The MBAi program, an innovative collaboration between Kellogg and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, brings together students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. All the students pursuing this accelerated program are seeking the opportunity to change the world via product management, consulting, operations, and product marketing.
In the final post of our three-part series, several students shared their perspectives on why the MBAi was the right path for them. (Read part one and part two here.)
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Dhaka
Previous role: Manager, Campaign Strategy, StackAdapt
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I wanted to learn how to build tech products and businesses as well as establish myself as a leader who understands not only the business context but also the technical challenges of building new software and artificial intelligence products.
What are your post-graduation plans? I hope to build next-generation AI products that help define the future.
B.A., Economics, University of Virginia
Previous role: Associate Manager, eBay
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I was interested in an accelerated program with a targeted focus on technology and business.
What are your post-graduation plans? I plan to pursue strategy and analytics management opportunities at a growth stage tech startup.
B.S., Mathematics and Economics, Bryn Mawr College
Previous role: Analyst, Revenue Analysis and Strategy, Northwestern University
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I was looking for a program that combines both business and technology, and MBAi was a perfect fit.
What are your post-graduation plans? I plan to obtain a role in product management in the technology industry.
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Previous role: Product Marketing Management Pre-MBA Intern, NVIDIA
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I chose MBAi for the intentionally designed curriculum, which will make me competitive in the AI industry.
What are your post-graduation plans? I’m currently leaning towards opportunities in tech and consulting, but I am also open to roles in finance.
B.S., Finance and Economics, The University of Texas at Austin
Previous role: Venture Capital Principal, Zipdragon Ventures / The Rockefeller Foundation
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I wanted to be at the intersection of business and technology.
What are your post-graduation plans? I plan to pursue opportunities in venture capital.
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Previous role: Senior Production Engineer, The Dow Chemical Company
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I’m in Kellogg’s new MBAi program to improve my business acumen while learning how to leverage big data to improve products and business processes.
What are your post-graduation plans? I am hoping to further the practical application of cleantech.
Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
Previous role: Head of New Product Development, WMall
Why did you choose the MBAi program? To equip myself with the skills and knowledge to drive strategic business innovation while understanding the nuances of complex technologies, such as AI/ML, that enable it.
What are your post-graduation plans? I plan to pursue opportunities in tech product innovation.
B.S., Industrial Engineering and Economics, Northwestern University
Previous role: Business Intelligence Analyst, Wayfair
Why did you choose the MBAi program? MBAi provides me with the opportunity to gain baseline business knowledge while honing my technical skills to apply AI and ML in the real world.
What are your post-graduation plans? I hope to leverage my skills, new and old, in product management or analytics in the media and entertainment industry.
Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science, Punjab Technical University
Previous role: Software Development Engineer, Apple
Why did you choose the MBAi program? I’ve always wanted to work in both business strategy and technology, and this program perfectly aligns with my career goals and aspirations.
What are your post-graduation plans? I am planning to return to tech as a product manager.
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