MBAs Changing the Bottom Line
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 / Bookmark & Share
By Shane Danaher, PMBA'11
The start-up life requires you to navigate the ins and outs of business from day one. When you join a start-up, just as it’s getting underway, you enjoy the idea of being one of the original people hitting the ground running. If you come from IT, you can see the Marketing and Sales side of the business, or vice versa. In fact, it’s necessary you immediately understand how those elements can help you meet your projected growth.
I joined the Virginia Tech Professional MBA Program with a goal to get the skills I would need to help my emerging company begin to compete in the market. I needed a program that could expose me not only to a meaningful classroom experience, but a program that would also bring me together with a network of business professionals who were willing to share how they worked inside their own companies.
I had a thirst for knowledge that I could take back and apply in the workplace, but I also had to contribute value myself. If we learned about better change management practices, I needed to take those practices back to the office and apply them every day. When I returned to meet my classmates, I had lessons and resources to share.
The Virginia Tech PMBA program met my needs by providing me with resources to help me drive my own company’s growth. We have dollar results in our business from the lessons I learned in the classroom. The Virginia Tech PMBA program helped me change the bottom line, why don’t you see if it will change yours?
- Shane Danaher is the Client Services, Vice President for Divurgent. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategic service offerings, driving client satisfaction, and developing sound marketing strategies. Shane has an Economics degree from Haverford College and will complete his MBA with Virginia Tech this spring.
originally published April 2011