After completing high school and undergraduate education in Australia, Stephanie Chow decided to return to Hong Kong to pursue an MBA at HKUST Business School. As a professional actuary, she wanted to explore different roles and build a career with impact. She spoke to MBAGRADSCHOOLS about her decision to study in Hong Kong, how the MBA empowered her to shift roles within the same industry, and the importance of embracing each other’s differences.
Caitlin Abrams wasn’t always interested in the business world. In fact, she originally studied theater and spent eight years of her early career working as an actress in New York. She eventually realized she wanted a change that would provide her with more opportunities for growth. That’s when she started looking into MBA programs, eventually landing on the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. Caitlin told us about how she leveraged her performing arts background in her MBA and how having an MBA can affect your professional trajectory.
Indian student Keshav Ashok has gained more skills than he bargained for during his MBA in the UK at Bath School of Management. He told us his story to date, the unexpected benefit of quarantine, and why he realized that being the smartest student in the classroom is not important.
Peter Minev is a Bulgarian tech entrepreneur who completed his Executive MBA at ESMT Berlin. He’s also the CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Legacy, a digital inheritance service. He discusses the profound impact his first job as a software engineer had on him, what motivated him to study his EMBA at ESMT Berlin, and how what he learned during his Executive MBA has helped him run his own business and transform into a technology leader.
Boris Meyer is a half-French, half-Chinese student who’s currently completing the part-time MBA program at the University of Hong Kong. He was born in Paris and grew up in Hong Kong, now having lived there for the better part of 30 years. He tells us about his personal ties to Hong Kong, why the MBA business ethics course at HKU is so valuable, and the supportive community that’s helping him get through his MBA program.
Matt Harland is an Australian risk and governance professional who completed his MBA at the Copenhagen Business School in 2015. He’s now working as the Director of Risk and Governance for independent government agency Infrastructure New South Wales. He discusses the differences between Danish and Australian culture, why Danish society provides a great mindset for business, and how doing the Copenhagen MBA MBA can give you a flexible toolbox that’ll help you reach your professional goals.
With a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering, Amr Hegazi is currently a Software Development Engineer at automotive company Vector Informatik. He decided to join the Part-time MBA program at ESMT Berlin to gain the skills he needs to succeed in today’s digital age. In an interview with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, Amr shared the benefits of this program’s blended format.
Shipra Sharma is used to change. Having already lived in several countries across Europe, North America, and Asia, she recently made England the fifth country she has lived in. She explained to MBAGRADSCHOOLS why the latest chapter in her life meant pursuing an MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School.
After learning to thrive in a new culture, Chinese student Jifu Yao’s career is progressing exactly as he hoped when he started his MBA. He explained to us why patience was crucial to secure a dream job at Google after graduation.
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Georg Singer, an MBA graduate from the University of St.Gallen, who leveraged his degree to transition into a career in carbon intelligence and sustainability.
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