Trad Abuonq

Master of Science in Business Analytics


Graduating With Honors
Master of Science in Business Analytics Award

Award Bio

Trad Abuonq completed his master's degree in Business Analytics with a GPA of 4.0 and was elected Phi Kappa Phi. While completing his master's degree, he managed his investment portfolio and was responsible for the investment strategy, market and economic analysis, and managing investment allocations. He also worked with the director of strategy at Grocery Outlet for his practicum project. He applied the data analysis skills he learned to process and analyze large datasets, discover insights, and influence leadership for strategy and business decisions.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

My parents, brothers and sisters, close friends (especially Michael & Alicia), classmates, professors, specifically the MS in Business Analytics Program Director Navid Sabbaghi, and the SMC community. I am very grateful to everyone who supported me, the experiences I had, and the friendships I made while attending SMC.

My favorite SMC memory is

Presenting my practicum project and receiving feedback from my professors and classmates. Also, getting coffee from Starbucks during break times.

I'm looking forward to most

Applying my skills in a new business analyst job, and founding one of the world's top 10 most successful investment funds in the future.