Name: Scott Ruark
Company: Astro Shapes, Inc.
I decided to pursue my MBA to advance my career in business, and YSU gave me the flexibility to continue to work while pursuing my MBA on a part-time basis. Not only did I gain the knowledge of core business topics, I also improved my networking, communication and presentation skills—and had plenty of opportunities to connect with business leaders.
In addition to the obvious location advantage, I chose YSU because of the small class size and the ability to learn from classmates as well as lead others in a group. It was quite rewarding to work as a team on group projects throughout the MBA Program, and I found that the relationships built with classmates, who are from many different backgrounds, to be very beneficial.