Cambridge Judge Business School
Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Company founder, music industry educator, music publisher, fascinated with the intersection of art and business.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
Fun Fact About Yourself: I sang on a double-platinum selling record.
Undergraduate School and Major: University of Michigan, BA Political Science & Music
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:
Ghostly International, Director of Music Publishing
Quite Scientific Records, Co-Founder
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Lecturer in Arts Entrepreneurship
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Co-founding a record label on only $3k of startup capital.
Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Most of you will have a similar GMAT score and grades, so focus on what makes you interesting, not what you think the admissions committee wants to see. Highlight what makes you stand out.
What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? I chose the Cambridge MBA because of the pioneering Culture, Arts and Media concentration. This field, as it pertains to business, has been sorely misunderstood, assumptively dismissed, and looked over. We can’t finance projects easily as entrepreneurs. Why? For example, in 2013, the Arts contributed US$704.2b to the economy (larger than construction and utilities, for example). Why doesn’t finance trust us for a return on investment?
What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? A full-time job as a clinical professor teaching music industry and entrepreneurship courses at a major university, a management position in the technology sector, a research position with a consultancy, or a similar position with a large arts organization.
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