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Phuong Huynh

Phuong Huynh

MBA 2011

Phuong Hunyh’s already fledging career has only continued to grow after she completed her MBA through one of our partner institutions, the TEG International College in Singapore. 

After working for just under a decade in the oil and gas industries prior to her time at the College, Phuong has gone on to become a Finance Manager at Merck & Co. (MSD Merck Sharp & Dhome), one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. 

Her responsibilities include leading business development activities, leading business performance and planning and reporting, in Vietnam as well as in Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar.

It was the high standard of teaching and passion of the lecturers that initially attracted Phuong to study one of the Sunderland's programmes, inspiring her to push herself further in her studies. 

“I think that the University of Sunderland has a high standard which is sufficient for the needs of students,” she said. “Professors inspire students through the passion of the lectures and they have a willingness to share real experience through based case studies.” 

“The person who inspired me most was Dr Scott. He was my supervisor on the final thesis. He was not only providing the professional advice but also a passion to encourage for my career.” 

Phuong is of the firm belief that confidence is one of the most important attributes any new graduate can possess and encouraged any current student to pick a study subject which they are passionate about.  

She advised: “Be confident about what you learn and the degree you have; it surely will be the path which you will follow your whole life. Next, keep the passion and self-motivation; this spirit will help you overcome future challenges. Lastly, always trust in your decision.” 

Phuong’s experience completing her MBA has further fuelled her thirst for education, and she is already planning to begin work on a PhD in the near future, continuing her work in business and economics. 

She concluded: “I am going to apply for an Economic PhD. I know that I am going to challenge myself if I am to continue progressing and reach higher knowledge for giving a small hand to pay back to society.” 

Article written by Matthew Shevlin, University of Sunderland Journalism graduate. 

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