Why MBA?

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

  • Monica Hornung Cattan used to work at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

    Why MBA: MIP Politecnico Di Milano – Italy

    Monica Hornung Cattan used her MBA degree from MIP Politecnico Di Milano in Italy to make a career switch to sustainability development in Singapore.

    posted on: 11/10/2014


  • Conor McVeigh plans to pursue a career in management consulting after his MBA

    Why MBA: Cass Business School – London

    Conor McVeigh used to be a financial trader but turned to Cass Business School's MBA program in London to transition into management consulting.

    posted on: 10/13/2014


  • Former law professional Baini Alfian is a graduate of Henley Business School's MBA program

    Why MBA: Henley Business School – UK

    An entrepreneurial spirit encouraged Baini Alfian to pursue an MBA in the UK after a law career. Now, she is hoping to take off in the aviation industry.

    posted on: 10/13/2014


  • MBA graduate Ahneeshkumar Pujari wants to head the IT division of an investment bank

    Why MBA: The University of St. Gallen – Switzerland

    After working with Goldman Sachs, Infosys and Unilever in IT, Ahneeshkumar Pujari is hoping to use his MBA to transition to the financial sector.

    posted on: 10/08/2014


  • Sokho Trinh has used his MBA to launch a start-up and secure senior management jobs

    Why MBA: IE Business School – Spain

    After finishing an MBA Sokho Trinh launched an online start-up, but now works in a business development role at Genpact, the listed IT services giant.

    posted on: 09/30/2014


  • MBA graduate Tiffany Hopkins is a self-employed consultant in Silicon Valley

    MBA Uses Rocket Internet To Launch Consulting Career In Silicon Valley

    Tiffany Hopkins used her MBA to land a job at start-up incubator Rocket Internet, but now she consults technology companies in Silicon Valley.

    posted on: 09/30/2014


  • Kian Peng Ng has just finished a full-time MBA at Spain's ESADE Business School

    Why MBA: ESADE Business School

    ESADE graduate Kian Peng Ng is using his MBA to transition from the public to private sector after an internship at Deutsche Bank in Germany.

    posted on: 09/30/2014


  • Filippo Comelli is heading to South Africa after studying an MBA in France

    Why MBA: EMLYON Business School – France

    Renewable energy enthusiast Filippo Comelli is heading to a new life and career in Cape Town after finishing his MBA at EMLYON in France.

    posted on: 09/30/2014


  • Brad Fossen thinks that Canada's transition from a resource-based economy provides opportunity

    Why MBA: Sauder School Of Business

    Brad Fossen ran his own consulting firm and after beginning an MBA in Canada he has landed an internship at a private equity firm – but he doesn't fit the corporate mould.

    posted on: 09/19/2014


  • From ballet dancer to entrepreneur: Julie Butterworth has used her MBA well

    Why MBA: University of Bath – School of Management

    Julie Butterworth used an MBA in the UK to transition from her previous life a professional ballet dancer to a hugely successful entrepreneur.

    posted on: 09/15/2014


  • George Shayeb says that studying at Imperial gives you the option to tackle real-life cases

    Why MBA: Imperial College Business School – London

    MBA graduate George Shayeb explains the benefits of studying in London at Imperial College Business School, and how an MBA allowed him to connect with start-ups.

    posted on: 09/10/2014


  • Russian MBA student Max Khismatulin wants to work in the construction sector

    Why MBA: Cranfield University – School of Management

    Max Khismatulin moved from Russia to the UK to study an MBA – and he thinks his Cranfield MBA will allow him to move into a senior position in the construction sector.

    posted on: 09/08/2014


  • Bobby Huang banked on a Master's program in Shanghai to give his career a kick

    Why MBA: Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance

    After studying in Canada, Bobby Huang enrolled on SAIF's renowned finance Master's program, and landed a job at Deloitte in Shanghai.

    posted on: 07/30/2014


  • After an MBA in Italy, Antonio Gallo Toro is lighting up Mitsubishi Electric in the Middle East

    Why MBA: MIP Politecnico Di Milano, Italy

    Antonio Gallo Toro has risen through the ranks at Mitsubishi Electric to lead the company's Middle Eastern effort - but he needed an MBA to beef-up his mostly engineering-focused background.

    posted on: 07/28/2014


  • Nic Lee studied a part-time MBA at Melbourne Business School in Australia

    Why MBA: Melbourne Business School, Australia

    Nic Lee spent seven years consulting in the ICT industry with Terra Firma, one of Australia’s leading firms, but began a part-time MBA in Melbourne to take his career to the next level.

    posted on: 07/28/2014


  • Why MBA: Joe Duhan has plans to make himself a management consultant

    Why MBA: Henley Business School

    Joe Duhan, a former RAF regiment officer, juggled his career and an executive MBA at Henley Business School. But now on the other side, he plans to become a management consultant.

    posted on: 07/07/2014


  • Aston MBA Dhiti Nanavati plans to go into an information security company after graduating

    Why MBA: Aston Business School, UK

    Dhiti Nanavati explains why UK-based Aston stood out for her as a business school, and why she wants to go into strategy at a major information security company post-MBA.

    posted on: 07/04/2014


  • CEIBS MBA Daniel Shi, left, is set on a finance career in Shanghai, China

    Why MBA: China Europe International Business School

    CEIBS' Finance Club president and MBA student Daniel Shi explains why he chose Shanghai for his MBA, and why he is banking on a career in finance.

    posted on: 06/20/2014


  • London Calling: One of Hult International Business School's campuses in the UK

    Why MBA: Hult International Business School

    Hult International Business School graduate Baltasar Pena banked a finance job in Boston, and credits his globally-focused MBA program for making it happen.

    posted on: 06/08/2014


  • 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