Meet a Shocker: Bari Syed

The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State offers the largest selection of AACSB-accredited programs in Kansas. Bari Syed chose WSU for its master of accounting program because of this status.

Bari is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2024 graduation. Learn more about his time at Wichita State and what’s next for the graduate.

What degree will you get in May?

Bari Syed

Master of Accounting

What is your hometown?

Dhaka, Bangladesh

What made you choose Wichita State University?

AACSB accreditation in business schools. AACSB accreditation is important to me because this accreditation is highly regarded in the academic and business communities as a mark of excellence in business education.

It is globally recognized and respected by employers, other educational institutions and the business community.

Having a degree from an AACSB accredited university such as Wichita State University can enhance my credibility and marketability, both nationally and internationally.

What was your biggest challenge as a student and how did you overcome it?

My biggest problem was fear. I overcame it by just sticking to a plan and just not paying attention to the fear element.

What’s your favorite off-campus spot in Wichita?

My favorite places to eat are Bella Luna, Newport Grill (happy hour, especially), Redrock Canyon Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Kababs, and Nas Kitchen.

What are your plans after graduation?

I am going to start studying for my CPA exam and am considering working for a large company.

What advice would you give to other Wichita State students? Don’t let fear consume you. Believe in yourself.

Never back down from anything.

About Wichita State University

Wichita State University is Kansas’ only public urban research university, serving more than 23,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the United States and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are known for being student-centered and innovation-driven.

Located in the state’s largest city with one of the highest concentrations of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related jobs in the United States, State University of Wichita offers unique and innovative pathways to applied learning, applied research and career opportunities. for all our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of Wichita State University’s main campus, is one of the largest and fastest growing research/innovation parks in the country, spanning over 120 acres and is home to a number of global businesses and organizations.

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