"The value I have brought to my new job in terms of setting strategic initiatives in technology has gained much attention and has helped me become a 'high-potential' leader in this new organization."
Nicki Vo Director of Technology, Hydrite Chemical Company Milwaukee, WI Online Executive MBA, Class of 2018
Why did you decide on the Executive MBA program?
I first wanted to ensure wherever I completed my studies, that the curriculum and school were well acclaimed. Considering the fiscal spend and the time requirements, I wanted to ensure I went to a well-recognized online EMBA program. Through extensive research, I learned RIT consistently met a number of awards for several years. Additionally, RIT provided an emphasis on technology management. As a technology leader, I wanted to have that level of rigor to know how to successfully manage, research, technology and innovation.
What was your favorite part of the program?
I enjoyed learning the concepts of organizational design, strategic thinking, competitive analysis, strategic marketing, and being given the opportunity to apply them. There were also several cohort students who helped me to grow, as they supported or challenged my thinking. I learned how to grow professionally.
How has your education helped your career?
I better understand how to manage a team and organization. By applying the models and principles we learned, I have been able to clearly identify strategies and communicate them to upper management. The knowledge I have gained and applied has helped me to recently land a new job and create visibility for the path towards being a technical director. The value I have brought to this new job in terms of setting strategic initiatives in technology has gained much attention and has helped me become a "high-potential" leader in this new organization.