Our graduates return to the workplace with a competitive edge, poised to lead change, drive results, and manage complex enterprises in a range of industries. To learn more about how an Elms MBA can advance your career, read our students’ reflections below.

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Brian Benson ’20
MBA in financial planning
Senior audit associate at Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

“Having already completed a double major at Elms College, I was aware of their strong business programs and incredible faculty that genuinely care about the success and wellbeing of their students. When I found out that Elms was adding new certificate programs that could prepare me for both the CPA and CFP exams, the decision to enroll was easy. The programs give me the flexibility to work full time and complete graduate classes simultaneously, allowing me to further elevate my career.”

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Elsie Rodriguez-Garcia ’15
MBA in management
STRIVE Director & TRIO Student Support Services at Holyoke Community College

“The MBA program at Elms College advanced my professional career opportunities by unleashing my full potential in leadership management. Its innovative curriculum encourages you to think outside the box while inspiring the analytical thinking essential for today’s competitive business world. The MBA instructors not only talk the talk, they walk the walk. Their industry expertise added a wealth of robust learning through the application of real life situations, problem solving techniques, and strategic planning skills.”

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Nikolette Lacey ’17
Assistant nurse manager at Mercy Medical Center

“With my degree from Elms College I will advance my nursing career in in a leadership position with Mercy Medical Center. My dual degree from Elms has made me a top candidate for any job that may open within the organization as a whole. After the positive experience I had completing my undergraduate degree at Elms, I decided that investing in higher education there would set me up to be very successful in the future.”

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Isaiah Odunlami ’17
MBA in accounting
General ledger accountant II at Baystate Health

“My experience in the MBA program was electrifying. I took an entrepreneurial approach during my time in the program. I know that understanding finance and accounting is crucial to really succeeding in the world and many industries. The professors at the Elms provided me with the tools that I needed to excel and help further my career. I knew if I wanted to progress not only in accounting, but in life, I would have to obtain the greatest asset, which is knowledge. I can say with confidence that the MBA program has played a significant factor in my development. ”

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Jessica Dupont ’16
MBA in healthcare leadership
Director of risk adjustment at Health New England
President of Dress for Success, Western Massachusetts

“The healthcare leadership track offered by the Elms MBA program was exactly what I was looking for. The courses were taught by professionals who were respected experts in their field and went beyond just the theoretical concepts. They instead focused on teaching students how to apply these concepts in the real world and further hone deep reasoning and critical thinking skills. I draw on the knowledge and skills I learned during my time in the program almost every single day. Less than a year after completing my MBA I was promoted to my current role. I know my Elms MBA helped to position me for that opportunity and continued success in my career.”

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Nicholas Cocchi ’13
MBA in management
Sheriff of Hampden County, Hampden County Sheriff’s Department

“One of the aspects I loved about the program was hearing from CEOs, CFOs, and other leaders about their professional experiences. This has absolutely helped me in my position as Sheriff of Hampden County.”

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Erin Daley ’18
MBA in healthcare leadership
Director of emergency services, Mercy Medical Center

“I chose the MBA in healthcare leadership track at Elms to acquire exceptional business knowledge and strategic management skills. In my current position as director of emergency and outpatient cardiology services, these skills are crucial.”