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Michelle Chen, One-Year MBA '14

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By Michelle Chen on 3/16/2014 9:39 PM
Last year around this time, I was interviewed by the Johnson admissions team and eventually got an offer. Looking back, this past year has been a very unique and rewarding experience.
By Michelle Chen on 2/24/2014 10:58 AM
The first thing on my mind in the fall was to decide what electives I would like to take. Having worked in operations and management consulting roles, I realized what I lack most is a financial and investment perspective and the understanding of the transaction dynamics.  So I took a few very interesting courses at Johnson - financial statement analysis (FSA) and financial modelling and at the law school – private equity playbook. (The FSA Professor Merkley was recently named “40-under-40 professor at B-School”, congratulations!). Filling the gap in my skill sets deepened my understanding of the business world and mostly importantly I would be more confident if I were confronted with similar issues in the future.

To know more about the financial world in particular investment, Johnson’s Parker Center is “must-go-to” place. In Nov. I got a chance to attend one of Parker...
By Michelle Chen on 11/14/2013 11:24 PM
When I took the second picture in late October to record the beautiful fall in Ithaca, I felt it was as yesterday when I took the first picture in the same location – under the McGraw Tower. Time flies. Even faster for us one-year MBAs. However, just as the leaves turned more colorful from the summer to the fall, I can’t help feeling wondered how much I learned, expected and unexpected, over the past six months. Wow, half of my MBA time is gone!Johnson FallThanks to the sharing of my classmates with amazingly diverse...