Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2007
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at MGM Resorts International
He had already earned his law degree and established himself on an upwardly mobile career path. But until he joined Vanderbilt's Executive MBA program, Uri Clinton had never been outside the United States. His International Residency trip to China, during his second year, was "an eye-opening experience," in more ways than one. "The exposure I gained to a global perspective," he says, "has been invaluable to my career"—a career that now includes various international projects.
The experience is also an apt symbol of the broader horizons and passport to new opportunities afforded by the Executive MBA program. Within six months of graduating from the program, Uri was promoted at his company from Senior Attorney to Vice President of Legal Affairs, with a substantial increase in responsibility. That same year, he was also recognized by his community, named by a local magazine to the list of "Top 40 under 40." Ten months later, Clinton accepted a substantial position as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of a publicly traded company.