My ROI

Juana Lazo is a second year Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics student at the University of Dallas and currently works as an administrator and talent manager for Viscosity North America.

We sat down with Juana to discuss what brought her to UD and the ROI she's received from earning her graduate business degree.

Why was earning a MBA important to you, what makes all your hard work worthwhile?

I don't believe you should ever stop learning. As professionals, I think we should always strive to continue growing and evolving in our craft. That's what getting my MBA means to me.

What drew you to pursue a degree in business analytics?

The world of business information touches every single one of us. Today, everything we interact with is a business model and being able to interpret that data is becoming increasingly important for companies. I wanted to be a part of this new world that's changing how we see data because I am fascinated by the endless possibilities it affords us.

Juana Lazo, MBA Student“ We should always strive to continue growing and evolving in our craft. That's what getting my MBA means to me. ”- Juana Lazo, MBA Student

Have you been able to use anything you've learned in your classes at the office yet?

I currently work for a start up company named Viscosity North America. The company is filled with very talented people but they need help with the business side of the company. There have been several occasions when I've learned something in the classroom one evening then immediately applied what I've learned at work the very next day.

Which classroom format has benefited you the most?

I find myself benefiting more from live interaction with my professors and classmates. At UD, the professors are Juana Lazo, DallasMBA Studentvery enthusiastic about their fields so they enjoy and even encourage in depth classroom discussions. It leads to deep connections not only with the concepts you're learning but in personal networking relationships once class is over.

Was there a reason you chose UD over other schools in the area?

UD gave me the opportunity to show that test scores do not define me. Since the University of Dallas does not require GMAT scores, they considered what I could bring to the classroom based on my work experience, my education and the business knowledge I possess. UD understood that my worth as a student should be based on a holistic view of who I am as a professional.

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