A Global Masters in Management student at London Business School and Fudan School of Management
I grew up in a conservative small town of Surakarta, Indonesia.
My interests in culture and music have led me to earning a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree in Music Business/Management from Berklee College of Music. Through this degree, I hope to one day go back to my homeland and improve the performing arts and live entertainment industries by making it a more transparent industry and a more affordable lifestyle option for Indonesians.
At the moment, only those who have money can experience arts. I want to change that. I think more Indonesians deserve to see what arts truly are. I want them to be hopeful about arts, rather than be pessimistic about it.
I am 1 of the 40 people selected worldwide to be in the Pioneer Cohort of Global Masters in Management (Global MiM), a joint double-degree program between London Business School (London, UK) and Fudan University School of Management (Shanghai, China).
In addition, I am also planning to further pursue my personal interest in roller coasters. I am planning to start a blog to share my experiences with roller coasters around the world by visiting one theme park at a time. Currently, I have been on 210 roller coasters around the world. Where to go next?
What did you get out of HBX CORe?I had always thought that the business world, outside the music industry, is a black-and-white place, an unsafe territory where everyone stabs each other in the back and competes to be at the top.
HBX CORe made me feel welcomed into this territory.
The first thing that I learned right away from HBX CORe is that the business world is not as merciless as it seems. True, there will always be competition in the business world, but behind those competitions are the collaborations, learning, and creativity that I saw in HBX CORe.
Nowadays, businesses and industries are very interconnected with each other, making it more necessary for students, job seekers, and professionals in general to be more versatile than ever before in applying their skills and thought into their work. HBX CORe gave me the chance to know more about three pillars that connects this interconnected structure: Accounting, Economics, and Statistics.
The case study method let me directly learn from aspiring leaders from some of the world’s most admired companies. I now know how businesses connect different industries and departments, as well as how to apply my foundational proficiency in business outside my current industry.
What's on the career horizon for you?
In the next two years, I will be pursuing business and management. During these years, I hope to strengthen the roots of my career in performing arts and live entertainment industry. Eventually, I will return to Indonesia, where I will be looking for opportunities in the performing arts and live entertainment industries, as well as apply the knowledge that I have gained from outside into the local market.
Bachelor of Music, Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music Masters in Management candidate, London Business SchoolMasters of Science candidate, International Business, Fudan School of Management
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