Matt Mitchell: United Kingdom
Elective modules such as e-Business Enterprise Systems with SAP prove invaluable in their real-world application and hands-on experience.
Before I began studying for my MSc, I was undertaking a BA Business Management degree at the University of Liverpool. Having studied for my undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool Management School, I was familiar with the excellent advantages and opportunities available. These include AACSB accreditation, Russell Group status, excellent global-renowned research, friendly and accessible academics and a professional environment. The School’s new extension offers excellent facilities for studying, including the McKenzie Trading room, which is fitted with Bloomberg software.
I received a £3,000 Study Award for achieving a First-Class undergraduate degree. I also received a further discount on my tuition fees for continuing to study at the University of Liverpool after my undergraduate degree.
Studying for an MSc within the Management School’s Specialist Cluster has enabled me to apply theory to practice throughout the programme, with opportunities for gaining insight to real projects via a company-based dissertations, assignments based on real local projects and guest lecturers. Additionally, elective modules, such as e-Business Enterprise Systems with SAP prove invaluable in their real-world application and hands-on experience. This includes an excellent opportunity to sit the SAP exam and gain a professional qualification.
I have also received advice from the university’s Careers & Employability Service on CV-writing classes and checking to insight days from leading companies like PwC. This has helped to enhance my employability.
To further enhance my employability, I have undertaken a project on risk management and planning for uncertainty and complexity for a local digital enterprise company as part of one of my modules. This provided a valuable insight into the risks a real organisation faces when launching a new project and how these risks can be planned for, managed and mitigated. I hope to undertake a work-based project for my dissertation this summer.
Being from nearby Liverpool and having studied for my undergraduate degree in Liverpool, I am very familiar with the city. However, there is always something new and exciting happening; such as new restaurants, events and activities. The people from Liverpool are very friendly and come from all over the world. There are many exciting opportunities in Liverpool to take advantage of.