S. Jalal Rahman, an Accelerated MBA student in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at Pitt, is among the 2022 Poets&Quants’ MBAs to Watch. This list includes 131 MBA students from 70 programs across the country.
“Jalal has exceeded our expectations for the ideal 12-month Accelerated MBA student in every way,” explains Katie Bennett, the assistant director of Katz’s Career Management & Corporate Engagement Center. “Jalal’s drive and intelligence, in combination with his sincere compassion and empathy, are a formidable combination.”
Earn an MBA in One Year
Rahman is a student in the intensive 12-month Accelerated MBA program, which minimizes the time students step away from the workforce. In just one year, students can take the core MBA courses plus electives to customize their degrees. Classes start in August and run consecutively through July of the following year.
“I think it comes naturally with every Katz student to focus on your interests and understand what you want from the program rather than force-fitting the program on you,” Rahman said. “Most importantly, Katz is well known for its collaborative culture and the whole incentive of learning from peers from diverse backgrounds inclined me further to join Katz.”
His favorite professor was Elise Boyas, clinical associate professor of Business Administration. “She made the toughest of accounting concepts look simple and made me realize that it’s find to struggle initially,” he said. “She embodied the whole ‘experiential learning’ concept, in her course and made us solve industry cases linked to each module.”
Rahman added that the faculty remembered names within the first few weeks and “genuinely cared about us. They not only wanted to see us get good grades but also on a personal front to know more about us and help us as needed.”
Before enrolling in the Accelerated MBA program, Rahman earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Jamia Hamdard, in Delhi, India, and his MBA – in Pharmaceuticals Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, India.
Rahman tapped into his previous work experience with the World Health Organization and GlaxoSmithKline Asia by spearheading the reinvigoration of the Katz Business Healthcare Club (BHC). He became president of that club and held leadership roles in the Katz Consulting Club, the Katz Corporate Sustainability Club along with being a student ambassador for the Accelerated MBA program.
Rahman has accepted a role as a consultant at Syneos Health once he graduates. His complete profile in Poets&Quants can be read here. To request more information about Katz’s Accelerated MBA or other programs, click here.