Meet The MBA Class of 2022: Lily Lyu, CEIBS

Lily Lyu

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

“It takes a good blacksmith to make steel.”

Hometown: Chengdu, China

Fun Fact About Yourself: I have read all of Agatha Christie’s books.

Undergraduate School and Major: Mathematics – University of Oxford

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Associate, Oaklins HFG China

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? “China Depth, Global Breadth.” That is what attracted me to CEIBS the most. CEIBS is one of the few (and definitely the best) MBA taught in English in China, so naturally it attracts talented people from all over the world with diverse backgrounds. Professors here at CEIBS value class participation very much and this interactive way of teaching inspires everyone to contribute their past experience from different cultures, geographies, and industries. Moreover, CEIBS offers many China-related case studies, courses, an Integrated China Strategy Project (ICSP) and China modules, which gives us a better understanding of the local business ecosystem.

What is the biggest appeal of earning an MBA in China? Strong alumni resources and obtain better understanding of the local business ecosystem.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Won a sell-side pitch after receiving via cold email within short notice and later successfully sold the company to an overseas buyer.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far: I co-founded a musical club with classmates.

What quality best describes your MBA classmates and how do they demonstrate this quality in your interactions? It would be diversity in terms of geography, cultures and industries.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? None. I only applied to CEIBS.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? Since my academic background is purely quantitative. Business school knowledge and skill sets would further pave my way to fulfil long term career goal.


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