The University of Akron MBA program has allowed me to expand my horizons both personally and professionally. During my time here, I had the opportunity to interact with a diverse student body that broadened my perspective. While the majority of the student body is made up local classmates, the CBA allowed me to meet and interact with classmates from overseas, an experience that deepens my understanding of other cultures and contributes to my understanding of the global business environment.
To compliment the networking and social experience, in general, the teaching staff brings a great deal of knowledge in their specific areas of expertise. Classes at the beginning of the program seem general and random, however, during the second year of the program all the pieces started to fall in place, building on the foundation that was set the previous two semesters. By the end of the program I felt that I had a greater understanding of the business environment I am living in, which nowadays is global. The MBA program developed in me a great deal of foresight and long-term planning abilities. It fostered not only thinking about the monetary benefits of business, but also created a sense of social responsibility and sustainability in the business environment.