SPGS graduate profile: Morgan Brewster
Overland Park, Kan. — Encouraged by her mentors at GE Energy Services to earn a Master of Business Administration degree to help advance her career and enhance her management skills, Morgan Brewster enrolled at Baker University two years ago.
An inside sales manager at GE Energy Services, Brewster, because of Baker, believes she has better positioned herself for future career endeavors after completing her coursework and interacting with her diverse group of classmates. She will be among the nearly 250 MBA students from the University receiving their degrees on Saturday, May 15, during Spring Commencement at the Collins Center.
In her current position, Brewster is responsible for maintaining existing accounts for gas turbine parts in the United States, Canada and Australia. She credited her positive MBA experience at Baker in preparing her to expand her role with her company.
“I enjoyed the learning environment and working with my team the most,” Brewster said. “By working closely with my team at Baker, I learned how to deal with different personalities, which is valuable in the corporate environment.”
Baker’s flexible schedule, accommodating her work and personal life, appealed to Brewster when she decided on the right program for her. Also, the variety of concentrations — marketing, international business, finance, human resources, information systems and accounting —was a benefit to the MBA student.
“I actually changed my concentration to international business from human resources,” she said. “In my current position, I was the global sales manager for my product line. I have an interest in international business because it is very important to the growth of GE. Most of GE’s growth is in international markets.”
After acquiring skills in collaboration and leadership, Brewster is prepared to explore more opportunities in the workplace.
“My short-term career goal is to move into the commercial operations side of GE Energy Services,” she said. “I enjoy dealing with customers and am interested in dealing with complex opportunities. My long-term career goal is to stay with GE and go into marketing or operations.”
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