Success Stories

“IEM presents opportunities to advance my career, expand my employment opportunities, and increase my starting salary and negotiations.”

Mark Brunner (Fall 2020)

"Even if I never go and work for another company, IEM has also taught me how, and given me the confidence to start one for myself."

Stan Chapman (Fall 2017)

"IEM opened up a lot of doors for me and I am forever grateful."

Jacob DeRoy (Fall 2016)

"One of the reasons I signed up for IEM was to expand my network and the interests of my contacts."

Leah Friar (Spring 2006)

"I didn't want a traditional MBA degree, but I did want something that would help me in my future and the path I wanted to take, and IEM aligned with everything I was looking for."

Bennie Griggs III (Fall 2018)

"I never missed an important meeting or my kid’s sporting events."

David George (Spring 2013)

"I’ve been in business almost 4 years now and have not looked back...Dale will challenge you, motivate you, and most importantly — tell you what you need to hear — like it or not."

Helen Hayes (Spring 2013)

"My boss was so impressed with the total savings that he changed my title from IT Director to CIO, and of course a significant raise came along with the title change as well."

Kris Keen (Spring 2015)

“The IEM courses and the networking with my classmates and others affiliated with IEM provided that much welcome point of view tweak I was needed.”

Greg Knight (Spring 2010)

"I was asked to talk about my trauma program but I didn’t go too deep into stats because I knew that this was a different setting. Had it not been for IEM 610, I have zero doubt that this would have not gone over near as well."

Adam Lansdon (Spring 2020)

"Even before I joined IEM, the leadership helped me define and move into my dream job as a Disney engineer. Then being part of the program even helped me grow in the position with Disney as I took on new leadership roles and high visibility projects. But perhaps more importantly, IEM has helped inspire me (and even my wife) to pursue my entrepreneurial talents. "

Trent Lesley (Fall 2020)

"I will be able to implement all that I have learned into my career at Alabama Power and also for the rest of my life."

Scotty Lett (Spring 2018)

“I’m no longer afraid to look outside and see things differently. I’ve worked on my own personal journey and positioned my finances and life activities to better suit my desires.”

Paul McGuire (Spring 2012)

"My salary increase more than paid for the degree."

Dan Murphy (Spring 2014)

"I chose the UAB IEM graduate program because of the variety of courses offered help me develop skills to enhance my career and professional growth."

Colandus Murray (Fall 2018)

"I am also using what I learned in IEM for my consulting side business as much as I do for my day job."

Kyle Newman (Spring 2017)

"I wanted more. I wanted to love my work. IEM helped me take control of my life and start my own company."

Brian Rabon (Spring 2006)

"A new, business-driven point of view has made me a better leader and a better servant."

Jerry Robbins (Spring 2009)

"I am only in my second semester, and I can already tell the project management and technical leadership courses are going to take my engineering skills to the next level."

Will Winslett (Spring 2018)