Meet our Alumni

The MBA for Executives in Vietnam program has been in operation in Hanoi since 2001 and has developed an established senior alumni network across Vietnam.

Ha Thu Thanh - Chairwoman, Deloitte Vietnam

Ha Thi Thu Thanh

"Education and learning business has always been of prime importance in my life. Being the CEO of Deloitte Vietnam, the largest auditing firm in Vietnam, it has indeed been a rewarding challenge for me to balance my work, my family and the Executive MBA program with University of Hawaiʻi. As I view this, I have improved on my skills and knowledge to work in a very global environment. The knowledge of professors combined with the experiences of my classmates, who happen to be not only Vietnamese but also many expatriates, has helped me manage my business more effectively & efficiently. The pursuit of an MBA requires lots of time and patience. If you have these, then don't miss the chance to get a world class, well acclaimed, AACSB accredited MBA program right at your door step with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa."

Pham Long Tran - CEO, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT)

Pham Long Tran

"VNPT has a staff of over 90,000 people with a business of over a few billion dollars. The University of Hawaiʻi MBA has given me a very different perspective on business and management. The program is very Asia-focused and continuously ranked among the top EMBA programs in the Asia-Pacific region. My classmates, professors and alumni were a great help to me and to my company with their valuable suggestions and ideas. The most important thing I learned in this program is that it was very practical. Classroom simulations, assignments and group studies gave me a very deep insight into other businesses and cultures."

Nguyen Thi Thien Huong - Vice Chairwoman, Maritime Bank (MSB)

Nguyen Thi Thien Huong

"The University of Hawaiʻi Executive MBA program is AACSB-International accredited. This makes it very valuable not only from the intangible points of its recognition and quality but also it gives an added advantage that this degree can help me transfer credits to any other AACSB accredited MBA programs. I was very impressed by the instruction of the UH faculty, who motivated every student to draw from their experiences. I have gained a lot from the course materials but also from the classroom where I've built my presentation, problem solving, team work, and time management skills among others. My other classmates, some of whom are from other countries, have also enriched my knowledge in my studies and projects. It's a team effort between different nationalities in the classroom. The program has helped me become a better executive because the learning has not been limited to the professors, but also stems from my classmates."

Chu Thi Thanh Ha - Vice President/COO, FPT Corporation

Pham Long Tran

"I am confident to take more critical responsibilities at my corporation as I have been trained in this EMBA program to think strategically and to have a sound understanding of the value chain of large organizations such as FPT Corp."

Huynh Buu Quang - CCO, Deutsche Bank
Pham Long Tran

"My two-year experience with the University of Hawaiʻi’s Executive MBA program was undoubtedly one of the best periods in my life. It gave me chances to meet with wonderful people, both local and global, gain up-to-date and world class international best practices and know-how in various aspects of management techniques/philosophies and explore new things which I had never had the opportunity to do prior to joining this program. I could apply concepts and experiences acquired from the program into my daily job and life, almost instantly. The best part of all is the friendships that I developed during the two-year journey which has extended well beyond completion of the program. It has more than paid off!"

Maily Nguyen - West Coast Implementation Team Head, HSBC Seattle 

Pham Long Tran

"The VEMBA-HCMC program has brought me to a new energy level at which I feel adequate to search for more answers to my questions and face-off more challenges. The program has also given me the opportunity to know one of the most elite group of professionals and call them friends. Together we have created beautiful memories and wonderful bonds. These are some of the best presents that life can bring."

Nguyen Anh Tuan - Director, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Australia

Pham Long Tran

"The key success factors in pursuing an Executive MBA program are strong commitment, hard work and relentless sacrifice of other interests. In return, this program has given me the required knowledge to succeed, strong entrepreneurship, much widened professional network and wonderful relationships with faculty members and other alumni. Financially, the program has been a good investment for my career. Above all, it has amazingly built a different perspective in life – just like what Albert Einstein used to say "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value". The Executive MBA at the University of Hawaiʻi was definitely a chapter worth highlighting.”

Jonathan Moreno - General Director, Diversatek Vietnam

Pham Long Tran

"Like many of my classmates, we entered the program with a desire to gain knowledge, skills and ultimately the degree. I entered the program with expectations based on more than 10 years of exploring MBA programs in the U.S. and around the world. The bottom-line: my experience exceeded my expectations. First, we not only were taught by professors from an excellent university... we had the best professors from the University of Hawaiʻi. Second, the skills we learned will enable us to compete and win in the global economy. Third, the relationships/connections forged with my classmates have definitely been a highlight.”