MBA Full-time (Class of 2008)
"I chose Aston because it has a great reputation, especially in
research. Its appeal is that Aston is an old university which has an
established MBA programme. I did most of my own research on the
website and my uncle had done his MBA at Aston years ago. I was also
lucky enough to be awarded a full scholarship.
MBA programme involves rigorous work with a good mix of contemporary
modules and I particularly enjoy the group discussions where I have the
opportunity to exchange ideas with my classmates. There are more than
20 nationalities on the MBA, so we can all learn from each other. We
also enjoy the involvement of the British part-time students. There is
good idea and knowledge sharing. We also mix socially where we can
learn more than just academic information about each other.
"Birmingham is very diverse culturally and very different from my
home country. The city is very lively and colourful and there is a
strong mix of old and modern architecture, great shopping and good
transportation links. The canals are very picturesque and the city
looks especially lovely in the winter with snow.
"The Aston MBA has given me the confidence to excel in the workplace
and I now have a more global outlook. The case studies have been
particularly useful because you can put into practice what you are
learning and you can see examples in action every day. My
communication skills have also improved as I have to relate to many
people from different backgrounds and cultures."