Theresa "Terri" Bone is the vice president and corporate controller for EQT Corp., a publicly traded energy company headquartered in Pittsburgh. In her role, Bone leads all accounting functions for EQT. However, Bone wanted to hone her executive-level talents, which is why she earned her Executive MBA (EMBA) Worldwide degree from the Katz Graduate School of Business in July 2011.
"I always thought of myself as an accountant, but now I'm thinking of things with a more strategic perspective, considering 'how does this affect the company as a whole?'" Bone says.
Bone says she particularly enjoyed the EMBA program's Global Executive Forums - the international immersion trips that Pittsburgh students take to Katz international campuses in São Paulo, Brazil and Prague, Czech Republic. These forums gave her an opportunity to interact with international EMBA students who also worked in the energy industry. Those experiences gave her a valuable global perspective to the energy industry.
"The EMBA degree allows me to share a broader perspective on problem solving and strategic planning. It also provides me with insight into my industry and opportunities for growth as a leader both personally and professionally," Bone says.