Mark Ghafari

Mark Ghafari

Class of 2020

I am a Class of 2020 MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. I chose Ross' part-time program because of its similarities to a full-time program. I am able to learn from world-class teachers in a world-class facility with a diverse cohort in 2 years!  

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I was also a three-time captain of the Men's Varsity Basketball team and was a two-time Academic All-American. After college, I played professional basketball for the top club in Lebanon and competed in Europe, Asia and Africa. 

A few months after returning from overseas, I accepted an offer from a top institutional consulting group at Merrill Lynch in Grand Rapids, MI to be a financial advisor. In my current role, I work to address the wealth management needs of both families, individuals and institutions. In the community, I am an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth in West Michigan. I am also involved with Mary Free Bed Hospital, the 4th largest rehabilitation hospital in the country. I was the top assistant for the their Wheelchair Basketball team. 

Undergraduate Education

Kalamazoo College
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Areas of Interest

Program
Ambassador Type
Student ambassador
Citizenship
Undergraduate Major
Economics
Prior Industry
Professional Basketball