One-Year MBA Program

MBA

Choosing the Fast Track

In one year, MBA student Michelle Norwood became a globetrotting blue-chip recruit.

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Michelle Norwood
Trading Project Supervisor
ExxonMobil
Houston, TX
Unstoppable since 2014

When Michelle started working as an audit accountant in Maine, it felt like a natural step. She enjoyed finance and knew she’d have ample opportunities to advance in the firm.

But a few years later, the work felt stale and limiting. Though she audited different industries, her work tasks rarely varied. She craved a challenging career that would expose her to new concepts. The kind of job that she knew started with a higher-caliber education. That’s when she decided to enroll at the Moore School.

I was interested in the one year program because I wanted to get back into the workforce as quickly as possible.”

Michelle spent the next year complementing her finance expertise with advanced business skills. She was thrilled to be recruited by ExxonMobil right on campus.

Today she’s rising through the ExxonMobil ranks and works at the company’s massive Houston campus. She is currently working on a new trading project, a global effort that has taken her to India, Brussels, Argentina, Brazil and Italy in the first six months of 2018.

Having my MBA, I feel like I came in with an advantage. Now that I’m in my third role in the company, I’m a supervisor managing cross roles, cross functional teams.”
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One-Year MBA
Length 10 Months
Location Columbia, SC
Testing GMAT or GRE required (waivers available)
Average Work Experience 4 Years
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MBA

Navigating From Barracks to Boardrooms

Chris Stegmaier’s MBA turned 20 years of public service into a thriving civilian career.

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Chris Stegmaier
Senior Strategy Consultant
Accenture
Atlanta, GA
Unstoppable since 2017

Chris Stegmaier had already met his share of challenges when he began to consider an MBA. With more than 20 years of government service under his belt (including time in the Army and National Security Agency), Chris saw the program at South Carolina as an efficient way to turn his considerable project management experience into a thriving civilian career.

My MBA was a 10-month tutorial in how to adjust the skills I’d learned in the service and better leverage them to meet the demands of the private sector,” he says.

As his interest in consulting sharpened, Chris added Lean Six Sigma certification to amplify his process and project management education. Just one day after graduating, he began an engagement with a southeastern pharmaceutical company and then joined Accenture, a global provider of strategy, consulting, digital, technology, operations and services.

Today, Chris moves seamlessly from a Fortune 500 boardroom to a client’s international jobsite. Just as he transformed his career, he’s solving his clients’ most vexing business challenges with innovative solutions that make them more competitive.

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