Student Profile: Aanu Ogedengbe, MBA Candidate 2015

Aanu Ogedengbe
Full-time, MBA Candidate 2015

Concentration(s): Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate degree in: Nursing

Undergraduate School: UIC

Organizations involved with: MBAA, GMARK, and Innovation Incubator

What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree?

I wanted to get the knowledge and well-respected credential to launch a career in the fashion business, successfully switching from Nursing.

What was the most important factor for you in choosing an MBA program?

I was looking for a business school that got what I was trying to do. I am a non-traditional MBA student (a nurse) going into a non-traditional field (fashion). Not every school gets that or is willing to support that.

Why did you choose UIC Liautaud for your graduate study?

I was heavily influenced by the entrepreneurial mindset at UIC Liautaud. I also participated in a mock MBA class to experience how it would feel to be in the program. It was a simulation of the Interdisciplinary Product Development (IPD) marketing course taught by Prof. Jelena Spanjol, and I LOVED IT! And the rest is history…

Which class/professor has been your favorite so far and why?

I really enjoy every single class, even Financial Accounting. I am having the most fun with my Introduction to Marketing course, where I am working on the different aspects of marketing a product. 

Attend an upcoming IPD Mock Class and discover UIC Liautaud for yourself! 
If you're thinking about applying to University of Illinois at Chicago for graduate school, we invite you to a special product development mock class designed for prospective students to see what our grads have called "the best class offered within the MBA program..." This is the same mock class that helped Aanu make the decision to apply to UIC Liautaud!
New Product Development: Research, Ideation, and Prototyping
Next Tuesday, October 29, from 6:00- 7:30pm
UIC Innovation Center, 1240 West Harrison, Chicago