Today, I was attending my last summer class in the UNR’s MBA program. During the last presentation of the class, I was lost in my own thoughts. I was thinking about – how much I learned from UNR’s MBA program. But before I talk about my amazing learning experience at UNR, I would like to ask you few questions. What exactly do you look for in an MBA program? Top notch education? Rate of return on your investment? Experienced classmates? Over all experience? Whatever may be the case, UNR will exceed all of your expectations.
The niche of this program is – its innovative courses, which helps them in creating the “Leaders of Tomorrow”. Courses like Entrepreneurship in today’s world, social media, personal branding, etc. are one of the best courses that I would recommend. For example: Dr. Bret teaches the course on Personal Branding. UNR is one of the fewest schools, offering this type of the course. In this course, we learn how to market ourselves. Especially in today’s world, it is becoming really important to have your Personal Brand, if you want to end up with good career options after graduation. No matter how much talented you are, if you can not put yourself out there, your knowledge will not be useful for your professional growth.
Overall, this program is outstanding. It is very challenging but extremely rewarding at the same time. Balancing school, work, and family has been one of the most difficult things for me to do in my life. But the rewards have been tremendous, the knowledge that I have gained here at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is priceless. Especially, the instructors were great business professionals, well-respected in their fields. I really enjoyed the fact that some of the professors were adjuncts and could bring in real-life experiences and their connections and networks to the school. It was incredibly interesting. Having access to such varied faculty members, who were always available by phone, e-mail, or in person – was a great help.
UNR’s MBA is a phenomenal program and an investment. I’m tremendously glad that I made the decision to attend and recommend it highly to everyone who has considered it. I am a strong ambassador for the program because of its flexibility for working adults, strong core classwork, quality peers and diverse population. After all, Business Week and Princeton Review must have done some good research before naming this AACSB Accredited school, UNR’s College of Business, as one of the best Business School in the world.
August 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM
Thanks, Bhavin! Bret
August 13, 2010 at 2:09 PM
Go Bhavin! Thank you for advocating for our program and school. Kate
August 13, 2010 at 3:33 PM
You’ve got to be kidding … with the cuts and mismanagement on the part of UNR’s leadership, we alumni of the UNR Business School will be lucky not to have our degrees de-value our resumes in the very near future.
Rather then crowing about how good the school is, why don’t you admit that the UNR leadership is ripping the guts out of the Business School and try and get alumni to do something about it?
Truth hurts huh?
I once was proud that I had an MBA from UNR, now I’m saddened and embarrassed by what the University’s become.
I also know that I, for one, will think twice about hiring new graduates from what an MBA program that is clearly both second-rate and a shadow of its former self …
August 13, 2010 at 5:39 PM
I agree that recently there have been many changes in the Management of the UNR MBA’s program. I will also agree that there were many funding cuts during these past years, due to the bad economic conditions. But I don’t agree with your comments on “mismanagement”.
Being an Alumni of UNR’s MBA program, you might have seen more than me. After all, I am only half way through my program. But whatever may be the case, my experience at UNR is remarkable till now. Professors are very knowledgeable, peers are talented and for the tuition that I am paying; I think that UNR’s MBA program is delivering more than I expected.
All in all, I am having great time at UNR’s MBA program right now.