Full-Time MBA

Ghana

Kukua Banson Class of 2015

kbanson@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Colby College with a degree in mathematics.

Concentrations: Strategic management, finance, and entrepreneurship.

Activities: I'm a member of the Chicago Africa Business Group, Chicago Women in Business, and Management Consulting Group.

Career plans: I am recruiting for management consulting.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? My interactions with the Booth community were always pleasant, and the people made me feel like Booth was a place where I could really feel at home and be myself. I also wanted a program where I could develop my leadership skills, and I believed the LEAD course offered the opportunity to do just that.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Collaborative, enlightening, and rewarding.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Visit Lao Sze Chuan restaurant in Chinatown with a group, and order and share different things on the menu, and go to Buckingham Fountain in the Loop. It is breathtakingly beautiful.

Ask me about...: Switching careers, recruiting for consulting, and being an international student in the US.

Yusif Iddirisu Class of 2015

yiddirisu@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from the University of Ghana with a degree in accounting.

Concentrations: Accounting, finance, and economics.

Activities: I'm a member of the Chicago Africa Business Group and the Investment Banking Group.

Career plans: I am recruiting for investment banking.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? The flexible curriculum is awesome! The opportunity to choose your classes based on your past academic and professional experience ensure that I don't repeat information I already know. Chicago Booth's strong reputation in finance also influenced my decision.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Fun, personable, and intellectually curious.

Ask me about...: Applying to Chicago Booth as an African, switching careers from consulting (audit) to finance, and about living in Chicago.