Finance, Competitive and Organizational Strategy
Class of 2008
Assistant Vice President
M&T Bank Corporation
In her work as a project engineer, Malati Patil came to appreciate the value of strong finance skills for advancement in the broader field of business. She decided on an MBA as the best path to her career ambitions, choosing Simon on the basis of its strong finance reputation, small class size, and high level of personalized attention for students. Malati's Simon experience has borne out those early impressions. She enjoys the easy approachability of faculty, students, and staff and the friendly interchange with people she finds intelligent and a pleasure to work with.
"The tools that I have found most valuable are knowledge of how to construct the framework to solve a business problem and the quantitative skills to support this framework. The world of business is very numbers oriented and, with my skills from Simon, I can develop a model to demonstrate a business problem and work with the model to solve it."