After two decades as a radiology specialist, Dr. Xavier Yu embarked on an MBA program to develop his business acumen in the medical industry.
- Location: Victoria
- Industry: Heathcare & Medical
- Job Function: Heathcare & Medical
- Programme: MBA
- Motivation: Broader Business Knowledge
- Challenges: Long work hours, Self-Motivation
- Year of Graduation: 2022
After two decades as a radiology specialist, Dr. Xavier Yu embarked on an MBA program to develop his business acumen in the medical industry. Throughout his career, he has worked at diverse clinical locations throughout Melbourne and volunteered for prominent organizations like the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, the Australian Medical Association, and the Australian Doctors Orchestra.
Graduating at the end of 2022, we took the opportunity to find out more about Xavier’s MBA journey.
What was your motivation to start an MBA?
There’s always been a feeling from my perspective that we can always add a different perspective. And a business minded mindset to how we approach dealing with patients is actually going to be a good thing, I think. So that’s what motivated me to pursue a different interest in business management.
Did you feel supported at AIB?
I found that supported AIB absolutely fantastic. In terms of preparing for choosing AIB as a product, I knew that there were online meetings every week, but what I appreciated was that the online facilitators were more than happy to deviate from their course topic to focus on your needs. What I found really good as well and I didn’t quite anticipate this, was that you could actually draw on your real-life experiences.
So in terms of studying this particular MBA, I think the great advantage is that it is very practical. So, in other words, all the OL FS were asking about how this particular business concept relates to your practice. And there was enough time for the course participants in the meetings to go through that. I found that being able to put that all in context in terms of how that fits in my profession and fit the business concepts. I thought that was that was probably the best part and I really.
I made use of the library staff as well, which I think is probably a bit underrated that the library staff do such a great job.
What have you achieved since completing?
It’s actually quite good timing. When I finished my MBA, there were a couple of non-clinical job offers that came up particularly with one of my clinical providers. And so now I’m the Director of Training for one of the hospital sites that I work at.
Also with the volunteer roles, I was elected to a position of the Federal Council within the Australian Medical Association, which I think in part was related to the fact that I had undertaken some studies outside medicine.
I’m also now the chair of the local branch of the College of Radiologists in Victoria.
How does it feel to graduate?
Well, I’ve just got one word really. Wow. I mean, I can’t believe that I’ve actually done this. And sure, I’ve done medical exams in the past that you know, to do this whilst working and pretty much full time has been, I think you know, a little pat on the back for myself.
And I know that those tiny 3 little letters that I have now in front of my name – they’re very small, but they’re actually very powerful in terms of how people will see you, but also the studies that you you’ve gone through to actually get to that level.
Explore more AIB student stories.