Jonathan Melanson '15: Where My Online MBA Has Taken Me
Jonathan Melanson '15 earned his online MBA with SNHU. He shares what led him to an online MBA program and the impact it has had on his career.
Why did you pursue an online MBA?
As a working professional and father to two little girls time is hard to come by, especially time away from my family. Knowing this reality, along with the "want" to pursue my MBA, the online platform was the practical choice when it came to pursuing my degree. My undergraduate degrees provided entry into the professional world, but I saw the MBA as the path to becoming a decision maker and a difference maker in a management capacity.
What influence did your MBA coursework have on your day-to-day responsibilities in the workplace?
This is a challenging question to navigate and I am not sure I would use the word influence but rather prepare. In the various leadership-type classes I took while attending SNHU the variety of professional backgrounds brought different experience and different perspective to dealing with people and scenarios in the workplace. I would use this information as a base point when faced with similar scenarios or the management of certain individuals.
How has your MBA enriched your career?
The opportunity to step away from the day-to-day "work-life" and interact with various professional from a larger perspective is something that I definitely have taken away from my time at SNHU. The perspective of others and their global view is something that I know apply to projects as a professional.
Joe Cote is a staff writer at Southern New Hampshire University. Follow him on Twitter @JoeCo2323.
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