On the evening of April 29, the MBA Office co-hosted...
HKU MBA offers a vast network of regional and international...
The MBA Office was very pleased to invite all students...
With the help of CDO, a total of 7 MBA students...
The Co-Founder and CEO of PassKit, the world&rsquo...
Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd (HKBN) was among one...
On 30 January 2015, Career Development Office together...
On 21 January 2015, Career Development Office invited...
W. John Hoffmann, China expert and co-founder, Exceptional...
With the help of our supportive alumnus, Ms. Tracy...
On 14 January 2016, our MBA students visited the Hong...
It was a great honour for HKU MBA to host Mr. Mario...
Career Development Office took fourteen full-time...
Six H&M representatives came on 10 March 2015...
On 10 February, LinkedIn representatives from both...
The Industry Club launched the 3rd series of &ldquo...
On 7 and 17 November 2014, Career Development Office...
MBA Leadership Talk Series - Everywhere, Everything...
On 12 March 2016, MBA full-time students, part-time...
The 2015 part-time class organized a graduation dinner...
On 27 August 2015, the MBA Office invited Mr. Bertrand...
The Industry Club arranged a company visit to Van...
Cora Wong, alumnus from the part-time programme of...
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications...
The MBA Office arranged for its first Alumni Sharing...
Mr. Andrew Campbell gave a guest lecture to our students...
To provide enough platforms for students to gain industry...
HKU MBA was proud to host a CEO talk at the Town Center...
To allow new full-time students to get familiar with...
All students enjoyed a store visit in Hysan Place...
Mr. Eddie Liu, alumnus from the part-time programme...
Career Development Office and sixteen students arranged...
On 23 January 2015, Career Development Office invited...
On September 23, Mr. Kenneth Chau, Country Manager...
Brooks Brothers In-store Event
April 29, 2016
On the evening of April 29, the MBA Office co-hosted the first-ever grooming event with Brooks Brothers. It was a great pleasure to have Brooks Brothers bring fresh information and experienced guidance on style and taste to our MBA students and alumni. For this event, Brooks Brothers invited senior managers from other renowned companies such as Moet Hennessy Diageo and GQ to introduce tips on fashion grooming and whisky tasting. Overall, the event was well received and appreciated by all the participants. It was a unique experience for us, thanks to the thoughtfulness of Brooks Brothers’ arrangements which brought fashion grooming and modeling, whisky tasting and shopping privileges all into one event. In fact, many students hoped that Brooks Brothers and HKU MBA would collaborate this way more often.
Searching for innovative business idea
April 01, 2016
With the help of our supportive alumnus, Ms. Tracy Ho, CEO of Anyplex, we were honored, on April 1, to have as our guest Mr. Ringo Lam, one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, to share his start-up experiences, in a talk entitled "Searching for innovative business ideas - perspective from a serial entrepreneur".
In his talk, he began with his personal business innovations as young undergraduate student. He reflected, with clear analysis, not only on his successful businesses but also his failed ones. Mr. Lam then elaborated on some pragmatic models for both past and future technological development. Finally, he disclosed to us his new business innovation, ‘Pawsible’, which is basically a pet hotel, a mixture of commercial business and social enterprise. The talk ended with a Q&A session in which students were eager to learn more about his business ideas and how they worked.
It was a valuable opportunity for our students and alumni to be inspired and in touch with a pioneer and veteran in the field of innovative technology.
HKU MBA Annual Dinner 2016
March 12, 2016
On 12 March 2016, MBA full-time students, part-time students and staff had a fantastic evening at the Club One in Repulse Bay. Everyone dressed up for the “Shanghai Glam” themed Annual Dinner Party! A cocktail reception was set against the magnificent sea view so that students within the community could mingle with each other before the dinner. An opening speech was made by Mr. Sachin Tipnis, Executive Director of HKU MBA programmes, who shared his view on the real meaning of networking. It was then followed by a dinner full of gourmet delicacies and fine wines in a sophisticated setting. Thank you to the Annual Dinner committee for all the effort in making the event such a huge success and giving all of us a spectacular 'Shanghai Glam' night.
