Meet a Shocker: Bari Syed

Wichita State’s W. Frank Barton School of Business offers the largest selection of AACSB-accredited programs in Kansas. Bari Syed chose WSU for its Master of Accountancy program because of that status.

Bari is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2024 graduation. Learn more about his time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad.

What degree will you be earning in May?

Bari Syed

Master of Accountancy

What is your hometown?

Dhaka, Bangladesh

What made you choose Wichita State University?

The AACSB accreditation in the business school. AACSB accreditation is important to me because that accreditation is highly regarded in the academic and business communities as a mark of excellence in business education. 

It is globally recognized and respected by employers, other educational institutions, and the business community.

Having a degree from an AACSB-accredited university such as Wichita State University can enhance my credibility and marketability, both nationally and internationally.

What has been your biggest challenge as a student, and how did you overcome it?

My biggest one was fear. I overcame it by just sticking to a plan and just not paying attention to the fear element.

What’s your favorite off-campus location in Wichita?

My favorite places to eat are Bella Luna, Newport Grill (happy hour, especially) Redrock Canyon Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Kababs and Nas Kitchen. 

What are your plans after graduation?

I will start studying for my CPA exam and plan to work for a big firm. 

What advice would you give other Wichita State students?Don’t let fear consume you. Believe in yourself.

Never shy away from anything.

About Wichita State University

Wichita State University is Kansas' only urban public research university, enrolling more than 23,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

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