Esther Adjei-Baah
RISE Fellow at Marsh McLennan
Full-time MBA (2020-21)

I have always had Warwick Business School at the top of my potential graduate school list. In addition to the business school being highly ranked for its quality, I knew I would be getting the support I needed since my sister studied and had a good experience as well.

I actually received an offer to study an MSc Business Analytics programme at WBS a couple of years ago but had to defer at that time. After a few years working, I decided to pursue an MBA and I knew WBS would be among my top schools because of the good experience I had from my previous application and campus visit. The MBA application and interviewing process was seamless. Everyone I spoke to was welcoming and responsive and that gave me a feel of the culture at the school which led me to choose WBS for my MBA.

The MBA provides an environment for peer learning which is great as everyone on the programme brings a unique view to discussions due to our diverse experiences. Modules like the leadership module helped me understand how to effectively lead people with different personalities using my leadership style. The team projects and sessions throughout the module also gave me the opportunity to practice my leadership skills in real time.

I have also received support from the career team; my career coach has been great in guiding me through the next step in my career journey by helping me understand my strengths and how to effectively communicate them. She provides relevant resources and feedback during job applications and her coaching sessions have been an avenue to talk through any challenges I may be having.

Pursuing an MBA is an investment in yourself so to help with taking that step try engaging with the school by attending information sessions and taster lectures. If you have a particular industry you would like to explore, you could also reach out to alumni in that space to get some insights.