Hear it Firsthand: 6 Students Share Their Executive MBA Experience at BYU’s Marriott School of Business
Mar 20, 2023, 4:00 PM | Updated: 4:59 pm
This article about Executive MBA programs is sponsored by BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business.
Whether you are an experienced professional looking to accelerate your career, an entrepreneur looking to grow your skills, or are looking to make a pivot in your career, the Executive MBA program at BYU offers great opportunities. Rather than us try and convince you, we asked these students enrolled in the program to share their experiences so you can hear it straight from them.
“I pushed off getting an MBA for so long, and I couldn’t be happier about my decision to pursue an MBA through the executive program.
I really look forward to my time in class, building lasting relationships with the other students in my cohort, and participating in lectures that are uplifting, insightful, and engaging.
The time I spend learning outside of class has been incredibly rewarding as well. It will be a bittersweet day when graduation day comes, but I know I’ll take learnings and relationships with me that will last a lifetime.”
“I can honestly say that attending the BYU EMBA program has been transformative for me. I have been inspired to continue to learn, and that in itself has been transformative. But it goes well beyond that.
I am taking with me so many lessons that I applied to my professional and personal life. The transformation has not only been intellectual but also physical, and even my outlook and relationships have also been affected in a positive way.
The change has been so significant that it inspired my sweetheart to return to school as well. Words cannot express the effect this program has had in my life. I am sad to know that it is coming to an end.”
“The EMBA program at BYU has been an absolute awakening for me on an academic, social and spiritual level. I have made lifelong friends, learned essential business lessons and the outcome has been transformative.
Either in the classroom, small team meetings or out in the world via our [Foreign Business Exchange], this program is all about leadership and applied learning. Since graduation I have grown my career, expanded my service and giving and developed a greater ability to thrive.”
“The [Epic Learning Adventure] was life changing for me because it allowed me an opportunity to internalize all the things we had been taught and were being taught. Being in nature again was balm to my stressed-out soul. I was able to connect with others in a way that was unique and enduring. I was able to profoundly look for what was most important, and I look back to what I learned as I seek for a new position. It has helped me recognize what measures I will use to measure success in my life and what sacrifices I am unwilling to make for worldly success.
I have spent many years in the educational setting as a student and a teacher. The quality of teachers in this program are amazing. The caliber of their research, experience, and teaching ability combined have forever changed the way I see and interact with the world. I can honestly say that several of the teachers have profoundly helped me to deepen my faith and to help others who are struggling as well. I am ending this program with a new lease on life and the teachers are what makes this possible.”
“The benefits of the EMBA Program come from two places: people and frameworks. The professors are incredible, well-rounded, sharp, and caring.
Regarding frameworks, we’re focused on learning and applying the learning (not grades); we’re training to see and analyze the business world in new ways.
The outcome is that we will be able to be better creators (marketing, sales, financial results), a better cohort (via collaboration and project work), and more compassionate through the culture our cohort is creating.”
“When I first applied to this program I did so hoping for a financial return. I also hoped to receive an educational experience that was spiritually lifting. I do not yet know what the financial return will be. What I do know is that the education and growth I received from this program is priceless and will continue to pay dividends in my career and personal life.”
If these endorsements are not enough, check out this story about how Candice Rail was able to expand her assisted living business, or how Shannon Peterson went from dental hygienist to tech entrepreneurship.
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