Alumni Spotlight: Grant Moise MBA ‘04

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Grant Moise, MBA '04

Grant Moise, a TCU MBA alumnus from the class of ‘04, was recently promoted to the position of Publisher and President of The Dallas Morning News. Of course, like any success story, Grant’s did not happen overnight. Instead, this significant career achievement is the result of dedication, hard work and a series of strategic decisions.

The first step Grant took on his career path was obtaining an undergraduate degree in Journalism. Once out in the workforce, he realized that, while he had a great background in journalism, he had never taken an Accounting, Finance or Economics class. As Grant says, “I knew I needed to fill the voids in my business acumen.” That’s what led him to pursue his MBA.

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The Benefits of Growing Your Network

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With the many demands our busy careers (and lives) place on us every day, it’s easy to overlook the value of making personal connections in the professional world. It may often feel like there's little time or incentive to cultivate such relationships, but networking, far from being a drain on your scarce resources, represents an important investment in yourself and your future.

The real cost of networking, of course, is time. And, whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, it's important to understand that networking is still work. However, most networking events are free to attend, and, if you're smart about which ones you include on your calendar, you’re sure to meet like-minded individuals you can work with or learn from in some way.

That also means that growing your network can be incredibly rewarding. In fact, it can be career-enhancing, personally enriching, thought-provoking, and just plain fun. Consider these ways in which expanding your network can positively influence your career and create a wealth of new opportunities.

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Your essential step-by-step MBA application timeline

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If you’re considering applying to an MBA program in 2019 or further down the road, you’ll want to bookmark this page. This guide will offer invaluable tips for success, serving as a benchmark against which you can track your progress.

The following monthly timeline will help you check off all the right application boxes in a timely and efficient way. You’ll find this to be an indispensable resource for clarifying your goals and staying on top all the necessary MBA application components.

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Finding a School-Life Balance in an MBA Program

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You've already determined that it’s time to pursue your MBA in order to advance in your career. But are you hesitant to commit to a program because you're still wondering how to meet your current obligations while adding classes, homework and extracurricular activities to your agenda? Earning an MBA takes a significant investment of your time and requires that you be willing to stretch yourself in new and sometimes difficult ways.

However, difficult doesn’t mean impossible. From choosing an MBA program that best suits your needs to putting a solid support system in place, the most effective ways to maintain a healthy school/work/life balance entail a great deal of preparation.

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Roberto Prudencio – TCU MBA and Future HILTI Executive

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Roberto Prudencio, MBA '17
A new world of opportunity opened for Roberto Prudencio (MBA, ’17) after he completed his studies at TCU’s Neeley School of Business. That's when construction technology giant Hilti selected him to become one of a handful of high potential new hires for the company’s elite Outperformer Global Management Development Program. Roberto is one of 18 employees across Hilti’s worldwide operations to be invited into this program.

Hilti works closely with the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland to design this immersive leadership development program that helps candidates with executive potential prepare to become the company’s future leaders. The great challenge the organization gave itself was to provide an outstanding and impactful learning experience for the program’s participants even as they continued working for Hilti at sites around the globe.

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5 Signs Getting an MBA is Right For You

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If you’re looking at MBA programs, you've certainly been presented with the idea that the degree is an investment. What does that actually mean? An investment delivers returns and, if managed wisely, promises to earn more than it costs. But an investment only realizes its maximum potential as it matures. In other words, every investment is an investment of time.

As you contemplate your current job responsibilities, family obligations, personal goals and professional ambitions, figuring out whether you should return to school right away or simply begin making plans now for an eventual transition back to the classroom can be something of a challenge. Whether you're considering a full-time MBA program or a part-time evening program that would give you the flexibility to continue growing in your current position, making the right decision requires that you ask yourself some critical questions — and pay special attention to what your answers have to say about your priorities.

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