Yo Gotti is striving to become a better businessman.
The “Rake It Up” artist and Collective Music Group (CMG) founder is heading to the University of California at Los Angeles. There he will be enrolling in the Anderson School of Management course, “Corporate Valuation,” taught by Professor Lori Santikian, according to a news release shared with AFROTECH.
As a student, Yo Gotti, 42, will be meeting weekly to learn about analytical tools that are helpful for assessing projects, corporations, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, private firms, and debt.
“The class is designed to help students use methodological tools to explore how real options affect investment decisions and how they can be identified and valued,” the press release mentioned. “By the end of the course, Gotti and his fellow students will be equipped with the tools and resources to produce a comprehensive equity valuation of a company based on qualitative strategic analysis and quantitative financial analysis.”
Yo Gotti’s decision to further his education is a strong example that being successful still leaves room for someone to remain a student of their craft. This principle is echoed by another artist who recently shared his story with AFROTECH.
Swizz Beatz discussed how he went to school in his late 30s after several challenges in the business. He specifically enrolled at Harvard Business School for $100,000, per Billboard.
“I came into this business super young at 17, and your talent can make you feel like you’re more educated than you are,” Swizz Beatz explained. “A hit record can make you feel extra smart. Millions of dollars can make you feel extra, extra smart. They you realize that you’re not as smart as you think. Once those things weigh its cost and then you like happen to make real big boy decisions, that is the reason why I went back to school in my late thirties for three years to set up my next 10 to 20, because education is a serious part. I was facing all type of challenges in the business world because of the lack of information that I had on the educational side.”