Professor Russo mentioned the common phrase of “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.” What struck me was what he said next, which was something along the lines of: “and the only way you can do that is if you take your shoes off first.”
Talking with administrators during the application process further highlighted the managerial focus of the program. I was not coming here to learn operations, I was coming here to learn how to be a leader in the industry.
Like clockwork, 8 a.m. dictates that a new case will be posted on Blackboard, team assignments to follow. I log in, knowing that we are going to be pitching an Initial Public Offering (IPO).
While it had only been a short month of break between my first and second semester, I couldn’t help but notice how excited I truly was for residence week.
Studying accounting is akin to what students learn in linguistics class, says Michael Paz; but instead of developing a proficiency in a foreign tongue, accounting makes one fluent in the most familiar language on earth: business.
Several key factors led me to Johnson’s Executive MBA program: rigorous academics, team-based learning, international diversity and resources, and an emphasis on balancing priorities.