Carnegie Mellon University

Nick Ryan

Nick Ryan

Part-Time Flex MBA Student, Class of 2022

Get to Know Nick

"I was born in Cleveland, raised in central Pennsylvania, and completed my undergrad education at CMU in 2011, with a dual degree in professional writing and ethics, history, and public policy.

"After graduation, I co-founded and grew an extreme sports company in New York City, which afforded me the opportunity to travel the world, producing events, making films, and managing athletes. In 2017, I moved that company to Pittsburgh and stepped back from the day-to-day to co-found a local social enterprise that transformed an abandoned school building in Wilkinsburg into a community center offering office space for small local businesses, while running after-school programs.

"Today, I work at Carnegie Mellon University as the Business Manager for the English Department and am involved with several early-stage start-ups and business ventures. I chose Tepper due to the fact that I've had business experience, but never any business education. The excellence of the program, combined with its location and focus on entrepreneurship, made it a clear choice for me. I'm excited to live, work, and learn in Pittsburgh as the city evolves."

  • Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy, Organizational Behavior
  • Clubs: Graduate Entrepreneurship Club (GEC)
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Career Focus: Continued focus on entrepreneurship