Redefining Success: Alumni Stories Unfold, Part 4 of 6 – Ms Yuki Tan

The Manchester Global MBA programme has indeed been a transformative journey, one that has empowered me to set up a new division for Sime Darby Berhad, MOBILITY – a portfolio that aims to explore and initiate strategic business models to future-proof the organisation in the continuously changing environment. One of the spin-offs from the mobility division was the setup of KINETA – offering Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Installation Charging Infrastructure. My involvement in this venture was strongly influenced by the lessons learned about sustainability during my time under the programme, which also contributed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). Today, I’m proud to learn that my university is ranked 2nd in The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023.

This programme is not merely an academic pursuit; it is a practical guide that has reshaped my approach and equipped me to make a substantial impact in the dynamic world of business.

What sets the Manchester Global MBA apart is its unique blend of cutting-edge concepts, global exposure, and a flexible learning approach. Through this programme, I gained insights into emerging trends like digital transformation and platform economies well ahead of their time. The workshop conducted at Jiao Tong University was a highlight, providing invaluable insights into China’s rapidly evolving business landscape. It fostered cross-cultural exchanges that ignited fresh ideas and broadened my perspective.

The programme’s mantra of ‘original thinking applied’ has been instrumental in my journey. It has guided me in navigating complex challenges, particularly in the realms of M&A and corporate strategy. By encouraging innovative thinking and practical application, the Manchester Global MBA has empowered me to identify and seize new opportunities, driving growth and success in my career.

The alumni network associated with this programme has also been a constant source of inspiration and connection. It is a testament to the programme’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Engaging with fellow alumni, each hailing from diverse backgrounds and industries, has expanded my horizons and enriched my understanding of various sectors and organisational cultures. Our ongoing interactions and exchanges of ideas, facilitated through a dedicated WhatsApp group, continue to provide valuable insights, and foster meaningful connections.

For those aspiring to make their mark in the business world and explore entrepreneurship, the Manchester Global MBA is your catalyst for growth. I can personally attest to the programme’s ability to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and network needed to succeed in today’s competitive business landscape.

Reflecting on my journey since completing the Manchester Global MBA in 2012, I can confidently say that this programme has been instrumental in my career progression and entrepreneurial endeavours. It has provided me with a robust foundation in business strategy, entrepreneurship, and global business trends that continue to shape my decision-making and drive my success.

To prospective students considering the Manchester Global MBA programme, especially those with aspirations to make a significant impact in the business world and explore entrepreneurship, I encourage you to embrace the programme with an open mind. Be prepared to challenge your preconceived ideas and immerse yourself in the diversity of opinions and thought leadership that the programme offers. Contribute your ideas, learn from your peers, and create an enriching learning experience for everyone. The Manchester Global MBA is your gateway to a future filled with promise and achievement.

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