After 15 years in the technology space in various roles — from entry-level programmer to various leadership positions — I decided it was time to get different skills and new experiences. An Executive MBA would be a much-needed injection of energy and excitement into my career.
Since January, my cohort has been immersed in several courses that have practical applications in our daily business activities. Whether it is applying a statistical theory to understand data more robustly, reading cash flow statements to value a company or analyzing one’s professional network, we have been studying many applicable concepts in the classroom. When… Continue reading
In the Kellogg Executive MBA Program, we constantly hear about the power of networks, and many of us chose Kellogg for the incredible network it offers through students, faculty and alumni. Truthfully, this was one of the reasons I always resisted business school. This idea of going to school for connections seemed so calculating and… Continue reading
At Kellogg School of Management, students maintain a rigorous academic schedule. On top of their classes, study groups and homework, many students in the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program also balance high-level careers and families. Making the commitment to extra activities like social lives, service and fitness can be an adjustment. Current EMBA student Ana Vazquez,… Continue reading
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. — Marianne Williamson When I applied to the EMBA program at Kellogg, I had been out of school for 12 years, the first few of… Continue reading
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other – John F. Kennedy Balancing theory and practice is a key characteristic of the EMBA program at Kellogg. My classmates in the Executive MBA program are high-level executives with substantial experience in management and come from Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, public and nonprofit organizations. Throughout the… Continue reading
…But for many of their children, the sprawling urban zone of more than 450,000 people, including almost 32,000 registered internally displaced people, is a social, educational and careers dead end… — UN Refugee Agency, 2010 Of all the choices of the world’s best business schools to attend for my MBA, I chose Kellogg. For me, one reason was… Continue reading
SONGS capture moments, and moments are a cocktail of happenstance, musings, grit and emotions — which collectively defines “what” we’ve done, “who” we are, and “where” we’re headed. And over time, we curate a meaningful soundtrack to our lives — comprised of songs that capture these defining moments.
Evanston, Illinois – Michael Antis had 4 shots on goal, scoring once, and assisted Steve Kinsick for another to lead team USA to a 3-0 victory over team International on Thursday. Antis was assisted by a gloriously long pass from Northwestern’s own Timothy Allen. Sam Morton, the converted college football kicker, scored the other goal… Continue reading
THE GROUNDS of the Kellogg campus is indistinguishable from the set of one of those midday BBC Channel films featuring the emotionally subdued enduring love of an aged-couple – aptly titled “Geriatric Gestures of Endearment”. Surrounded by the crashing waters of Lake Michigan, complemented by twenty-eight different varieties of spruce, and accented with Greco-Roman sculptures… Continue reading
So I’m a typical EMBA student – thirty something, a husband with a demanding career, three young children, a super career and a life! One of the reasons that the Kellogg Executive MBA program was top of my list when I considered going back to school was the amazing support network that I heard about… Continue reading
Over the past 3 weeks I’ve traveled almost 25,000 miles and I’ve realized that you can’t “think” internationally unless you “learn” internationally. The global elective program I attended at our partner school WHU in Vallendar, Germany this past month brought me closer to European Economics, Luxury Brand Management, and last but not least my fellow… Continue reading