It’s not just entrepreneurs who’ve benefited from the MBA program in Hong Kong. After two years as a management associate at Merrill Lynch and Citibank in Hong Kong, Amy Yeung(’04) decided that a bachelor’s degree, combined with hard work and enthusiasm just wasn’t enough to cut it as a successful banker and future manager in finance. She decided to pursue higher education and, after doing some research on MBA programs available in Hong Kong, Yeung decided to enroll in the UNI MBA program. She was drawn to the quality of faculty, the 12-month timeline and the curriculum. Since graduating in 2004, she says the impact of that decision has been nothing but positive.
“The advancements in my career wouldn’t have happened without my MBA degree,” Yeung said, without hesitation. A few months prior to graduating with her MBA, she was hired by a private bank to develop private and investment banking opportunities in China. Right after she graduated she was head-hunted by AIA lead Regional Bancassurance for Asia. “I still remember that the senior vice president at AIA spent the whole interview process asking me why I enrolled in the MBA program and what I had learned that would benefit me in the job.”
Now this busy mother of two girls (Yeung’s husband also works in the finance sector) is the regional director whose day-to-day work includes business dealings with banks and insurance partners in a number of different countries. Yeung’s job is to provide her clients with what she describes as “sound financial management to help them grow their businesses and to satisfy their financial protection needs in Asia.” Yeung said, “In a nutshell, my UNI MBA has played an important role in my fast-track career advancement.”
The above content is taken from UNIBusiness: Celebrating 10 Years in HK, The Alumni Magazine of the College of Business Administration University of Northern Iowa 2011-2012