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International Business BA (Hons)
Why did you choose to study at the University of Liverpool Management School?
After taking two gap years and working full-time for a large retail organisation I did not want to move away from home to go to university. I chose my hometown university and opted for a course at the Management School thanks to my new-found knowledge working in a business industry.
Why did you choose your course?
I chose International Business because I felt it demonstrated something different and unique to general business courses. Not only do we get an appreciation of all areas of business – marketing, accounting and economics – but we get to understand the inner workings of organisations. This course is also very topical: increasingly, organisations are operating on a worldwide basis. This course doesn’t simply focus on areas of business inside Europe but also in Asia and Latin America, the location of some of the biggest emerging multinational organisations.
What do you feel has been the most rewarding element of your course?
I feel the most rewarding element of my course is when the research in the journals and textbooks we use has actually been written by our module teachers. I believe this direct contact is invaluable in adding to the learning experience and quite literally, as the proverb goes, hearing it ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’. We are learning from the most recent research published in highly-rated journals - for example, the effect of using neuroscience to identify effective leaders.
What are your future career goals?
A degree in International Business will make it possible for me to work anywhere. Additionally, with the scope of the course, I’ll be able to work in all areas of business within an organisation. I do not currently have a long-term career goal but I would like to successfully complete a graduate scheme with an employer with the potential for progression, possibly even a leadership graduate scheme.
What have you enjoyed most about your student experience?
The most enjoyable aspect of my student experience was going to study abroad, living as a student in a different country and meeting people from all over the world, which I found immensely rewarding. It is something I am envious of when I see the current students embarking on their study abroad experiences, especially in Copenhagen. It was also incredibly rewarding to receive the ‘Student of the Year’ award for gaining the highest marks in my course for my second year.
What do you get up to when you're not studying?
Although studying is a big part of university it is important to have a balance. Other than studying I work for the Management School and Study Abroad team as a student ambassador. I also help incoming study abroad students with their transition to Liverpool life (currently helping students from Germany, Hong Kong and Australia). I spend time in the gym and playing football but the most important part of university in general is enjoying yourself!