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Robert Morris University
Katie Marseilles - School of Business

“The online M.B.A. program has allowed me to earn my degree while working full time – even when my job took me to Germany and China.”

For Katie Marseilles, challenging projects are all in a day’s work in her role as an investment coordination and analysis specialist at Covestro in Leverkusen, Germany. She holds a highly strategic role that supports the company’s European and North American polycarbonate manufacturing sites, coordinating projects, ensuring regulatory compliance, and developing business cases for large projects with capital investment over 2 million euros.

Both Katie’s undergraduate and graduate coursework at RMU played a key role in her job advancement. She was hired as soon as she graduated with her accounting degree in 2009, in a recession when jobs were not easy to find. When Katie chose to get an M.B.A. to help her move into a management position, she chose the RMU online program with its team-taught approach for professionals, even overseas. 

The flexibility and pace of the online program have been pivotal for her success earning an advanced degree while working in Germany and traveling for business to China and other locations. Katie was recently asked by her employer to be a co-facilitator for their finance academy, and she traveled to all of Covestro’s U.S. sites to teach a two-day course in accounting.

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