MBA Alumni: Kevin O. Lumumba
I chose the UEA MBA because I wanted a highly ranked school, with a program that was accredited by the Association of MBA’s (AMBA).
The UEA MBA is not shy of integrating the program with the reality of the global business world. One such way is through the London residential program, a three-day trip organised to provide us front row seats to the realities in global business through visiting of organisations within London a top 3 global financial hub as per the Global Financial Centres Index.
As a risk professional and an MBA candidate, during this London residential, It was intuitive for me to relate theory to practice, a great indication that the MBA was adding value to my professional skills, knowledge and expertise.
This was organised by our module organiser for Customer Focus and Digital marketing, Dr Nick Yip and the session covered the role and future of emerging technologies in changing the consumer space with consumers leveraging their personal data.
Walking into Bloomberg HQ hit us with an interior that depicted that it had personality. I quickly reflected on some of my strategy and organisational behaviour learnings regarding artefacts as a tenet of the cultural web and its role in the workplace.
The view from the Shard
We got an opportunity to meet the management team who gave us a detailed presentation of the view from the Shard giving us an opportunity to ask questions that related to some of the modules we had learnt. these included strategy, operations, marketing and indeed the practice matched aspects of theory.