How to Use a Finance MBA in an Education Career - Andrew Epstein

In Chapter 14 of 19 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, charter school executive Andrew Epstein shares how he uses his finance education, including his Columbia MBA, is relevant in his work. He discusses how profit and loss - or P&L - and financial statement analysis. Over time, Epstein finds himself using progressively advanced corporate finance skills to plan strategy and position the charter schools for sustainability. Epstein is currently Senior Director for Finance at Democracy Prep Public Schools in New York City. Previously, he was a finance executive at Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam Records and, previous to that, a schoolteacher in the Teach for America Corps program. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.