Duy Nguyen

MDP in Business CompetenceDuy

My name is Duy Nguyen. I am 26 years old and I come from Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest industrial city in Vietnam.

Since my earliest schooldays I have been strongly interested in business and economics. This has stayed with me until today - first I spent four years focusing on the financial service field at a university in Vietnam. After graduation, I spent three years working in the business development unit of a multinational commercial bank. By that time I realized that I desired for something more. That feeling motivated me to come to Finland, one of the north European countries where innovation and digitalization are almost like a DNA of the society. This is where I know we are pursuing to make our world better.

As a result, in 2014 I decided to move to Tampere for higher education. I chose to study in Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence at UTA, which provides a whole new approach to modern business models and many other innovation activities. UTA is definitely a place for international students who love innovation ideas and believe in modern future. It will provide you with only the best in order for you to thrive in your field of study.

Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and a traditional center of industry as well as research and development in Finland. You will always feel welcome in this student-friendly city. Every 5th person in Tampere you met is a student! Local government and community have continuously developed programs to help foreign students adapt to local life.  

The idea ”Best lessons are outside of the classroom” is what impresses me the most at UTA. In addition to the skills learnt in the MA programmes, the university together with local community provide you with many extracurricular activities to sharpen yourself. I had an amazing experience with Demola Tampere, an innovation platform which facilitates co-creation projects between university students and companies. I learned a lot from these practical projects with some major Finnish companies.

Tampere is definitely a place for you to live and dream bigger!