Before earning her law degree, Tiffany Munsell, MBA’19, worked in investment banking, so when she became an attorney, she knew she wanted to combine both experiences and stay within corporate business.
Her career led her from the economic development and venture capital fields to her current role as a commercial manager at Rolls Royce Corporation in Indianapolis. As she grew in this role, she recognized a greater need for more business acumen.
“My job is about 60 percent business and 40 percent legal work, and I recognized I didn’t have a complete business skill set,” she says. “I thought: I’m at a leading corporation; I’m doing mostly business-related activities. My legal degree has served me well, but I need to sharpen the technical skills I could find in an MBA program.”
Munsell enrolled in the Kelley School of Business Evening MBA Program. At first, she regretted not earning her MBA while she was earning her JD degree, but eventually, she realized that focusing on the business subject matter in her current role allowed her to apply it better now than she would have been able to as a law student. Attracted to Kelley’s reputation and position as a top-ranked part-time MBA program, Munsell also embraced the hybrid online and in-person instruction format.
“I appreciate how the courses are structured. Each week, you have one class in person and another online. That flexibility is important to me because I have a daughter. My family totally supports this MBA journey, but it was crucial the schedule accommodate me,” says Munsell.
“Flexibility wasn’t my only consideration, however. I didn’t want to do a completely online program because I like interacting face-to-face with others. I like that the Kelley Evening MBA offers a hybrid environment where I had intimate, personal relationships with my professors and members of my cohort, but I don’t have to be present in class multiple days a week.”