Ganpi Srinivasan (MBA ’17), a senior manager at Amazon Transportation Services and a first-generation immigrant, shares why he decided to earn his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Why did you choose UNC Kenan-Flagler?
Well, there are two parts to my answer – a rational reason and an emotional reason. The rational reason is the ROI. The UNC Kenan-Flagler program was among my top considerations, but when I really compared the price tags and the value of other schools, I knew UNC was the best option. I funded my education so ROI was very important to me. I knew I was investing in myself.
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How did your cohort contribute to your development and outcomes?
My biggest takeaway from the program I attended and the cohort experience was what I learned through my peers. An Executive MBA is not like an undergrad or even full-time MBA experience. It’s not just about academics.
UNC Kenan-Flagler offered an almost philosophical method of learning through case studies that were thoroughly discussed in groups at the beginning of the class. Most, if not all, of the time there was never one right or wrong answer. All of us viewed these cases from different angles, bringing our unique experiences to the discussion. Our class was incredibly diverse – women, military, immigrants like myself, business owners, etc. Because we were able to analyze problems from different perspectives, I would argue that I learned just as much from my peers as I did from my professors.