Qasim Hasnain, 2014, Pakistan

 Why I chose Fletcher: When I was considering leaving work to enroll in graduate school, I thought about what it would mean to take two years out of my career. I knew I would do it only if the oppurtinity was compelling. The Master of International Business (MIB) is a unique program which combines hard business skills with a focus on the social, political, economic, and cultural impact that businesses have on different regions. Since I had experience working in emerging markets, I wanted to do something which would help expand on my current work experience, and allow me to understand the issues from an international perspective. The MIB program at Fletcher was the perfect choice.

On the Fletcher alumni network: I’ve heard a number of people mention the strength of the Fletcher alumni network, but I didn’t believe it until I experienced it myself. Fletcher alumni will always go above and beyond, and literally bend their backs, for current students. They go out of their way to help, advise, and guide current students to achieve their personal goals. Fletcher has one of the most connected and accessible Alumni networks by far, and you can only experience it once you are a part of the school.

Favorite book:
The Fountain Head

Favorite movie:

The Usual Suspects

Favorite cities:

Islamabad, Capetown

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:

SME sector growth in emerging markets

Most pressing world issue:

Food Security

Fields of Study

  • International Trade and Commercial Policies
  • International Finance and Banking

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club
  • Microfinance Club
  • Consulting Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BSc, Finance, Lahore University of Managment and Sciences

Experience before Fletcher

  • Customer Team Manager, Procter & Gamble, Lahore, Pakistan


  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • English

Summer Internship

CLS International Bank, New York, NY
I was working in the liquidity risk department working on quantitative strategies for FX trading. I also conducted stress testing for the Bank to assess the impact on FX market in case of market failure.