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MBA Bobcat Q&A: Zach Hegerty

Tuesday, October 11 2016 12:00am

After graduating with a degree in Engineering Management and Technology, Zach Hegerty decided to pursue an MBA.

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By Marshall Payne

Name: Zach Hegerty

Program: One-Year MBA

Class year: 2017

Undergraduate Degree: Engineering Management and Technology, Ohio University 

Why did you choose Ohio University’s One-Year MBA program?

I completed my undergraduate degree this past spring. Already being a Bobcat, it was a natural transition to stay in “school mode.” In just one year, I’ll be able to start my career with an engineering degree and an MBA. And, we can all agree Ohio University is the best school in the world! I wasn’t ready to leave.

Why is it beneficial for an engineering student to get an MBA?

My undergraduate degree was in Engineering Management and Technology, and getting an MBA degree is a great complement to my management training. It’s also not as common for engineering students to get their MBA right after their undergraduate degree. Having an MBA will set me apart in the job market.

What are your career goals?

I want to work in either project or product management within the sports or fitness industry, and ultimately become a program or division manager. An MBA will give me a holistic understanding of business in addition to the technical skills I’ve learned through the engineering program. I’m confident I’ll be prepared to start my career path by the time of graduation.

How would you describe your experience in the MBA program so far?

The One-Year MBA program has been a great experience. It’s an accelerated program, so it is fast-paced and there is never a dull moment. As an undergraduate student, I also received a minor in business; it’s been motivating to build on that knowledge.

What has been your favorite MBA course so far and why? 

Organizational Behavior. I took an introductory organizational behavior course last year, which became one of my favorite undergraduate classes. To dive deeper into the details of organizational behavior in this year’s MBA course has been both challenging and exciting. 

What would you tell someone considering Ohio University’s Masters of Business Administration degree?

Do it! You’ll not only jump-start your career, but the incredible faculty, staff and peers you’ll meet and professional network you’ll build is unmatched by other programs. 

Learn more about the One-Year MBA: 

To build a career in the business world, students need the right balance of critical thinking skills and practical business knowledge that defines successful leadership in the modern workplace. The One-Year MBA from Ohio University is a full-time program designed to help students enhance their core business competencies and develop the confidence to thrive as strategic and resourceful professionals.

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