Alumni


Brian B,

Hometown: USA

When you leave home and come to work and study in a foreign context, every moment of every day becomes a learning experience. 
After a year of study in the GMBA, not only can I now lead with a name card instead of a handshake, but I can also appreciate how my case group team members see and process problems differently, and a whole lot more. But one of the best things about studying in a foreign context is that I get to use my experiences here in Taiwan as a mirror against my home culture. 
For instance, while learning Chinese on the side is useful, what might be more beneficial is how I have started to understand the role of the English language in the world. I’ve experienced first-hand that while English may be “my” native language, it’s spoken by more than twice as many people as a foreign language, a concept that has incredible implications for how we communicate across borders moving forward.
That concept, of drawing connections – discussing the differences between then and now, here and there – is what the GMBA demands of each one of us. It’s what allows us to explore not just the business landscape and culture Taiwan or China but also of Thailand, Peru, and the Netherlands too.

 

Kevin C.

Hometown: Taiwan

Top school, top students, set on a backdrop of cultural and professional diversity. This, together with the case method of instruction, really allows us fully utilize and learn from the differing perspectives of our peers.

Orathai C.

Hometown: Thailand

Hi, I'm Bee from Thailand. I'm a second year student of GMBA, NTU. Before I apply GMBA, I have been a relationship manager in corporate banking at TMB Bank PLC. The reason why I choose GMBA, NTU not only because of the program’s multidisciplinary approach to modern international business management, but also the university’s well- known technologies and innovations to solve global challenges. I'm very proud and enjoy my life of being a part of GMBA. I have gained a lot of good experience from the professional professors and also guest speakers during the class. I understand more and deeper about the management skill in the real business world so that I can use the knowledge in my future career. Case studies in the classes also enhance my way of thinking and problem solving skills. Group assignments and discussions provided me a chance to cooperate with students from different backgrounds, not just bring me culture shock but also new points of view. Moreover, I am so delighted to join the L.I.V.E events which are organized by GMBA Student Council as they keep inviting guest speakers from different business part to share their brilliant ideas and skills.

Natalie H.

Hometown: Taiwan

Being in a school with well known name and alumni association for my MBA was really important to me. Also, a multinational community, with student/peers from different backgrounds and expertise that help expand my vision and knowledge was another attraction. Through this program I'm capitalizing my academic and professional opportunities from all the support given to my by all the professors, classmates, and staff here at the GMBA program.

Zara H.

Hometown: Taiwan

Getting to know people with different backgrounds, sharing professional experiences, and learning from each other through the Global MBA program of National Taiwan University has been the most beneficial experience I have gained. I believe learning to better myself is about how you apply what you have learnt from school to your real life; that's why I chose to be in this program.

Melody L.

Hometown: Taiwan

Through multi-disciplinary NTU Global MBA program, I obtained several strategic management tools and developed my analytical skills, which would lay a solid basis for achieving the goals setting for my career paths. NTU Global MBA program also proved valuable in helping me establish cross-cultural connections. These connections, combined with the great global alumni community, would help me become a more competent business talent in the future.

 

Matea M.

Hometown: Croatia

 I have joined the Global MBA program of NTU in the  summer of 2015. My first real contact with other students  happened at a dinner organized for the newcomers. I have  known from that moment on that I had made the right  choice.

 GMBA program gets you in contact with brilliant local and  international professionals who are already established  in  their fields and are, like myself, looking for other ways to  enhance their knowledge, ability and careers. The  faculty is  made up of excellent professionals who have abundance of  knowledge both in the business world and     the  academia.  The program itself introduces best practices as well as the  Asian business world.

 To top it all off, the campus is beautiful. It is spacious and  perfect for biking. The buildings are old and the lanes        are green and welcoming.

 I am glad that I am a part of the community and I am also  looking forward to becoming an alumni to connect with  others who have taken this path as well!

Montana S.

