MBA Alumni: Abraham Adaramola
In the words of the Full Time MBA Director Andy Vassallo ‘’ the days are long but the year is short’’, that says it very succinctly. If I were asked to advise a prospective MBA student, I would suggest they started planning for their January start date right away.
If like me, you have not studied in environment that runs similar curricula to the English education system or have not even studied in a long while, my advice is to try and develop your critical writing style, this will be a very valuable skill to develop and it will make a lot of difference to your MBA experience. There is lots of academic writing support on arrival though, let the MBA team know if you need anything like this, so they can help you plan how to access that in the best way.
The MBA programme is indeed packed and very intensive, it is also very challenging and quite rewarding. You will learn so much about so many things and at the beginning, may feel swamped, better to come prepared to give yourself time to adjust to the weather and planned work schedule. The school will appoint you a student mentor as well if you would like, they are called Advocates and can help you with any questions you have. It will be useful to engage them with practical questions ahead of coming.
The unique thing about UEA is that they ensure a small and very diversified cohort, it gives the student an opportunity of almost a personalised service, with the advantage of very close colleagues. My cohort has been supportive and very helpful.