One of the optional electives I chose as part of my specialisation was International Business in Context (IBC Colombia). In this course, students have the opportunity to travel to Bogota and Medellin in Colombia to work on a mini-consultancy project with a large local company.
My second semester at the University of Edinburgh was a mix of challenges and excitement. The MSc International Business and Emerging Markets (IBEM) class is very diverse; consisting of students from Germany, Syria, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Russia and Macedonia – to name a few! I am the only African in the class and surprisingly there are no Scottish students! The teaching staff are exceptional, interesting and challenge us daily.
The reward for the teams with the highest grades on the Doing International Business In Emerging Markets course was a trip to Colombia to meet our clients. This proved to be a powerful incentive, and in April 2018, the top three teams departed for Medellin. This is the adventure that we had!
How a snap decision to resign from my role at Deloitte led to a place on the Edinburgh MBA.
I recently attended a Chinese Job Market Webinar delivered by Stella Wang, Student Development Officer at the Business School. Not only did the webinar raise my awareness of the job market in China, but it opened my eyes to new opportunities and allowed me to see the possibility of realising my dreams in China.
For the Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Business School, Students are expected to take a total of eight courses plus complete a dissertation. All four courses in the first term are compulsory, while in second term students study two core courses and two optional, courses chosen from a pool of four courses.
The financial trek to London, has truly been one of the most enriching experiences during my time here in Edinburgh
Deciding to enrol in the MBA programme is a big decision. For myself, it has meant leaving my job and uproot my life for a year. To make the transition a little easier, these are the things I would recommend keeping top of mind during the first few weeks in Edinburgh.
Consulting on three different projects simultaneously has been the most interesting experience for me on the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I had expectations at the start of the programme and consulting wasn’t one of them. Now it’s been added to my bucket list and ticked off!
Coaches and mentors are those who help you to cross the river, but eventually you need to cross the river by yourself! Huge thanks to my coach, Tina Livingston, and my mentor, Bing Guo, for their support during the Edinburgh Award.