David Ma, 2012, Canada

 How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: Professional graduate-level education cannot simply be about offering a set of techniques, but moreover must empower one to develop his/her own perspective of the complex world. It is difficult to find a place other than Fletcher that brings under one roof the multiple ways of addressing international affairs (from the political, economic, business, legal and historical perspectives). This blend of disciplines makes sure that even very experienced students from any specific professional background may learn to reflect upon the most pressing issues of our time from several additional angles.

Something that has surprised me about Fletcher: I am surprised at how well the program is being administered at Fletcher. Everything is being communicated very clearly, and executed flawlessly, as to how to optimize one's learning experience. Courses are well-structured and extremely engaging.  Resources related to academics, research and career development, both on-site and online, are abundant even though Fletcher seems to be a small school.

Favorite magazine:

Favorite newspaper:
Project Syndicate

Favorite author:
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Favorite city:

Favorite landmark/site:
Niagara Falls

Fields of Study

  • International Political Economy
  • Pacific Asia

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Net Impact Club
  • Asia Club
  • Fletcher Christian Fellowship

Education before Fletcher

  • MSc, Finance, London Business School
  • BSc, Economics, MIT

Experience before Fletcher

  • The Providence Capital Group Ltd., Managing Director - Hong Kong
  • The Boston Consulting Group, Consultant - Hong Kong
  • JP Morgan Chase, Investment Banking Associate - Hong Kong


  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • English