I believe that you can never be done learning. Especially in this tough job market, any edge that will set you apart from the pack is well worth investing in.
Here at UD, the small class sizes allow you to to develop genuine relationships with your professors and classmates. This community is unique because the professors and staff actively work with you to ensure that you meet your goals. This environment motivates you to perform at your highest level so you really get the most out of the graduate business program.
What I have really enjoyed is the opportunity to learn from people in a wide range of circumstances. Here at UD, we've got every type of student - husbands and wives, mothers and fathers working full time and attending school two nights a week, managers with well over 30 years of management experience and everyone in-between. Their professional mistakes and successes put my own life into perspective, allowing me to grow and learn from them.
When you have professors such as Dr. Dale Fodness with decades of experience consulting for Microsoft Corporation or Dr. Rosemary Maellaro who's four decades of managing human resources departments for companies such as 7-Eleven and Black-eyed Pea Restaurants, you appreciate what they have to say. As a student you crave real-life, relevant anecdotes to enrich the content you're learning.
How I manage my team has definitely evolved. I find myself having more patience and looking for ways to be more direct. As a result of the MBA program, confidence in the decisions I make and the direction I provide has skyrocketed.
I took a course with Jerome Pfeiffer, financial controller at STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers. Despite his demanding career, he was dedicated to his students. There were countless evenings throughout my MBA experience when I definitely did not feel like sitting in a classroom. But knowing that this professor was in the same boat as me - working full time, rushing to the classroom at night - fortified my commitment to my goals.
I wanted a school with a strong ethical foundation. I also didn't want my degree to feel like just another piece of paper or another credential. I wanted to push myself to new heights, I wanted to learn from the best and experience all the intricacies of the business world.
Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."+ Read More
When he began his career at UD, which was at the time a brand-new university, Al Ogletree built his ballfield out of a cow pasture in the Trinity River bottoms, teaching his boys about leadership as well as about the game they played.+ Read More
Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.+ Read More