UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Kevin Walsh

Kevin Walsh

Class:

OneMBA Class of 2012

Title:

Project Director

Company:

The Shaw Group, Inc

"I chose OneMBA so I can learn the skills I need to implement new ideas that will help my organization succeed in the global arena."

“For the past four years, on my Professional Development Plan I had set a goal to obtain my MBA, and every year I would have an excuse. My first child was just born…, My second child was just born…, My third child was just born…, I’m on the road too much…, I just don’t have enough time….

So, when I was completing my Self Evaluation in July of 2010 and I started to copy and paste that goal again in the 2011 plan, I said to myself: No, you are going to apply today! Then I called Brigitta, wrote my essays, and was accepted.”

Why OneMBA?

“I’ve lived abroad and traveled the world extensively for assignments in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, former Soviet Republics, and Europe. I managed a project in the politically unstable country of Haiti. I spent about seven years of my career as a Chairman’s Preferred frequent flier on major airlines. But global business is more than hopping on an airplane and going to China. It’s about relationships, logistics, shipping, finance, management, and leadership.

As our company positioned itself to take advantage of the renaissance in nuclear power, we became more engaged in the world economy. I chose OneMBA so I can learn the skills I need to implement new ideas that will help my organization succeed in the global arena. There’s really no better way to learn those skills than in an international classroom with an innovative and engaging curriculum that includes 5 participating schools on different continents. No matter what industry you’re in, you are bound to benefit from a global perspective. And that’s what OneMBA provides. It’s a safe environment to learn about different business practices, styles, and ethics from peers and professors. And it’s an opportunity to establish long-lasting friendships with first-class executives across the globe.”

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