MARINE REFLECTION ON WEEKEND MBA

Submitted by MAJ Paul Lowman (Marines), second semester student in the Weekend Executive MBA program and one of Goizueta’s Fort Benning Fellows.

emba group meeting

Small group meeting of Executive MBA students.

Fall 2016 was a real eye-opener.  The WEMBA program has the same number of class hours and academic requirements as other programs so the learning curve is steep and the nights of studying are long.  The truth is, I wouldn’t have it any other way!  This is a great challenge, but thankfully, there are fellow vets, students, and the phenomenal staff and faculty at GBS to overcome all that is placed in your path.  In all seriousness, I cannot imagine another institution being as supportive of veterans. Goizueta is continually raising the bar of veteran support at a university which has been supporting vets for over 75 years. 

The impact of my education hit me when driving and listening to Bloomberg Radio.  Having no background in Finance I listened to an interview with a senior financial analyst who tackled questions about their firm’s growth strategy.  When he went on a diatribe about top-line vs. taxes benefits for overall value generation, I understood!  This program is not for the faint of heart but  those with a thirst for knowledge. 

Semper Fidelis, Paul Lowman, USMC.

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