Alumni Interaction in Finance Industry
February 22, 2016
To provide enough platforms for students to gain industry knowledge, MBA office organizes a series of networking events. Alumni Interaction is one of the alumni engagement events where students can make connections with HKU MBA alumni. On February 22, 2016, students and alumni gathered at the Town Centre to share their expertise on the finance industry. Many alumni with backgrounds such as banking, compliance, capital markets, investment management and consulting management, brought industry knowledge to the students. Through talking to alumni, students found this session very insightful in clarifying their career direction. They received many good recommendations and made useful contacts. Alumni suggested the right contacts to individual students and even arranged referrals. It was also a fruitful event for alumni themselves as it was a good opportunity to meet other alumni with similar backgrounds but from different years.
Alumni Regional Chapters
January 15, 2016
HKU MBA offers a vast network of regional and international chapters that keep alumni from the entire community connected to their alma mater no matter where they live. Chapters play an important role in keeping alumni connected through the variety of events they host each year. On January 15th and 17th, two get-together events were held in Shanghai and Beijing respectively in which alumni from different branches were able to meet up and get to know each other. Everyone was so happy to speak to each other in a very cozy environment.
Visit to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
January 14, 2016
On 14 January 2016, our MBA students visited the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), one of the world’s largest exchanges by market capitalization of listed companies. The students were given an overview of the foundation and development of HKEx and had the opportunity to explore the stock traders’ workplace and facilities to gain a better understanding of the operations of stock exchanges.
HKU MBA Graduation Dinner 2015
November 15, 2015
The 2015 part-time class organized a graduation dinner on November 15th, 2015 at Happy Valley Racecourse to celebrate their programme’s completion. More than 70 students and staff attended and had a memorable evening.
The dinner was preceded by video from Mr. Sachin Tipnis, Executive Director of HKU MBA, in which he greeted and congratulated all graduates for their great achievements after putting in so much effort over the previous 2 years. At the end, Sachin sent his best wishes to all of them. The graduation dinner committee then made a toast and the night began. After the first course, some students shared their MBA experiences of class discussions, group projects, field trips, gatherings after examinations and other landmarks as a wrap-up of their MBA journey. Everyone cheered at the recollections of the exhilarating times and the friendships gained after the journey. Sharing these moments was a joy and source of much laughter for all the students and staff present. It was altogether a fun-filled evening, with a fine dinner and games played throughout. Participants wore black tie and evening dress and took photographs.
Leadership Talk - Mr. Masaaki Ogino
November 11, 2015
HKU MBA was proud to host a CEO talk at the Town Center on Nov 11. On this occasion, MBA office was very happy to welcome Mr. Masaaki Ogino, Founder and Chairman of Fenix Group Holdings Ltd, to share with the audience the experiences of his entrepreneurial journey.
Mr. Ogino told the gathering how he managed to evolve his company from a trading business in 1972 to high-end branding and retail businesses such as Anteprima and city’super, which today give Fenix Group a network of more than 30 companies and 14 factories across 7 countries, employing over 6,300 staff and occupying 360,000 square feet of retail space. Mr. Ogino frequently engaged with audience members during his talk to demonstrate his way of thinking and how he would make a decision in a critical situation. All participants enjoyed this talk so much as they could learn a lot of insights from this distinguished speaker.
HKU MBA - Orbis Moonwalkers 2015
November 07, 2015
The MBA Office was very pleased to invite all students and alumni to form a HKU MBA team to participate in a charity event called “Orbis Moonwalkers” on November 7. Orbis Moonwalkers is an annual event hosted by an international non-governmental organization called Orbis International. Orbis is dedicated to saving sight worldwide and its programmes focus on the prevention of blindness and the treatment of blinding eye diseases in developing countries.
In the end, a total 34 students and alumni participated and many of them succeeded in finishing a 20km-walk from Sham Shui Po to Tseung Kwan O. The participants were so happy to take part in this meaningful event and be able to connect with others in the community.
Leadership Talk by Mr. Mario Moretti Polegato
October 14, 2015
It was a great honour for HKU MBA to host Mr. Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder and Chairman of GEOX group, for a Leadership Talk at the Town Centre on October 14. The MBA Office is very glad to have received an overwhelming response to and comments on the talk, and to have had over 80 students and alumni participate in this event.
Along with Mr. Polegato, others of the senior management of GEOX, Mr. Venti Juan Carlos, Head of Institutional and External Relations, Mr. Malta Mauro, Senior Vice President Sales and Retail for Asia Pacific and Ms. Ada Hung, Head of Public Relations and Marketing for Asia Pacific attended the talk. Also present was Mr. Antonello De Riu, Representative of the Italian Consul-General in Hong Kong.
