Meet The MBA Class Of 2021: Muhammed Manko, HKU Business School

Muhammed Manko

HKU Business School

Being a former soldier, I am receptive, very collaborative, and adaptive to situations.”

Hometown: Abuja, Nigeria

Fun Fact About Yourself: I was really scared of flying, and I never left my seat while on a plane. One time, I was on a flight for over 11 hours and didn’t leave my seat.

Undergraduate School and Major: (1) Bsc Physics – Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria (2) Msc Sustainable Energy Technology – Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Compliance Officer – Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of the MBA curriculum or activities that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? MBA Track Options: The option to choose one of three highly-ranked business schools (in the US, UK, or China) to complete some elective courses, appealed to me as an added advantage to the MBA program at HKU Business School. Combining business education from Hong Kong, with one from any of these countries provides you with a more global perspective to opinions.

What quality best describes your MBA classmates and why? Supportive – As a first timer in Hong Kong – and having to take some classes virtually due to COVID travel restrictions – my classmates shared every little information with me. Also, in a class that is so diverse professionally, sector-related questions are always answered satisfactorily.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: It was successfully resolving a bad loan worth over NGN1.2Billion (about USD2.5Million) in 2017. This was a huge factor to my promotion that year.

What has been the biggest surprise in your first three months of business school? The workload is more than anticipated, and I did expect a lot of work.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? Career progression 

What other MBA programs did you apply to? IMD Switzerland (class of 2020)

What do you see yourself doing ten years from now? Making important decisions that will have pronounced positive impacts on society, especially in the developing world.


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