Wright, MBA '93
Vice President of Finance, Global Manufacturing and Global External Supply Operations
New York, NY
"In business, two key factors to success are technical ability and teamwork. The MBA at Indiana State taught me the skills I needed in both of these areas. The technical knowledge I gained in the program was essential, but just as important was the opportunity to work on projects with others. These group projects taught me to work with other people's schedules, deadlines, and different personalities. When I think about what I do now -- having responsibility for the finance function in the Global Manufacturing and External Supply organization at Pfizer -- I realize those cooperative collaborations were the first step in my leadership journey."
Burns, MBA '92
Assistant Vice President, Retirement Services Products and Investments
OneAmerica / American United Life
"I went straight from by bachelor's degree in finance into the MBA program because I wanted to round off my degree to be prepared for the future. The ISU program was a great way to prepare for multiple disciplines. The professors were outstanding, and the program included a class in which we did consulting work for an actual business."
Pasina Olu Akogun
"I decided to do my MBA at the Scott College of Business because after graduating from Indiana State University with my undergraduate degree in Construction Management the MBA faculty has been very friendly and very helpful. The MBA Department staff has made me feel welcome and have worked with me. Their drive and care for the MBA students is a testament to their dedication to the program. The idea, taught to all MBA students, that management is thinking within the box but problem solving is thinking outside the box will stay with me throughout my career."
"The MBA program at Indiana State University is a great opportunity to receive a high quality graduate degree in business at an affordable rate. Students in the program are provided with the space they need to grow and learn individually, while at the same time have professors that are ready to help you in any way they can. I am very pleased with my education within the MBA program and know that I will be well prepared for the business world when I leave ISU. I highly recommend the MBA program at ISU to any student pursuing a graduate degree in business."
"I chose the MBA program in the Scott College of Business at ISU because it is consistently rated as a top business school and because I know many alums with respectable careers. Through courses in the MBA program I have learned how to manage a company utilizing advanced knowledge from disciplines such as accounting, finance, MIS, operations management, human resources, marketing, strategic planning, and statistical forecasting. The MBA program provides not only advanced professional courses, but also practical experiences. For example, in our marketing class, we used CAPSIM simulation software that reinforces what we have learned in class with a real-world situation giving us practical experiences. My future as a professional is brighter because of the time I have spent in the MBA program in the Scott College of Business at ISU."