Rachel (Falk) Hanna

M.S. in Business Analytics


  • Grove City College, B.S. Mathematics '18
  • Grove City College, M.S. Business Analytics ’23

Data Analyst, Keystone Technologies

How did Grove City College help prepare you?
My GCC undergrad studies in mathematics gave me a solid foundation to start my career and the M.S.B.A. helped me develop leadership skills applicable to my new data analyst role with Keystone Technologies. It exponentially increased my knowledge of data analysis techniques and enhanced my skills including Microsoft Excel, Power BI, and SQL. I’m already seeing a solid return on my Graduate Programs investment!

Why did you choose Grove City for graduate school?
Maybe it isn’t the most exciting story—I wasn’t really looking for a Master’s program (I had thought about it but wasn’t actively searching) but I heard the news that my alma mater, GCC, was offering two new Master’s programs. I was immediately intrigued by the Business Analytics program—it sounded exactly like what I wanted for my career advancement! I figured it couldn’t hurt to apply, and, well, here I am!

​What did you liked most about your experience with the Grove City graduate program?
I missed being a part of a strong educational community. Being at Grove City was the best experience of my life and the best decision I made for my education. I expected nothing less than a similar experience when I decided to come back for my Master’s. I really hope that more students (especially from other schools!) will come to GCC for their master’s programs in the future because they simply don’t know what they’re missing out on.

​Would you recommend Grove City for graduate school to your friends, and if so, why?
I’d definitely recommend Grove City’s graduate program. I’ve been very impressed so far with the program—especially the relationships I’ve already built with the professors. However, this is a feature of GCC that I already knew well, being a graduate of the college—it definitely influenced my choice to come back here! I’m really excited to see what graduate degrees Grove City will offer in the future. I hope even more students will look to GCC for their graduate programs.

Further details about employment
I’m a team player with a passion for data and analytics which is why the M.S. in Business Analytics from Grove City College’s Graduate and Online Programs was perfect for me. I’m always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. I secured my new role as a data analyst with Keystone Technologies while I was in the M.S.B.A. program and I’ve been able to directly apply what Christy Crute, Ph.D. and others taught while I earned the degree. Data governance has been particularly helpful to both clean data and turn it into actionable insights.


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