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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: CHRIS LUDERS – On Management Practice

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: CHRIS LUDERS – On Management Practice

One unique aspect of the One-Year program at Goizueta is the Management Practice course — over the course of the summer, this course combines classroom education with practical experience as we solved real-life business problems for a real-life client! The two-year students receive the same classroom instruction as we do over the course of the fall semester, but they don’t actually get a chance to practice those skills with a real client until their spring semester. As one-year students, we actually get a chance to learn problem solving and communication skills in the classroom and apply them to a...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: CHRIS LUDERS – A Few Odds and Ends

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: CHRIS LUDERS – A Few Odds and Ends

We’re in the midst of the second block of the summer now and taking classes like Leadership, Marketing, Finance, and Accounting. Rather than blather on about the summer classroom experience, though, I wanted to talk about a few other interesting aspects of life at Goizueta! Fall Registration           If you’re looking at coming to Goizueta, particularly in the one-year program, you might be wondering how the registration process occurs. As a one-year student, you only have two shots (one Fall and one Spring) to take all the classes you want to pack into your MBA experience. Considering that, I was...

One-Year at Goizueta: Chris Luders – I get by with a little help from my friends

One-Year at Goizueta: Chris Luders – I get by with a little help from my friends

It’s no surprise to me that teamwork is an integral part of the business school experience. After all, half of the questions in my admissions interviews centered around those teaming aspects of my professional experiences – “describe a time when you’ve worked in a team environment”, “tell me about a time when you went against the prevailing opinion on a team”, and so on. Now that I’m at the close of the first block of the summer semester, however, I realize that the teamwork is an essential ingredient of success at Goizueta! During orientation week, our cohort of 45...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: CHRIS LUDERS – Drinking from the Hose

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: CHRIS LUDERS – Drinking from the Hose

When I made my decision to attend the accelerated One-Year program at Goizueta, I knew that I was signing up for an intense experience. As May drew closer, I had the good fortune to meet a few Goizueta alumni, current students, and staff – and one conversation topic popped up in every chat with those folks: “So… are you taking any time off before school starts?” “Nope – my last work day is the Friday before classes start.” “Oh. Good luck with that!” As a somewhat obtuse individual, I accepted their cautious well-wishes without a second thought. I’ve spent...

One-Year at Goizueta: Chris Luders – Orientation or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Core Values

One-Year at Goizueta: Chris Luders – Orientation or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Core Values

Before I start discussing everything we did in the first official week as Goizueta Business School students, I wanted to provide you with a brief introduction of myself and my background. I am a lifelong Georgia resident who grew up in Duluth, GA, a suburb of Atlanta about 30 minutes from downtown. I received my undergraduate degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2009, and have spent the past four years working in the Strategy and Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting. As of May 10th, I am now an MBA Candidate in the One-Year Accelerated MBA...

One-Year MBA Profile Featuring Chris Luders

One-Year MBA Profile Featuring Chris Luders

We asked a few of our One-Year MBA current students to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience over the course of one year. Meet Chris Luders 14MBA. Name: Chris Luders Class Year: 2014 Concentration: Strategy and Marketing Previous Employer & Position: Strategy and Operations Consultant, Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Institution & Major: Georgia Tech, Industrial and Systems Engineering Why I chose Goizueta: Tight-knit community, top 20 MBA program, flexibility with an accelerated one-year program, close to home and family in Atlanta Twitter Handle: @ChrisLuders