Meet Arizona State’s MBA Class of 2018

Matt Allbee

Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I am an extremely driven and competitive student from small-town Iowa.

Hometown: Eldora, IA

Fun Fact About Yourself: I own one share of the Green Bay Packers.

Undergraduate School and Major:

Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science (Accounting)

Iowa State University, Master of Accounting

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Deloitte Tax LLP, Tax Senior

Deloitte Tax LLP, Tax Consultant

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: My biggest accomplishment in my career thus far is having the opportunity to work internationally in London for the number one public accounting firm in the world.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? I would recommend getting started on the process as early as possible to compete in the earlier rounds of admissions, as well as give your recommenders as much time as possible to prepare their recommendations. I also recommend focusing on schools that have strong relationships with desired employers, as that makes the job hunt much easier.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I chose Arizona State because of the employers that recruit on campus, its highly successful supply chain program, the location, and because the Forward Focus full scholarship provided me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams without taking on a significant amount of debt.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job would be to work as a general manager or other leadership role with a sports organization. Sports have always played a major part of my life, and I would love to be able to use my analytical skills to drive meaningful results for a sports organization.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? My business school peers currently know me as extremely competitive and organized, and someday I hope they will remember me as one of the hardest-working team members they ever had.

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