Part One: The new talent in Kellogg’s MBAi Program, Fall 2021
What does it take to become part of the next generation of tech leaders? The MBAi Program, Kellogg’s newest MBA degree program, prepares students to take on roles across this dynamic, everchanging field. A collaboration between Kellogg and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, the MBAi equips graduates to lead in fields from technical operations to product management, product marketing to consulting, and more.
In the first installment of this three-part series, current MBAi students share what attracted them to the program and how this program’s unique approach to business and technology leadership is helping them pursue their career goals. (Read part two and part three here.)
Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
Previous Role: Senior Consultant – Technology Strategy & Transformation, Deloitte Consulting
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I wanted to learn and gain more hands-on experience in applying artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to achieve business goals.
What are your post-graduation plans? After MBAi, I aim to land in a project manager role that is able focus on leveraging AI/ML technology to enhance a product’s features and functionalities, creating an impact for customers.
B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Texas at Austin
Previous Role: Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, FireEye Mandiant
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I pursued the Kellogg MBAi program because I wanted an MBA education focused on technology and analytics.
What are your post-graduation plans? I plan to pursue a career in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Previous Role: Senior Project Engineer, DMC, Inc.
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I wanted to learn to become a better leader who is capable of using the tools of machine learning and analytics.
What are your post-graduation plans? I would like to pursue a career in tech product management.
B.S, Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Previous Role: Head of Software Development, Silo Kitchen, Inc.
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I wanted to join a top program that emphasizes innovation and data-driven solutions
What are your post-graduation plans? I would like to find a role in product management or any leadership position that bridges business, technology and innovation.
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
Previous Role: Senior Safety Operations Manager, Uber Technologies
Why did you choose the MBAi program? The MBAi Human Computer Interaction & Design Thinking course reframes how environment and human behavior can challenge conventional discriminatory thinking and offer opportunities to prioritize social justice in technology.
What are your post-graduation plans? I’m passionate about improving the unconscious and often unrealized discrimination that occurs at the intersection of business and technology by exploring more inclusive product design.
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Previous Role: Project Engineer, Suncor Energy
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I wanted to combine both the business and technical worlds and get a holistic picture of business transformations using technology.
What are your post-graduation plans?I plan to pursue a role in digital consulting or tech strategy and integration.
Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering, Pune Institute of Computer Technology
Previous Role: Product and Innovation Manager, Bajaj Finserv Direct Ltd.
Why did you choose the MBAi program? The program is a perfect fit for what I was looking for, which is a combination of AI and business. I believe that in today’s high tech–centric world, it is important for us to understand the interchange of technology and business together.
What are your post-graduation plans? I hope to leverage what I have learned to help companies solve problems big and small in a way that makes a difference to society and transforms customer experiences.
B.S., Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington
Previous Role: Digital Transformation Consultant, Capgemini Invest
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I want a quant-driven MBA experience and I’d like to gain a deeper understanding of how various industries are adapting AI/ML technologies.
What are your post-graduation plans? I’d like to pursue a role as a tech product manager, working in artificial intelligence–related ventures.
Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Previous Role: Program Manager and Lead R&D Engineer, Microgic Electronics
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I wanted a program that fits in worlds of both technology and business.
What are your post-graduation plans? I plan to pursue a role in product management.
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