Part-time MBA

Shawn Jia

Shawn Jia
Class of 2021

I was born in China, lived in Canada for 16 years, and spent one year in the UK before coming to Hong Kong. While I was in Canada, after graduating from McGill University with a degree in Architecture, I pursued my dream of entrepreneurship by starting several companies that operated in digital manufacturing, real estate consulting, import and distribution, and e-commerce. Seeing the huge potential of the greater China market, I’ve decided to come to back to my native land to explore better opportunities.

To further my professional development and to build a strong network for the future, I decided to pursue an MBA degree at the University of Hong Kong. I chose Hong Kong because out of all cities in the greater China area, it has the best combination of different cultures from around the world while having a focus on Asia. The University of Hong Kong was the most attractive school because of its illustrious history, stellar reputation and quality of programme.

While studying, I am also working full time as a business consultant for the wine industry in mainland China. The part time programme was a perfect fit for me, leaving me Monday to Friday to work on my business. The class was diversified and composed of high caliber people. I was able to make a lot of great friends and build meaningful relationships that I believe will become long lasting friendships and potential business partnerships in the future.