Tell us a bit about yourself
Professionally, I’ve been working in the field of media and communications for the last eight years, and recently have ventured more into a marketing field in my current organization. I’ve always been a people’s person and preferred a front-line job which led me to a job in media even though my background is in public policy. In other circles, I may be more well known as a singer songwriter and entrepreneur.
What first attracted you to Warwick Business School?
With much thorough research it was known to be one of the top schools for a part-time MBA which matches with my current lifestyle as I would still need to work to afford the MBA.
Why did you ultimately choose Warwick Business School for your MBA?
Research shows that it was the top school for a part-time MBA, and speaking to my CEO who did not go to Warwick, but shared his thoughts that he felt Warwick Business School is a good, reputable institution.
What elements of the programme do you value the most and why?
Definitely the face-to-face sessions! Having experienced both sessions in person and online, I do see the value of why it is important. The in-person sessions allow me to fully appreciate the lessons and learn from my peers. Even though online is capable of the same thing, it just really is not the same experiencing it face-to-face.
What is it like studying for an MBA?
Definitely challenging. It has taught me to better discipline my life better and not focus so much on work all the time, and put more trust in my team, because as what we have learned in WBS, that is what leadership is all about.
Tell us about the community at Warwick Business School. This could be your cohort or the wider global community.
Everyone that I have met, whether in-person or online in group work have been great. Luckily, I’ve been able to meet and be partnered with characters that want to share knowledge and collaborate and work together as a team. I hope to build my network more with them.
Have you taken part in a project for an external organisation?
In one of our group projects, I was able to learn more in-depth information about organisations that I have not heard about before, which is a breath of fresh air as you get the perspective from the actual founder themselves.
Has the Leadership module had an impact on your leadership style?
The leadership module has definitely made me rethink about how I lead my team, the leaders that I have had, and it has made me reflect about the leader that I want to be - this is still something that I am continuously trying to improve on.
Can you tell us about your career plans? What’s next for you?
Career wise I am looking to either go up the ladder in my organization, and if this opportunity isn’t available, I may look elsewhere and perhaps put more time into building my start-up and make this sustainable with the knowledge that I have gained from the MBA.
What did you hope to get out of our programme? What have you actually got?
I wanted to learn more which I did, and hopefully it has made me think more critically than I normally do in my everyday life and work.
Do you have any advice for anyone currently thinking about studying for an MBA?
As Nike says, ‘do it’. Do it because you want to go up in the world, do it because you want a broader global perspective. Whatever your reasons are for thinking of doing an MBA, do what works for you.