Agata Louis

Agata Louis: Indonesia

MSc Sports Business and Management

This master's course will enable me to make a significant contribution to the dynamic and complex global sports industry.

What were you doing before you began MSc study? 

Before commencing my master’s degree, I started my career as an audit associate in Deloitte Indonesia for two years, and then spent another year as an accountant for ID Nestle Skin Health (Galderma).

Why did you choose to study at the University of Liverpool Management School?

This master's course will enable me to make a significant contribution to the dynamic and complex global sports industry. Also in the sports management course, I believe that the insights will enhance my finance background and enrich my knowledge in managing financial matters in the sports industry. Liverpool, famously known as a sports city, was a big factor behind my decision and it was supported by the Management School's reputation with AACSB accredited.

Did you receive a scholarship?

Yes, I’m a recipient of ULMS Future Leader Masters Scholarship that covers the full cost of the tuition fees.

Which aspects of the MSc course do you think will be most beneficial to your career development?

All of the modules presented by the master’s programme are well connected to each other which produced excellent insights related to the industry. The lecturers are highly skilled in regards to the subjects and we can benefit from their vast experience, particularly in the UK sports industry.

The modules also give students with the chance to meet and learn from the guest speakers that are working in related industries and therefore can provide us with valuable tips and knowledge.

Have you received help and advice from the School’s MSc Careers Advisor?

Yes, I managed to book a session with the MSc careers advisor in regards to a future career after graduation and the possibility of working in the UK.

Will you be undertaking a placement as part of your programme?

I was involved in a project with Tranmere Rovers FC and Surabaya City Government project to deliver a football development training programme for Indonesia U-14s in November-December 2018 as a Football Interpreter. Currently, I am working as an International Student Ambassador in relation to Connect Campaign by the University of Liverpool.

What have you enjoyed most about living in Liverpool?

Liverpudlians love their city and have a tremendous passion for sports, especially football. The city is also a haven for music-lovers and culture enthusiasts with plenty of art galleries, museums, and national historic sites such as Royal Albert Dock which for me is spectacular. Personally, I think Liverpool is the kind of 'people city' which you can explore without being afraid of getting lost because the people are friendly, welcoming, and helpful. I remembered the first time I arrived in Lime Street Station, and used online transportation just to get to my accommodation, but the driver was really nice and provide me with a quick tour of the location of campus for no charge. This shows that 'Scousers' are the kind of people that you want to live with.

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