CEO and Director of ART Lab Solutions shares MBA experience
Marie Ellul graduated from her Bachelor of Health Sciences (with Honours) at The University of Adelaide, and once the University spin-out company, ART Lab Solutions, was founded she soon realised that she needed to upskill her business knowledge fast.
Previous role before MBA: Manager and Quality Coordinator of IVF VET Solutions, a business unit at the University of Adelaide
Current role: CEO & Director at ART Lab Solutions Pty Ltd
Main reason I studied an MBA: upskill business knowledge
What I enjoyed most about the MBA: networking with like-minded people
“I appreciated that the Adelaide MBA had a face-to-face teaching style, which suited my preference to learning,” she said.
Ellul said the course gave her the opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals, as well as providing flexible learning options.
“I enjoyed the face-to-face style of learning, classes being scheduled during the weeknights, and others were as structured as intensives on the weekend which allowed me to undertake more than one subject per trimester,”
As the CEO & Director of ART Lab Solutions, IVF technology for cattle breeding, Mrs Ellul was required to manage the company operations, including finances, budget, commercial agreements, resources and executive personnel.
“The MBA provided me with the skillset to understand the foundations of business and at the time of studying I was able to directly apply the critical concepts of the MBA to my work life. This impacted the business in a positive way and essentially promoted me from Operations Manager to the CEO & Director of ART Lab Solutions,”Marie Ellul
For Mrs Ellul, the Adelaide MBA was a two-and-a-half year journey, whilst she worked full time.
“Each subject was relevant to what I was facing at work and I really benefited by directly applying the course concepts to my immediate work. I thoroughly enjoyed networking with other students and I have made long-lasting connections with them,” she said.
“The MBA program really was an investment for myself and a stepping-stone for my career.”
Mrs Ellul’s advice for those considering their next career steps is to have short- and long-term goals.
“Assess the “skill gap” that you need to fill in order to get where you want to go. It may take 1, 5 or 10 years to get there but the pathway can start today,” Mrs Ellul added.
Mrs Ellul’s career journey is just one of the many amazing stories of our Adelaide MBA alumni. If you are interested in exploring your potential and undertaking an Adelaide MBA, get in touch with our Adelaide MBA team.