Twelve students from six states came together at Penn State Great Valley for a one-week residency for the campus’ online master of finance program offered through Penn State World Campus from March 29 to April 3.
When Akhatay discovered Penn State Great Valley’s Master of Finance – Financial Data Analytics option, he realized he’d found the perfect fit for his undergraduate engineering background and his new ambitions to begin a career in the business world.
At this year's convocation celebration, Great Valley honored Minyoung Cheong, assistant professor of management and organization; Richard Wall, adjunct instructor in the management division; Youakim Badr, associate professor of data analytics; and Ashkan Negahban, assistant professor of engineering management for their work and dedication to the campus.
The Financial Data Analytics option dives into big data and analytical problems in the finance world and culminates in a capstone course that immerses students in case analyses of real-world financial analytics problems.
Faculty who bring real-world experience and research to the classroom are invaluable to students’ growth and learning. Two such faculty members joined Penn State Great Valley’s management division this semester: Yong O. Kim, assistant teaching professor of finance, and Yuan Shi, assistant professor of accounting.
After taking an accounting course to fulfill an undergraduate degree requirement, Angela Gray changed her mind about a career in business. Now, she's on her way to earning her master's degree in finance online from Penn State, and recently traveled to Pennsylvania for a weeklong residency.