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Posted 3.15.06

Dr. Suber Huang (EMBA ’04), Philip and Elizabeth Searle-Suber Huang Professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University, was interviewed for an article in the Retina Times entitled “Looking Toward an MBA: Is it Worth the Commitment?”

Dr. Huang with his EMBA study group (Amici)

Dr. Huang decided to pursue his Executive MBA degree due to the rise of managed care and number of changes occurring in the health care sector during the early 90s. He felt he needed to have a better grip on the management side of health care and wanted to put himself in a better position to respond, adapt and counter what was happening in the health care environment.

Understanding the time, financial and emotional commitment involved with earning the degree, Dr. Huang set out to accomplish this goal and states "the most valuable aspect of the experience was the other people in the program."

When Huang was asked what advice he would offer to others considering the program he stated, "Come prepared to use the opportunities of the classroom experiences, the professors and the interactions to develop some aspect of a business plan that is most important to you. If you are able to do this, you will find yourself participating at a significantly deeper level that you might have otherwise."

The article concluded with Huang saying he believes the experience will continue to benefit him. “It was an extremely rewarding experience and something I would do again,” he said. I fostered relationships and friendships that were significant, and I expect those relationships to be lifelong.”

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