Please tell us about your experience of using the University's services.

The university’s career services, particularly the Careers Network, have been instrumental in shaping my professional trajectory. They provided invaluable guidance aligning my past experiences, internships, and academic background with potential career directions. Moreover, they offered tailored advice on improving my English proficiency, crucial for international job applications, and helped me weigh the pros and cons of seeking employment in the UK versus returning to my home country. The abundance of resources they offered, from resume building to skill enhancement, has been pivotal in enhancing my candidacy for diverse career opportunities.

What has been your biggest achievement during your course so far?

Amidst the academic rigor, achieving a merit in my postgraduate studies stands as a significant milestone, validating my dedication and commitment to academic excellence. Beyond the academic realm, completing the AJ Bell Birmingham Half Marathon marked a personal triumph, symbolizing resilience, determination, and a commitment to personal well-being. However, amidst these achievements, the pinnacle remains the successful execution of the Management Consulting Project for the Watford Junction station redevelopment scheme. Collaborating with a team to conduct comprehensive analyses, interviews, and economic evaluations, culminating in proposed solutions for a real-world business challenge, was immensely rewarding both professionally and personally.

What are the best things about your course?

One of the most compelling aspects of my course is its comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach. Modules like International Business Strategy, Finance, Marketing, and Data Analytics have offered a holistic view of the international business sphere. The opportunity to engage in numerous team projects and case studies involving prominent multinational corporations has been invaluable. Additionally, the course’s focus on practical applications, such as the Management Consulting Project with the West Midlands Train Company, has been incredibly enriching. The blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world application has been instrumental in preparing me for the dynamic challenges of the global business landscape.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to postgraduate study.

I embarked on my postgraduate journey driven by an ardent fascination for the complexities of the global business arena. With a solid foundation in my undergraduate studies and a burning desire to delve deeper into the nuances of international business, I found myself drawn to pursuing a Master’s in International Business at the University of Birmingham. My academic pursuit aligns with my ambition to grasp the intricacies of global markets, enhance my strategic thinking, and acquire the skills essential for success in a multicultural business landscape. Alongside academic endeavors, my involvement as a Postgraduate Student Ambassador and participation in a rigorous Knowledge Exchange Pathway project have provided me with practical insights and hands-on experience, complementing my academic growth.

What was your motivation for postgraduate study?

My motivation for pursuing postgraduate study in International Business stems from a profound interest in gaining specialized knowledge and skills in the global business landscape. I aim to broaden my understanding of international markets, enhance my strategic thinking abilities, and develop a multicultural perspective crucial for success in today’s interconnected world. Moreover, I aspire to leverage this advanced education to contribute meaningfully to the international business sphere, fostering innovation, and addressing global challenges within the corporate environment.