Nkiru Amadi-Emina
Global Online MBA (2023 - 2025)

Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Nkiru Amadi-Emina and I am from Nigeria. I am a serial entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience in Business Development and IT consulting across the public, private and NGO sectors and more recently scaling growth-stage start-ups.  Currently, I work as the Founder/CEO of a financial technology start-up in Nigeria called Pivo.

What first attracted you to Warwick Business School?

Warwick Business School is well-regarded globally for its academic excellence and high-quality programmes. I was especially attracted to the School’s innovative and practical approach to business education and its uniquely developed curriculum that emphasises real-world applications and problem-solving.

Why did you ultimately choose Warwick Business School for your MBA?

For a number of reasons, I believe the diverse student body helps enhance my global outlook and allows me to build a strong professional network, Warwick's commitment to innovation, curiosity, excellence and diversity, aligns with my values, and the school’s extensive alumni network.

What elements of the programme do you value the most and why?

Modules; the modules help bridge the gap between theory and practice, enabling me to apply what I’ve learned in real business scenarios.

Cohort; interacting with a broad range of perspectives enriches the learning experience, fosters cross-cultural understanding, and helps build a global professional network.

What is it like studying for an MBA?
Intense! Studying for an MBA is a challenging yet rewarding experience. The combination of academic coursework, individual assignments, group projects, networking, and personal development is unmatched.

Tell us about the community at Warwick Business School. 

WBS attracts students from all over the world, creating a highly diverse cohort. This diversity is one of the programme’s defining features. My cohort includes professionals from different countries and industries and each of them brings a global perspective and diverse knowledge to the cohort.

Can you tell us about your career plans? What’s next for you?

I am looking to take valuable skills and knowledge in areas like strategy, finance, marketing, and leadership, that I will attain to further grow my business. I’d also be keen on consulting opportunities that with established companies seeking guidance on growth, strategy, or innovation for their organisation.

How do you find the work/life balance?

I am intentional about setting boundaries between work and life. I find time to take regular breaks when I need to during which I log off work and spend time doing things I enjoy – reading, playing golf, travelling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Do you have any advice for anyone currently thinking about studying for an MBA?

Sure, begin by understanding your career and personal goals. What do you hope to achieve with an MBA? Having clear goals will help you choose the right program and tailor your experience accordingly. Thoroughly research MBA programmes, considering factors like program format (full-time, part-time, online), location, faculty, curriculum, and reputation. Ensure that the programme aligns with your goals and values.