MBLE Graduate: Visualizing Business
Solutions on an Air Force base
Solving complex problems by examining the small details then relating them to the big picture is one of the most important skills Michael Carbone said he developed while a student in the Master in Business Logistics Engineering (MBLE).
Carbone, who graduated in 2009, is now a contract specialist at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. While his new position at the Dayton area Air Force base is not in the field of logistics or engineering, he says his experiences in the program and the expertise he acquired are still relevant and will help him on the job.
Fisher’s MBLE program is one of only a few similar programs at top universities in the country. The MBLE is designed to enable graduates to enter the job market equally comfortable with logistics strategy, the management of logistics operations and engineering tasks such as facility design and implementation of logistics technology.
“Just because it’s a specialized program doesn’t mean I was limited to certain types of jobs,” Carbone said, who earned his undergraduate business degree from Miami University. “What I learned in the MBLE program are skills that can be applied to a variety of jobs.”
Carbone said he chose the program because of its small size and the ample opportunities to work with students. As a contract specialist at Wright-Patterson, Carbone is responsible for purchasing and negotiating contracts for the Air Force.
In addition to hiring graduates from the MBLE program this year, Wright-Patterson hired seven Fisher graduates from all of the masters’ programs—MBA, MAcc and MLHR, according to Steve Singer, director of career management and corporate relations in the Office of Career Management.
“We have greatly strengthened our relationship with Wright-Patterson,” Singer said. “The recruiter has already told us she plans to be back again in the fall. We are expecting to have another great year with them.”