UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Marty Uczen

Marty Uczen

Class:

Weekend MBA Class of 2009

Title:

Corporate Strategy Director

Company:

Duke Energy - Charlotte, NC

"When I looked around at others in my organization who were successful in their careers, I realized there were some gaps I needed to fill - particularly in finance, strategy and operations. Earning an MBA helped me round out those areas."

Why did you pursue an MBA?

"When I looked around at others in my organization who were successful in their careers, I realized there were some gaps I needed to fill - particularly in finance, strategy and operations. Earning an MBA helped me round out those areas."

Why UNC?

  • Supportive Staff: "The administrative staff was incredible. They were so organized. I never had to worry about class registrations, meals, lodging, books and materials, or any other administrative tasks. I could focus on learning."
  • Outstanding Electives: “UNC has an impressive elective offering. It’s hard to decide which electives to take, because there are so many useful ones, and they are always offering new courses to reflect the changing business world. The great thing is, you can come back as an alum and take courses any time you want. I’ve already taken two electives since graduating!”

Career Impact

  • Executive Opportunities: "Only a few months into the program, I was already applying what I was learning to my job. I created a framework for evaluating my company's major capital initiatives using tools I learned in my strategy and finance courses. The program I drove throughout the organization created a sense of discipline around how we analyze capital-intensive investments. And as a result, I was promoted to Corporate Strategy Director within eight months of starting the MBA program!"

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