Elena Ganendra
Myeloma Clinical Fellow (Doctor)
Distance Learning MBA (2022-2026)

Tell us a bit about yourself

I was born in Malaysia but completed most of my studies in the UK. I live and work in the UK as a doctor specialising in Haematology. Currently, I am working as a Clinical Fellow in Myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer.

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

Warwick Business School seemed like a perfect fit for me. Its flexible Distance Learning MBA programme meant I didn’t have to worry about balancing my workload with my studies. My decision ultimately came down to the actual programme content, which was a modern interpretation of the traditional MBA. I was particularly impressed by the broad range of topics with an emphasis on responsibility and sustainability. The quality of the elective modules and in particular availability of healthcare modules.

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

I have enjoyed the content of the course which has exposed me to essential concepts with reference to up-to-date research and cases. The module leaders and lecturers have been outstanding and created an excellent virtual learning experience which was interactive and engaging.

What is it like studying for an MBA?

It is hard work! It is important to be organised and to set targets of what you need to achieve on a weekly and monthly basis.

Tell us about the community at Warwick Business School. 

Warwick week was a highlight and a great opportunity to meet my cohort face-to-face. I was impressed by how diverse the cohort is, with many different backgrounds and opinions which adds to the overall MBA experience.

What did you hope to get out of our programme? 

I was hoping to build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills covering a wide range of topics that would be helpful to me as a future healthcare leader.

How did you find the work/life balance?

The flexibility of the programme and in particular the virtual content with online lessons and recorded lectures are a great help when maintaining a work-life balance.

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

Do it! But make sure you fully commit to the experience to get the most out of it.