Sai Lwin

  • Myanmar
Program year:
  • 2019
  • Myanmar
  • CEO, Hysan Education
What made you choose the GLOBIS MBA?

“In the day-to-day grind of business, I realized that if I wanted to improve, I had to learn differently. I had to jump out of my comfort zone to change both my professional and personal life. Through a cycle of self-reflection and self-doubt, I realized that expanding beyond my competency and environment was the only way to expand my business and impact on society.

The GLOBIS MBA trial class experience enabled me to see different perspectives on business challenges. What if I could commit to studying more subjects that would boost my business? In addition, I saw the light in my struggle to raise capital and scale my business: The people, capital, and knowledge of the GLOBIS ecosystem for visionary leaders really caught my attention. I realized this was the place to challenge myself to become an entrepreneur for a better society.

Finally, the practical teaching methodology, the focus on active discussion, the flexible schedule, and the unique, specialized courses all opened a path to enhance and cultivate my purpose. These criteria pushed me to pursue an entrepreneurial MBA journey. I have wholehearted gratitude to the GLOBIS scholarship for allowing me to study in this program. It was the catalyst for my entrepreneurial mission to support all Myanmar entrepreneurs. “

What was your role as a section leader?

“As a section leader, I was responsible for hosting study sessions and coordinating students and GLOBIS staff for a positive learning environment.

One of the best study sessions was for the Venture Business Planning group presentation. We were crafting a pitch deck for an online streaming platform, and there was a lot of heated debate and brainstorming. We forged a long-lasting friendship from those long-lasting discussions.”

How did you network with the GLOBIS community as an online student?

I joined several GLOBIS clubs to mingle with classmates and students from other cohorts. For the Southeast Asian Business Club, I participated as a speaker representing Myanmar. Through the club, I found new friends working in Myanmar and met with new Burmese students. I also joined the English-speaking One GLOBIS Networking, a gathering place for alumni. These clubs were networking gems for me despite the hectic assignments.

How did GLOBIS help you achieve personal and professional changes?

“The GLOBIS community has shaped me to become a critical thinker and a good decision-maker. It encouraged me to take on bigger challenges: to innovate society, scale my businesses and team, and create sustainable strategies for the future.

Initially, I was weak in financial and strategic thinking skills. Through the GLOBIS role-play sessions, uncomfortable cold calls, and case studies, I learned to make more well-rounded decisions and got a stronger grip on planning my business management system for scalability.

I also learned that there is no shortcut to finding yourself. Hard work is what leads us to become a better version of ourselves with clarity and purpose. To realize your own strengths and weaknesses, you have to go through rigorous reflection and new discovery–kokorozashi cycles.

I was able to find a hint to start my voyage. I found my kokorozashi to empower and help local entrepreneurs in each business stage. “