Let me introduce to Ha, an incoming first year student from Vietnam. Here she tells us about her motivation and expectations to study the Master of Science in Business, majoring in Leadership and Change.
Name: Pham Thu Ha
Degree from BI: MSc in Business – Leadership and Change
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Hai Phong City, Vietnam
Name of the School where she did her Bachelor: Foreign Trade University
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
I decided to apply to BI because in Norway, BI is the only place providing the field I am looking for – “Leadership, Management and Change in Business”. In the future, I want to become a business management consultant.
I believe this will help me in my career by providing me a sound academic foundation, an international recognized degree and an “elite” environment full of future leaders (Yeah! I have heard a lot about the excellent students in BI from my friends’ stories)
What I am looking forward the most is the chances to meet with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds, as well as enjoying Norway’s magnificent nature. Studying in Oslo suits me because it is the heart of Norway, which means all kinds of people, working opportunities and beautiful nature are combined here.
The scariest thing of moving away from home is… (I can’t think of anything now. I just feel so excited about the upcoming 2 years!)
What I will miss the most about my country is the dynamic energy from its young people. Vietnam is a developing nation still struggling with numerous social and economic problems. Nevertheless, these challenges are the chances for young people to think, innovate and implement new ideas. Talk to any Vietnamese young leader or go to any Vietnamese University. You will immediately feel that energy!
The most remarkable/interesting thing I am ready to learn is why Norway is always one of the happiest countries in the world. I want to learn “the secret of living happily”, apply that to my own life and develop my nation as well.
I would like to get advice on Norwegian culture and how to integrate into BI’s international student community.
In this post you can see some pictures I took during my 2-week backpacking in the south of Vietnam (I am sure you will fall in love with Vietnam’s nature, food and people when you go there).