The Finance Department at Isenberg recently welcomed Zyad Abdellatif, a Fulbright student from Egypt, to the Master of Finance program. The Fulbright Egyptian Student Program provides fully funded master’s degree grants for university graduates to study in the U.S. for a maximum of two years.
Abdellatif, who comes from the city of Cairo on the west bank of the Nile River, joined the Master of Finance program this fall and will graduate in fall 2023. Abdellatif, who earned his undergraduate degree in finance/accounting at the American University in Cairo, says the MF’s expertise in alternative investments was a major draw for him.
“We have nothing like this in Egypt,” he says. “It’s opening my eyes to new paths and experiences I can take. Even to develop an alternative investments market in Egypt.” He’s also excited to build connections and qualifications in the industry, especially through Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, which sponsors the CAIA Charter, an internationally recognized alternative investments credential. Abdellatif is currently enrolled in Corporate Finance, Alternative Investments, and Real Assets: Real Estate, Infrastructure and Beyond.
Abdellatif comes from a family of medical doctors. He has one older sister, a microbiologist, and two younger sisters still in high school.
Isenberg’s Master of Finance program delivers the specialized skills and expertise needed to succeed in the complex asset management industry. Asset Management, and the two specialty areas of Alternative Investments and Real Estate, are thriving finance fields in both the United States and abroad.