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Bill Schofield

MBA Finance, Class of 2017

"What drew me to SNHU was the quality of the master’s degree program, the affordability and the flexibility."

My past, and hopefully future successes have come from my ability to keep a clear head and sharp focus on what’s at stake, navigating through the demands of life. I was a latecomer to graduate school, having made the decision shortly after my undergrad that I would just concentrate on finding a good job and make my way “up the ladder.” It wasn’t until after the birth of my first child that I decided I wanted to expand my knowledge and go back to school for my master’s degree. The only feasible way to do this was to find a program that would allow me to take online courses, as I was in no position to be an on-campus student with a young child (and another on the way).

Initially, I was enrolled at another program, but found that it lacked depth, so I began to look for another institution. What drew me to SNHU was the quality of the master’s degree program, the affordability and the flexibility not just in taking courses, but to finish the program as well. My job is highly seasonal, with the bulk of my work coming in the months of April through September. Because of this, I can only take two courses a year. And throughout this journey, my advisor, Stacey Pippenger, has been instrumental in providing sound advice and guidance. The one-on-one, personal connection she has made with me makes all the difference.