Month: August 2020

HKU The University of Hong Kong MBA students

Utilizing the most influencial MBA alumni network in Hong Kong

Ariel Lai (Hong Kong)  – HKU MBA   Some of the biggest companies in the world today – think Airbnb, Groupon and WhatsApp – were founded during the last global recession in 2008, and there’s every chance that the next generation of cutting-edge companies are being founded during the current COVID-19 recession. For Ariel Lai, …

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Rotterdam School of Management MBA students

Doing an MBA in The Netherlands and what will surprise you about the Dutch life

Marco Balarezo  (Peru) – Rotterdam School of Management   Marco Balarezo is a native of Peru who has lived in various countries throughout the world including Chile, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States. He studied for an MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) before recently starting a role as Operations Manager …

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Insead MBA

A creative background can give you an edge in the INSEAD MBA program

Wei Xiang Low (Singapore)  – INSEAD   Journalism isn’t typically an area that leads naturally into an MBA, and being surrounded by high-achieving individuals from industries closely related to business was initially quite daunting for Wei. However, he identified the personal development aspect of the MBA as one that really gave him the confidence to …

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Miami Herbert Business School

From fashion executive in New York City to an MBA graduate at Miami Herbert Business School

Tamara previously worked in the fashion industry as a technical designer, which is the person responsible for the size, fit and construction of each garment. Having studied fashion in her undergrad years she was already well-versed in the creative side of things, but was starting to become interested in the workings of the business as …

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RSM MBA

5 Reasons to do an MBA at Rotterdam School of Management

Meet Brandon Kirby, Director of Marketing & Admissions at the Rotterdam School of Management   The MBA program at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is one of the most prestigious MBAs in Europe. It’s also one of the most international, with the most recent class made up of 121 students and 40 different nationalities. There …

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University of Cape Town Graduate School MBA

Making an impact on a bigger level through the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business MBA

Elvis Phala (South Africa) – University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business   Elvis Phala has loved technology for as long as he can remember. Qualifying as a Computer Engineer in his native South Africa was a dream come true and he embraced the opportunities that came with it. However, he came to a …

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Sam Dorman, MBA alumn Miami Herbert Business School

From winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics to joining the Miami Herbert MBA

In a new podcast series from The Modern MBA, current & former MBA candidates explain how they are making the transition from typically unorthodox MBA sectors such as the arts, healthcare and hospitality into business. In the latest podcast, Sam Dorman explains how he has made the jump from being part of Team USA at …

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