Michael Ma

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: Chinese/British

Education: Bachelors, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; graduated in 2022

Topic(s) studied: Economics

Interested in: Investment banking

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Studying and doing the GMAT during university.

About me: Growing up in Hong Kong and studying in London has introduced me to different people and cultures. Following my undergraduate studies at LSE, I really enjoyed the culture and network in London and this played a major role in my decision to join LBS.

During my time at LSE, I was fortunate to be part of several student societies, including the Asia Careers Society, Global Sustainable Investment Research. I was also part of the committee for the Asia Investment and Banking Conference. These experiences gave me deep insights into the finance industry and inspired me to pursue a career in this field.

Over the past few years, I have completed several private equity and investment banking internships in Hong Kong, Beijing and London. These diverse experiences have given me in-depth knowledge about different markets and I particularly enjoyed the fast-paced nature of my work. At LBS, I hope to hone my technical skills and financial acumen through different modules and utilise the amazing network to meet a lot of interesting people.

In my free time and outside of academia, I am an avid golfer and swimmer and enjoy watching football.

Three topics I can be approached about: GMAT; living in London; life at LBS.

Email address: mma.mfa2023@london.edu