In July of 2016, Pearson Business School students, Andrea Valente and Maxime van den Berg visited the State University of New York in New Paltz (SUNY) to participate in a three-week Corporate Financial Management course.
The course gave us the opportunity to go down to Manhattan during the weekends to explore both industry-related firms and enjoy the vibrant culture of NYC! The course was an incredible experience. We learnt a lot during those three weeks, from performing financial calculations to presenting our findings in an appropriate and coherent matter. Each week we had a different teacher that brought some of their own experience to the table. We learnt a lot from all three, not only the course material they shared but also about their own experiences with finance, stocks and accounting and financial practices.
We also had the chance to take a look into two very large businesses and see what life is like on a daily basis. We visited Mediacom, a large TV and phone-line network provider across the US, and also NewBridge Securities Corp. situated in the Rockefeller Center. We had the opportunity to meet the owners and Financial Directors of both companies to hear their story. We learnt a lot about what it took for them to get to where they are now which was inspirational! We must say both offices looked astounding!
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