College of Business Administration



EMBA Alumni Testimonials

Dragan Karajovec"An MBA has allowed me to master the skills necessary for effectively managing a global organization.  The direct effect of completing Kent State's EMBA was a promotion to V.P. General Manager, Americas."


Dragan Karajovic
V.P. General Manager, Americas
MP Biomedicals


“My life has changed because of my MBA, and the investment I made in my education paid for itself in less than a year.  I now work as a senior consultant and would have never had this opportunity if I hadn’t decided to pursue an advanced degree.”

 Brad Kenney
 Ernst and Young
 Senior Consultant


Don Marshall "The EMBA program at Kent State was a natural next step of my career progression. The value I received from the program came from not only the knowledge I received, but the peer relationships that created a competitive, supportive and energizing environment. The program validated much of my past experience, while giving me the skills to move to the next career level and become more competitive in the job market. I would not be in my current position without having completed this program. For anyone looking to take that next career step, I recommend you take this opportunity."

Don Marshall
Aspect Software Regional Services Manager
2005 Alumnus


Kerry Schrader

"There is nothing more energizing than taking my EMBA knowledge into the boardroom. Understanding everything from strategy to financials makes me a player."

Kerry Schrader
2003 Alumna

Jim Bolin"After more than 20 years in the business world, getting my MBA was critical to maintaining my competitive edge. Kent State’s EMBA program gave me a wonderful clarity of vision and thought in facing the daily challenges of global business."

Jim Bolin
Chief Operating Officer
Process Automation PEPPERL+FUCHS
2002 Alumnus


John Alm "The EMBA program at Kent State University is a comprehensive way to expand your managerial skills and advance your career. This program is an excellent way to make you more valuable to your organization and provides the quality education you will need to advance. I would highly recommend this program to anyone that desires to learn the skills needed to lead their organization as well as executives seeking to enhance their abilities."

John Alm
Investment Office
National City Bank
1999 Alumnus

Mike Benson "The EMBA program at Kent provided me with knowledge that was immediately useful in my job, and it also helped move my career forward. The EMBA at Kent is not merely rooted in theory. The professors direct the courses in a way where concepts are applied directly to business situations that the EMBA student is presently dealing with. The student also benefits from applying classroom concepts to business simulations and business & economic situations currently making news."

Mike Benson
Senior VP/Small Business
First Merit Corporation
2004 Alumnus

Kathy Morrow "The EMBA Program at Kent provided me with a current and comprehensive view of all facets of business management. It has enhanced my critical thinking skills required to maintain a competitive advantage necessary to excel in today's business world. Through inspired thought, professors presented: advanced analytical skills that have sharpened my decision making ability; a broadened global perspective to more effectively interact at all levels and polished leadership skills to better guide my team. The interactive teamwork lent insight into diverse fields. If you desire a more fulfilling career, I encourage you to invest in yourself and you will find companies more willing to invest in you."

Kathy Morrow
Business Development Specialist
Psychiatric Solutions
2006 Alumna


Lakisha McCamey "The International aspect of Kent State's Program was invaluable...I think that is what made it stand out from the rest when it came to choosing an MBA Program."

Lakisha McCamey
Senior Corporate Accountant
America's Body Company
2006 Alumna

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