:: Spotlight: Philip Huff
Posted: July 5, 2011
Taking Care of Business
When working professionals decide to go back to school for a graduate degree, they often find that they need to take a few courses to prepare and fulfill program prerequisites. That situation is precisely what Philip Huff encountered when he began considering an MBA.
Philip took prerequisite courses in accounting and finance with University Extension (UEX) to prepare for graduate school. He will begin studying at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business in the Fall 2011 semester.
Learn more about Philip’s experiences taking UEX courses in the interview below.
How did you learn about UEX?
I learned about University Extension through online research. After reviewing different continuing education programs, I decided on UEX because of UT’s strong academic reputation and positive reviews by students.
How has taking courses with UEX helped you to reach your goals?
I plan on getting my MBA, and UEX helped me satisfy some of the prerequisites for enrollment. The UEX courses I took also provided me with a solid understanding of how accounting and finance affect everyday life.
What courses have you taken?
I took principles of accounting (ACC 310F - Foundations of Accounting) and finance (FIN 320F - Foundations of Finance).
What were the classes like?
The classes were informative, well administered, and provided knowledge with practical applications. I especially enjoyed my accounting class because of its rigor and vibrant classroom discussions.
What would you say are the biggest benefits of taking courses with UEX?
It affords professionals a way to continue their education while working. UEX courses are also a great nexus to learn about others’ experiences. My class consisted of seasoned professionals, traditional students, and young professionals. It was great to hear how people applied what we learned outside the classroom.
Any advice to someone considering taking a course with University Extension?
Take courses that overlap in nature and talk to students to get opinions on professors. The best decision I made was taking principles of accounting and finance concurrently.
Philip Huff took UT Austin business courses with UEX to prepare for an MBA program.