Meet The MBA Class Of 2024: Ishita Mathur, Texas Christian University (Neeley)

Ishita Mathur

Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business

“Collaborative, analytical individual focused on positively impacting people and businesses.” 

Hometown: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Fun Fact About Yourself: I am a big foodie. I travelled twice to another country just for a Shawarma Wrap!

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Delhi, Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: EY, Assistant Manager, Assurance

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of TCU Neeley’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? The Neeley & Associates Consultants program really drew me to TCU Neeley. The opportunity to work on consulting projects for big companies, tackling real-world business problems, is compelling. I will be able to apply what I learn in the classroom and add this experience to my résumé. Also, I will receive guidance and feedback from career professionals, alumni, mentors and faculty with whom I will be working. All these components will set the right foundation and experience needed to launch my career.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at TCU Neeley, and why? The Consulting Club really excites me because it hosts industry thought leaders as guest speakers who share insight into their own journey as consultants. For example, the consulting bootcamp helped me understand the structure of case-based interviewing, which is critical in today’s business world. The speakers were executives representing well-known consulting companies who provided valuable insights of how to succeed in the role. I feel the Consulting Club provides the right tools for a future career in consulting.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: My biggest accomplishment is that I completed my ACCA (global chartered accountancy) degree, while working full time. It was very difficult to manage my studies with several challenging periods at work that demanded 60 hours per week. Despite some failures, I never lost hope and with hard work and perseverance, I managed to pass all the exams.

What is one thing you have recently read, watched, or listened to that you would highly recommend to prospective MBAs? Why? I listen to a variety of business podcasts to learn how the economy works, how it impacts business and what is happening in the world. For example, the “Finshots Daily” podcast highlights the Indian economy, but there are others that focus on specific industries or countries, which are really helpful as you prepare to embark on an MBA.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into TCU Neeley’s MBA program? Attend an admissions event to network with current MBAs and learn more about the culture at TCU Neeley. The admissions team is extremely helpful; getting to know them may give you an edge over other candidates.