MBA 2010
VP-Aftermarket and Service Operations
Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc.
The program is designed to allow students to apply their learning immediately in their current job. This is extremely valuable and I believe makes the learning a lot more meaningful. The strategy project is another example of meaningful “real life” learning.
Executive MBA 2008
Senior VP, Global Supply Chain
Schneider Electric North America
The Vanderbilt Executive MBA gave me a chance to learn new skills, refresh my old ones and open myself up to a lot of diverse perspectives on how other companies achieve their results. This experience has opened my eyes to many new viewpoints on how to deal with issues at work that I now use every day.
Kerri Woodberry, M.D.
Executive MBA 2007
CEO & President
Macourlyn Center for Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt prepares you for a leadership position by emphasizing leadership skills, human relations skills, group projects and teamwork. The team dynamic of the program paid fast dividends, as I was able to implement a number of changes to my medical practice. These changes improved efficiency and provided better patient flow.
Executive MBA 2004
Chief Financial Officer
Pursuing the MBA brought me recognition as someone who wanted to move ahead and push the envelope. I knew I could demonstrate value to my company and deliver on the investment they had made in me. When I stepped back into the workplace, with the demands of school behind me, I was able to bring a whole new dimension of horsepower—more knowledge, new tools and important business connections.
Executive MBA 2010
Quality Assurance Manager
I felt that, while I had learned a little about a lot of individual items (such as accounting or economics) in my undergraduate degree program, I had no way to tie them all together. Also, a senior executive in my company told me, “We have a lot of people in our company who are very good at operations. We have a smaller group of people who are good at finance and accounting. The number of people who speak both languages can be counted on one hand, and those people are valuable.” I wanted to be one of those people.