Alumna Highlight: Sanika Lahane, Masters in Business Analytics '18

"The Masters in Business Analytics program brought out my creative and innovative side by encouraging me to think out of the box during our projects"

Sanika Lahane - MSBA ‘18

Business Data Analyst, C.H. Robinson


Sanika is a driven, thoughtful and extremely hard working individual who strives to challenge herself by learning new skills and visiting new places. She credits the Saint Mary’s faculty and staff for their amazing support prior to and during her program, and Business Analytics alum, John Erlandson for his support and guidance.

Originally from Mumbai, she pursued an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Savitribai Phule Pune University. After working in the finance domain for 4 years she decided she wanted to further pursue compensation and benefits with a specialization in analytics and subsequently completed her MBA in Human Resources.

From the age of 9, Sanika dreamed of moving to California, but put it on hold as she pursued her education. After a number of years working in finance, she realized that her analytical mind might be better suited to a job in the business analytics field. After extensive research, she discovered that Saint Mary’s College offered a Business Anatlyics program based in Silicon Valley with a timetable and course structure that aligned perfectly with interests and dream of moving to California. 

Sanika met her best friend while completing her program and they grew so close, both were married to their respective hubands on the same day! Her success on her program and in her new career is testament to her hard work and and determination, as well as her many positive experiences while at Saint Mary's. Even her husband feels like a part of the Saint Mary’s community because he has heard so many of her stories!