After a varied career in the public and non-profit sectors, Miebeth Bustillo-Booth, EMBA 2015, had experienced success in the private sector and had launched her own company, ChildTrek. She could see that an improving economy would offer new opportunities if she had the right mix of business knowledge and skills. After consulting with friends, colleagues and mentors, she decided it was a good time to earn an Executive MBA.
Executive MBA students typically think about getting an MBA for months, sometimes years, prior to applying for admission to a program. Most carefully weigh the financial investment, the time commitment, and other opportunity costs against the ROI of personal and professional growth offered by the EMBA experience. We asked three Foster EMBA students to explain how they decided to make a leap forward in their careers.