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Redefining Executive Education

Grace Chew, PhD Candidate from Singapore
"The decision to start a doctoral program was not easy. However, I enjoyed the study and travelling to China, Paris, New York and Brazil to mingle with all the high quality cohorts and lecturers."

The decision to enroll in the ISM PhD in Business Administration was an interesting journey for me. I started to look for a suitable program in 2012. I searched all of the part-time PhD programs in Singapore and Asia, and most of them could not offer a global platform to meet international cohorts. I prefer a program that includes flexibility of face-to-face and online study. In 2012, I asked a pastor to pray for my decision in pursuing PhD study and he prophesied that I am searching for a program right now and I will be enrolling in the program next year. In December, 2013 I decided to jump onto the bandwagon since ISM offered me the scholarship for business women returning to school. The decision to start a doctoral program was not easy. However, I enjoyed the study and travelling to China, Paris, New York and Brazil to mingle with all the high quality cohorts and lecturers. The staff at ISM are always helpful and enthusiastic in supporting my PHD journey.

The opportunity to meet many different nationalities during my classes was an enjoyable experience. We connected with each other in learning and business networking at the same time. As a candidate of the ISM PhD program, it has helped me to be recognized in the marketplace as a credible and respected consultant.

In 2010, I established G Gianna Consultancy Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based Asian business management consultancy firm, to provide services to foreign and local companies in Energy (power plant and renewable energy) Investment Fund in the area of Strategic Planning, Merger and Acquisition, Channel Distribution Expansion, Intercultural Intelligence, and Training and Development. We offer our customers a quick and more effective approach to penetrate new markets or expand in existing markets and achieve sustainable growth through Experience – Based Consultants. G Gianna works with business associates from different countries to serve our customers. Our customers include corporations from the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Singapore.