Howie Chia | Master in Strategy & Management of International Business (SMIB)

Previous studies:
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University &
Master of Science in Management, Singapore Management University

Spoken languages:
English and Mandarin


I’m Howie Chia from the Master in Strategy & Management of International Business (Corporate Strategy track) in ESSEC Asia Pacific. Prior to ESSEC I studied Aviation Business Administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and did my Master in Management at Singapore Management University.

My passion is in aviation and my area of interest is in marketing/branding. But if that’s the case, you may ask why I chose SMIB? That’s because I believe that having a good strategy is something all organisations need and it is an essential part of ensuring success. I have the desire to see the plans and ideas I come up with to completion, which is why I chose the Corporate Strategy track in SMIB as that aligns with my goals.

The SMIB is a rigorous program that pushes me to challenge my limits and surpass them. It has also further broadened my thinking by exposing me to many people of other cultures, learning from many different perspectives that I may not have considered before. These are just some of the intangible qualities that you can expect to gain when you join ESSEC.

I am always happy to answer questions and share my experiences so please do not hesitate to have a chat with me, whether you’re interested in learning more about the program, the Singapore campus, about Singapore, or anything else! Talk to you soon!

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