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  • Why the Professional MBA: An Engineer’s Perspective
  • David Chinn
  • - David Chinn, PMBA '15
  • I graduated with a civil engineering degree twelve years prior to this fall when I entered Virginia Tech’s Professional MBA program. My career had grown steadily, but I felt as though it started to plateau. I realized if I wanted to continue that growth, I needed more than my engineering degree, licensure and experience. I believed an MBA would not only separate me from my engineering peers, but would provide a skillset engineers generally lack in their formal education: management of people. The best technical engineers aren’t necessarily the best managers just like the most successful professional athletes are rarely the most successful coaches. Read more of David Chinn's blog post