Meet Yale SOM’s MBA Class Of 2019

Ashutosh Khetan 

Yale School of Management 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Just a small(er) town boy with aspirations greater than I am supposed to have

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Fun Fact About Yourself: I once ate 35 momos (Tibetan dumplings) in one sitting; not something I am proud of.

Undergraduate School and Major: Singapore Management University School of Economics, Majored in Economics and Finance

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Sales and Analytics at Bloomberg (Singapore; Financial Analyst, Financial Debt Restructuring at Houlihan Lokey (London and Singapore)

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I was given the deferred portion of my annual bonus, which is not standard practice, as recognition for my sincerity and dedication towards my work even after handing my notice.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? MBA applications are a time-consuming process and I feel getting my GMAT completed early was especially advantageous for me. Applying to business school requires significant preparation and thought, and I would recommend completing the GMAT at least a year in advance so that the applicants can focus on rounding out other aspects of their application closer to application deadlines.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? My undergraduate university, SMU, has a city campus. Thus, I never got to immerse in the complete campus experience. While deciding on my program, I wanted to find a campus that had a small and close-knit community with a plethora of activities to keep the students involved. Yale, with its small town feel, diverse student base and small batch size fit my needs perfectly.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? At the end of my first year, I would be glad to have accomplished three things:

  • Secure an internship with a social enterprise in an emerging market in the field of social venture capital.
  • Presented my business ideas to my classmates and faculty and gather feedback.
  • Be actively involved with any one aspect of student life that resonates with me the most.

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