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MBA Bobcat Q&A: Alyssa Rice

Tuesday, May 7 2019 01:10pm

From Wildcat to Bobcat


Alyssa Rice 2By: Taylor Uden

Name: Alyssa Rice
Program: Ohio University's MBA/MSA Dual Degree
Class Year: 2020
Undergraduate Institution: University of Kentucky
Hometown: Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Why did you choose Ohio University's dual degree program?
I chose Ohio University's dual degree because I felt at home when I came to campus for a visit. I loved the family atmosphere and felt supported before even joining the program. The history and reputation of the program also played a part in me choosing OU.

What are you most looking forward to this year?
I am most looking forward the Europe Consulting trip this summer!

What was your favorite MBA class and why?
My favorite class up to this point is Ethics. I enjoyed the class because I was challenged to think critically every class and had the ability to participate in open dialog during class discussions. The topics we debated were also some of the most memorable I have had in my college career.

What has been the most difficult part of your transition into graduate school?
The most difficult part about my transition to graduate school has been the amount of reading we have to do for each class.

What would you tell someone considering Ohio University's MBA/MSA dual degree program?
Ohio University is truly a special place. Our specific program is truly like family and we have already grown so close in just one semester. For anyone considering this program, I would recommend taking a visit to campus to experience the atmosphere of Athens and this program first hand.

What are your career goals? How did you figure out what you wanted to do?
I am interested in working in Events/Operations within sports or as a Director of Basketball Operations at the collegiate level. I found an interest in these careers through observing the position as a student athlete as well as experiences I have had working various events since coming to OU.

Where is your favorite place to hang out on campus/in Athens?
The Summit. Most of our program lives here and it makes for a great atmosphere!

Learn more about OHIO’s MBA/MSA Dual Degree Program

OHIO's MBA/MSA combination is unbeatable in preparing students for careers in the sport industry. This program recognizes the growing complexity of the sports, facility and entertainment industries, and reinforces Ohio University's commitment to preparing students for the leadership challenges of the future.