Program Blog

The Start of a Transformation

Posted by Alex Cashman-Rolls on Aug 16, 2017 3:04:20 PM

Introduction

My name is Alex Cashman-Rolls. I currently serve as one of the directors of an emerging international nonprofit, RAKlife, which is based in California. Prior to this, I spent 11 years serving in various operations leadership positions in the mortgage banking industry. I have become convinced that of all the purposes a business can have, the very best purpose is to drive the prosperity of a community.

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Topics: residency, MBA, EMBA, team

Back to School

Posted by Jennifer Telitz on Aug 16, 2017 2:57:49 PM

My name is Jennifer Telitz and I’m in the broadcast media industry. I’ve been a leader in my industry heading up business development and managing campaign execution for 20 years. The last 16 years have been in the San Diego market.

Going back to school to get my MBA has been on my to-do list for a long time. 2017 is the year I’m crossing it off my list, and I’m now officially part of RIT’s EMBA online class 23!

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Topics: residency, MBA, EMBA, team

What makes a smart team?

Posted by Marty Lawlor on Apr 19, 2017 1:46:06 PM

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.

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Topics: MBA, EMBA, team

Corinn's Orientation Experience

Posted by Corinn Williams on Sep 19, 2016 8:31:35 PM

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.

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Topics: online learning, MBA

Alan's Orientation Experience

Posted by Alan Jackson on Sep 19, 2016 9:56:00 AM

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.

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Topics: online learning, MBA

What's the Value of an MBA Anyway?

Posted by Kristi Mitchell on Oct 22, 2015 9:59:36 AM

The value of an MBA degree can really be measured objectively Kristi Mitchellor 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.

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Topics: higher education, online learning, MBA