Robert A. Bixler II, MBA 2015

Bixler

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Focus: General Operations/Management

Undergraduate School: U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Employer Before Smith: United States Coast Guard

 

“Smith provides us with unmatched opportunities to network both domestically and internationally with over 50,000 alumni.”

Why did you choose to attend the Smith School of Business? 

Smith has a long track record of selecting students who are leaders, people who become agents of economic prosperity and transformative social change. I chose to attend the Smith MBA program because it would allow me to further hone these concepts while also learning new ways to lead, strategically plan, and think critically and analytically. 

In your opinion, what makes the Smith MBA program unique? 

The Smith MBA program is unique because it offers you the chance to study with top-caliber students, to learn from world-renowned professors, and to be in the heart of the nation’s capital.  Smith provides us with unmatched opportunities to network both domestically and internationally with over 50,000 alumni. 

What advice would you give to future Smith MBA candidates? 

Visit the Smith School of Business. You’ll immediately feel the sense of community that differentiates Smith from other top-tier MBA programs. You’ll fall in love with the ideal location (just 5 miles from Washington, DC and 25 miles from Baltimore), and you’ll be blown away by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, students and faculty. You’ll leave your visit wanting to be part of a school that puts your educational and professional goals at the focal point of its MBA program.