MBAsians: The Asian MBA Podcast

Even though many people think MBA programs are about networking and getting a better opportunity for a job, we can’t discuss MBA life without academics. Each MBA program has unique core classes and numerous electives. Also, having a brisk discussion and sharing ideas in the classroom is another attractive feature of MBA classes. However, there are many difficulties too. Many professors cold-call students in the class or use the casing teach method with which international students are not familiar. We invite Ryan Yu, an MBA2 student from Harvard Business School, to share his academic experience with us.

Show Notes

Meet Ryan Yu
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Ryan is a second-year MBA student at Harvard Business School. Before coming to HBS, Ryan worked as a product manager, machine learning researcher, and management consultant. He is excited about Product Management in the data science space and just completed his Product Management summer internship at Google.
In this episode we talk about:
  1. Learning about BLM social movements in the US.
  2. The difference between Asian and American education styles.
  3. What can you be expected to learn in the classroom?
  4. Tips to handle cold-calling and case study.
  5. Do grades really matter?
  6. Advice for future MBA students.
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// Meet Jacob Yu and Jay Park, your MBAsians Hosts! 
// Jacob Yu 
Born and raised in Taiwan, Jacob worked in marketing and public relations at a tech company. At a young age, Jacob studied as a foreign exchange student in the US, understanding the challenges of being an international student. While studying at Ross, he has witnessed peers struggling in navigating MBA lives, motivating him to support and inspire others by creating the MBAsians Podcast.
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//  Jay Park
Born and raised in South Korea, Jay worked as a business developer and sales manager at an international trading company. Jay experienced countless trials and errors from preparation towards his MBA to adapting himself into first-ever foreign country life, motivating him to make MBAsians. As an adventure enthusiast, Jay is still continuing his life journey through MBA.

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What is MBAsians: The Asian MBA Podcast?

MBAsians is a podcast for and by Asian international students currently earning or applying to MBA programs in the US. Hosts Jacob Yu and Jay Park share actionable tips and recommendations to make your MBA journey more pleasant and successful by interviewing current and recent MBA graduates from various programs. MBAsians will feature deep dive discussions focusing on diverse parts of the MBA experience, academic, professional, and social, covering important topics such as language and cultural differences, networking and managing relationships, and building a community of support. Hosts: Jacob Yu & Jay Park // Producer: Jerry Won // Artwork: Michelle Nam // Produced by Just Like Media