Poets & Quants has released its "Best & Brightest MBAs, Class of 2018." Now in its fourth installment, the feature highlights achievements, leadership and volunteerism from 100 full-time MBAs from 60 leading business schools worldwide. In this group, Erin Moore represents the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
What was your favorite MBA Course? Global Business in South Africa. As an undergraduate student, I never had the opportunity to study abroad. I knew coming to Smith that this was my only chance to have that experience. I had an amazing opportunity to lead a consulting project for a startup firm in South Africa, called LeapFrog Global. Our objective was to develop a comprehensive go-to market strategy for a new insurance product specifically targeted for South Africans who could not afford life insurance. My team and I were in South Africa for three weeks, navigating the post-apartheid politics and cultural landscape of the country to present a final recommendation that could have a direct impact on South Africa’s lower-income communities. Not only was visiting South Africa a bucket list trip, the experience helped me gain a global mindset for doing business abroad. My teammates helped me grow my strategic thinking and move from understanding frameworks to applying them to real business cases. In the end, LeapFrog was very pleased with our recommendations. They even mentioned they wanted to continue working with Smith MBAs in the future. Setting the standard for other MBAs to follow is always a great feeling!
Read the entire profile on the Poets & Quants website.