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Alumni's Words

“I am from the high-tech industry, so this program will help me with corporate issues and understanding and ultimately help make better finance decisions for my company (also not to get snowed by the CFO).”

Gregory Baker (Class of 2008)
General Manager, RFSS
NXP Semiconductors
The Netherlands

“The strongest aspects of this Program are the shorter time compared to other programs and the great faculty”.

Rodrigo Daleffe Aires (Class of 2010)
Executive Director Trade Finance & Correspondent Banking
Santander Group
Mexico

“It provided the most updated developments in the global / US financial industries and a valuable opportunity to learn in details about its theories, dynamics, benefits / threats to the society.”

Winson Fong (Class of 2008)
Managing Director/Head of Greater China Equities
Societe Generale Asset Management (HK) Ltd
Hong Kong

“The class consisted of highly intelligent and experienced professionals. My classmates motivated me to be up to date with developments in the market and also made me study very hard.”

Adedayo Idowu (Class of 2011)
Advisor
Arican Advisory Services Limited
Nigeria

“The professors that deliver the courses are all of excellent standing both in terms of teaching and research experience. It has been my privilege to participate in the lectures. The course coordinators are very responsive to student needs and this is the one aspect to keep up.”

Andrew Koh (Class of 2008)
Deputy Manager, Internal Audit, Singapore Branch
Agricultural Bank of China
Singapore

“I felt that the Integrative Project was a valuable part of the overall program experience. It allowed us to draw together many of the key concepts / ideas learned through the Program and to apply these to a real life situation. The problem solving dimension is important, as it highlights the relevance of what we learned in the classroom. The Project also allowed us to work with team members from different backgrounds with different personalities.”

Terence Liang (Class of 2010)
Managing Director, Regional Head of Corporate Finance Solutions Asia Pacific
HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA
Hong Kong

“Interaction with professors from HKUST and NYU, high quality of classmates from various professions, well-organised learning schedule and effective administration are the best aspects of this program.”

Alan Luk (Class of 2008)
Head of Investment Advisory
Investment Services Division, Hang Seng Bank
Hong Kong

“Very good pedigree of professionals from various industries. It was enriching and enlightening to see such a diverse group of people, with different backgrounds, from all sorts of ages (though none too young) that had so much to contribute and share with one another. I find that this was one of the best aspects of the MSGF Program.”

David Sefri (Class of 2011)
Vice President
Nomura International
Hong Kong

“The MSGF program presented an intensive and thought-provoking curriculum taught by world-class professors. The HKUST and NYU Stern alignment together with students from diverse industries and cultures gave me the opportunity to put a global perspective on the knowledge that we were gaining. This learning experience was both unique and challenging. A further invaluable element of the programme is the ability to take our classroom “on the road” to Beijing and New York which greatly enhanced the global experience."

Shannon Thornton (Class of 2010)
Vice President
Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch

“As a VC investment manager, I have to find out the best project for our firm. With the program, I am confident to evaluate which project is better for our investment, especially the valuation part. It is really useful.”

Pierce Tsai (Class of 2008)
Assistant Vice President
First Premium Investment Co., Ltd
PRC

“Excellent program structure and perfectly fits with executive learning needs. The best professors with truly global experience.”

Shiddhaarth Velamuri (Class of 2009)
Solution Architect
Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore

“The strongest aspects of the MSGF Program are the students and faculties. We have 40 or so students coming from 18 countries with all kinds of background and experiences. It is a big asset. So are the professors, while all are very reputable, they brought us with variety of views from many areas they have experienced with.”

Rocky Wu (Class of 2011)
President, Greater China Region & EVP, Business Development
Publications International
USA

“I am working in Corporate Finance field, but mainly focus on due diligence before. After receiving more finance knowledge from this program, I can handle more comprehensive jobs including the M&A advisory, valuation, etc.”

Yvonne Yip (Class of 2009)
Chief Consultant
Yvonne Yip & Associates Limited
Hong Kong

“Aspiring and make me wish to read more on my own; more quantitative than MBA; nice locations and support by admin.”

Gan-Ochir Zunduisuren (Class of 2009)
Executive Director
Blue Sky Minerals LLC
Mongolia