Kathryn Whitesel is moving from melodies to management. After years as an early childhood and elementary school music teacher, she’s earning a master’s degree in management at Wilmington University and looking to change careers.
“I’ve had a background that’s heavily in arts and heavily in teaching,” Whitesel says. “I want to be able to take my skills and apply them to the corporate world.”
She chose WilmU’s Master of Science in Management for its “excellent professors, guidance and advisors every step of the way, and total flexibility with scheduling.”
“Excellent professors, guidance and advisors every step of the way, and total flexibility with scheduling.” –Kathryn Whitesel
“It’s just been fantastic,” adds Whitesel, a Pennsylvania resident who enjoys both in-person and online courses. “The learning experience has been worth every penny.”
The graduate-level management program focuses on effective leadership, strategic thinking and artful communication — broad skill sets for management-level careers. And it doesn’t have any prerequisites, which made it a good fit for Whitesel since she “did not take business classes in college.”
“The M.S. in Management provides a lot more flexibility for students who may not have the quantitative bearings or an extensive accounting or finance background,” says program chair Dr. Shawn McCloud, who has a doctorate in business administration from the University. “We’re very student-centric, and we want our students to have a great experience with us.”
This versatile, affordable, accessible program features small class sizes and offers 12 specialized concentrations to customize your degree — from health care administration to organizational leadership to business communication.
“We’re very student-centric, and we want our students to have a great experience with us.”
–Dr. Shawn McCloud
“My goal in getting the master’s degree was to take me from point A to point B,” notes Whitesel, who is pursuing a concentration in human resource management. “I want to be perfectly positioned to be able to work in a management capacity wherever I choose.”
With a master’s degree in management, she qualifies for a career as a chief executive, operations manager, business continuity planner and more.
“I’m coming to this degree as a new career starter,” Whitesel describes. “I feel so excited. There’s a lot out there to learn. There’s the potential to make an impact.”
WilmU’s Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ also makes an impact by allowing you to use elective courses to complete a related Dual-Credit Certificate® in organizational leadership or human resource management, for example. You also can accelerate into your next degree by incorporating doctoral-level coursework at no extra tuition cost.
“I feel so excited. There’s a lot out there to learn. There’s the potential to make an impact.”
Ready to take the next step? You may be eligible to jump-start your M.S. in Management by earning WilmU academic credit for earlier coursework, professional experience or industry certifications — saving you time and tuition.
“It’s a big investment to make in yourself both in time and in money,” Whitesel says.
“I am feeling so assured that I made the right choice. I made the right call.”
Learn more about WilmU’s M.S. in Management at https://www.wilmu.edu/business/management-master.aspx.