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MBA program prepares students for leadership positions

Posted by on November 5, 2015

Tamara WoodsTamara Woods, a Master of Business Administration student at Aurora University Woodstock Center, had barely begun her master’s program and work as a cashier when she was offered the chance to join the Sam’s Club marketing team. “I was thrilled to think I’m not even finished with my MBA, and I’m already reaping benefits,” said Woods.

Before embarking on her MBA journey, Woods was employed in the social work field. She hopes to use the knowledge she gains from the MBA program to lead a successful non-profit foundation into the future. “An MBA from Aurora University, combined with my marketing experience from Sam’s Club, will help me stand out to hiring managers and allow me to fulfill my goals,” said Woods.

The program’s classes are focused on integrated learning experiences and are designed for those students desiring a broad understanding of business operations or leadership. Made for the working professional, classes are scheduled conveniently on weekday evenings and in a weekend format at the Woodstock Center in downtown Woodstock. Courses are also offered on the main AU campus in Aurora, Illinois, and online.

“I love that instructors bring their own unique life experiences and incorporate them into the courses they teach,” said Woods, who expects to graduate in 2017. “The flexibility of the class scheduling has really made getting an MBA a reality for me.”

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