Adedoyin Nwankwo.

Adedoyin’s MBA learning journey

Cambridge Venture Project client | Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Global Consulting Project client | Development Support Initiative (DSI) 
Concentration | Energy & Environment
Extra-curricular activities | I was a member of the Cambridge African Business Network, a student-led organisation that strives to build networks through organisation of conferences to bring a wide variety of successful business leaders to share their business insights and key success factors with the school.

Why the Cambridge MBA?

After working for over 10 years, I was eager to go back to school first of all to catch up with current trends in business and finance, and also to gain wider exposure and qualification. I wanted an international MBA that not only focused on pure academics, but a total MBA that was involving, challenging and inclusive. The Cambridge MBA offered all these and more with the variety of courses on offer, diversity of students’ backgrounds and exceptional faculty.

How was your Global Consulting Project (GCP) experience?

My GCP experience was unforgettable. We were a team of hardworking and dedicated individuals whose mission was to impact lives for the better and that was what we did by helping DSI to improve the quality of its service offerings, enhance efficient use of its resources, unlock access to funds and expand the reach of its medical missions.

What inspired your career direction?

My Cambridge MBA prepared me for this current role and the roles I’ve had since returning to Nigeria. I transited from pure accounting into business and strategy development.

Your plans for the next five years?

My dream for the next five years is to see the positive impact of my ongoing projects. If we can achieve our objectives, there are no limits to the opportunities that will arise in Nigeria and internationally. So for now, I am keeping my entire focus on the task at hand.

The Cambridge MBA in three words…

Exciting; enlightening, worth-every-penny!

Any advice to incoming students?

The MBA experience is beyond the formal lectures, it is in learning from one another, it is in the diversity of the students and faculty, it is the Cambridge environment. Keep an open mind, participate in class and college activities, make good friends… As Professor Runde advised, look up. Look up!




Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Pre-MBA role

Tax Specialist, Mobil Producing Nigeria

Current role

Commercial Advisor, ExxonMobil