Nicholas Siew
MSc International Health Management 2008

Why did you choose to study the MSc International Health Management and why specifically at Imperial College Business School?

What attracted me to the International Health Management programme was that it offered an innovative blend of business and healthcare related modules designed to provide strong business skills but importantly a knowledge base of the unique drivers within the healthcare setting. Further, the programme fostered a mentality of determining innovative solutions to issues which couldn’t be solved using traditional approaches.  This was complimented by the Business School’s rising reputation particularly in Innovation which I subsequently centred my thesis around.

What is your fondest memory from your time at the Business School? / What do you miss most from your days at the Business School?

My fondest memory was when Dr. Cox informed us that there was to be external specialists assessing our coursework presentations for the Health Informatics module. Such an opportunity to represent not just my fellow course mates, but the Business School itself was exciting. In my case, I had the opportunity to engage with the Head of Radiology from the Great Ormond Street Hospital around the benefits, issues and future applications of PACS.

How has the Business School helped develop your career?

My first role straight after graduation was at an international communications consulting company which strengthened my skills in stakeholder engagement and policy interpretation. However it was the skills and knowledge obtained from the programme which led to the opportunity to join KPMG Melbourne in their Management Consulting division who were growing their Healthcare business.

What do you enjoy most about your work and what are the main challenges that you face?

The most enjoyable aspect of my work is identifying appropriate and sustainable solutions to issues my clients are tackling.  Drawing upon the insights, knowledge, and experience obtained at the Business School has become a regular occurrence on my work.

In what way is remaining connected to your alumni network important to you?

It is important to me because of the richness of varied insights and expertise possessed by each member of my network.  It gives me an opportunity to consult them on an area they specialise in if I need to obtain insights. I keep in contact with the Business School alumni network through social media channels – LinkedIn and Facebook.

Role
MSc International Health Management 2008
Nationality
Malaysia
Undergraduate :

BA Geography, London School of Economics

Employment prior to studying at the Business School :

Entered direct from Undergraduate studies

Employment after studying at the Business School :

Advisor, Management Consulting, KPMG Melbourne