Aurelia Lin
Synchronized Business Planning Leader
Distance Learning MBA (2022 - 2024)

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am originally from Singapore, currently working in the UK for an American automotive Multinational corporation as a Synchronised Business Planner.

What first attracted you to Warwick Business School?

Their MBA is highly ranked against other leading business schools.

Why did you ultimately choose Warwick Business School for your MBA?

The flexibility that WBS offers in terms of its study options, as it allows one to complete the MBA at their own pace. The Warwick Week's at the Shard are also a great opportunity to meet course and group mates. It was a good balance between a completely online course and other part-time MBAs which offered more F2F time for higher course fees.

What elements of the programme do you value the most and why?

My course mates come from diverse professional backgrounds but we all shared very similar values and world views.  The diversity brought different perspectives and solutions to the table. The professors are approachable and the teaching methodologies are structured and can be followed easily online.

What is it like studying for an MBA?

It requires a lot of juggling between work, study and life, self-discipline, reflecting on one’s experiences in the work context and reading case studies and articles.

Has the Leadership module had an impact on your leadership style? If so, in what way?

 The leadership module has helped me to be more self-aware about my leadership style and also understand why companies search for the appropriate leader required to make certain business decisions and/or lead the business through a particular phase or crisis.

Can you tell us about your career plans? What’s next for you?

My current business planning role involves liaising with different functions of the company. The MBA has equipped me with new skills and the breadth of knowledge required to propose more strategic and long-term solutions that will lead to benefits for the organization and its stakeholders and its environment.

How did you find the work/life balance?

I follow the live sessions and course schedule as much as possibly can. By staying organised, I am able to set aside time each week for my loved ones.

Do you have any advice for anyone currently thinking about studying for an MBA?

The MBA assignments require one to draw from some years of working experience. I would recommend starting an MBA when you have worked in at least two or more companies.