Student Success Stories

As we recruit the inaugural MFIT Class of 2021, read why alumni of our Master of Finance and Master of Management Analytics programs recommend Smith School of Business.

Maria Zou

“The program broadened my knowledge in other areas of finance, especially on the asset side. I believe the friendships I've built during the program and the learning experiences will go a long way in helping me achieve personal and career growth. I would recommend this program to people at any stage of their career.”

Maria Zou, MFin
Vice President
Swiss Re
Masoum Mosmer

“The MMA program has been very valuable to my career success in two separate waves — an immediate boost to my career and a secondary wave of long-term benefits. During the program, I gained a wealth of new knowledge and technical skills which helped me land a new job, working with some of the world’s richest consumer datasets, almost right away. In addition, the program has also provided me with valuable long-term benefits I’ve been reaping ever since. As I’ve progressed towards more senior roles, I’ve been able to leverage the business acumen, leadership, and communication skills that are embedded in every MMA course. Moreover, the program has helped me develop an ever-expanding professional network that I continue to call upon to help me grow as a leader, meet new people, and attract and retain the best talent.”

Masoum Mosmer, MMA
Associate Director, Data Science & Machine Learning
Wayfair
Yolanda Chen

“I found the professors and the quality of education in the program to be amazing. Equally important, my fellow students were professional, driven, dedicated and supportive. The program helped me take a second look at my strengths and weaknesses, and revisit my career goals. As a result, I was able to move outside of my comfort zone and onto a different career path.”

Yolanda Chen, MFin
Vice President Finance
Vexos
Rees Barnett

“For me, the highlight of the program was the people – the students, faculty, and staff. It was a great learning experience and it helped me transition into a front office role which, as many people know, is difficult to do. I would definitely recommend this program and the Queen's Alumni network is a great resource to have as a financial professional.”

Rees Barnett, MFin
Associate
Kensington Capital Partners
Emily Chambers

“Without the MMA program, I would not be where I am today. Through the program, I was able to connect with a Disney executive who gave a presentation to our class on how Disney was using analytics. He put me in contact with some people within his organization, which led directly to my current position. The MMA program is relevant and very enlightening. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to delve into the growing field of management analytics.”

Emily Chambers, MMA
Product Integration Manager, Pricing & Revenue Management
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Devan Sloan

“The program brought together experienced and engaging faculty with a diverse and enterprising group of students. This created an environment where I was not only able to learn from the professors but also my fellow classmates. I built relationships and friendships in the program that will last a lifetime. This was a great stepping stone in my career.”

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