Evening UST MBA Profile: Vince Schultz

Vincent-Schultz-150x150Vince Schultz tutors UST undergraduate and graduate students in accounting and finance. He never misses a Saturday Badger football game at UW-Madison, and he and his wife are preparing to welcome their first baby this summer. He is also an Evening UST MBA student.

Vince grew up in Plymouth, MN before attending UW-Madison where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Upon graduation, during a career exploration phase, Vince worked at Spectrum Brands in Madison (Rayovac batteries, Repel insect repellent) in account management and sales. By the time Vince and his girlfriend (now wife) moved to Washington, D.C. a few years later for her medical studies, Vince was clear on two points of passion in his professional pursuits – finance and accounting.

Accordingly, he gained a position at Wachovia Bank, working in the heart of DC. He enjoyed the position because he was able to educate clients on making sound financial decisions for their businesses and their personal finances. Sharing his expertise in finance and accounting is highly rewarding to Vince, and it is one of the ways he is able to give to others.

Vince and his wife returned to the Midwest in 2011 with the purpose of finding a graduate business school for Vince. In his words, “When I started researching universities and talking to others about their experiences at the different schools, UST continued to stand out above the other options.”

He cites the small class sizes, personal attention and interaction from peers and faculty, and the quality of the curriculum as the key aspects of his studies that have continued to surpass his expectations. Unusual among his peers, Vince is not currently a full-time employee with a company. He has chosen instead to take his classes at a very fast pace, with a plan to graduate in just two years. At the same time, he is preparing to sit for the CPA exam, which he’ll begin this fall.

After attaining his CPA license and his UST MBA, Vince aims to practice in audit with a public accounting firm and continue tutoring and mentoring students in finance and accounting. He welcomes any inquiriesrelated to those fields, the CPA, or the UST MBA programs. Good luck with your many pursuits Vince!