EMBA Alumni Testimonials

  • “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 Chief Creative Officer and would have never had this opportunity if I hadn’t decided to pursue an advanced degree.”

    Brad Kenney
    Chief Creative Officer
    Whidbey Makers

  • Barry Wardle
    Vice President
    Roth, a Sodexo Company

  • Karen Kaminski
    Vice President, Human Resources
    TravelCenters of America

"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



"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



"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
Vice President and Business Banker
Huntington National Bank


"The Kent State University Executive MBA Program challenged me to look beyond my current understanding of what differentiates business success from business mediocrity. I learned so much of value through this demanding and rewarding program - not only from my professors and the study-abroad experience, but also from the other members in my cohort. The EMBA Program at Kent State has shaped my business acumen beyond expectation."

Brian Williams
Vice President, Branch Manager
PNC Bank