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Program/Concentration: Jack Welch MBA
PLEASE SHARE MORE ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL ROLE AND RESPONSIBLITIES.:
In 2023, I am excited to embark on a new venture by launching my consulting firm. My focus will be on helping small business owners in the US strengthen their organizational and operational systems.
As the CEO of this firm, I will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the company’s growth and success. This includes building a solid team of consultants and partners, identifying potential clients, and building long-lasting relationships.
I am dedicated to assessing the unique needs of each small business owner and creating customized solutions to help them improve their organizational and operational systems. Additionally, I will manage the company’s finances and budget, including creating financial reports and making informed decisions on investments and expenditures.
WHY WERE YOU LOOKING TO GET AN MBA?:
I decided to pursue an MBA to take my career to the next level. I was particularly interested in learning from successful business leaders with a proven track record of success. One of my business idols is Jack Welch, who I have long admired, and I have followed his philosophy and approach to business.
I wanted to attend the Jack Welch Management Institute MBA program because of the reputation of the program and the leadership of Jack Welch. Jack Welch is a well-known and respected business leader with a proven track record of success in the corporate world. His leadership philosophy and approach to business have been widely recognized as innovative and effective, and I was eager to learn from someone with his level of experience and expertise.
HOW HAS THE JWMI CURRICULUM HELPED YOU IN YOUR CAREER?
While attending the program, I experienced a significant increase in my professional growth and development. Not only did I receive a 40% raise in salary, but I also had the opportunity to lead a team almost three times larger than the team I previously led, with 100 professionals under my direction.
The MBA program not only helped me acquire new skills and knowledge but also instilled a strong sense of confidence and self-assurance. This confidence has been instrumental in my decision to start my consulting firm. The program gave me the tools and insights I needed to become an effective leader and a valuable asset in my field. It helped me understand how to create and implement effective strategies that drive growth and success.
DID YOU FIND THE CURRICULUM WAS IMMEDIATELY APPLICABLE? PLEASE EXPLAIN.:
The program provided me with a comprehensive curriculum and a unique learning approach emphasizing applying knowledge in real-world scenarios. The philosophy of “Learn it on Monday, apply it on Tuesday, bring it to class on Wednesday” allowed me to immediately practice what I was learning and gain a deeper understanding of the material.
One of the most valuable outcomes of this approach was that it allowed me to see the direct impact of my learning on my work and develop a strong confidence in my abilities. Instead of just studying theory, I took actionable steps that helped me improve my performance and make a real difference in my professional life.
WHAT’S BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE IN THE PROGRAM?:
The opportunity to develop my leadership skills was one of the most satisfying facets of this program. These skills enabled me to have a meaningful impact on over one hundred different people by guiding them along their professional journeys, which was one of the most fulfilling aspects of this program.
IN JUST A FEW WORDS, DESCRIBE WHAT “LEADERSHIP” MEANS TO YOU.:
Leadership is the ability to guide a team towards a common goal, regardless of position. It aligns the team’s actions and behaviors with a clear purpose and desired outcome.
PLEASE SHARE ANY ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS EMBARKING ON THE MBA JOURNEY.:
- Make the most of your time and effort by applying everything you learn as soon as possible. This method will provide the best return on your time and money. The program is intended to assist you in your success, but it is ultimately up to you to take advantage of the opportunities it provides.
- Spend time reading the recommended books, watching EOP (Experts of Practice) videos, and analyzing the provided documents. It will prepare you for class, broaden your perspective and help you advance your professional career.
- Make the most of your program experience by meeting as many people as possible and finding ways to make it enjoyable for yourself. Remember that this is a two-year program, and the key to success is to have fun.
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