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Growing a Business by Degrees

An associate’s degree in landscape design from a local two-year college plus experience as a horticulturalist set the stage for Jeremiah Godby to meet his educational and business goals at the same time. In his own words, here’s how he converted coursework from Greenville College's degree completion program and its MBA program into increased revenues for G & C Precision Landscapes, LLC.

I began my journey at GC with the traditional bachelor’s of science program in Organizational Leadership because I wanted to combine my technical education in landscape design with advanced leadership theory to grow my business, G&C Precision Landscapes, LLC

In the process, I learned leadership theories and organizational skills that I integrated into a cumulative research project.

The program in Organizational Leadership introduced to me to GC’s MBA program. Jeremiah GodbyThere, I sharpened my business skills, such as financial analysis, and designed my concluding Action Research Project, a marketing campaign, to grow my company’s revenues. It did.

My business experienced significant growth with the applications of GC’s MBA program. The program also challenged me to look at other professional careers and gain an insight on how to apply course material to various trades. I feel that my classmates also learned from my experiences as a business owner—experiences with clients, partners and partner companies.

Unmatched Preparation

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in organizational leadership at a leading MBA Callout3university. My MBA experience at GC equipped me to be a leader within my doctoral program as I collaborate with other professionals from top-tier universities around the world. The Action Research Project also prepared me for my doctoral studies. Surprisingly, many of my peers’ master’s programs did not prepare them for doctoral-level research.

I recommend GC’s MBA program to any serious professional looking to enhance business skills, network with like-minded professionals and to those seeking to further their careers with a doctoral degree. The applicable knowledge regarding financial analysis, statistical analysis, and methods for conducting research through professional literature is virtually unmatched.


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This story was published on August 24, 2016

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