“Continuing to develop my leadership skills was key. There’s a need and demand for data analytics skills both at my employer and in the broader marketplace. Plus, I have an aspiration to someday start my own business, so I felt like the Iowa MBA program could give me the foundational knowledge I needed.”
An investment in the future
But why the University of Iowa and the Tippie College of Business?
“I looked at a few different schools. I looked into weekend programs. I looked at in-person options. I looked at other schools with fully online options. In the end, the curriculum at the University of Iowa, the proximity, plus the return on my investment all made a lot of sense.”
Travis also notes that the Tippie College of Business exceeded his expectations, constantly reviewing the curriculum to make sure it stayed valuable, relevant, and current.
“I got everything I expected to get out the MBA program and more. In addition to what I learned in the classroom, I learned to be ruthless with my time management. My ability to manage time is exponentially better than when I started.”
Travis says that when he was in his undergrad program, he was sometimes surrounded by reluctant learners. But at Tippie, everyone was excited to be there.
“There was a hunger and a drive that was really exhilarating. It’s something I’ve carried forward in my life. I’ve built on that energy.”