Alumni Profile - Katherine Malouf


Katherine Malouf

Name: Katherine Malouf

Current Position, Organisation: Business Consultant, IBM

Degrees and year of graduation: Master of Management (CEMS), USYD, 2012 and CEMS Masters in International Management (MIM), St Gallen, 2012

Nationality/cultural identity: Lebanese Australian

Languages spoken: English, Arabic & French

Countries lived/worked in: Lebanon, Australia, Switzerland, Ireland and London

CEMS Exchange Universities:: University of St. Gallen (HSG) and University College Dublin (UCD)

Describe yourself in 3 words: Ambitious, adventurous and generous

Daily website 'favourites': Financial Times

Why did you choose to study the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School?

University of Sydney is one of the leading business schools in Australia offering one of the top programs in the world so this was a great opportunity for me to study and live in Australia.

What was the best part of studying the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM program.

The people that you meet throughout the program are from all over the world and have some great stories and experiences to share

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What was the most challenging aspect of your CEMS exchange experience?

Not speaking any German in St. Gallen, that proved to be a challenge at first. Also adjusting my style to the different requirements and expectations of each university was challenging.

What was the highlight of your CEMS exchange experience?

Everything! The people, the courses, the entire experience

How has completing the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School changed you both professionally and personally?

The CEMS MIM programme has given me opportunities that would have been difficult otherwise (e.g. securing a job in London).

What have you done since graduating?

Since completing the program, I have taken a year off to travel around Europe, Southeast Asia and China. I will begin working in London in April.

What does being a Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM alumnus mean to you?

Belonging to a network of likeminded individuals.

What does being a University of Sydney Business School alumnus mean to you?

Being a University of Sydney Business School alumnus is my link to Sydney despite living and working abroad.

What would you say to a prospective student who is considering studying the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School?

If you have the chance, go for it.

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