Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Francis Muli moved to Brampton in his teens. After years of travel and study, Francis earned a diploma in Business Finance from Sheridan College, later enrolling in the Bachelor of Business Administration program, minoring in Accounting, at Algoma U, Brampton.
Three things attracted Francis to Algoma U at Brampton: convenience, cost and continuity. Convenience because it was very close to home, and cost because having paid for his education with a student loan, Francis wanted the best value for the money.
Francis added, “Continuity because Algoma U valued my college education more than other schools did. I had advanced standing in my undergraduate studies and the hard work I put into my college diploma was not disregarded.”
Francis took full advantage of what he described as a world-class teaching staff and an interactive, welcoming campus at Algoma U at Brampton. Much of what he learned at Algoma U at Brampton has been directly beneficial to his professional experiences.
Though it took a great deal of hard work on his part, Francis credits professors James Hicks, Peter Ostroski, and Kier Munn, for the role they played in his academic successes. Francis recalled the memorable opportunity to represent Algoma U at Brampton, at the Northern Ontario Business Case Competition in 2014 and the impact that experience had on his professional development.
A year and a half after writing his last exam, Francis walked into his dream job as Financial Analyst at Freshbooks. Only the beginning of what will be a long and successful career, Francis is currently pursuing his CPA designation, with plans to continue his education in the MBA program of his choosing.
He hopes to see the Algoma U at Brampton campus grow in the future, expanding their course offerings, and continuing to provide students with great academic and professional opportunities. “I am proof that Algoma U at Brampton is a very good school.”