Mr. Polegato shared with all the audiences how the Geox-shoe idea came about during one of his journeys in the United States in the early 90s. He used a pocket knife to cut holes into his sneakers to ventilate his overheating feet when walking in the Nevada desert. This simple, yet ingenious improvisation led to his development of the “shoe that breathes”, which was the springboard for launching an extraordinarily successful business. Mr. Polegato also explained the importance of innovation and intellectual property to students during the talk.
The participants were able to gain valuable insights from Mr. Polegato’s talk. Many questions were received from the floor and that made the session a very interactive and successful one.
CEO sharing about luxury industry in China
August 27, 2015
On 27 August 2015, the MBA Office invited Mr. Bertrand Ternat, CEO and Co-founder of Conch
Society, to talk about the luxury industry in China. Bertrand thoroughly explained the current situation in the industry as well as the challenges that investors are facing now. The participants were able to gain important insights from his talk. Many questions were received from the floor and that made the session a very interactive one.
Full-time Alumni Sharing
August 04, 2015
To allow new full-time students to get familiar with the programme easily from the start, the MBA office invited some alumni to share their MBA study experience at the Town Center on August 4, 2015. Through talking to alumni, the students found this session very insightful in planning their studies for their stay in Hong Kong. The students received many good recommendations, in particular on electives selection and combination, course coverage, and teaching styles. Many students appreciated this initiative and look forward to having similar events in future.
2015 Dublin Trek
June 12, 2015
With the help of CDO, a total of 7 MBA students participated in Dublin Trek during their LBS track in June 2015. This trek went off very well and all participants found it worthwhile. The students visited four companies in this 2-day trek, e.g. LinkedIn EMEA, Tax-free Worldwide, Google and Voltedge. They found these companies are expanding with many opportunities suitable to MBA students.
2015 Dubai Trek
March 28, 2015
Career Development Office took fourteen full-time MBA students to visit Dubai during the period of 28th – 31st March in order to explore career opportunities, market as well as meeting employers from twelve companies and networking with guests and alumni in Dubai.
Van Cleef & Arpels Company Visit
March 17, 2015
The Industry Club arranged a company visit to Van Cleef & Arpels on the 17 March 2015. Their International HR Director, has 25 years of international work experience in luxury retail industry, gave the students extremely insightful sharing and company introduction. She also facilitated the students to be able to make informed decisions about the kind of careers they want to pursue in the luxury sector and how her daily role is actually like.
Apple Store Visit
March 11, 2015
All students enjoyed a store visit in Hysan Place on 11 March 2015, especially for the sharing sessions and the demonstration by Apple staff so that the students can know more about APPLE. They found that APPLE is really a world-class brand with a pool of passionate, friendly and trusted professionals and a strong commitment to innovation and customer service quality.
PassKit Campus Talk
March 10, 2015
The Co-Founder and CEO of PassKit, the world’s premier mobile wallet engagement enablers and two of his incredible young executives came to talk about the internship opportunity on 10 March 2015. They encouraged our MBAs to think very big, tap into passion and start of a successful journey after the programme.
H&M Campus Talk
March 10, 2015
Six H&M representatives came on 10 March 2015 to talk about the company expansion in the region and some suitable opportunities for our MBAs including 1) Area Controller; 2) Product Manager; 3) Lease Manager and 4) Store Developer. Followed by a mingling session with light refreshment so that all students can have time to network with the company representatives.
Managing Your Body Appropriately
March 06, 2015
Cora Wong, alumnus from the part-time programme of 2009, is a registered dietitian at St. James’ Settlement and promotes community nutrition and health. Cora is also the Manager of Dietetic and Catering Services and the Adviser for quality meals on wheels. In addition, she provides consultancy services and individual counseling on diet therapy and nutrition. She designs training programmes and service packages to satisfy the unique needs of different commercial firms and voluntary agencies. In recent years, she has also been actively involved in a partnership programme with hospitals under the Hospital Authority.
Cora introduced the power of having a balanced diet and its ability to greatly reduce people’s chances of getting deadly illnesses like cancer. She provided some interesting facts like how a low fruit intake increases one’s risk of lung cancer by 20% and how the intake of tomatoes can slow down ageing. For living a healthier life, the slogan for the day was “You are what you eat!”.
