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.
Dallas-area native and Door Number 9 designer Elisa Choffel Low, BA '03, will have her latest dress design showcased on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22. The silver open-back vintage-style gown includes a striking chainmail jewelry inset created in collaboration with Toronto jewelry designer Kyra Matsui.+ Read More
On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.+ Read More
Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.+ Read More