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Sabah Mikha Jr.

sabah picSabah Mikha is an MBA candidate at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Prior to business school, Sabah had a successful career as an accountant working at various companies such as Ernst & Young, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, and Monroe Capital.

During the beginning of his career, Sabha Mikha laid the foundation for  financial services at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he gained expertise through a combination of hands-on experience and relevant coursework. Sabah is a business economics major who achieved Dean’s Honors for his academic performance, he chose to enhance his studies with a role at Washington Mutual Bank. For nearly two years, he maintained his commitments as a full-time student with his role as Operations Supervisor at Washington Mutual’s Santa Barbara branch, where he managed a team of financial representatives and tellers, ensured compliance with bank policies and federal regulations, and audited crucial documents.

Along with his responsibilities at Washington Mutual, Sabah Mikha also sought to advance his knowledge by finishing internships at Commerce Capital Group Securities, LLC, a boutique investment bank based in Santa Barbara; and Ernst & Young LLP, the global professional services firm. Sabah Mikha relocated to South Bend, Indiana, to matriculate at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. As a candidate in the school’s graduate program in accountancy, which recently ranked among the top five accountancy programs nationwide, Sabah completed core courses in corporate finance, financial policy, and team management, as well as taxes and business strategy. He also pursued specialized studies in financial reporting and assurance services, fulfilling the educational requirement necessary for a license as a Certified Public Accountant. Sabah Mikha received his Master of Science in Accountancy in 2010 and returned to California to join Ernst & Young.

After Ernst & Young, Sabah Mikha worked as a Senior Analyst in the Technology Finance sector of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC. WFCF’s Technology Finance Group provides cash flow and leveraged loans to support leveraged buyouts, mergers & acquisitions, and dividend recapitalizations in the software industry. After an incredible experience with Wells Fargo, Sabah Mikha decided to further his education by attaining a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Northwester University, Kellogg School of Management where Sabah majors in Finance, Strategy, and Marketing. In addition to his majors, he is heavily involved with various after school programs where he is the Alumni & Careers Co-Chair on the Day at Kellogg (DAK) Executive Committee, Auction Committee Member for Charity Auction Ball, and Director on Kellogg Eatz.

Outside of his business school, Sabah Mikha remains active in his local community through several charitable commitments. He continues to volunteer with various nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. But one of his most passionate charities has been with the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Institute, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Throughout his mother’s five and a half year battle with ovarian cancer, Sabah’s mother never wavered in her belief that she was blessed. She would smile and say with conviction that, “Life is good.” For her, life was good during chemo treatments, after surgery, and during hospital stays. She taught Sabah by examples that a good life is measured by the people who share it with us. In her absence, its been the love and support of his friends and family that have allowed Sabah to believe with his mother’s conviction that “Life is good.”