Harris Kenny

Part-time Professional MBA ’16

Hometown: New Jersey

Pre-Daniels Experience: I previously worked in management consulting and technology.

Post-Daniels Experience: I am the Director of Business Development at System76.

Hobbies: Contributing to open source and open data communities like Wikipedia and Open Street Map, hiking in the mountains, trying new restaurants and projects around the house.

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What advice do you have for prospective students?

Know why you are applying to business school and what you want to get out of it. It’s a serious investment of time and money, it’s important to be confident that it’s the right decision for you.

What is your favorite thing about living in Denver?

Denver is a great place to live; it’s an economically dynamic and culturally open city in a beautiful state. There are innovative companies solving big problems and there are many opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

Why did you want to pursue a graduate business degree? 

I wanted to pursue a graduate degree to round out my business knowledge, especially finance and accounting. I also hoped to connect with new people who I could learn from and grow my professional network.

Why did you choose Daniels for your graduate degree? 

I knew I wanted to attend business school in Colorado to develop my skills and grow my professional network. Daniels was the best fit for me to achieve both of these things.

Is there a particular professor or class at Daniels that really stands out?

David Dassler was an excellent accounting professor and I learned so much from him. 

Tell us about an “Ah-ha” moment where you put to use what you learned in the classroom.

I took elective coursework in business databases and have been putting those skills to work running MySQL queries to better understand product-market fit, demand, customer needs, and increase sales.

How has Daniels prepared you to be market-ready?

My understanding of business improved, from a high level of strategic knowledge down to how cash flow and profitability affects organizations. This skill set has helped me operate at an executive level, manage people, work with colleagues and better serve customers.