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Joel Igu

Joel Igu is a first year GMBA student at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Previously, he studied Medicine at the University of Nigeria where he was the Medical Scrabble Champion two years in a row. Upon graduation from medical school, he practiced Clinical Medicine and Surgery in multiple urban and rural locations across Nigeria, engaged in community health practice, partnership building and extensive training of health workers. In one of his more recent roles, he ran primary health care in Obudu Local Govrnement Area of Cross River State, Nigeria (population: 220,000), where he supervised, trained, and managed over 200 health workers. He has collaborated with the Nigerian government as well as private and international organizations on multiple health goals. While working on a Masters in Global Health Sciences at the University of California San Francisco, he conducted research on the use of Misoprostol in the prevention and treatment of PPH and completed his thesis on PMTCT capacity delivery in southern Nigeria. He is currently setting up a Nonprofit in Nigeria that aims to reduce maternal mortality. In his spare time, Joel enjoys a tough game of Chess or Scrabble, both of which he plays competitively. He also loves to share stories with friends over home cooked meals.

Career Management

The Power of Gratitude

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In 2009, a savvy hotel consultant in Nigeria told me a story that changed the way I saw business practiced. He was contracted to boost the flagging revenue of one...


5 Leadership Lessons from a Carey Global MBA

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It’s 11.30am and my morning class has just ended. I have some free time to visit one of my favorite spots at the Baltimore location of the¬†Johns Hopkins Carey Business...