Degree Earned: Master of International Business
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor in Business Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Ditella in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Juan Manuel Pereyra-Murray
Current Employer: Citi Group
Title: Business Intelligence Analyst, Global Transaction Services, Latin America Region
Current Job Responsibilities: Member of business intelligence team, which designs information software for Latin America
There to Here: Pereyra-Murray is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1998, he received a scholarship to play soccer at Malone College in Ohio. After playing soccer for a year, he returned to Argentina to finish his undergraduate degree. He worked for BGS Investment Group as a financial analyst. He then returned to the U.S. to enroll in the college’s Master of International Business (MIB) program. His master’s work- study project at Citi landed him his current job.
College’s Influence: TheMIB program gave Pereyra-Murray a competitive edge over other applicants because of the specialized knowledge and skills he learned while in the program. The work-study project gave him the opportunity to work directly with Citi to further its international business interests. He created regional industry segment analysis and developed five-year projections for those segments in Latin America.
Most rewarding realization: “The final project was not about a grade. I really enjoyed the work and took personal responsibility for exceeding expectations.” His hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed. After graduation, he was given the opportunity to interview for a position with Citi.
Core Belief: “If you believe in yourself, you can make things happen.”
Advice for International students: “As an international student, I found there are barriers you have to pass through, but they are not impossible. An education in FIU’s College of Business Administration is a great resource for strengthening your financial and economic knowledge; it can open the door to corporate America.”