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Why have you chosen to do an MBA, and how will it help your organization?

As a director of a fast-growing agency with around 1,000 staff members, I wanted to receive a comprehensive and systematic business management education so that I could lead the agency more effectively and make a greater impact on the social welfare field and society. I am particularly drawn to the emphasis on analyzing problems, generating key insights, and implementing creative solutions of the Chicago Approach.

How has your Booth experience been so far?

I have enjoyed the classes very much even though some, like financial accounting, are challenging. I appreciate that I am gaining new tools and insights. This new knowledge has already helped me to see my work from a new perspective.

I’m looking forward to learning in-person once it’s safe to do so, and meeting new friends. I’m also looking forward to visiting the campuses in Chicago and London.

What factors played into your decision to attend Chicago Booth in Hong Kong?

During an information session, I learned that students could take what they learned during study weeks and immediately implement it when they returned to the office. I was inspired by that and it helped me form the impression that Booth’s EMBA program wasn’t only about networking, but rather a program where I could develop the fundamental business management knowledge and the extra skills set that I need to lead my agency.    

About Daniel Chu

Daniel Chu has more than 24 years of experience in social service. He worked formerly as an experienced counselor and accredited family mediator dealing with individual and family problems. He was promoted to director within the same social service agency in Hong Kong. Chu is a certified Enneagram trainer and facilitator of LEGO® Serious Play®.

Chu graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a registered social worker in Hong Kong and a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board. He has been involved in various community services as chairman and served on the board of directors at several nonprofit organizations, schools, and government advisory committees. He was the convener of Community Forum on AIDS (CFA), a platform to connect frontline HIV/AIDS service-delivery organizations and workers that was set up by Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (ACA), a nonstatutory body appointed by the government to advise on AIDS policies in Hong Kong.

Flora Chu

Senior Manager, Recruitment and Admissions

Flora Chu is responsible for admissions, marketing, and recruitment for Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA Program Asia.

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