Evan DonovanMaster of Science in Management, Management Concentration
"I've been working in the high-tech industry for 10-plus years. I enjoy my job, but lately found myself wondering, "what else can I do to push myself to the next level?" I finally decided that I needed a master's degree. I was a little apprehensive about going back to school-after all, I hadn't been in a classroom in a decade-but I've found the master's program at Lasell to be a great experience.
"I think the program's greatest strength is the faculty. I've had professors who have years of executive experience. So far, my two favorite courses have been Financial Management with Rick Fredricks and Organizational Theory with Joel Rosenfeld. Financial Management was actually the first course I took. Professor Fredricks was an excellent instructor-he made what can be a dry subject very interesting and really motivated me to continue taking more courses.
"Organizational Theory was amazing. Professor Rosenfeld has a ton of real-world experience: he's been a CEO, president, consultant and manager in all sorts of different industries. He was able to bring all that knowledge to into the classroom to help us understand more about organizations. As someone who's lived through a number of mergers and acquisitions, I found this course fascinating."
What Evan wants you to know about Lasell's graduate program:
"Lasell graduate classes are small, which makes for lots of interaction with professors and students. The location is convenient, and the courses are flexible. I like that the graduate program is relatively new. Lasell is not the kind of place that's bogged down in old ways of doing things-they're very responsive to both students' needs and changes in the marketplace. For a college that's small, Lasell also has a lot to offer. As a graduate student, I've been able to join the on-campus gym, which is a nice perk."