MBA Alumni: Alex Watson

I studied my MBA in 2014, completing it in January 2015. 

I decided I would like to study a business orientated Masters that offered an overarching view of how industries and businesses operate, and concluded the MBA was the way forward.

Of all the things that I learned from the MBA, the most significant and helpful post-graduation was how it encouraged me to build a life-long habit of holistically analysing my actions. The MBA provides such a wide overview of business that it gives you the tools to view things from multiple perspectives. I know for a fact that my views on many things were changed by the MBA, and it has enabled me to assess options and potential outcomes in depth and detail.

The MBA had a profound impact on me both personally and professionally, increasing my confidence to question, research, and analyse everything that I do and discuss and challenge my peers in pursuit of the best outcome.

For those studying or looking to study the MBA at the UEA I advise that all you need to do is work hard. There is no secret study method and you don’t need to be ‘gifted’ to achieve the grades you desire, but it does take 100% commitment and personal planning to get there. Furthermore I would advise that you prepare to accept that you will be a different person once you have completed this MBA and allow yourself to change and develop without restraint. 

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