My name is Vivian Li. I completed my undergraduate degree in international business in the United States and I have been on exchange programmes in Shanghai and Edinburgh. Upon graduating, I came back to Hong Kong and joined a boutique consulting firm working as a business analyst. While I was there, I was exposed to a wide variety of industries, from food and beverage to education, then to telecommunications. After spending two years in the company, I decided that I needed a change in my working environment. So, I left the company and joined a global supply chain company, working as an internal consultant under the group executive office.
During my time there, I had the privilege of working on various change management projects and it was then I found my passion in the change management field. However, it also made me realise the importance of continuing to enhance my theoretical and practical skills to become more equipped with knowledge that could help me excel in the field.
The reasons I selected HKU’s MBA programme were not just its innovative reputation and its strong academic background, but also its emphasis on internationalism. HKU provides a unique programme in which students can experience Beijing, Hong Kong, and London within 14 months. It also offers me the opportunity to observe and explore companies’ best practices, as well as understand various working cultures in different countries.
Since the programme began, there has not been one day that I have not felt intellectually inspired. The intense class discussions and numerous group projects have pushed me to grow in various aspects. I am also actively participating in and organising various types of events as the Chairperson of the Consulting Club. I am thankful that I have such a diverse and enjoyable group of classmates. While we are all working hard towards our degree, we are also growing and having fun as one team in HKU MBA.