Moving into Management with an MBA

Widener’s flexible MBA helps an international student excel in human resources career abroad.

Karina Brasil stands in front of stone wall
Karina Brasil
Class of 2022
  • School of Business
Career Plan: Human Resources Manager for Multinational Company

Karina Brasil is an ocean away in São Paulo, Brazil, but that has never stopped her from using Widener’s flexible, practical MBA to launch her global career in human resources management.

Karina chose Widener for two reasons: the warm embrace of international students and the chance to advance her career through an MBA specialization in organizational leadership.

Now, as she works full-time in human resources for a multinational engineering company and studies remotely, she is applying expert faculty’s lessons to her job long before she even graduates.

I know this was the right program for me. If someone was wondering if Widener was the right place for their MBA, I would just say go for it. Whether you’re adding a specialization, learning online, or focusing full-time on the program or continuing with a job too, you will find a home here. – Karina Brasil

Flexible Design

Karina initially was going to complete her MBA on campus, but due to the pandemic, she is studying online and working full-time. She’ll return to campus when able to. Either way, she’ll spend a short amount of time in the program, allowing her to advance her career quickly.

Timely Application

Karina felt energized by how much she could immediately apply the classroom lessons to her human resources work. When people ask her where she came up with ideas, she points to her MBA courses.

Powerhouse Faculty

Even the faculty have exceeded her expectations for online learning. Dr. Jose Proenca, the professor for her Change Management course, and associate dean for the School of Business Administration, connects theories to real-life scenarios.

Career Growth

As Karina transitions from coordination to management, she wants to use her new degree to land an executive position as a human resources manager.

Career Plan: Human Resources Manager for Multinational Company

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