Goodman MBA in Business Analytics Offers Pathway to World of Big Data
To Brock University graduate Regan Fitzgerald (BA ’13, MBA ’16), the world of big data is limitless.
Fitzgerald, who first graduated from Brock with a degree in psychology, found her way to the Goodman School of Business MBA after working with marketing professor Antonia Mantonakis in the University’s consumer cognition and perception lab.
“I learned that what I had learned in my undergrad was applicable in the business world and from there it really inspired me to take that next step in my career and pursue the MBA,” said Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald, who graduated with an MBA earlier this year, saw Goodman’s unique business analytics specialization as a natural step in her career.
“The business analytics specialization was the perfect fit for the statistics background and research methods training that I had,” she says. “The leadership skills and general business acumen that are developed in the MBA program complement my theoretical background really well.”
Throughout her degree, Fitzgerald learned by doing and got involved with the Goodman Graduate Business Council and volunteered as the VP internal affairs in her final year. She assisted with providing training and professional development opportunities for Goodman graduate students through events such as Advanced Excel Bootcamp, SAS certification and financial modelling.
Fitzgerald, who is now working at PepsiCo Foods Canada as a consumer insights analyst, credits her career success to the experiences she had at Brock and the training she received as part of the MBA business analytics program.
The Goodman MBA offers specializations in business analytics, accounting (CPA/MBA), finance, general management, human resource management, marketing and operations management.
Located in beautiful Niagara at Brock University, the Goodman School of Business educates future business leaders and fosters entrepreneurship through experiential learning.
Learn more at www.brocku.ca/nextstep