Alexander Sonageri

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Class: 2014
Major: Economics with MMS Certificate
After Graduation: He is currently pursuing his MBA and previously worked in investment banking and private equity


How did Markets & Management help shape your professional success?

The MMS certificate complements Duke's liberal arts education in that it offers exposure to finance and business for students interested in those professional fields. My MMS studies helped confirm my interest in finance and helped prepare me for my first job out of Duke in investment banking.

What advice would you give students?

Take a blend of "practical" courses and courses that you simply find interesting. Financial accounting and Intermediate Finance teach you valuable hard skills, but it's also important to expand your mind with interesting courses such as History of Art Markets and Eastern Europe in Transition: Markets, Media, and the Mafia.