A Change of Cause: An Impact Investing MBA Story

This week, we share an MBA story about impact investing. Monica Ochoa Rodriguez  entered the NUS MBA programme with a background in finance and an interest in social entrepreneurship, and no clear idea of how she would combine her expertise and passions. She shares how her studies paved the way for a self-sourced internship in impact investing, and gave her a whole new appreciation for this emerging field.

Social Business MBA

After working for some time as a fixed income trader and wealth management relationship manager, Monica found herself increasingly fascinated by alternative assets. When she came to NUS, taking courses in this field was a natural choice. “Goal number one for my MBA,” she says, “was to find out what I really enjoy, what makes me really happy.”
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Voices: An Eye on Southeast Asia – Masana Takahashi’s MBA Story

Thinking of an MBA in Southeast Asia that will expose you to the region’s growing markets? Looking for a base from which to experience Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and more? This post is part of the NUS MBA Blog’s “Voices” series, where MBA candidates at NUS Business School share their personal stories.

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Masana Takahashi came to NUS with a background as a consultant, and Southeast Asia on his mind. In the course of less than 2 years, he’s consulted for a venture capital company, learnt about technology innovation from a serial entrepreneur, scuba-dived in Thailand and Bali, and interacted with people from a multitude of cultural backgrounds. Read on to find out why he says that the NUS MBA has been “a perfect fit for me.”

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