How a snap decision to resign from my role at Deloitte led to a place on the Edinburgh MBA.
Well, it’s been 45 days since leaving Edinburgh for an exchange in a city that couldn’t be any more different. It’s a part of the world that I’ve enjoyed exploring and an incredible opportunity to build on the global network I’ve developed in Edinburgh.
Our MBAs gain global experience and professional development through a range of projects throughout the MBA programme. This week our MBAs are in Colombia where they will spend time with organisations in Bogota and Medellin to uncover the challenges facing businesses and leaders in different cultural, economic and social contexts.
The Edinburgh MBA allows students a unique offering of an array of courses focused on entrepreneurship recognized globally. One such offering is at the end of semester 2A called New Venture Creation. This is a week long intensive course offering a fast-paced crash course on starting any new business.
Our MBA class just got back from a fun weekend competing in the International Football (soccer) Challenge in Manchester. The guys took on other businesses schools in an exciting tournament.
To develop our leaderships skills in the boardroom, the School invited former CEO of SSE, Ian Marchant, to lead a simulated boardroom meeting. How do you influence the board to approve your projects over competing departments? This session revealed some critical insights.
We recently had the unique opportunity to consult for an international NGO – THET – who help address the critical shortage of healthcare workers in Africa. Together, we developed a business case to encourage corporations to successfully engage in CSR. Business Schools are increasingly realizing the need to develop socially responsible leaders who can rise to global challenges, and the Edinburgh MBA’s strong focus on ethics and responsibility is reinforced through projects and partnerships like this.
To find out, I took part in 3 Day Startup, an intense bootcamp. Starting on the Friday we took the spark of an idea for a business and fleshed it out into a fully formed pitch to deliver on Sunday evening.
With a focus on strategic leadership our MBA will prepare you to lead organisations in a business world that is increasingly competitive, volatile, uncertain and complex. Through a range of features our MBA will encourage you to think innovatively, to spot and seize opportunities and to bring about effective change.
I recently arrived in Edinburgh and kicked off one of the biggest years of my life. I came to Edinburgh about a week before the programme started and was initially worried I had arrived too early – after working 12 hour days, what would I do with an entire open week?