Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a senior NHS administrator with a passion for problem solving. I have a degree in Biomedical Sciences and I am aiming for a career in consulting after graduating.
Why did you ultimately choose Warwick Business School for your MBA?
It was because of a call I had with the recruiting team. We agreed to meet on a Friday and discuss what WBS can offer in terms of MBA degree, life after graduation, and lots of other question anyone has when thinking about investing their time and money into a master’s degree. I knew what I wanted and what I was looking for, and the recruiter managed to tick every single box. The meeting took place on a Friday at some point in June. After the weekend, I emailed the team at WBS to proceed with the application. Within four weeks I was admitted to the course, and by September time I was on campus.
What is it like studying for an MBA?
It’s FUN! But also, very demanding. You are part of an amazing group of like-minded people who will push you to do better and work harder. The key is in preparation for the class. There are articles and textbooks to read, with occasional group work or exercises. If done right, it will make the lecture far easier to follow or understand. Professors will usually add 2-3 short videos with introductory information to be watched before class, which help you prepare for the lecture.
Assessments are an opportunity where you can shine. You have quite a lot of freedom in choosing a topic of your choice, pushing you to think outside of the box.
Tell us about the community at Warwick Business School. This could be your cohort or the wider Global community.
As mentioned above, the community at WBS feels like a large group of like-minded friends. There is no feeling of competition, with everyone happy to help. There are plenty of activities outside of class, such as sport (i.e. football, tennis, squash) or career (i.e. healthcare, entrepreneurship, fintech) clubs, created by people with similar interests.
I have had a positive experience with the wider global community. I have been reaching out to alumni working at companies whom I’m interested in and they have always replied, set up a call or offered to help.