I recently stumbled across a New York Times article I had saved from January of 2015 entitled: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others. I had originally clipped it because of the importance of teamwork in our Executive MBA (EMBA) program—seventy-five percent of our courses include a team deliverable—and feedback from students suggests that working with others can be the most rewarding or the most maddening part of the EMBA experience.
Having graduated from college with a BA in English Literature and Dance, and somehow finding myself in a career in sales, I had often toyed with the idea of going back to school to earn my MBA to ground some of the skills I’ve learned in practice in the classroom. Well, I finally bit the bullet and after a lot of research, a few application essays, and an interview, I found myself sitting in a lecture hall in Rochester at RIT’s Executive MBA orientation.
My name is Alan Jackson and I am a member of RIT’s Saunders College of Business Online Executive MBA Class 21. Our cohort attended orientation at RIT from August 10th through the 12th, 2016 in order to meet our new teammates face-to-face along with the great staff RIT has put together.
The value of an MBA degree can really be measured objectively or subjectively depending on your viewpoint, or personal experience if you already sport the credentials. We can talk about the quantitative side: return on investment, payback period, increased job opportunities etc. Or we can talk more qualitatively: expanded knowledge base, broadened views, better marketability, and improved leadership capabilities to name a few.