UTA MBA Programs

MBA Alumnus Profile - Darren Nelson

Darren Nelson
“I am motivated by having a voice, having the ability to have impact, and having the opportunity to problem solve.” - Darren Nelson
MBA ’07, MSHRM ’08

Asst. VP of HR
UT Southwestern Medical Center
28 years professional experience

MY PROFESSIONAL GOALS | “I try not to limit what the future looks like as it opens me up to more possibilities but I will continue to push my horizons and have impact. Perhaps one day, I will get a chance to go back to school for a Ph.D. so I may teach business. I am most proud of the fact I live to my values every day, even when it is difficult and I am able to live a life of integrity.”

MY HISTORY | “I grew up in the Dallas area and went to California for the early part of my career. After the crash of technology in San Francisco in the early 2000s, I came back to Texas and decided I needed more depth of knowledge and subject matter expertise to progress to senior executive levels. UT Arlington has a strong staff of business professors and is one of the most affordable options in the North Texas area. My return on investment was tremendous by choosing UTA.”

MY UTA MBA EXPERIENCE | “I’ll always remember the quality of the instructors. I sat on the front row of each class and had spirited conversations with them as their expertise and the information was more important and useful to me long term than the piece of paper. The quality of the faculty is outstanding and the experience and education you receive for the cost is by far the best return on investment in Texas.”