Calum Smith: Canadian
The Entrepreneurship program, in and of itself, is incredible for those who are looking at receiving a foundational and well-rounded understanding of all aspects of managing an organisation.
What were you doing before you began MSc study?
I was completing my undergraduate degree in Political Science at York University in Toronto, Canada.
Why did you choose to study at the University of Liverpool Management School?
The University of Liverpool has an incredible reputation and is located in a city of bootstrapping Entrepreneurs and startups, so it really is the ideal place to study a program like mine.
Did you receive a scholarship?
Yes. As a student from Canada, I was a candidate to receive the University of Liverpool’s Commonwealth Postgraduate Bursary.
Which aspects of the MSc course do you think will be most beneficial to your career development?
The Entrepreneurship program, in and of itself, is incredible for those who are looking at receiving a foundational and well-rounded understanding of all aspects of managing an organisation. While the program content is geared towards an individual looking to start their own venture, the content is transferable, in that it can be employed in an existing organisation as well as be applied to an established program. This is something that in today's marketplace is an invaluable asset to organisations.
What are your future career goals?
I’m hoping to take the skills I’ve gained in marketing, finance, decision-making etc. to innovate within an existing retail organisation.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of studying an MSc here?
As with any degree, the experience you will have is what you make of it. If one was to engage in this program, I would recommend that they be fearless in asking for and taking advantage of opportunities. I would encourage a prospective student to use your professors contacts and experiences to further equip yourself. For example, a professor’s connection has helped me to secure an internship which has allowed me to see the practical application of what I’ve been learning.