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Strathmore University students visit Baruch College


On July 24, Strathmore University students kicked off their 2017 US tour of business schools and corporations with a Monday morning stop at Baruch College’s campus in Manhattan. Ferdinand Othieno, Acting Dean of the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences, accompanied a group of 25 students and administrators to learn more about Baruch College Zicklin School of Business’ graduate programs. Strathmore University’s Bachelor of Business Science students embark on a yearly, academic trip to consider graduate school options and to “learn how industry links with academia.”

Vice Provost Myung-Soo Lee warmly welcomed the Strathmore delegation. By way of introducing himself, he talked of his own experience graduate school experience in New York as an international student. Dr. Lee provided a short history of Baruch College, the campus and its program. Simon Harley, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment, then provided more details about the graduate admissions process and additional information about Zicklin School of Business’ Master of Science Programs in Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Risk Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Quantitative Methods & Modeling, Real Estate, Statistics and Taxation.

Ferdinand Othieno then presented his talk, Modeling Financial Markets in Africa: The State of Mathematical Finance in Africa. It was a great opportunity for Baruch attendees to learn more the diversity of markets in Africa. He then proceeded to share more information about Strathmore University, its history programs and students. The visit ended with a tour of Baruch’s Vertical Campus building.