Radost Boneva

Rice MBA Full Time Class of 2011

Choosing the Rice MBA
I was focusing on small programs in large cities that have a student-managed investment fund. After spending couple of days at the Rice campus as a guest of the Women’s Preview Weekend – I fell in love! Interacting with people involved in the program made the difference for me. I was searching for “The Reason” to stay, and had found it in the people whom I had met.

Before the Rice MBA
I worked for 6 years for DWS Investments/Deutsche Bank Group in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as an IT Consultant focusing on projects around SimCorp Dimension – a complex application supporting virtually all investment management processes. As the primary liaison between business and technology groups, I focused on identifying support requirements and process improvements.

On Immersion, a rigorous preview of Rice MBA life
It set me on the right speed and put me in a “get-serious” mood. The Strategy classes switched on my business thinking and helped me to adapt quickly to the language and to the MBA mindset. Professors Haiyang Li and Prashant Kale were more than amazing!