A new city, a new country, a new culture, a new language, new food and new people! All of it sounds interesting, as well as adventurous, but only those who have experienced it know that it also comes with a lot of challenges and learning.
I arrived in Edinburgh early in the evening. The first twenty four hours here passed by like a fleeting yet amazing film, which will be very difficult for me to forget.
The aim of this business trek was to understand the country, visit a few businesses and do a bit of shopping. Quite straightforward. We didn’t realise this was going to be trek with a difference; and the knowledge I gained was fascinating.
During the MBA Trek to Iceland we learnt about the country’s unique economy, its rapid growth, Icelanders regard for a high quality of life and their unique approach to solving problems.
The two days spent engaging with inspirational females on the Women in Leadership trek was an opportunity to discover what I can do to change the conversation and help bring true equality to business.
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.