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The transformative power of a D’Amore-McKim business education

Success has never stopped Priyanshi Shaw from striving for more. After completing an undergraduate finance degree in Dubai, she worked in consulting as a financial accountant for about two years.

This experience made her understand that true knowledge and confidence are gained when real-world experience enhances lessons from coursework. She sought this in an advanced education—and found it at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.

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Source: Northeastern University, Photo by Adam Glanzman of Priyanshi Shaw

The 360 Huntington Fund immediately stood out to her. “My goal is to first return to consulting to build on my experience and utilize what i’ve learned, and in the future, I hope to pursue a career in private equity.” Gaining experience managing a student-led mutual fund puts her right on course.

As an equity analyst in the Fund, Shaw learned the responsibilities of running a real mutual fund. She analyzed a company’s finances and wrote original research reports about potential investments. By presenting investment recommendations to a panel of her peers, she gained an invaluable skill – the ability to express complex ideas confidently.

At D’Amore-McKim in Boston, applying to join the 360 Huntington Fund management team could be one of the many ways you’ll amplify classroom learning through experiences.

Shaw opted for D’Amore-McKim’s MS in Quantitative Finance as her pathway to these real-world possibilities. The STEM-designed program equips learners with the financial knowledge, technical skills, and analytical expertise to thrive in the ever-evolving financial services industry.

Today, Shaw applies these skills at Impact Point Co., a Boston-based consulting startup. Shaw joined Impact Point Co. as a graduate co-op over the summer following her second semester of coursework.

As consultant, Shaw created thirteen-week forecasts and learned to analyze a company’s financials and make long-term forecast decisions. while working within a startup, Shaw gained experience consulting with larger private equity firms. The company offered her a full-time role to start after she completed her last semester of classes.

You can also pursue a graduate co-op– and apply classroom learnings to a project at a leading company startup. During your co-op, you’ll work on a specific project, get a feel for the company’s culture, and participate in the organization’s greater mission. Your expertise in your field equips you to offer unique perspectives and take on strategic assignments and complex projects.

As  another way to build your resue, you can use the same powerful tools that finance professionals use to make strategic decisions. Northeastern University’s dedicated Bloomberg Business Lab can be your lifeline to real-time market data, breaking news, research sources, and sophisticated analytics tools, helping you bring your classroom learnings to life.

Complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) and the Bloomberg Environment, Social, & Governance (ESG) certification, to better understand how business operate in the global economy-and how they implement strategies to become better corporate citizens.

If entrepreneurship is your passion, explore IDEA, the student-led venture accelerator. IDEA provides support services at every stage of venture development—from strategizing business plans to providing prototype funding. D’Amore-McKim students are uniquely positioned to make an impact here. Seed money is granted to those who have successfully pitched their idea- anything from a caffeinated energy bar to a solar-powered cell phone charging station – to an advisory panel of students, faculty, and program donors.

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Source: Northeastern University, photo by Adam Glanzman

You can unlock similar experience-powered opportunities through he Boston campus’s customizable MS in Management (MS x) program. It’s designed to deepen your knowledge of relevant business practices and boost your appeal to today and tomorrow’s employers. Take advantage of intensive travel courses such as the Washington, DC Residency – an elective week-long residency focusing on how public policy affects the U.S. and global economies.

Meanwhile, the STEM-designated MS in Business Analytics program will prepare you to respond to challenges and innovate effective solutions by leveraging the power of data. You’ll benefit from the rich experience of faculty who are highly respected data analysts, marketers and strategic thinkers. And you’ll explore the data of real companies through in-class case studies in ways that sharpen your thinking and build your confidence.

In your capstone project, you’ll apply your business analytics skill as you collect, visualize, analyze, and manage data from a real company to address a challenge or question. You’ll need to choose the right data, analyze it skilfully, and leverage it as you formulate strategic recommendations.

If you’re an F-1 international student, Northeastern University’s Office of Global Services (OGS) offers resources and advice to help you maintain immigration compliance. MS in Quantitative Finance or MS in Business Analytics students can also apply for Curricular Practical Training authorization to use for a graduate co-op.

If you’re looking to add value to organizations int he U.S. and beyond, choose the MS in International Management. This program will prepare you with the multinational mindset and cultural agility needed to manage global teams and understand the nuances of supply chains and business issues that transcend national borders.

See how all of this comes together globally via the Global Field Study– this year’s students immersed themselves in important international issues in Israel, Portugal, and Italy. Or tackle a real business challenge faced by a company aligned with your career aspirations with the “Make Your Case” consulting project. In the process, expect to build your storytelling and case-writing skills, fine-tune your problem-solving techniques, and network with inspiring leaders in your chosen industry.

For example, by writing a case study on an organic drink company that sells maple water, graduate Kexin Li isolated the root cause of why Drink Sample hasn’t broken through the market and made recommendations for solutions.

At the end of the project, Li presented her analysis and recommendations to the owner as it she were a consultant. “Our client loved our ideas for her brand and has expressed interest in putting them into action.” said Li. “I’m excited to put this experience on my resume.”

At D’Amore-McKim, knowledge enlightens while experiences empower. To discover this powerful combination, click here to apply.

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