Brandeis International Business School

Samyak Nahar, MSF’20: 'Brandeis is a place I call home'

Samyak NaharWhy did you choose Brandeis International Business School?

In looking for universities in the U.S., Brandeis stood out because of its flexible and dynamic curriculum. The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is one of the top-rated programs in the U.S., and it is very well designed. I was also able to take two MBA classes apart from my core finance classes, which really helped me grow.

What were the highlights of your Brandeis experience?

The Bloomberg Lab at Brandeis is always a go-to place for finance students. The lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology, and it helped me do my own equity research as well as our class projects.

How would you describe the learning environment and support services at the International Business School?

The world-class faculty at Brandeis always ensured that the classes were practical. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a seamless transition to online classes and all the resources to make it more interactive and effective were made available. My Career Coach was also there to support me throughout the job search process. She always made me feel that my success was important to her.

The faculty and the staff are very welcoming and helpful. I am proud to say that Brandeis is a place I call home.

What are you doing in your current role, and what knowledge, skills, or experiences from your time at Brandeis are you using in your job?

As a senior consultant at Ernst & Young in the strategy and transactions space, I help clients including banks, insurance companies and private equity funds in the financial due-diligence process for their merger and acquisition activities. The classes at Brandeis equipped me with the concepts and knowledge that are required to excel in this field.

Master of Science in Finance
Class of 2020

Senior Associate, Ernst & Young, LLP

Previous Experience
Senior Associate, Banshi Jain and Associates

Undergraduate Degree
SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Accounting and Finance

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