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Graduate Spotlight: Jason Yan & the Online LSUS MBA in Data Analytics

Newsroom | Articles May 7, 2024
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Are you interested in advancing your career or transitioning from military to civilian life? You can achieve this goal with dedication, support, and a good education. As military members and veterans, you possess many transferable skills. Still, further schooling is often needed to bridge the gap to your desired career path. For Jason Yan, a Senior Engineering Analyst for the US Navy, pursuing an MBA was a major step in achieving his professional goals.   
Read about Jason's experience in the online MBA with a concentration in Data Analytics from LSU Shreveport, the program's structure, the challenges he overcame, and its impact on his career. 

Meet Jason Yan 

What made you decide to pursue an Online MBA? 

Pursuing my MBA has always been a personal and professional goal of mine. As a Senior Engineering Analyst for the US Navy, I worked on a project that involved analyzing big data and providing meaningful insights. The LSUS MBA with a Data Analytics concentration aligned well with my professional goals and my aspirations to attain my MBA. 

Describe your time during the program. Did you come across any obstacles during your journey? 

The two main obstacles I encountered during my journey were reacclimating myself to the classroom while balancing work, school, and life commitments. I completed my BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 2001. Being 21 years out of the classroom was an overwhelming feeling, but I had to quickly plan my week with exams, homework, work commitments, and my kids’ baseball and softball practices. Overcoming these obstacles was not an easy task, but I completed my coursework, two classes at a time, and completed the program in 10 months with a 4.0 GPA. 

What was your favorite aspect of the program?

My favorite aspect of the program was rekindling my love for learning through the camaraderie of my fellow students. My MBA journey consisted of learning from some of the best professors in the program (Professors McDaniel, Fawaz, and Ambrosio were my favorites!) and fellow MBA students (Jo Ann, Iman, Ryan, Carlee, and Alurah) whom I can call lifelong friends.

How has earning your MBA impacted your career?

Earning my MBA has positively impacted my career with a salary increase and by opening more doors for future opportunities. More importantly, completing classes such as Organizational Behavior and Leadership Communication helped me become more knowledgeable and equipped to challenge workplace dynamics. 

Do you have any advice that you would like to give to prospective students? 

My advice to new LSUS MBA prospective students: if you’ve been away from the classroom for a while, don’t be afraid to take the plunge back into the academic world. No time is ever the right time; any time is the right time to reinvest in yourself! Do your research before each semester on classes and professors. And don’t be afraid to lean on your fellow MBA students (who are going through the same journey as you) and mentors who want you to succeed! 

About the online MBA from LSU Shreveport 

The online LSU Shreveport MBA equips you with the knowledge to propel your career forward. Courses provide valuable insights into organizational strategy, leadership, and practical business applications. 

The LSUS master’s in business offers a flexible way for busy professionals to earn a degree. Accelerated coursework and multiple start dates allow you to complete the program in as few as ten months.  

This top-ranked degree offers a premium education at an affordable cost. You can also pursue your specific career goals with concentrations in Accounting, Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality Management, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, or Project Management. Ultimately, the LSUS online MBA empowers you to advance your career on your terms. 

Earn A Flexible, Affordable Online MBA

Jason Yan's journey with the online MBA from LSUS shows the impact of higher education on military professionals. The online MBA options from LSUS offer an affordable, flexible path for military members and civilians alike to further their education and achieve their professional goals. 

Ready to start your own educational journey? Learn more about the LSUS Master of Business Administration and its concentrations, or apply today! 

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