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Phillip Black











Graduate Student

MS Finance, Full-time

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Undergraduate Institution: University of Tennessee

Current Internship: Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Kogod Decision Criteria: When I applied to graduate school, I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do in finance specifically. There were so many options—private sector, public sector, academia, etc.—and I wanted to be prepared no matter which direction I decided to go. Kogod's MS Finance certainly does that. I have, in fact, decided to pursue doctoral studies when I finish my degree, and I know that Kogod has adequately prepared me.

Kogod Value: I really like the fact that the master's program is composed of a small number of motivated students. This makes the in-class experience even more fruitful, and the out-of-classroom work is much easier when you have intelligent, motivated peers who are working on the same problems.