Discovering More About Investment Banking
February 24, 2015
Mr. Eddie Liu, alumnus from the part-time programme of 2010, shared his views on the investment banking industry and his experience in landing the perfect job. Eddie is a US and Asia qualified HR professional with good experience of different types of companies such as entrepreneurial, multi-national corporate, Internet and agency. In the past 20 years, he has served in some well-known firms like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and DKR Oasis as the HR lead. Currently, he is the Head of Human Resources at Nomura.
His frank approach to the students kept them on their toes during the sharing. Students were asked to identify their key strengths and match them with the right job. Eddie quickly challenged the students on their selections and pushed them to think deeper into the market value of being a HKU MBA student. The heated discussion certainly helped the students to set more realistic expectations and align their skills set and job options.
HKBN Company Visit
February 09, 2015
Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd (HKBN) was among one of many companies arranged by Career Development Office(CDO) in February for Telecom Career Trek.
On 9 Feb, CDO and a total of 13 students visited HKBN. Many questions relating to HKBN’s present, future and opportunities were being asked by some of the students who had around 10 years of telecom experience.
February 09, 2015
On 10 February, LinkedIn representatives from both Hong Kong and Singapore offices came to talk about various opportunities to the MBA students. By having this networking opportunity, one of the current full-time students could succeed to get a summer internship offer from LinkedIn to work in their Hong Kong office from May to July this year.
Telstra Company Visit
February 06, 2015
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, providing world-class fully integrated services including fixed line, mobile, online, pay TV, advertising and directories.
On 6 Feb, CDO and a group of students visited the office of Telstra International Group (TIG), headquartered in Hong Kong. It is a business unit of Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) managing its international assets and connectivity. There were a total of five senior company representatives shared with the students and staff about the company, business and the career in TIG.
Cisco Company Visit
February 05, 2015
Career Development Office and sixteen students arranged a company visit to Cisco on 5th Feb, 2015. It was brilliant meeting that their colleagues in HK office virtually met their HR Lead in Shanghai office through video conference. All students really enjoyed the well-organized company presentation, the information and experience sharing and also the “technology demonstration” so that they can know more about Cisco.
They found that Cisco is really a world-class brand with a pool of trusted professionals and a strong commitment to innovation and quality.
Meeting the Group President of Noah
January 30, 2015
On 30 January 2015, Career Development Office together with an MBA alumni invited his group president Mr. Kenny Lam to give a presentation at Town Centre campus. Associate Professor Christine Chan, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics welcomed Mr. Lam. It was attended by MBA, EMBA, MFin and MEcon students. Mr. Lam shared many useful information and insight about the wealth and private banking trends in China. It was a very good learning experience and students came out of the presentation with a good understanding of the industry which was due to Mr. Lam’s excellent presentation style.
A Day in Life - Sahil from UPS
January 29, 2015
The Industry Club launched the 3rd series of “A day in the Life” with Mr. Sahil S. Jaggi on the 29th January 2015. Sahil is currently a Manager – Marketing, North Asia District with UPS. He has over seven years of extensive international work experience in supply chain and process improvements across retail, industrial manufacturing and automotive verticals. He actively engaged in value proposition development focused around product assortment, new product launch to cater to consumer and customer needs. The session was extremely insightful and interactive. He facilitated the students to be able to make informed decisions about the kind of careers they want to pursue in the sector and how his role in UPS is actually like.
China Purchasing Manager Index
January 27, 2015
The MBA Office arranged for its first Alumni Sharing to be held on January 27. Many past students came back to the Admiralty Campus to join the session, led by Miss Emily Lam, on the China Purchasing Manager Index. Emily provided an overview of the benefits and impact of adopting the index in analyzing and evaluating the Chinese market. In particular, she illustrated its ability to identify implications in seeking greater investment opportunities.
Emily provides her professional advisory services to corporates, specializing in the provision of prime information, namely the China Purchasing Manager Index and entities that require corporate development/financing services. She received her MBA from HKU in 2009 and has worked as business development and investment manager for various multinational corporations such as Jebsens & Co. Ltd., NEC, Chevron, Agilities Logistics and Chief Group.
