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.
In 2000, INSEAD inaugurated its Asia campus in Singapore. With this bold step, INSEAD became the first business school to have two full-fledged campuses with permanent faculty - one in Europe, the other in Asia. Since then, the school’s vision evolved from "creating a bridge between Asia and the rest of the world” to bringing together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society globally. We have also added the Middle East campus in Abu Dhabi, as well as the San Francisco Hub.
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
Nationality: Australian Year Graduated: 2022 Current Role: Portfolio Manager, Strategic Investment Fund at Minderoo Foundation
Early on in my career, I had always dreamed about pursuing an MBA at a top-ranked university. INSEAD had always been on my radar, but over the course of my experience I became more interested in Finance rather than general management and wanted to continue growing my career within that field.
How to finance your master programme apart from personal savings? For INSEAD’s Executive Master in Finance (EMFin), there are various options such as INSEAD scholarships, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Scholarships and gaining your employer’s support to consider.
Our Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) Class of 2022 participants started their first module recently from all over the world – on campus and online. We caught up with a few of them to find out how their first module worked out, what propelled them to embark on the EMFin amidst the COVID-19 climate and some advice they would share with people out there who are considering the EMFin programme.
Joining the INSEAD Executive Masters in Finance (EMFin) programme marks a significant milestone for me. Despite embarking on my EMFin journey under the shadows of a global pandemic, the experience for Module 1 still turned out to be thoroughly enriching and satisfying.