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Joseph Bateman

Senior Consultant, Summit Consulting - Washington, D.C.
Program: Master of International Business (MIB)
Class Year: 2015
Country: United States
Field of Study: International Business and Economic Law, Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Joseph Bateman

Senior Consultant, Summit Consulting - Washington, D.C.
Program: Master of International Business (MIB)
Class Year: 2015
Country: United States
Field of Study: International Business and Economic Law, Strategic Management and International Consultancy
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Biography

As a Consultant on Summit's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Team, he performs statistical analysis of specific transactions, focusing on financial structuring, rates of return and cost of capital for the various parties, and the amount of residual equity available to low-income community businesses.

Why the MIB
I chose Fletcher because of the MIB degree, which combines a rigorous core curriculum in the foundations of international business with the necessary political, economic, and social frameworks in which all companies operate. Fletcher's MIB program recognizes that businesses don't operate in a vacuum, and that making successful management decisions requires a deep understanding of the context of the problems facing these businesses. A firm that manufactures its product in Brazil, contracts the transport to the United States from a Panamanian shipping company, and sells the product to a retailer in the United States faces unique potential legal and commercial issues. The Fletcher MIB equips students with the tools to analyze these interesting issues of international business and come up with ways to address them.

On Career Services
The career services at Fletcher are unparalleled. Whether students are interested in pursuing jobs in the private, public, or non-profit sectors, there are experts ready to help them tailor their resumes and "elevator pitches" to be most competitive in their desired field. Fletcher's Office of Career Services also understands that many people go back to school to switch career fields or shift focuses within their field, and they understand how to help students do this successfully. Additionally, Fletcher has an incredibly large alumni network that is unusually willing to help out students who are looking for help in entering the job market.

Capstone topic
The effect of sector-specific tax incentives on foreign direct investment in Brazil.

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club
  • Latin America Group
  • WILD

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, University of Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, University of Mississippi

Experience before Fletcher

  • Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Program Officer, Washington, DC, USA
  • Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Program Assistant, Washington, DC, USA
Languages
Spanish, Portuguese, English