I selected INSEAD’s EMFin programme because its curriculum and focus match my goals perfectly.
INSEAD just ticked all the boxes. I looked at the EMFin curriculum and it was exactly what I had in mind and what I was looking for.
Part of the reason why we embark on such a programme is to network with people outside of our existing social circle, to exchange ideas and to learn more about the broader finance field.
The modular format of this programme is ideal for me as it allows me to juggle my role as a wife, mother and full-time work.
It is true that there is always a sense of triumph, achievement, and accomplishment when you reach the halfway mark and start taking steps into the last subsequent half. It gives momentum and confidence with the knowingness that the end is insight. INSEAD celebrated this milestone by offering a break from the gritty, demanding details of finance and presenting us with an opportunity to explore the significance of qualitative instruction.
I am a Vice President of the Private Infrastructure Asia Pacific Investment team for Partners Group. I was motivated to pursue the Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) programme because I wanted to equip myself with the knowledge and experience to be able to drive my firm's infrastructure investment in Asia in the future. I was drawn to INSEAD's small classroom interactions where faculty and participants could spend hours debating and talking about business issues and how each of us may approach the same issue differently because of our diverse backgrounds.
Starting my journey at INSEAD came with the typical uncertainties; expectations of workload, marking schemes and competitive environments, to name a few. Knowing that I would not be able to study with my classmates in person was an added ambiguity. What I have learnt during my time over the past eight months of the programme, is that collaborating on group projects binds people together quickly.
Nationality: Chinese Year Graduated: 2022 Current Role: Regulatory Reporting Service Delivery Lead at UBS AG
Nationality: Singaporean Year Graduated: 2022 Current Role: Investment Manager at Private Real Estate Management Group