The Northeastern University Master in Finance Class

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2000

Globalization calls for the companies to look for investment opportunities under different sets of circumstances. Therefore companies have to depend on finance and investment experts. With a graduate degree from Northeastern, I am quite confident that I’ll be in a position to analyze the target markets and work my way to the trading floor at an investment company. It is therefore quite imperative that I must learn the "ins and outs" of the industry. I have an interest in equity and debt market, and I believe that I’m made for a job on a trading floor. I wish to acquire an effective working knowledge of the market. I believe the best way to learn about the market is to be right in the middle of all the action. Northeastern has the tradition of practical learning, combining academic studies with work experiences by way of internships, and cooperative education. This is bound to give me practical exposure. I love the adrenaline rush that I get from the high-intensity lifestyle offered by a career in investments. My short term goal is to gain credentials as a qualified learner, who’s ready to accept the challenges and learn from them. This will help me in acquiring leadership skills. It is the direct result of dedication to working harder than the competition. I must therefore diligently try to make use of the academic learning into practical knowledge. In high school, I worked and studied tirelessly in order to earn a 3.7 GPA, knowing that I would need this in order to gain acceptance in a college with a strong business program. Once accepted into the Isenberg School of Management, at the University of Massachusetts, I carried this work ethic with me, earning a 3.6 GPA. This strengthened my resolve as I realized that I can live my dream if I set goals and work towards achieving them. In college, I was fascinated both by the corporate as well as investment sides of the finance world. During college days I acquired a corporate finance job with Liberty Mutual, which was to begin in the July month following graduation. Unfortunately, graduation took place in the previous December. That proved an advantage though, as I took up an investment position with a hedge fund group for Investor’s Bank, during this waiting period. This allowed me to expand my work experience while waiting to begin the program with Liberty Mutual. While working for Liberty Mutual, I realized just how much I’d enjoyed my days evaluating investment funds at Investor’s Bank. I left Liberty Mutual and returned to Investor’s Bank. This burning desire in me to excel in the field of investment finance pushed me to aggressively pursue a Master of Finance. The program at Northeastern University provides one of the most well-designed curriculums I could ask for, with in-depth exposure to various subjects, taught by a world’s renowned faculty in a globally recognized institution.