"I was given a promotion and the ability to spearhead multiple enterprise-level technology projects."
Martin Barboza '17, a biomedical engineer from New Jersey, is a father of three who juggled a 50-hour workweek with the demands of family and his online MBA program.
The sacrifices paid off, allowing him to advance in his career in the healthcare industry.
"Upon completing my MBA, I was granted access to projects that I would not have been able to do before, due to my lack of experience and knowledge that is required to predict the effect in the long-term investment of healthcare," he explained. "I was given a promotion and the ability to spearhead multiple enterprise-level technology projects."
Barboza said he gained a lot of knowledge at SNHU, most notably the ability to make critical decisions and support those decisions with logical and evidence-based data.
"Projects that might seem like a quick and easy fix can have long-lasting effects. Having the ability to provide written proof of why the fix was applied is a great way to not only get things done but also protect the solution," he said.
The biggest impression SNHU's online experience made on Barboza was the faculty and staff's willingness to go to great lengths to help students.
"Without even asking for help, I was contacted by my advisor multiple times, which was great!" he said.
What's next for Barboza? He's hoping to convince SNHU to create a Ph.D program in Project Management that can be completed entirely online.
"I enjoyed all of it," he said. "And I would do it again."