Meet Our Online MBA Students

MBA@Syracuse students are well-rounded, experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Meet a few of our students and learn how the online MBA at Syracuse is helping them advance their careers.

Monika Taylor

MBA@Syracuse, BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse

Director of Behavioral Health at Crouse Health

Syracuse, New York

Monika Taylor’s entire career has been in the health and human services field, but she needed the additional business skills to move into executive leadership roles. She enjoys the welcoming atmosphere and interactive nature of the MBA@Syracuse program.

“I didn’t know what to expect with an online class, but the format is easy to navigate and was, surprisingly, as interactive as sitting in a classroom. I liked the breakout sessions that we had in some of the classes to stimulate small group discussions.”

Damian Travier


Director of Programs at Jackie Robinson Foundation

New York, New York

Damian Travier earned his MBA to learn how to apply best practices in finance and marketing to improve the performance of the nonprofit organization he works for. His goal is to advance into an executive role within the organization.

“Receiving my MBA from Syracuse University will afford me the opportunity to pursue senior executive positions at my current job. In order to advance to the VP level or ultimately executive director, it is essential that I develop the skills and cachet that come with an MBA.”

Eric Cercone


U.S. Air Force; Instructor of Meteorology

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Eric Cercone pursued his MBA from Syracuse to combine his business experience in the Air Force with knowledge about business theories and trends. He was most excited about the faculty expertise and international travel opportunities.

“I heard about MBA@Syracuse while looking for an institution that is highly competitive and flexible. I decided to attend this program due to the quality of instruction and faculty. The program is robust, and the international travel opportunities are excellent.”

Nancy Girondo

MBA@Syracuse, Entrepreneurship@Syracuse

Assistant Vice President at OppenheimerFunds

New York, New York

Nancy Girondo decided to pursue an MBA to advance within the leadership of her organization. She also earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse and chose its online MBA program because she believed it was the best program for her needs and professional goals.

“I am interested in taking on a greater leadership role within my firm, and I believe an MBA is critical for that endeavor. My undergraduate education from and experiences at Syracuse University helped me to achieve success throughout my career in financial services.”

Dave Bauer


Linguistics Subject Matter Expert at Assured Information Security, Inc.

Sauquoit, New York

After spending 15 years in the military, Dave Bauer wanted to gain a better understanding of corporate America through MBA@Syracuse. His goals are to apply his skills as a defense contractor and perhaps start a business one day.

“I see the possibility to utilize my newfound skills to engage my entrepreneurial nature to start a company or work with a start up at some point in the future. I feel that the tools I’ll be equipped with will open up many opportunities to expand my horizons.”

Danielle Hauf


Marketing Communications Representative at Lockheed Martin

Littleton, Colorado

Danielle Hauf has ambitious goals, and she believed that MBA@Syracuse was the program to help her achieve them. She wanted to gain the skills necessary to lead a team and aspires to manage her employer’s leadership development program.

“If you aren’t pushing yourself to be better, what are you really doing? Having the opportunity to learn from talented faculty from an award-winning school, while developing my character through this new life challenge, is truly exciting!”

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