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Regional Finance Leader
Program/Concentration: Jack Welch MBA
TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AT CREATION TECHNOLOGIES.
As a Regional Finance Leader, I work as a trusted business partner, driving critical initiatives to find cost savings & improve operational efficiencies. I lead the region’s annual and Strategic Budgeting process and proactively drive financial results to optimize business performance and deliver long-term corporate goals.
WHY WERE YOU LOOKING TO GET AN MBA?:
I decided to get a Jack Welch MBA because I wanted to get a Master’s degree that would teach me the CEO mindset, one that could teach me to strategically evaluate a business and provide sound solutions to my clientele. I was looking for a recognized and top-ranked school, and the JWMI curriculum taught real-world solutions that would be relevant in the current business environment. I was glad that I chose the Jack Welch MBA; the program exceeded my expectations.
HOW HAS THE JWMI CURRICULUM HELPED YOU IN YOUR CAREER?
My learnings from JWMI helped me secure a new role as Regional Finance Leader at Creation Technologies in November 2020. During the interview phase, I used concepts from the program and got the job. I spoke about Gemba walk, operations excellence, making gut calls, and celebrating success.
DID YOU FIND THE CURRICULUM WAS IMMEDIATELY APPLICABLE? PLEASE EXPLAIN.:
The “Learn Today. Apply Tomorrow.” slogan has been proven true in my current role. Candor and active listening have also been a new addition to my leadership style. Jack’s famous quote of bringing every brain into the game has been my go-to strategy when leading any project, and it has proven great success not just for me individually but for my team and the corporation.
LOOKING BACK AT WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT AN ONLINE PROGRAM WHEN YOU FIRST EMBARKED, WHAT WAS YOUR OVERALL IMPRESSION NOW? DID IT MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS VIA DQ BOARDS, EOP VIDEOS, FACULTY ETC?:
For me, this MBA program has been a life-changing journey. I enjoyed Jack’s principles of leadership, most significantly his lessons on leading with passion and giving 100% in all your endeavors. Learning aids like Experts of Practice (EOP) videos and Discussion Question (DQ) boards have been vital for creating a unique learning experience.
JWMI’s professors are passionate professionals who are always willing to ensure that students understand the concepts and apply them in their leadership journey. In addition, the JWMI support staff (admissions, advising, and the business office) are outstanding in their prompt attention to inquiries.
HOW DID YOU NAVIGATE JOB, FAMILY, AND WORK? WHAT STRATEGIES DID YOU IMPLEMENT TO GET IT DONE?:
Balance is the name of the game. It was a bit hard to manage a job, family, and work in the first quarter, but it became like second nature and just something you learn to do by the second term. My JWMI courses and work complemented each other, which helped. Time management was crucial for delivering assignments on time.
PLEASE SHARE ANY ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS EMBARKING ON THE MBA JOURNEY.:
Hard work always pay-offs. The time spent on weekday evenings and weekends was a significant investment. But a worthwhile one. Don’t enroll just to earn a Master’s degree; instead, enroll to Master your career.
This Jack Welch MBA journey is a life-changing experience. Enjoy the courses and make the most out of it.
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