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.
Discover more about the EMFin programme from our participants as they share why they chose the EMFin programme, their class experience with classmates and professors, application tips and more.
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.