CIM Executive MBA Profile
School: Middle Tennessee State University Executive MBA Program
Class: Spring of 2019
“This program was a good fit for me because it is specifically designed to develop business management skills in the concrete industry.”
KEVIN OVERALL is the lab manager at Middle Tennessee State University’s (MTSU) School of Concrete and Construction. His job responsibilities include assisting professors with research projects, instructing laboratory sessions, coordinating community projects and managing the daily operations of the concrete and construction labs. Kevin is also a 2019 graduate of CIM’s Executive MBA program. “This program was a good fit for me because it is specifically designed to develop business management skills in the concrete industry,” said Kevin. “Not only did the online aspect of the program allow me to work at my convenience, the sevenweek courses seemed to pass by quickly and the breaks were appropriately spaced.”
When asked how the CIM Executive MBA program has impacted his current job responsibilities, Kevin responded that he can now assume teaching responsibilities. “This training has also provided me with a new sense of confidence,” said Kevin. “Taking on challenging research projects, tabulating data and presenting conclusions is now accomplished with greater certainty. In addition, working with a cohort that was geographically spread all over the country and internationally, gave me a unique insight about different issues and challenges that are trending in the concrete industry.”
Are you thinking about applying to CIM’s Executive MBA program? My advice is to do it! It is a great program and helped me develop professionally in several ways. I learned a great deal, not only from the courses, but from members of my cohort. The connections I made with my fellow students and the information we shared is invaluable. While the class work was challenging, it was worth it, helping me further my career.