Love of Sustainability Powers Passion to Drive Change in Society

Like most MBA students, Full-time CUHK MBA student Joanna Iu is seeking not only career advancement, but also self-enrichment and much more.

In an interview with South China Morning Post, Iu says, “My career aspiration is to create sustainable business solutions through the strategic alignment of business and social impact. I am looking to contribute to the complex social landscape, and ultimately creating a sustainable environment with positive impact on society.”

She is the president of the CSR (corporate social responsibility) Committee, one of the many social clubs in CUHK MBA programme.

“[CUHK Business School] encourages us to join student clubs as committee members to broaden our exposure and connect with different people. As the president of the CSR committee, it provides me with unique opportunities to organise the annual CUHK MBA CSR conference, Asia’s largest student-led conference,” states Iu.

“As sustainability is my passion, my knowledge of the subject continues to grow through connecting with sustainability leaders and organising events and workshops,” Iu says.

Iu adds that both the Business School and its MBA programme provide great networking opportunities with classmates, alumni and professionals from diverse fields.

“It offers a wide range of elective courses, with different concentration options. It accelerates personal development in leadership, teamwork and managerial and entrepreneurship mindset.”

Out of all the modules, Iu likes social entrepreneurship and impact investment the most for its practicality and the quality of the highly internationalised teaching faculty.

“We have guest speakers from diverse perspectives in the social entrepreneurship field who share with us during every class. This course connects us with the social entrepreneurship network at an early stage in the MBA journey,” she says.

Iu offers this advice to potential MBA students, “Never limit yourself. The world is large, so do go out and explore opportunities.”

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Source: South China Morning Post
Date published: 5 December 2018