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Malachy English

Malachy English

PhD Student, Accounting

Previous degrees:
BSc, Economics, University of Bristol, England

MSc, International Accounting
and Finance, Cass School of
Business, City University, London

Malachy English's advanced degree in Accounting and his work experience with BlackRock convinced him that he wanted to pursue accounting in an academic environment, in a setting where he had the freedom to investigate what intrigued him, not what his managers wanted him to analyze.

"Right now, most of the research in accounting focuses on the implication of accounting figures on the equity markets. I want to explore what the implications might be on the debt market."

"The core curriculum gives you a solid grounding in many fields and the tools you need to do effective research. Beyond that, the curriculum is cross-disciplinary. You can take classes in any number of departments."

"Before coming here I had read papers by Professor Richard Sloan. I have been very fortunate to have taken his class, been able to discuss with him and see how his mind works as he approaches problems. "

"Everyone here is bright, but no one acts as if he were special. The Defining Principle Confidence Without Attitude really says it all."

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