Aishia Rodgers, MSA (2016)
Aishia Rodgers, MSA '16
What is your background?What is your background?
I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA where I received my Bachelor's Degree from Spelman College. Upon graduation, I entered into the United States Air Force where I served as a Space System Operator. While on active duty, I enrolled in UCCS MBA program and graduated in 2010. In 2015, I had a change in career and decided to enroll in UCCS MSA program pursuing my dream career as a CPA. In December of 2016, I completed the MSA program and passed my CPA exams.
What were the factors that led you to pursuing the UCCS MSA?What were the factors that led you to pursuing the UCCS MSA?
In determining my career change, I wanted a program that would prepare me to become a partner in an accounting firm, to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or even to become an entrepreneur. With UCCS small class size, exceptional faculty and affordability, I knew that the UCCS MSA program was the perfect fit!
How would you describe your experience as a student in the MSA program?How would you describe your experience as a student in the MSA program?
My experience as a student in the MSA program was stimulating and gratifying. I was continuously challenged while being molded by my professors into a future CPA.
What would you tell other young professionals if they asked you about pursuing an MSA?What would you tell other young professionals if they asked you about pursuing an MSA?
Pursing an MSA from UCCS will open opportunities to a successful business career through personal attention, tailored education, individual growth, and active learning. UCCS has created a trusting environment where every student can get the help that they need, when they need it. Every student has the opportunity to improve their personal brand and became a better personal and professional version of themselves. Being a student in the MSA program allows for preparation and opportunity to meet for the building of successful futures.