Meet Our Students
MBA@American attracts ambitious students from across the country. They come from all walks of life and need to balance their MBA coursework with demanding career and family responsibilities.
We reached out to three of our unique online MBA students, Carmen Westbrook, Aaron Trujillo, and Solomon Moon, to learn about their experiences in our rigorous program and how MBA@American is helping them achieve their goals.
Financial Services Industry
“How is MBA@American helping you accelerate your career?”
“I run my own company, and this program has already helped me in a lot of ways in understanding how to run a business. I started this program so that I could re-enter the workforce and instead of this program setting me up to go work for a big international corporation, now I know how to run my own international corporation.”
“This program will help me to scale up and scale down and be able to manage an organization effectively with limited finances. I’ve also learned valuable management skills that I am already using in my current job.”
“I thought an MBA would be an opportunity to get the business education that I lacked and to improve skills that were important. Now, being in a company that promotes from within, I know this degree can help me move up quickly.”
“What is it like to earn your MBA online from American?”
“So much in our world is trending in the direction of communicating online. I’ve found that the online instruction is just as effective, if not more effective, than being in a traditional classroom setting. You’re able to access the learning material, your cohort, and professors in very convenient ways.”
“I’ve got three kids, and my husband is deployed often. We’re busy. MBA@American has classes late enough at night that I can tuck the kids in and then go to class. It has been extremely convenient.”
“Will I get to know my professors? What if I need extra help?”
“My experience with reaching out to professors has been wonderful and they’ve been great about being available even outside of office hours. I’m very impressed with what they have accomplished and what they bring to the table.”
“I don’t have to drive up to AU to meet with a professor. I can talk to them face to face on the platform, even handwriting notes and erasing things as if I were there in person.”
“Is this program right for me?”
“I would recommend this program to anybody who wants to gain the skills that will allow them to effectively analyze and manage the processes within their organization—be it in government, private business, or nonprofit. The curriculum is loaded with critical management skills that apply to nearly all industries.”
“I’d recommend this program to anyone who works or is a stay-at-home parent. It fits my lifestyle. Commuting to D.C. could take up to two hours for me and this program takes that burden off my plate.”
We invite you to attend an upcoming event to meet real students face to face, or request more information to speak with an MBA@American admissions counselor.