Aman Bains

Online MSM Student Spotlight: Aman Bains

Aman Bains started her Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree on campus and is completing it this summer as an online student. She shares how the feasibility of the online format complements her work schedule and has set her up for success.

Q: What is your background?

Bains: “I am originally from India, but I moved to the States almost a decade ago. I live with my family in Boynton Beach, Florida. UF has always been a dream college of mine and when I decided to pursue a career in management, the University of Florida was no doubt my first choice.”

Q: Why did you join the online MSM program?

Bains: “My undergrad was in pre-med with a minor in health administration, but as I got closer to finishing it I realized that I loved the business and management side of healthcare more than the practical side. During that period, I was working for an ophthalmologist who recommended that I pursue a master’s in management so I can get a glimpse of what the field holds. After research, UF’s MSM program seemed to be just what I needed.”

Q: Tell us about your experience in the online MSM program.

Bains: “While I pursued the majority of my MSM degree on campus, due to personal reasons I had to switch over to the online MSM program for the latter portion of my degree. I absolutely loved the online format. Personally speaking, there was very little difference between the two formats. I was able to connect with people equally and learn and execute my learning equally. Actually, I liked the online format a bit more because I am working full-time now.”

Q: What are your career plans following graduation?

Bains: “My plan and expectation from the program and UF’s Warrington School of Business was to land a job that would suit me well. Thanks to the various seminars arranged and tools provided by UF, I was offered a position as the Regional Operations Manager for AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care. The biggest benefit of the program was the professional career growth provided along with the academic learning experience.”

Aman Baines poses beneath the Hollywood sign.

Q: Any advice for incoming students?

Bains: “My advice to incoming online MSM students would be to not shy away from asking for help, be it from our knowledgeable and easy-going professors or staff members who are always ready to communicate whenever needed. Another useful tip is to get to know other students and network – this will help you personally and professionally.”

Q: Please share a cool fact about yourself.

Bains: “A cool fact about me is that I am well versed in four languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi and Korean. A cooler fact is that I learned Korean entirely by watching Korean dramas. Cho-hun halu doseyo (have a great day)!”