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MBA (One-Year), 2016

Matt Pekins

Investment Banking Associate, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey


Already a CPA with six years of experience, Matt Pekins was looking to make a career switch into investment banking. Given his previous work experience and laser-focused goals, Matt started looking for MBA programs that would allow him to achieve his goal in less time. But he knew he would need a top-notch One-Year program to bring it all together.

Goizueta's One-Year MBA allowed Matt to build on his finance background with a diverse range of investment electives. The rigorous curriculum assured Matt — and his future employer — that he would have the skills and knowledge he needed to ensure workplace success. "My finance courses provided great technical knowledge that I can apply directly to my future career," he says, "while the group projects and collaborative nature of the program honed the soft skills of working with a team to achieve common goals."

During his 12-month journey, Matt excelled in the classroom and conducted a successful career search, landing a coveted position with one of the nation's top firms. Goizueta's One-Year MBA has paid big dividends to this newly minted investment banker — a year well spent that will translate into even bigger rewards.