Meet IE Business School’s MBA Class Of 2019

Chandler Chapman

IE Business School

Analytically minded problem-solver with effective communication. Combining corporate and start-up experience for innovative solutions.”

Hometown: Zionsville, IN (United States  )

Fun Fact About Yourself: I am the middle child of eight siblings.

Undergraduate School and Major: Taylor University, Physics and Math Bachelor’s of Science

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Consultant at Appirio, a Wipro Company – Digital Technology Consulting division of an Indian Consulting Company

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Primary point of contact for my previous company’s largest account as they grew from 1% – 15% of our overall users in three months.

What quality best describes the MBA classmates you’ve met so far and why? Diverse, humble, exceptionally brilliant, welcoming and already family.

Aside from your classmates, 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? My city in the US, Indianapolis, is quickly becoming one of the top tech cities in the US and there are many international companies moving to Indianapolis. In effort to increase my skills in international business and leadership, I chose to get my MBA at IE.

What club or activity are you looking most forward to in business school? Women in Business Club!

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? As I was looking for new jobs, it became apparent there are more job opportunities for people who have an MBA (in the areas I was looking).

How did you decide if an MBA was worth the investment? Nelson Mandela puts it best “Education is the most powerful tool to change the world”.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? IE was my top choice. Once I got accepted I didn’t apply anywhere else.

How did you determine your fit at various schools? I read a lot about the school on various sites on the internet and realized it was very entrepreneurial-minded, innovation-focused, diverse, international, thought-leaders and I resonated with those aspects.

What was your defining moment and how did it shape who you are? Selling books door-to-door in college; nothing builds character and work-ethic like 80-hour weeks on the book field.

What do you plan to do after you graduate? I am leaning towards strategy and management consulting or business development in the technology sector.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Managing a team of smart individuals who are solving challenging problems.

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