Gretchen Manning

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Leighton School, Gretchen has returned to earn her Master of Business Administration. "I had no intention of going back to school when I graduated with my accounting degree," she laughed. "But as an employee of Beacon Health Systems, I have a tuition reimbursement benefit. So here I am again."

There was no doubt about pursuing her MBA at the Leighton School. "I am still very close with several of my professors from my undergraduate degree," she commented. "From my previous experience, I knew the Leighton School would provide the best education."

As the manager of finance at Beacon Health Systems, she finds the coursework very relevant to her job. "It’s nice to be learning concepts and ideas I can apply to my real work life," Gretchen commented. "The Leighton School MBA is the best program in the region for someone who wants a quality business education in a small, personal setting. It’s great to be back!"