USD Professor Credits One Instructor with Decision to Pursue Finance

The Daily Transcript -- It was just one instructor who placed Shreesh Deshpande on a career path in finance, and now he works to do the same for his students at the University of San Diego.

Deshpande decided to pursue his MBA after receiving his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and working with an automotive manufacturing company. Deshpande met this professor while earning his MBA, who was able to use corporate experience to relate numbers to actual companies.

“He had a very intuitive way of explaining things. That’s maybe something I’ve tried to pursue myself,” Deshpande said. “As far as possible, I try to bring corporate events into the discussion. When I teach mergers and acquisitions, there’s a whole numerical and analytical process, and then I put that in context of some of the well known mergers — why they were undertaken, why they failed, and so forth.” (Full Story