“The Bauer MBA Isn’t Just for Business Majors” Will Engage Applicants Without Business Undergrad Degrees
On March 18, the C. T. Bauer College of Business will aim to dispel the myth that only candidates with business backgrounds should pursue an MBA by holding a special information session targeting applicants who do not have undergraduate degrees in business.
The free event, “The Bauer MBA Isn’t Just for Business Majors,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. in University Classroom and Business Building Room 328. Discussion topics include program options, including full-time, professional and executive offerings, as well as how applicants can tailor the Bauer MBA to suit their respective professional goals.
Because the Bauer MBA program emphasizes customization and flexibility, it is ideal for applicants who want to apply business practices to careers in engineering, math, science and the arts, said Bauer Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Director Dalia Pineda.
“Over 70 percent of our MBA students have non-business backgrounds. The Bauer MBA is truly the MBA of choice, and its many options fit professionals in a variety of fields,” she added. “The concept that an MBA is only for those from a business background couldn’t be further from the truth — Bauer MBA candidates excel in their careers because of their diversified backgrounds, strong business knowledge and interpersonal skills that our program provides.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet current and former MBA students who come from a range of educational and professional backgrounds. They will share their stories of how earning an MBA at Bauer helped them advance professionally, and include:
MBA Candidate ‘14
Andrew Zoch graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and will complete his MBA in December 2014. He works in supply chain scheduling for Tenaris, a large company that is a leading supplier of tubes and related services for the energy industry. After Zoch was promoted to a management position, he realized the need to build his management skills and broaden his understanding of the different sides of the business.
“Once I moved into a management position at work, it became obvious to me that I needed a way to build my management skills, as well as broaden my understanding of the different sides of our business. When I began evaluating and comparing schools, it was apparent that Bauer was the best choice. Bauer not only offers a strong, well-rounded MBA, but also has all of the amenities and opportunities of a large university.”
MBA Candidate ‘14
Claudia Serrano worked for seven years in areas such as corporate communications and social responsibility for Pepsi. During that time, she had a great exposure to the leader’s point-of-views in terms of the business strategy, crisis management and business performance. That motivated Serrano to pursue an MBA with the goal of working in operations or finance to be able to impact directly the bottom line.
“Bauer is set apart from other MBA programs because of its faculty members. They have remarkable careers in industries such as oil and gas, real estate and investments. They have been a great in-classroom resource and they also have helped me creating my local professional network. Both aspects have been very helpful in my internship and job searching endeavors.”
For more information about the info session or to RSVP, click here.
By Amanda Sebesta