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Mac Schuessler 98MBA

“From Goizueta B-School to President of a Fortune 1000 Company: Getting an MBA Was Essential” headlines a recent article.

Stressing the importance of earning an MBA, points to the accomplishments of Goizueta’s own Mac Schuessler 98 MBA. In their words, “If there was ever any doubt as to whether an MBA was essential to achieve a truly successful career, then that debate is surely quashed with one swift look at Mac Schuessler’s CV.”

Responsible for about 1,800 employees and about $700 million in revenue, Mac is President of International for Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a global leader in payment processing solutions for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion and check guarantee that is used by corporations worldwide.

Mac gives a lesson he learned at Emory credit for having reached the C-level of his Fortune 1000 company.  As he tells, “In one class, we were going through a negotiation simulation and most people were trying to maximise profit by taking advantage of the first person with whom they had to negotiate. But those taking advantage of the other teams received the least in the end, because the others didn’t trust them. What I took away was that the most important thing with employees and customers is the ability to have a trusting relationship. Emory taught me that lesson. ”

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-Meredith Farahmand