For Bethany Miller, earning an Executive MBA in Global Business (EMBA-GB) from Georgia Tech proved crucial to her career both inside and outside of the military. "I love learning and knew that getting an MBA would help me advance in my career," says Miller, who completed the 17-month EMBA-GB program in 2008.
She says the program prepared her for greater leadership. Since graduation, she's become global operations director for the Air Force Reserve as well as vice president of fleet operations for Ride The Ducks, a tourism and entertainment company. During her EMBA-GB studies, she served as a pilot for the Air Force Reserve (flying the C-17) and AirTran Airways (handling a full schedule).
EMBA's convenient format, involving Friday evening and Saturday classes on select weekends, was helpful in juggling her busy schedule. She says she chose Georgia Tech because of its international reputation and student diversity. The EMBA-GB option made sense for her because "what the military does is global in nature," she explains. "The international orientation of the program was very important to me."
She adds that the EMBA program "introduced me to topics that I wasn't aware were impacting my career, and it taught me to think more critically. Once you have your Executive MBA, it becomes a part of your life and how you think."
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