Sometimes you can be in the correct professional industry—but not in the right job for your strengths and interests.
Johanna Rohler, MBA’19, had become a registered dietitian after her undergraduate studies, and although she was happy in her choice of pursuing nutritional science, she wanted a role that involved strategy and leadership. She considered earning a doctorate or master’s degree in healthcare and, ultimately, decided to pursue a graduate business education at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI.
“I don’t think it was ever a degree I was seeking; it was an outcome,” said Johanna. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been a leader, always able to unify people. One of the most rewarding things for me is to equip others with the skills to grow and succeed. I sought greater leadership opportunity.”
Johanna pursued one of several graduate business offerings available at Kelley, the Evening MBA Program, which now offers a Graduate Certificate in Medical Management specifically for non-physician healthcare professionals. Johanna worked as a clinical dietitian by day, while attending classes in the evening.
“I’ve always been very practical and pragmatic. I approach things from a business standpoint. I was looking at graduate programs that were academically rigorous because I wanted to gain excellent training, and I also wanted a school that would be a good value for my money,” she said. “The Kelley School of Business came out on top. Kelley is both the greatest value and the most well-regarded option in Indianapolis.”