Carnegie Mellon University

Abhishek Iyer

Abhishek Iyer

Full-Time MBA Student, Class of 2021


Asia, India

Get to Know Abhishek

"I am from Mumbai, in India, and was a big soccer player growing up. I completed my undergrad at Mumbai University with a major in commerce and accounting, and I also completed my CPA certification. Post-graduation, I joined an investment bank where my role was that of a typical analyst, creating pitch books and valuation models, but I also had facetime with C-suite executives of our clients. Later, I joined a venture lending fund that primarily lent to tech-enabled companies. In that role, I worked with entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and venture investors.

"I have some investment banking experience working in India, but I wanted to earn my MBA to work in U.S. investment banking, to work on more complex, large deals. I chose Tepper for my MBA primarily because of the quantitative focus, but also because of the focus on the overall improvement of the candidate. Aspects like the Accelerate Leadership Center and the availability of communication and academic coaches showcase the commitment that Tepper has toward each student's development.

"Over and above academics, Pittsburgh, as a location, is extremely student-friendly. I like the breweries here and the variety of cuisines available. Places to visit definitely would be the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Zoo, Heinz Field, and, of course, Mario's!"

  • Concentrations: Finance 
  • Hometown: Mumbai, India
  • Clubs: Alpha Asset Management Club, Graduate Finance Club (GFA), South Asian Business Associate (SABA)
  • Post-MBA Career Focus: Finance/Accounting - Corporate Finance