I wanted to move my career ahead.

I saw the many positive attributes of an MBA degree and how it would open doors in my organization. When a good friend told me about the Kellogg Executive MBA Program in Miami, it motivated me even more.

At Kellogg, I knew I’d be sharing a learning experience with a great group of professionals. On my first day of class, I learned that “diversity” takes on a whole new meaning at the school. No one has the same profession or home country. That alone is an incredible experience, as it helps you develop sensitivities that are necessary for working in a global environment.

The team environment works beautifully. It promotes open dialogue and helps team members develop strong relationships. My peers have told me that I’ve definitely become more assertive. It’s a great compliment coming from a group with such high standards.

At work, I’ve become a more strategic thinker. In meetings, I know how to deliver a stronger message. I’ve learned how to negotiate better with clients. I’m more effective when communicating with clients, meeting face-to-face with people, and engaging in strategic negotiations — which are key to my success.

Maricarmen Toro '12

Director, Banco Santander

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