CDO Speakers Series: Intel Finance Team
January 23, 2015
On 23 January 2015, Career Development Office invited Mr. Luca Biancardi and Mr. Ong Shao Lead of Intel Semiconductor (US) LLC to speak to the Finance Club. An Italian student ambassador introduced the two speakers. Both speakers shared their career journey and the working environment in Intel, especially in the finance department. There were many questions raised from the floor and the presentation was well received.
CDO Speakers Series: First Derivatives
January 21, 2015
On 21 January 2015, Career Development Office invited Mr. Joe Vu, Director of the First Derivatives plc to speak to the Finance Club. The presentation was started off by a student ambassador to introduce the speaker. Mr Vu then introduced his firm – First Derivatives plc and shared his career background. He also spoke about Algorithmic Trading to the club. Mr Vu concluded his talk by discussing why HFT is significant followed with an interactive Q&A session with the audience.
CDO Finance Club: Structure Finance
November 07, 2014
On 7 and 17 November 2014, Career Development Office invited Mr. Charles-Henri Larreur to talk about Structure Finance and Asset Finance to the Finance Club. Mr. Larreur was very knowledgeable in this field and explained details in an extremely clear and easy to understand manner. Overall both sessions are very engaging and informative.
Guest Lecture by Mr. Andrew Campbell
October 15, 2014
Mr. Andrew Campbell gave a guest lecture to our students on Corporate Level Strategy: Frameworks and Tools on 15 October 2014. Mr. Campbell, expert on business strategy, is the Director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre. Previously, he was on the faculty of the London Business School and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. He has special interests in corporate-level strategy and organization design, and has authored more than 10 books, including the classic text “Strategy for the Corporate Level” and 10 articles in the Harvard Business Review.
He introduced the framework for analyzing group level strategy to the students and illustrated the benefits of adopting such business models through various business examples like Apple and Olam. The students actively participated in the discussion and expressed great interest in learning more about the method of categorizing businesses and processes.
Enterprise Workplace and Future of Work
September 23, 2014
On September 23, Mr. Kenneth Chau, Country Manager, Hong Kong and Macau, Citrix put in perspective the outlook of the IT industry. Over the course of his 17-year career, he has held consultancy, management and business development roles in the finance, telecommunications and IT sectors and worked for a number of leading global companies including Huawei, Cisco and Nortel.
Currently, Kenneth has strategic oversight of all Citrix operations in Hong Kong and Macau. He foresees that companies will allow greater flexibility as IT merges work and personal life. The concept of workplace will be reinvented as technology becomes more sophisticated and secure. Kenneth explains that more companies are placing greater importance on mobility and allowing their staff to work from home using the cloud. He suggests that consumer habits will change and predicts that tablets and smartphones will replace computers in the near future. His forward-thinking comments stimulated the audience to ask questions about his thoughts on IT in the banking industry and security concerns involved in using personal devices for work.
Deal Making Strategies In China
May 28, 2014
W. John Hoffmann, China expert and co-founder, Exceptional Resources Group, shared his insights into the Chinese market and strategies for making deals in China with students and alumni on May 28. John is a leading China deals advisor. He has been advising governments, financial institutions and multi-national clients on their China projects. He has also been recently invited to be an inspirational speaker at TedxHong KongEd.
His comprehensive knowledge about the Chinese market and its close knit ties with the Chinese government provided the audience with a new angle on doing business in China. Yet, it was his career development and positivity towards work that amazed the group. His expanding business and strategic approach towards deal making has earned him the title, “the deal guy” in China.
Google: Everywhere, Everything, Everyone
May 09, 2014
MBA Leadership Talk Series - Everywhere, Everything, Everyone: How Google explores key technology trends to transform everyday challenges
Joen van Driel, Country Manager (North Asia) of Google Enterprise for North Asia shared his insights on technology and the latest trends with students and alumni on May 9. Joen has over fifteen years of experience in the IT industry primarily in Sales Management, Strategy and Business Development. Prior to working for Google, he held leadership positions in Adobe, Salesforce.com and Oracle in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Ireland and The Netherlands across multiple industries and verticals.
In the talk, Joen showcased the power of cloud computing and its transformation of the workplace and our daily lives through Google’s personalized features and tools. He inspired the crowd to identify new forms collaboration and communication that has challenged traditional ways of working. The talk concluded with an active Q&A session. Many of the students and alumni were interested to understand Google’s perspective on Greater China, its challenges with traditional users, privacy issues and more.