Global EMBA Helps Leader Expand Horizons

When Malikka Karteron wanted to expand her horizons, she turned to the Executive MBA.

“The reason I decided to pursue EMBA is because of the global focus,” says Karteron, associate director of policy, education, government, and external affairs at B’Above Worldwide Institute in New York. Karteron joined the University of Miami’s Global OneMBA Program, a partnership among five schools throughout the world. 

The program involves worldwide residencies and technology that connects students between sessions. As a current student, Karteron already has found many benefits to her studies.

EMBA makes a difference during the pandemic

For B’Above, Karteron oversees 13 Child Care sites and develops programs and policies to better serve children and families in New York City. Her finance, accounting, and negotiations classes helped her on the job. And the fact that she enrolled in a program that makes use of technology between residencies proved an added unexpected advantage in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because of the program’s investment, she is both able to keep her education going and also make the online switch smoother for her organization.

“The technology has been an amazing tool to continue to move forward,” she says. “I have drawn on a plethora of online platforms to deal with the pandemic.”

Global nature of EMBA supports entrepreneurial efforts

She also plans to use her EMBA experiences to expand the reach of Global 25, the organization she founded. “The program gives you connections to people from all over the world,” she says. Global 25 supports projects that help communities, particularly communities of color in economic distress. Global 25 has supported arts projects with children in multicultural communities and a STEM learning library, among others.

Active in many associations and organizations, including as a board member for the Queens Hospital Center, Karteron has received awards for her work. The investment in EMBA only strengthens her ability to continue and expand her contributions, she says.

“The value is immeasurable. There is no other way to get these kinds of experiences holistically.”

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