Recent Graduate Describes Her SOM Experience in Businessweek
On May 24, Linda Craib was among the more than 200 students to receive an MBA degree at SOM. Craib completed the MBA for Executives: Leadership in Healthcare program, an intense two-year program designed for mid-career professionals in the healthcare industry. It provides students the full SOM MBA curriculum, delivered on an alternating weekend schedule to allow students to maintain their full-time jobs.
Craib, trained as a pediatric critical care nurse, chronicled her MBA experience in a column on the Bloomberg Businessweek website over the last two years. In her most recent column, she described classes — from Corporate Finance to Macroeconomics to Entrepreneurial Business Planning — in which she developed critical management and leadership skills, which she applied even before graduating by founding a company dedicated to improving diagnostic testing for autism disorders. She expressed gratitude to a number of professors who made extraordinary efforts to help her along the way.
One of the highlights of her two years at SOM was winning support for her business plan from the Henry F. McCance Entrepreneurial Fund.
Craib concluded: "As a member of the Class of 2010, I graduated with the realization that I had already started living the aspirations I outlined in my admissions essay."
Read the full column at Bloomberg Businessweek.