Meet Rochester Simon’s MBA Class of 2019

Jarmarius Moten

Simon Business School, University of Rochester

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I am purpose-driven, gritty, inquisitive, adaptive, competitive, resilient, and striving to better myself daily.

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama

Fun Fact About Yourself: At my last job as a financial auditor, I traveled to 11 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

Undergraduate School and Major: Florida A&M University, Business Administration (Finance Concentration)

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Rockwell Automation, Financial Auditor

Rockwell Automation, Lead Global Credit Analyst

Rockwell Automation, Finance Leadership Development Program

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I began my six-year career at Rockwell Automation as a financial analyst in a two-year Finance Leadership Development Program. In the program, I had the opportunity to work in four different businesses and functions, from which I gained experience in budgeting, profitability, and business intelligence analysis. Upon completion of the program, I took the role of lead global credit analyst where I assumed credit underwriting responsibilities for Rockwell’s largest global customers. In this role, I also led global projects that improved the Credit Management team’s performance and efficiency. In my most recent role as a financial auditor, I participated in, led, planned, and managed Sarbanes-Oxley and financial compliance audits in 11 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

Of these many experiences, one major accomplishment I am proud of is being able to lead global projects as the lead global credit analyst. The projects reshaped Rockwell’s global credit organization and led to improved performance metrics over the years that followed.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in the MBA program so far: Landing my corporate finance internship with Google.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? When preparing for admissions interviews, be authentic. The uniqueness you bring to the MBA program is what makes the experience so special. The most enriching part of business school is the cross-pollination between extremely bright individuals with different perspectives and experiences.

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? Coming from a six-year career in corporate finance and planning to go back into finance post-graduation, I wanted to attend a school with a strong finance program. Finance is Simon Business School’s sweet spot. In fact, in 2017 the Financial Times ranked Simon No. 2 in the world for finance. Coupled with the strong finance program, Simon’s analytical and quantitative approach to problem solving greatly enhances one’s ability to tackle tough problems.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Success following my first year would be landing an internship with a Fortune 100 company.

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