Stephen Wright pursued a degree in business management at Texas Tech University, and later obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech in 2011.
Tell me about your education.
“It’s interesting, a business management degree is not about starting a business, however, it does touch just a little on every aspect of business. My degree required a couple of classes in just about every discipline in business – from HR, sales, manufacturing, business law, accounting, finance and everything else in between.”
What do you do?
“I am president of Wright Business Technologies, a full service internet technology provider; networking, security, and problem solving company. Beyond our tangible products & services, we believe our true value lies in our ability to actually make your business work better, so that you work smarter. You see measurable impact to your bottom line by having the right technology in place.”
“Technology, when properly implemented and supported, has enormous positive impacts on a business. I started Wright Technologies because I knew how to improve a business through the deployment and support of technology. At the heart of every recommendation we make, or service we deliver, is the objective of increased revenue, decreased costs, and improved customer services. Over and over again, when we see a new client join our ‘Total Care Membership,’ we very quickly see them begin to grow – often larger and faster than ever before. While some of that may be due to the technology we implement for our client, most often it is because the owner and executive team (sometimes even the entire staff) are able to go back to focusing on their business rather than on their technology; the entire organization of the client is helped. I get great satisfaction from watching a client grow because our products and services allowed them to finally focus on their business again.”
How does your education help your job?
“In business, growth comes with new challenges, and challenges are simply opportunities for solutions. My education plus my experience provides me a rock-solid foundation for making good decisions, often times with imperfect information. The broad coverage of business topics studied at the university supports me in discussing, analyzing, and, possibly most importantly, questioning the advice of specialists before making a decision.”
“Thankfully, I pursued my M.B.A. later in my career rather than immediately following my undergraduate degree. I am confident that perspective allowed me to extract a richer understanding of the M.B.A. education, thus, a more direct impact on my business. I have applied numerous lessons from my M.B.A. experience to Wright Business Technologies. While the direct impact of education is difficult to measure with any level of confidence, I have no doubt it has paid off and will continue to do so in the future… Growing and building the business requires a different perspective and different tools.”
“My M.B.A. experience gave me not only the education and training to work on my business, but opportunity as well. Thankfully the program that I attended at Texas Tech encouraged its students to use their own personal business in the class case studies and projects. This means that the work required to complete my M.B.A., such as performance analytics, industry analysis, financial analysis, even leadership and HR exercises, were often applied directly to my business as part of the education process. This helped move the information out of the theoretical world and into the real world. So, yes, my M.B.A. does and continues to help my business grow by giving me a more advanced tool set to use.”
Richard Carranza is a reporter from the Houston, Texas area and published his first work in 1990. His education includes a bachelor of arts in chemistry from Cornell College, master of science in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, and a masters of business administration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. In addition to writing, Richard is involved in the design of petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, oil/gas facilities and ethanol plants. He also carries out writing assignments for publications like Chemical Processing Magazine, Maritime Executive Magazine and Chemical Online.