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Alumni Profiles and Testimonials

Kari Callanan, Sr. Financial Analyst for Carilion Clinic, RU MBA 2010

"My MBA experience through Radford University was very rewarding.  Not only did I receive a good education with interactive and relevant learning, but the program catered to my schedule as well.  By taking evening classes at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, I was better able to both manage my work schedule and succeed academically.  I believe that my experiences in Radford's MBA program will greatly benefit my career in healthcare finance."

Emily Wong, Assistant Director of Admissions at Randolph College,  RU MBA 2009

"Receiving my MBA from Radford University strengthened my leadership abilities and increased my knowledge of the business world. These skills are vital in all industries and broadened the career opportunities available to me upon graduation. I was able to obtain a position in higher education as Assistant Director of Admissions because the insitution was looking for an indivdual with a strong management and business background. Through my MBA, I gained the flexibilty to choose the career path that appealed to me."

Laura Villada, RU MBA 2010

"Working toward an MBA gave me the opportunity to improve my skills and knowledge of the functional areas of management. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice during an Applied Project for the Science Museum of Western Virginia during which I improved my insight of the management of a non-profit organization and allowed me to contribute to its long-term effectiveness."

Rev. Remi Sojka, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blacksburg, VA., RU MBA 2004

"Church has several different dimensions to it, and one of the dimensions is business. To be a pastor in a church, you have twofold responsibilities. You are an administrator, which obviously has to do a lot with business-oriented activities, and the second part of your responsibilities is pastoral in regards to the spiritual needs of parishioners."

"Having knowledge of how finances work and the ability to read financial statements and understand them and having a better understanding of human resources, and also the ability to see how many organizations work, how things are being connected -- let's say human resources with financial resources with building and grounds and seeing logistically how these flow -- it's very helpful."