Why MBA?

Interviews with MBA students on why they chose to do an MBA and insights into their course and school

  • All Smiles: Jason Widjaja, far right, during orientation at Melbourne Business School

    Why MBA: Melbourne Business School

    Management consultant Jason Widjaja chose Melbourne Business School because of the location, international cohort and world-class faculty.

    posted on: 04/08/2014


  • Tuck MBA Oksana Chetyrko wants to work in Management Consulting in Eastern Europe

    Why MBA: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

    Ukrainian-born MBA Oksana Chetyrko's cosmopolitan nature has taken her from Eastern Europe to the US and says the Tuck MBA has pushed her to her intellectual limits!

    posted on: 08/06/2013


  • Metin created mobile app "iPrayTimes" which calculates Islamic prayer times

    Why MBA: Bradford University School of Management

    German mechanical engineer and technology entrepreneur Metin Zerman has joined Bradford to help bring his online lending-library to market

    posted on: 02/25/2013


  • Yvonne has already participated in a pitch competition at IESE!

    Why MBA: IESE Business School

    Romanian-born Yvonne Pop worked at Oliver Wyman and in venture capital in the US before heading back to Europe for the IESE MBA

    posted on: 12/10/2012


  • Samer Farhat did the ESSEC Global MBA to move into more commercially-oriented roles

    Why MBA: ESSEC Business School

    Lebanese telecoms executive Samer Farhat has led strategic projects in Europe, Africa and Asia, but the ESSEC Global MBA adds a new dimension to his profile!

    posted on: 10/11/2012


  • Full-time Bath MBA student Sarah Tatham has landed a job with a small private equity firm in Bristol

    Why MBA: University of Bath School of Management

    A career at KPMG took auditor Sarah Tatham from South Africa to New York City, but she headed to the UK for an international experience and a career change!

    posted on: 06/20/2012


  • Ujwal Khokale is developing a system that will enable firms to measure the Return On Investment of customers targeted through social media campaigns

    Why MBA: Grenoble Ecole de Management

    Senior software engineer at Nokia Siemens Networks chose the Grenoble MBA so he could study under communications and marketing expert John Sadwosky

    posted on: 05/20/2012


  • Tanja Boskovic used the Booth MBA to take as many classes in Finance as possible and build her network. She now works for asset manager BlackRock in London

    Why MBA: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    World Bank economist Tanja Boskovic was struggling to break into finance, but the Chicago Booth MBA gave her the boost she needed to make the switch!

    posted on: 05/15/2012


  • Alex and Laura wanted a campus University that would allow them to focus on their MBA and spend time together where possible

    Why MBA: Duke - Fuqua School of Business, Full-Time MBA

    Couple Laura Newman and Alexander van Dijk did their first degrees at Duke and have now both returned for the full time MBA

    posted on: 04/25/2012


  • Attending classes at St. Gallen’s Design School has been a major benefit for Nitin

    Why MBA: The University of St. Gallen HSG

    Ex-Oracle and Accenture consultant heads to St Gallen to learn how tech firms can integrate business, technology and design

    posted on: 04/16/2012


  • Chris Wong (centre) with CEIBS classmates. He chose CEIBS because he wants to make a career in China

    Why MBA: CEIBS

    The biggest bankruptcy in history led this chartered accountant to CEIBS, and now he's networking with its C-level alumni!

    posted on: 03/26/2012


  • Alistair graduated with distinction from the INSEAD MBA in 2009

    Why MBA: INSEAD Business School

    The electronic engineer landed an incredible role at Rolls Royce right after completing his INSEAD MBA

    posted on: 01/24/2012


  • Next year Kiriti will be a visiting researcher at MIT, but in the long-run he wants to be involved in policymaking for the technology sector in Africa.

    Why MBA: MIP (Politecnico di Milano)

    After an engineering degree and experience in telecoms and the auto sector, Kiriti Rambhatla moved to Italy for a tech-focused MBA. Now he’s interning at Indesit and enjoying aperitivo.

    posted on: 08/01/2011


  • Levi has represented Manchester Business School at rock climbing and set up an MBA photography society

    Why MBA: Manchester Business School

    Mexican tax negotiator Levi Alvarado chose Manchester Business School for something completely different, and found himself developing strategy for a software firm.

    posted on: 07/15/2011


  • After the MBA, Andrea Wilson wants to work in a mid-size consulting company, but she hopes to start her own business in the next few years

    Why MBA: Aston Business School

    Follow your gut instinct when you choose your business school, says Aston MBA student Andrea Wilson.

    posted on: 07/04/2011


  • Making more money is not a good reason to do an MBA says Timm Walrodt, Copenhagen MBA 2009 for Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen

    Why MBA: Copenhagen Business School

    After seven years in telecoms, Timm Wallrodt made the most of Copenhagen Business School’s MBA contacts with Danish business, and made the switch to pharmaceuticals

    posted on: 06/12/2011


  • Vasco chose CUHK for its focus on China, its program’s flexibility, and its alumni network.

    Why MBA: Chinese University Hong Kong

    After four years as an International Tax Lawyer for Deloitte in Amsterdam and NYC, Vasco van der Flier chose CUHK’s MBA to learn about Asian business.

    posted on: 06/10/2011


  • Michelle Slater is developing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project for Chevron in Western Australia

    Why MBA: Edith Cowan University

    Top graduate of Edith Cowan University’s MBA program in Perth, Australia maps her route from MBA to a historic energy project

    posted on: 05/15/2011


  • SDA Bocconi MBA graduate Nicolas Müller Stacchetti wants to be the CEO of a logistics company

    Why MBA: SDA Bocconi

    Chilean engineer Nicolas Stacchetti says an MBA has improved his prospects in the logistics industry

    posted on: 04/23/2011


  • Simon Bate, former Army Colonel now Chief Executive of Derbyshire Police Authority

    Why MBA: Open University Business School 2

    You can’t rely on army experience alone warns former Colonel, who is now Chief Executive of Derbyshire Police Authority

    posted on: 01/31/2011


  • University of Exeter MBA 2011 Tarak Dutta was attracted to the One Planet MBA

    Why MBA: University of Exeter Business School

    Tarak Dutta wants to be his own fortune maker using sustainable business practices

    posted on: 01/24/2011


  • Imperial College Business School MBA candidate Dr. Prateet Minhas wants to set up a healthcare business in India

    Why MBA: Imperial College Business School

    An MBA will give doctor Prateet Minhas an understanding of the business aspects of healthcare

    posted on: 01/20/2011


  • EBS Business School MBA 2010 Jon Reifschneider

    Why MBA: EBS Business School

    For Amercian Jon Reifschneider, the corporate world is more interesting than working for NASA. He tells us why he chose Germany's EBS Business School to open up career options

    posted on: 12/21/2010


  • MBA student Peggy Chung is hopeful HEC Paris can open doors to the European job market

    Why MBA: HEC Paris

    George Clooney inspired Peggy Chung to trade California for Paris

    posted on: 10/08/2010


  • Elad Sherf talks to his AGSM peers about business lessons he learned from the Old Testament

    Why MBA: Australian Graduate School of Management

    Israeli lawyer wanted to expand his career options and wasn’t disappointed

    posted on: 10/06/2010