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Hear what students in the Norwich Business School have to say about their course and university experiences:

 Imrul Amed, BSc Accounting and Finance alumni, Ford Motor Company UK

"...My BSc Accounting and Finance course was well designed to fast-track through 9 out of 14 professional exams… I recall much of what I studied in my day-to-day role, I think NBS are dynamic in realising what is important for students after graduating…”

 

 

1.       What was it about studying in the NBS that made your time at UEA so rewarding?

I’d definitely say that it was due to the lecturers I had, anybody can regurgitate theory but these guys were storytellers, I understood everything in context from their hard work in adapting most of the material in a way that was easily understood and relatable to the current day.

One of the rewarding aspects is the fact that UEA has a broad international representation, which means diverse ideas, different ways of arriving at a conclusion, which fascinates me and is deceivingly crucial in the global business environment we live in. Seminars always made me interact with a new group of people, as classes were small but consisted of different students compared to an alternative subject’s seminar, it was a great confidence booster as well as great way to build a network.

   2.       How do you think your studies prepared you for employability and gaining your current position?

My Accounting and Finance course was well designed to fast-track through 9 out of 14 professional exams, that means less focus on further exams and more time to be immersed in the corporate environment. I recall much of what I studied in my day-to-day role, I think NBS are dynamic in realising what is important for students after graduating.

My optional modules were carefully tailored to include topics of investment banking to Information Technology to Marketing. The wide variety of optional modules meant that I could pursue a specialised interest or pick up general viewpoints in many subject matters, I preferred the latter as I mainly envision the longer term, the bigger picture.

I’m grateful for the techniques my lecturers shared with me, whether it be consolidating financial statements for a group or identifying the cost of capital for funding corporate projects. I believe the added value lies in the wisdom others share based on their expertise in a subject area.

    3.       Please summarise your employment history since graduating, including your career highlights to date

After graduating from UEA on July 2013, I entered Ford graduate scheme. When I started my first role, I believed that sticking to the rules of completing my tasks should be followed. I soon learned that thinking differently and offering solutions, where most others simply accept the circumstances, has multiple impacts that will even spark the interest of the CEO.

 

 

Jonathan Balmforth, BSc Business Management alumnus, HR Administrator in University of Cambridge

“…Studying Business Management gave me a good starting foundation of knowledge in a lot of different aspects of the business world. I felt comfortable applying for a variety of jobs upon graduation as I was confident I had the basic skills required to be able to go into a job and pick it up quickly…”

 

 


1.       What was it about studying in the NBS that made your time at UEA so rewarding?

I found my classmates and the University's facilities the most rewarding aspect of attending the NBS and UEA. Although a concrete jungle, the classrooms were modern and I made some great friends during group presentations and assignments which I still keep in touch with.

   2.       How do you think your studies prepared you for employability and gaining your current position?

Studying Business Management gave me a good starting foundation of knowledge in a lot of different aspects of the business world. I felt comfortable applying for a variety of jobs upon graduation as I was confident I had the basic skills required to be able to go into a job and pick it up quickly, learning more along the way.

    3.       Please summarise your employment history since graduating, including your career highlights to date

Upon graduating I applied for some temporary roles to get some experience on my CV. I did a couple of temporary assignments and from that I got my first permanent position as an HR Administrator. I then moved overseas and worked for an international bank in India for a year, joining the International Mobility team and completing a number of projects. I am now back in Cambridge as an HR Operations Administrator for the University, overseeing the recruitment for departments within the School of Clinical Medicine whilst completing my CIPD qualification.

Molly Rushworth, BSc Business Management

Since completing her BSc Business Management at Norwich Business School, Molly Rushworth now works at Price Bailey in London.