Like mother, like son.
Kurtis Wiggins, like many young professionals, is working on his Master of Business Administration. It just so happens that his mother is as well.
Laurena Wiggins, a project design engineering manager for GIW Industries in Grovetown, recently graduated from Augusta University’s James M. Hull College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration as a non-traditional student. Kurtis works with his mother at GIW as a buyer and is responsible for purchasing parts and materials for projects.
“I’m a little later in my career, but I got a bachelor’s degree because I felt I needed something more,” said Laurena. “The master’s program was easy to roll right into.”
Having received her business degree and now working on her MBA, Laurena believes she will be better aligned for her role in project management at GIW.
For Kurtis, getting an MBA was a logical next step in his education, and his mother convinced him to pursue it with her. However, going back to school may not be as easy, since he’s been out of the classroom for six years.
“It’s time to further my education and make myself more valuable for the company,” he said.
Starting the Hull MBA program together has allowed them to be in the same cohort with the same class schedule, giving a new meaning to “the family business.”
“We get our homework, and then talk through it together,” Kurtis said.
Learn more about the Hull MBA.