Neil Kimber knew a solid business education would help him to take the next step in his career. As Director of Technology for TalentQuest, a provider of talent management solutions, the next logical step was Chief Technical Officer.
"I'd reached a natural point in my job where my technology background would only get me so far. I needed to understand business and enhance my management skills in order to continue moving up," says Kimber.
"The EMBA-MOT's focus on technology was a unique feature of the program, and it had everything I was looking for. The management of technology focus allowed me to take full advantage of my technical expertise while gaining an understanding of business," Kimber says.
In July 2008, Kimber was promoted to Chief Technology Officer of TalentQuest, and now has "total ownership of all technology inside the company" reporting directly to the CEO. "The EMBA-MOT program helped me move up in the company. I believe that our CEO has seen a difference in the way I operate," Kimber says. "The program helped me reevaluate how to make strategic business decisions. I have already created value for TalentQuest with the new skills I've gained. We have definitely seen a good return on the investment."