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EMBA Success Stories

Eric Jansen

Eric Jansen, EMBA ’17

Where are you working now?
I am a manager of financial planning and strategy at EisnerAmper.

Why Fordham?
Fordham offered the best combination of quality, flexibility, and value. I knew I would be getting a very high-quality education from the Gabelli School of Business, which has a great reputation. The class schedule allowed me to work full-time and provided me with enough time off in between sessions to complete coursework.

What was your most meaningful learning experience at Fordham?
My most meaningful learning experience was participating in our final class project in Tokyo, Japan. It's not easy to get a group of more than 30 executive-level students to agree on all aspects of a presentation, especially when you're presenting to a big name like Yamaha Music. I learned how important it is for leaders to have "people skills," including EQ (emotional intelligence) when presenting research and ideas.

What was the best part of your experience at the Gabelli School?
The best part of my experience was simply my classmates. Fordham did a great job recruiting such an intelligent, driven, and spirited group for my cohort. Our class felt more like an extended family, and I can say with confidence that we'll all keep in touch for the rest of our careers.

 


Aisha Ahmad, EMBA ’17

Aisha Ahmad, EMBA ’17

Where are you working now?
I am a chief engineer in the design engineering department at Con Edison.

What was the best part of the EMBA program?
My Executive MBA program gave me a certain level of confidence, and it gave me the tools to speak from a business perspective, along with an understanding of the drivers behind why things are happening. I also enjoyed interacting with my cohort, a group of people who worked well together and were exceptional professionally and personally. I definitely made lifelong friendships.

What was your favorite course?
I found my innovation class particularly useful. It taught us how to think outside the box and challenge the status quo.

Advice for students?
If you grow and challenge yourself, you can see what you’re made of, what you can do, and your potential.

 


 

Stephen Ramey, EMBA ’17

Stephen Ramey, EMBA ’17

Where are you working now?
I am a partner at Vista Analytics, LLC.

Why Fordham?
Fordham’s reputation and network stood out to me. The EMBA program was the MBA structure I needed to meet similar individuals and challenge myself to continue to grow personally and professionally.

What was your most meaningful learning experience at Fordham?
Learning through my classmates. We met with our professors for three eight-hour days per month, and the course material was enhanced through informal study groups. In addition, classmates from my cohort were extremely open to providing their perspectives and experiences from inside their companies.

What was the project you were most proud of during your time at Fordham?
During our field-study capstone class, we consulted with Yamaha Japan Ltd. on the music-streaming market in the United States. The course was challenging but allowed me to learn about a new topic and Japanese culture. The final presentation to Yamaha in Tokyo, Japan added to the challenge, and was a rewarding experience I was able to share with my classmates.