Elaine Pelletier, ’18, knows what it takes to deliver results in the sales and service industry. As the director of professional services sales at Adobe in Denver, she engages with global customers and works on enterprise software for businesses, education and other environments. However, she wanted to gain an academic perspective of business so she started the MBA@Nebraska online program.
“As a sales executive, the management theory and methodology helped bring things I could improve into focus. Every class I took provided something relevant,” Pelletier said. “The curriculum also gave me a better perspective on work done in the past when I didn’t know the complete picture.”
Earning her undergraduate degree in economics at UCLA prior to the rise of online learning, she found the interaction in the MBA@Nebraska program both surprising and beneficial.
“I was amazed by the sense of community in an online program and the connections I made with faculty and classmates from around the world,” she said. “The class dialogue around diversity, leadership and global business was so helpful. The responsiveness and engagement were wonderful.”
Pelletier thrived in the online learning environment. She described the MBA@Nebraska as well orchestrated and conducive to different types of learning.
“I was impressed by the degree of hands-on interaction and multimedia approaches through books, video, blogs and on-demand lectures,” she said. “I was getting my degree while traveling, so wherever I went I could work on it, day or night. The environment let me accomplish everything I needed effectively to earn my degree.”