University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management



AGSM Profile: Barry Viator (AGSM MBA ’09)


I would not be where I am today without my MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management. It assisted me in developing long-lasting professional relationships and gave me the knowledge to maintain them.

Barry Viator (MBA 2009) doesn’t just consider himself to be a graduate of the MBA program at the UC Riverside School of Business Administration. Instead, he considers himself to be a representative of what the program has to offer and is committed to promoting and enhancing the school’s alumni network.

“While at AGSM I was a member of multiple organizations:  the Accounting Society, the AGSM Student Council, the Investment Society,” he said. “Since graduating, I have maintained good relations with my professors and fellow alums. I have a strong history of representing the AGSM student body to the best of my abilities.”

A native of Jeanerette, Louisiana, Viator completed his BS in finance at Cal State San Marcos, then chose the UCR full-time MBA program based upon its location and reputation as a growing school in a growing area.

He graduated in 2009 after two years of work and is now working at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in New York, where he reviews financial statements and supporting documentation for corporations to attest to their validity.

“I would not be where I am today without my MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management,” Viator said. “It assisted me in developing long-lasting professional relationships and gave me the knowledge to maintain them.”

Viator cited Dean David Stewart and professors Mohsen El Hafsi, Barry Mishra, Waymond Rodgers and Sean Jasso as having particular influence on his education, both inside and outside the classroom.

“Without the assistance of this collective, I wouldn’t be the working professional that I am today,” he said.

Viator recalled the most memorable moment of his education, an important life lesson that took place just after a class meeting.

“Professor Jasso told me that it was my responsibility to ‘manage my grade,’” he recalled. “This was one of the greatest pieces of advice I ever received. This taught me to ensure that my work is always accurate and as intended, be it in class or in the real world.”

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Graduate Programs Office
102 Anderson Hall, South

Tel: (951) 827-6200
Fax: (951) 827-2055
E-mail: ucr_agsm@ucr.edu

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