Hometown: Thailand

 I have gained a lot of knowledge from experienced professors and many GMBA courses. Apart from that, I  developed practical skills and business mindset from working in a group through various case studies and project.  Most importantly, it’s great to work with smart people from different countries and backgrounds who come here  with passion, and I feel motivated to learn and improve myself just to keep up with them. Not only do we study  hard in a class, we also have social activities and party together. Thanks to my lovely classmates, my student life in  GMBA was meaningful and filled with good memories.

Emily C.

Hometown: USA

 Unlike many other business school programs, GMBA is a small but focused group. Deep connections and  supportive relationships are structured and formed through the designed courses. I have also learned and  matured  with my classmates coming from different countries with distinctive well-accomplished backgrounds,  who are also  thoughtful, warm and humble. Through these networks built inside and outside of the GMBA  program, I gained  from many extraordinary learning experiences. GMBA has truly been a pleasure journey of my  life.

Julien M.

Hometown: France

 I chose NTU GMBA because it is a strong program from one of the best school in Asia and the curriculum and  classes are made so that I could improve and learn. However, this program also allowed me to meet young  professional  from all over the world, to work with them, to exchange with them, to argue with them and to learn  from them. Overall, my time in the GMBA program, not only the class time but also my work with our student  council, was an amazing human adventure that allowed me to gain knowledge and develop my skills.

Evan S.

Hometown: USA

 My time at National Taiwan University and the College of Management’s Global MBA program is one that cannot  be replaced. Although I entered the program just hoping to learning more about the Taiwanese and Asian markets  and business practices, I left with so much more than I can have ever imagined. Not only did I gain more than what  I originally sought, I was also able to build connections and friendships with classmates, office workers, and  professors from all around the world. These relationships are absolutely invaluable when living in this ever-  changing world. Even if our paths never cross again, just getting to know them as people and our interaction  together is already priceless. I am truly grateful for the friendships nurtured and everything that I have learned  and  gained from the College of Management and the GMBA program.

Christine O.

Hometown: USA

 I joined the NTU GMBA program in order to learn the fundamentals of business in an Asian context, to supplement  my background in liberal arts. The program's location in Taipei is also the perfect place to learn about business and  culture in Asia. The most valuable part of GMBA is the connections you will make, where you will meet classmates  from around the world with professional backgrounds in different industries. This program was certainly the  stepping stone that helped accelerate my career as an international manager.

 

Jerome P.

Hometown: Malaysia

 

 Studying aboard is always a very fascinating experience, especially for us that graduated and worked for few years  – Certainly campus life is something you missed and always wanted to experience it again.

 NTU GMBA does have a lot to offer, not only academic but the soft skills and the networking opportunities. People  from diverse background gather together for a common goal, to embrace the differences, to learn from each other. Life-long friends, invaluable knowledges, mentor that inspires you and many more.

 As the only Malaysian in the class, I enjoyed giving out every details and share the knowledge about my country to  my fellow acquaintances and I do enjoy such cultural exchange. Language barrier is minimum and I  am happy that I am surrounded by people from various background and profession.

 My time in NTU GMBA and Taiwan had certainly shaped what am I now and where am I now. I would urge all of  you to find out more about the program!

D. S. White

Hometown: USA

 One of the many reasons why I chose the GMBA program at NTU was because I knew I needed more training to  run a small business. I’d studied the music business as an undergraduate (Columbia College, Chicago) and had  moderate success managing a variety of companies as a sole proprietor, businesses which focused on the arts. But  I knew I needed more. What I wanted was both the theoretical and the practical knowledge behind making a  business work and that’s what NTU gave me. Take it from me, any venture into the arts as a business is risky. To pull  it off, you need to draw from a wide pool of knowledge, areas such as logistics, entertainment management, and  marketing. Today, with globalization trending upward, people want art from all over the world, from movies to  paintings to books. They want to read stories from every country, not just their own backyard. Now I run a small  publication called Longshot Island and my studies at NTU made that possible.

Anna Sheng
Hometown: China

 Life is full of surprise and uncetainty, but that's the charm of life as well. Taiwan where is similar to Mainland in  language and different in market, where I hear all kinds of voices and know people from the world. My mind is  open and my passion is remotivated. It's nice to have the study and living experence here.