Meet Eller MBAs
Eller MBA '09
Why did you choose the Eller MBA?
One of the first things that attracted me to Eller was the fact that it is a nationally ranked business school. Second, I remember seeing pictures of the mountains surrounding Tucson and I was very amazed by this scene. I was also accepted into the Peace Corps Fellowship program which was another incentive to attend the Eller College of Management.
What stands out about the Eller faculty and curriculum?
The first year provides the foundation necessary for an understanding of business administration and the relevant sub-areas. The pace is very rigorous and the material is challenging but this type of training ensures that students are ready for second-year electives and post-graduation plans. The professors are extremely accessible and never shy away from answering questions or providing the necessary explanations. Moreover, the Eller staff is supportive and really makes sure that all issues are handled within the appropriate time period.
What are your career goals?
I envision myself working in some capacity to not only create new industries and markets through entrepreneurship, but also utilizing business and economic development as building blocks for health development and other key areas of sustainable development. The MBA program has provided me with the skills necessary to lead and manage a wide array of projects dealing with the aforementioned areas. The MBA program has also provided the flexibility to gain more specific skills in areas such as accounting and finance which will help me in the control and management of any organization that I lead in my post-MBA career.
What is your personal takeaway with the Eller MBA?
My experience at Eller has been amazing. It was an honor to receive the acceptance letter and join a class full of bright and ambitious business leaders. My classmates have very diverse backgrounds and I have learned a great deal from them in our classroom interactions. The small classrooms foster very healthy discussions and provide an opportunity for in-depth questions and answers.