UTA MBA Programs

MBA Alumnus Profile - Jody Smith

Jody Smith
“I am proud that I came back to UTA to finish my MBA.” - Jody Smith
MBA ’12

Senior Project Manager
35 years professional experience

MY HISTORY | “I served 23 years in the Navy, including 14 years of active service. I travelled around the world on one deployment, served in many unique aircraft squadrons in Asia Pacific. I flew F/A-18 fighter jets. I also worked as a project manager for airport security companies and built four new airport terminal baggage security screening systems. I am now an airport baggage project manager for an airport consulting firm CAGE Inc.”

MY UTA MBA EXPERIENCE | “The UTA MBA is a top quality program that’s focused on people. The program format was also convenient. I am a full time employee and a parent with kids that have a full slate of activities. Overall, I had an amazing time at UTA. I am thankful they treated me so well. I was a bit surprised by the small size of the classes and how challenging the program was. Ethics was an amazing class and I loved the study abroad experience in Portugal and Spain! The faculty and staff are overwhelmingly supportive and interested in you as an individual.”