It was a very practical course. I was able to apply what I’d learnt from the course directly into my working life. For example, to support my MBA projects and assignments, i would arrange to meet the senior leaders at the bank. For an assignment topic on motivation i met the HR Director for HSBC Asia and when a question for marketing needed to be tackled I sat with the Marketing Proposition team to get a practical understanding of how they approach the problems in real life. The benefits gained from the programme will last throughout my career and I’ve recommended three people to do the course at Manchester.
By the time I was applying for MBA, I had almost acquired my chartership as an engineer and therefore I was looking for a new milestone to be reached. I aspired to be a generalist more than a specialist, so I was hoping to seek more management and commercial learning experience in order to take the next steps in my career.
This Global MBA is truly a platform that opens you up to a network of like-minded professionals; however its effectiveness will all be down to how devoted you are. To me, it is a tremendous opportunity to meet some great friends.