Meet The MBA Class Of 2024: Busayo Omopariola, Texas Christian University (Neeley)

Busayo Omopariola

Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business

“Driven and ambitious, constantly setting goals that challenge myself in new ways.”

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Fun Fact About Yourself: I played competitive soccer when I lived in Africa.

Undergraduate School and Major: Bachelor of Science, Applied Accounting, Oxford Brooks University

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Shell Nigeria Business Operations, Finance Advisor, M.I., Reporting & Analysis

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of TCU Neeley’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Career development is at the top of my list of priorities for what I was looking for in an MBA program, and TCU Neeley offers excellent resources to ensure I achieve my professional goals. The faculty will equip me with the technical and professional knowledge to advance my career. The office of Graduate Student Success (how cool is that name) offers one-on-one career coaching and mentoring to support my job search and future career path, and TCU Neeley’s academic advisers provide the necessary flexibility for me to select classes and activities that match my unique goals. I feel an MBA from the TCU Neeley School of Business will prepare me for the career of my dreams.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at TCU Neeley? The current socio-economic environment requires businesses to be more data-driven to optimize their performance. Hence, an understanding of data analytics is essential to getting accurate data for smarter decision making. I’m excited about the opportunity to enhance my MBA with a certificate in analytics. It’s the perfect cutting-edge, industry-driven complement for my degree.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: While working as a finance professional in Dangote Flour Mills Plc. in Nigeria, I led a cross-functional team to migrate the organization’s legacy ERP to SAP and trained over 500 staff in the process. The project was an amazing success for time and efficiency.

What is one thing you have recently read, watched, or listened to that you would highly recommend to prospective MBAs? Why? I recently watched “The Danger of a Single Story”, a TED talk presentation by novelist Chimamanda Adichie. She spoke about how our lives, and our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories, and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into TCU Neeley’s MBA program? I suggest candidates make every effort to participate in all the activities and opportunities the program has to offer, particularly networking. You should never discount the power of connections and relationship-building, and TCU Neeley has a robust global network of alumni and corporate partners across industry.


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