“I assumed that any MBA program would be too constraining for my schedule… Then I heard from a friend about UoPeople.”
Q: Why did you choose to study at UoPeople?
I was transferred briefly to Dubai and then began to spend more of my time on the road. Eventually, I accepted a job in Colorado at a small startup and my time became even more limited.
"I assumed that any MBA program would be too constraining for my schedule… I had decided that getting my MBA would be impossible. Then I heard from a friend about UoPeople."
I assumed that any MBA program would be too constraining for my schedule and come with huge opportunity costs. Because of this, I had decided that getting my MBA would be impossible. Then I heard from a friend about UoPeople. I immediately wanted to be part of the first class and to prove that an online education is a viable and desirable alternative for working professionals like me.
Q: Can you tell us about your first degree?
"UoPeople is challenging global norms of what education should be about."
Q: How would you describe UoPeople?
Based on my experience, this is exactly what is required to succeed in the real world.
"Based on my experience, this is exactly what is required to succeed in the real world."
Q: What was your favorite thing about studying at UoPeople?
Since starting this MBA program I have been reading continuously on a PC, phone, iPad or laptop to stay ahead in class.
It's an interesting and exciting experience to realize as I prepare for my final papers that I haven't paid a dime for the program.
Q: How do you think your degree from UoPeople will help you in the future?
I've been lucky to have had a wide variety of roles in my career (more than many of my peers), but my course of study at UoPeople has expanded my knowledge into areas I had not yet experienced, such as, accounting, finance, and supply chain.
Second, I plan on continuing my education. Currently, I am managing industrial design and packaging, videos, advertising and creative, UX/UI, web design, etc. I would love to get a second Master's Degree in design. I've also served as a sales trainer and have long wanted to take classes in education.
Before UoPeople it would have been impossible for me to think about the new opportunities that are available to me.
Finally, I believe in bringing a framework for marketing-thinking to students in developing countries via online courses. This will empower a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs to think about marketing in a hyper-local way.