UCO MBA Student Fueled to Succeed in the Classroom and on the Race Track
At the spry age of six, Bryce Cornet discovered his passion for racing while piloting his first kart. Fast forward 18 years and Bryce is currently six for six in all Formula Mazda races, has claimed three track records and is the current SCCA Hoosier Super Tour Championship Leader.
Bryce hasn’t always had a clear path to the finish line. In 2010, at the age of 15, he began having heart palpitations and fainting symptoms. Bryce was soon diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) and Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT), both conditions that affect his heart. Bryce underwent two catheter ablation procedures. Due to this, Bryce was sidelined for the next seven years but with some hard work and dedication, Bryce was able to make a full return to racing in 2017. The story of Bryce’s racing journey was recently featured in a film, “Driven: The Bryce Cornet Story.”
When not behind the wheel or office desk, Bryce makes a pit stop at UCO Downtown to pursue his MBA.
“Knowing that racing may not always take off, I know I need to have another area that I’m passionate about, as well. So, I know that getting an MBA is going to help with that. It will help me communicate better and understand the business. I also hope to be an owner of my own business one day,” Bryce said.“With the schedule flexibility of the UCO MBA program, I am able to be successful in the MBA program and still have a focus on my job and racing.”
Bryce currently works at Spiers New Technologies in the marketing and business development department.
He hopes to cross the MBA finish line in the fall of 2018. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get any speeding tickets on his way.