Carnegie Mellon University

James Howard

James Howard

Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA Student, Class of 2022

Get to Know James

"As the engineering manager at a small industrial equipment manufacturer just north of Houston, Texas, I felt that I was in a successful place in my career but started looking at MBA programs to broaden my options. I needed a program that I could complete while continuing to work full-time.

"Most online programs seemed to be strictly web-based, with some offering only a few days per year of in-person interaction. Of all the schools I looked at, Tepper was the only one that offered a great online program without sacrificing the soft skills that can only be attained through in-person networking and teaming. The program exceeds my expectations. There is something very satisfying about leaving your first Access Weekend at Tepper knowing with full confidence that you made the right choice."

  • Concentrations: Business Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Operations Management, Strategy
  • Hometown: Tomball, Texas
  • ClubsSTARS, Graduate Entrepreneurship Club
  • Post-MBA Career Focus: Entrepreneurship