John Li

John Li

Senior John Li’s experiences as a banking and finance major in the Leighton School have him thinking about pursuing a master’s degree. “I’ve loved the process of learning at the Leighton School,” he explained. “I’ve found my classes in banking and finance very interesting and enjoyable.”

John began as an accounting major, but switched to banking and finance after taking classes from his favorite finance teacher, Dr. Jamshid Mehran. “Dr. Mehran is really a good professor, a natural teacher,” he explained. “He makes finance interesting and easy to understand.”

In addition, John has gained some real-world knowledge in his internship at Crowe Horwath as a member of its new centralized auditing services team (CAST). “The experience has been valuable,” John said. “It not only taught me more about accounting, but it also honed my Excel skills.”

John appreciates that when he graduates he’ll have the knowledge and tools to excel in the world of finance. “We studied the stock market, the time-value of money, and other practical financial tools commonly used in the finance and banking world,” he explained.

As a banking and finance major, John takes his personal finances seriously. He likes that the Leighton School offers an affordable education in business, and he is able to graduate debt-free. “The Leighton School is the best value in the region for a quality business education,” he remarked.