Baylor EMBA 2012
Senior Global Pricing Strategist, Fossil, Inc.
"Leading with Confidence"
There was never any doubt that Elizabeth Doan would pursue an MBA, the only question for her was when. After eight years in the retail industry with the last five years in Fossil Inc.'s brand management sector Elizabeth set a goal for herself: to be a brand manager for a global consumer goods business. She realized the time was now and searched for a program that would give her the skills and confidence she needed to advance her career to the next level. "I wanted to gain respect and leadership skills from a prominent program and school," Elizabeth says. "Baylor's emphasis on leadership, collaboration, and ethics was a deciding factor for me."
Preferring to learn from her classmates rather than compete with them, Elizabeth was hoping to meet people she could connect with outside of work and the classroom. She is pleased with the diversity she finds at Baylor. "The varying experience each student has to offer and the collaborative nature of the cohort" is just what she wanted from her classmates. "The program brings together people from different industries with different skill sets to create an exciting and enriching environment."
Elizabeth credits her immigrant parents for shaping her strong work ethic and her classmates and professors for challenging and supporting her when the coursework gets demanding. "I am surrounded by intelligent, motivated individuals and the interaction we have in the classroom is an integral part of the experience," says Elizabeth. "The little details became the big reasons why I chose the Baylor Dallas EMBA program to advance my career and provide a personally rewarding experience that will go with me a long way." Building upon her merchandising and brand management experience, Elizabeth was promoted during the program to a strategic role focused on global pricing. Part of the credit, Elizabeth believes, can most certainly be attributed to the knowledge she has quickly gained from the Baylor Dallas EMBA program.