Full-time MBA

João Costa

João Costa
Class of 2019

I am João – yes, I know, no one knows how to pronounce my name– and I am a Portuguese lawyer from Lisbon. I studied law in the Portuguese Catholic University and I have done exchange programmes in Stockholm University, Sweden, and in Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil.

I have always looked for an international career and after a great experience as a trainee-lawyer in a leading law firm in Portugal, I decided to move to Asia and I worked in one of the most reputable law firms in Macau.

I chose the HKU MBA because I do love Hong Kong and I know that doing an MBA here will give me an advantage while looking for new career perspectives in Asia. The University of Hong Kong is widely recognised in Asia, and the alumni network is impressive. In addition, the HKU MBA will also allow me to study in Columbia Business School for one semester, which I am sure will be an unforgettable experience.

So far, the MBA experience has been quite enriching. I have made so many friends and I have learned so much already that it is hard to believe that the MBA has just started. I know that I will always remember these months in Hong Kong and I am looking forward to the challenges to come in the MBA.