General Electric CEO: “This Move Is All About the Next 40 Years”

If you haven’t heard, General Electric is moving its headquarters to Boston. At the March 24 meeting of the Boston College Chief Executives Club at the Carroll School of Management, GE CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, shared his plans for the company’s relocation. As a prospective BC MBA student, you may be asking…

WHAT IS THE BOSTON COLLEGE CHIEF EXECUTIVES CLUB?

Several times throughout the year, the Boston College Chief Executives Club draws CEOs from elite organizations to address and network with an audience of similarly influential individuals. For a group of carefully chosen BC MBA students, it’s an opportunity to gain insight from some of business’ most highly regarded thought leaders.

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MARCH 24 EVENT?

At the most recent event, GE chairman and CEO (and former BC commencement speaker), Jeffrey Immelt H’10, announced the permanent location of the company’s headquarters: 5 and 6 Necco Way. Immelt said the transition will bring jobs and a competitive spirit to a city that has already been called a hub for technology, education, and healthcare.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME AND MY MBA?

If you’re considering earning a full-time or part-time BC MBA, the Boston College Chief Executives Club and GE’s recent announcement show that:

Boston is filled with possibility. Not only does our city offer promising career opportunities (and a low unemployment rate), but it also has the resources—from well-established companies and a strong startup environmentto drive major waves in technology and innovation.

You’ll gain real business knowledge from a community of leaders. In classes taught by professors with years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience, and through applied learning initiatives involving local professionals, you’ll have outstanding opportunities to apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world business complexities.