Though Arthur Kiboit, B.B.A. Finance ’08, master of international business (MIB) ’17, has seen a lot of the world, he wants to see more.
Originally from Kenya, he moved to the U.S. in 2004. He enrolled at Clayton State University after becoming a U.S. resident but eventually transferred to Georgia State University to take advantage of the opportunities in Atlanta.
Kiboit was hired by UPS Capital after earning his bachelor’s degree and worked on many aspects of the company’s financial products. He recently moved into a new role as a sales operations analyst at the firm, where he supports the European and American regions.
Kiboit cites the MIB program as directly impacting his success at UPS Capital. “We become sensitive when we, a U.S.-based company, apply our sales plan to Europe for instance.”
Kiboit says the company visits as well as case study and presentation assignments during two study abroad trips helped deepen his understanding of emerging markets and international business development. Traveling to Morocco and Spain, then to South Africa, Kiboit witnessed how companies conduct business in emerging and developed markets, and how multinational companies manage foreign economies.
Working full-time while balancing his coursework and taking advantage of the study abroad trips was challenging, but Kiboit says the degree gives him a competitive edge when his company seeks to expand, relocate, or send employees abroad to new markets.
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