The Corporate finance class

“Corporate finance is the most helpful course I’ve taken, and it works especially well in my internship”,  a second-year MBA told me last semester. Indeed, it covers quite a lot financial principles in the practical world, and also includes several cases; one group project and one simulation that help students to have a better command of the fundamental knowledge of corporate finance.

The online homework seems a little bit tough at the beginning, and I got many poor scores at first. This discouraged me a lot, to be honest. However, I do understand the ideas better through completing these assignments.

The group project topic we chose was “IPO analysis—Energy Industry in China”, which aimed to find the best time for a company to have its initial public offering in this specific industry.

KeyBank Case Competition – Davis Hull ’13 MBA

Can you say pressure to perform on a big stage?  This was our feeling leading up to the Key Bank Case Competition in Cleveland, OH on 2/24 – 2/25.  This was the first case competition that myself and the other members of our team had participated in. While we had done dozens of case analysis and presented plenty of times in class, this was different.

While we did not place in the competition, we learned so much.  We sat in on competitors presentations and saw different ways to convey our message.  We talked to the judges afterwards and found out exactly what they liked and did not like about all the different school presentations.   This feedback was useful as it helps us get better for the future.

Meet Josh LaFave, Director of Graduate Enrollment

My experience for the past seven years has included a wide range of higher education disciplines. I have experience in most facets of graduate enrollment management including recruitment, admissions, yield and retention. I have researched and developed models for more efficient…

Experiential Learning Towards the Full Time Job Search

Jennifer Dodd, ’10 MBA

I just started the first week at my post-MBA full time job at Carestream Health, a medical imaging system manufacturer headquartered in Rochester, NY.  My first days as a Marketing Analyst have been going pretty well, and looking back I feel that the Experiential Learning component of the MBA program at Whitman made me well-prepared to enter the working world.  In addition to classroom work, I had three distinct internship experiences, all helping me get a step closer to the elusive full time placement.

Experience Matters: Jennifer Dodd, ’10 MBA

Jennifer Dodd '10 MBA, Carestream Health, Rochester, NY

“The Experiential Learning program has greatly impacted my ability to add value to a loosely-defined project in my new career in Marketing at Carestream Health. For example, if two years ago my supervisor had given me a file of data and said, ‘Find something useful that we can do with this,’ I would have had no idea where to start. But that exact scenario happened to me early on, and I found that I had a lot of ideas that could positively impact our business.