Full-Time MBA


Yugo Fujinami Class of 2014


Yugo FujinamiUndergraduate School/Major: I graduated from the University of Tokyo and majored in political science.

Prior to Booth: I spent four years in an investment bank in Japan and acted as an M&A advisor. 

Concentrations: Economics and finance.

Activities: I'm a member of the Hedge Fund Group, the Investment Management Group, and the Japan Club.

Career plans: I will continue to pursue my career as an investment banker.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I love Booth's "rigorous, discipline-based approach" to business education. I believe this approach means "going back to basics". This is the best way to shape my leadership style, expand my intellectual capacity and learn fundamental business skills which can be applied in real business for the rest of my life.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, disciplined, and academic.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Enjoy the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the top-tier orchestras in the world and you can get great discounts for students.

Ask me about...: Booth's classes. The faculty at Booth have a wide range of characteristics. Also, ask me about food and the classical music scene in Chicago.

Taiga Oki Class of 2015


Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from Keio University and I majored in laws.

Concentrations: Finance and general management.

Activities: Member of the Investment Management Group, Corporate Finance Group, Japan Club, and the Epicurean Club.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth for the flexibility of the curriculum, the world-class faculty, and the friendliness of the students.

Use three adjectives to describe your Chicago Booth experience: Exciting, adventurous, and challenging.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Visit buildings in downtown to see the district students tend to live, tour the Art Institute of Chicago, and sit in a class at Booth.

Ask me about...: The random walk experience or about moving to the US from Japan.