Full time MBA

Naseer Hazarika

Naseer Hazarika
Class of 2015
Dusseldorf, Germany

The HKU MBA has indeed turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. When I joined the course, I was not really sure about what I was expecting out of it. But my life has changed dramatically over the past 14 months. The HKU MBA programme with its robust framework and world class faculty really helped me carve out my career.

Finance was my major focus during the MBA. However, without a background in finance, it was not easy and this being  a fast-track MBA made it even harder. But the support I got from my peers as well as the faculty helped me immensely during the whole transition. The partnership programme with LBS also proved to be of great added value. Having worked in the real estate sector before, I wanted to strengthen my knowledge in real estate finance. LBS, with its electives on Real Estate Finance and Project Finance, laid the perfect foundation.

Today, I am working in Germany in the controlling department for one of the biggest FMCG firms in the world. I am in the internal real estate strategy team working at a global level across a wide range of strategic real estate activities like occupancy planning, location strategy, lease management, valuations and capital works planning.

Finding a job in Europe was a big challenge for me and with no European language skills in my CV, it was all the more difficult.  Still I managed against all the odds to find the job I was looking for. The most important thing that I learnt is that, if you put your heart and soul to something and if you really believe in yourself, you will find the job you are looking for, no matter what.

Finally, I believe the HKU MBA is the best concoction of work and fun. I have had an amazing time and made some great friends and kudos to all of them for making the experience such a memorable one.