Tomas Rodriguez Marengo

Marengo appreciates the opportunity to work on real-world business problems the MSBA program offers.

Business Analytics & Statistics - Student

Tomas Rodriguez Marengo, a student in Master of Science in Business Analytics, was attracted to Haslam’s program because of its national ranking (No. 19 among public institutions according to 2023 Financial Engineering Times).

“I wanted to graduate from a school that is recognized nationwide, and the MSBA program here is well-regarded nationally,” Marengo says.

Originally from Buenos Aries, Argentina, before coming to Haslam in 2022, Marengo spent four years attending the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. There, while taking a full slate of coursework to earn his bachelor’s in business with a concentration in finance, he starred on the UTC Mocs tennis team.

As a student athlete, he was a three-time All-Southern Conference honoree and a three-time Academic All-Southern Conference team member. His 80-41 career won-loss singles record stands at fourth all-time at UTC. However, his tennis career started long before he arrived in Chattanooga.

“I love and am passionate about tennis,” he explains. “I have competed in countries all over the world and was ranked high in South America and worldwide in juniors.”
Marengo played for UT during the 2022-2023 season, where he went undefeated in SEC and NCAA tournament play. His passion for tennis notwithstanding, he has invested himself in the MSBA program and is pleased with the experience so far.

“We get to experience real-world projects with companies as we work on our master’s degrees,” Marengo says. “Furthermore, the faculty members are always willing and trying to help students thrive.”

From his studies at UTC, Marengo has an extensive background in finance and accounting, with experience in sports budgets analysis and financial reporting. He is also familiar with Tableau, SQL, R, Python, PowerBI and Excel. As he completes his master’s and searches for job openings where he can apply his skill set, another benefit Marengo sees in Haslam’s MSBA program is the chance to make professional connections.

“I am trying to network with as many people as I can to develop an extensive network,” he says.

While Marengo’s short-term goals are to obtain a job and keep improving his technical skills, he hopes to pursue a career that connects coding and statistical analysis.
“I want to create data-driven decisions to improve the overall performance of an organization,” Marengo says.