Juan Cadena's Feature Photo
“The opportunity to exchange ideas with people from around the world and from different industries was a plus. It not only expanded my knowledge but also taught me to see things from a different perspective.”
Director, Non-Food Business Development
Grupo Phoenix

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2020
Industry:
Packaging

Prior Education:

Javeriana University
Business Administration, 2012
Hometown:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality:
Colombia

Reflections

I believe that personal growth requires an important component; education. I knew that the core curriculum of the Weekend Executive MBA program would give me the tools I needed to get to the next level in my professional career while having the flexibility to continue my job and personal responsibilities. Without a doubt, this experience has allowed me to improve my skills to achieve better results and lead a team to success.

Before Fuqua

I was a business development manager at Grupo Phoenix; my role was to lead development and sales implementation of rigid packaging and manage action plans by category to achieve targets.

After Fuqua

I was promoted to director of non-food business development of U.S. operations; I am accountable for bringing new business to the company and leading a team under this new category. I plan to one day start my own business that leverages my packaging and foodservice knowledge to have an impact in Latin America.

Advice

Being a parent while completing the program is manageable, but support from your family is essential since getting an MBA requires time, discipline, and consistency. For us, it was a matter of determination and compromise for a better future.

Weekend Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

IT (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
Health Care/Health Services (10%)
Manufacturing/Operations (9%)
Sales/Business Development (8%)
Consulting (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
Weekend Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees

32%

Countries Represented

19

Women

27%
Jaymie Estrella's Gallery Photo
Weekend Executive MBA

Jaymie Estrella

Class of 2020
Andy Chan's Gallery Photo
Weekend Executive MBA

Andy Chan

Class of 2020
Shannon Hooper's Gallery Photo
Weekend Executive MBA

Shannon Hooper

Class of 2020
Erica Taylor's Gallery Photo
Weekend Executive MBA

Erica Taylor

Class of 2020