Marla Samrai

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Management
  • Global Nationality: Australian

Education: Bachelors, University of Sydney, Australia; graduated in 2020

Topic(s) studied: Financial Economics & Marketing

Interested in: Consulting, social impact

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Finding a world-class programme that combined the practicality of industry-leading experiential learning with world-class academic and research foundations.

About me: I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and completed a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney. I then worked for two years as a consultant in operational excellence, primarily in the financial sector. Through working in an agile team environment developing and implementing solutions for C-suite clients, I came to realise the power of harnessing on-the-ground knowledge with strong frameworks and leading-edge analytical tools.

Beyond profit maximising endeavours, a key area of interest of mine is social impact and I have experience in developing, pitching and running self-sustaining social enterprises. I am struck by the great potential to bring best practice business solutions to key social issues and to enrich businesses by the integration of ESG initiatives. Furthering this potential represents a long-term career goal of mine.

It was the need to increase the breadth of my business management skills that led me to apply to the Masters in Management programme at LBS. I was also drawn to the dynamic and challenging environment, its unparalleled global perspective and the unique hands-on experiences designed to bring out students’ best, both inside and outside the classroom.

Since arriving at LBS, I have already experienced the power of the School’s amazing alumni network and look forward to continuing to engage in this community for years to come.

Three topics I can be approached about: Entering the Masters in Management with full-time work experience; moving to London; life at LBS.

Email address: msamrai.mim2023@london.edu