As an engineer, I started out as a manager in the automotive industry with Maruti Suzuki. Being a part of the supply chain management team, I was exposed to an array of technical and commercial aspects of the business. With hands-on experience in the automotive sector, I hoped to move into a leadership role and start making an impact on the business in the operational sector. However, I understood that managing a team cogently to deliver various projects and moving gradually into a management role in the operations sector would require a significant change in direction towards enhanced skills and an evolved job profile.
To achieve these goals, I saw the need for management education from a premier business school. With the immense amount of growth happening all across Asia, Hong Kong, the cosmopolitan capital of Asia, was undeniably the perfect place to embark on this journey. The HKU MBA, with its focus on the complexities of Asian business and its exposure to global business challenges, was an obvious choice for me.
The HKU MBA helped me step out of my comfort zone and aided me in honing my skills as a business professional. Hands-on learning is at the core of the teaching methodology at HKU and the multitude of simulations and case studies have provided me with the requisite tools to take on the dynamic business environment with confidence. In addition, the globally recognized faculty and the highly relevant course curriculum have provided me with an edge in founding management concepts and have acted as an impetus to my career.
Lastly, the opportunity to interact with a diverse cohort and with business leaders from across the globe and industries has been a life changing experience and has prepared me for the real life business world after the MBA.
To sum up, it’s been an exceptional experience being a part of the HKU MBA family and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the entire MBA team at HKU for their constant support throughout this journey.