MBA Alumni: Lindsey Mack

My Executive MBA started in January 2015 and for the next two and a quarter years, I have had an essay, a project, an exam or all three at the same time to worry about; and this is part of the journey.

The whole course was useful and, being so broad spectrum, it inevitably introduces you to new areas and ideas. The most useful new skills are the analytical ones that facilitate the ability to understand a business problem quickly and thoroughly. Also the course exercises one’s critical faculty, which means I’m more likely to ask the right questions and ‘dig’ in the right areas. I particularly enjoyed our economics module as I’d never studied it before and loved the way it was taught. I also found the various marketing modules very useful given my poor understanding of the subject before the course. We also learned where and how to access new information quickly and efficiently, so important in this fast-paced world and a very empowering skill.

Looking back, my advice would be, if you are thinking of applying for the MBA, commit completely and try to get as much out of it as possible – the old adage ‘The more you put in, the more you get out’ is very true of degree courses. The course was massive and I feel that I have really achieved something, not just because I managed to get through it, but now I am much more confident in my ability to add value to a businesses and/or solve problems with which I am dealing. I’ve also become much more ambitious in the sort of work I want to take on, and am enjoying work more than ever because I find solving problems much less daunting and much more interested than before the course.

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