In one year, MBA student Michelle Norwood became a globetrotting blue-chip recruit.Read Michelle’s Story
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.”
When Kausik Ghosh discovered the Moore School’s One-Year MBA, he found the place he’d learn to influence global businesses, make effective decisions in ever-changing macroeconomic environments and deliver results, quickly.Read Kausik’s Story
Kausik’s six years at SAP, the world’s leading enterprise software provider, were successful in every sense except one — staying on limited his experience to a single industry sector.
My Moore School education was a unique, cross-cultural experience including international business perspective, strategy, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and real-world consulting.”
With an engineering background, his interest in technology was assured, but he yearned for a career that also included operations and customer-centered projects and a focus on organizational strategy and change management. Kausik believed an MBA would educate him about the greater business world’s challenges — not one corner of it.
With his previous experience, Kausik opted for the accelerated, 11-month program. In it, he attained Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, completed two Capstone consulting projects, led a case competition team and earned the Business Analytics Graduate Certificate. Eastman recruited him before graduation and today he manages IT and technology procurement globally for the Fortune 500 company, working closely with partner and supplier senior executives and with Eastman’s engineering and manufacturing leadership teams across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
A Moore School MBA is an amalgamation of cross-functional teamwork, business leadership principles and learning how to step up, take ownership and relentlessly innovate when conditions are challenging.”
Chris Stegmaier’s MBA turned 20 years of public service into a thriving civilian career.Read Chris’s Story
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.
The part-time Professional MBA program at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business offers students the opportunity to earn an MBA degree with flexibility, affordability and access to industry-experienced faculty.Read Story