MSc Business & ManagementRebecca O’Toole

Prior to starting the MSc I graduated with a degree in Chemical & Process Engineering, during this course I completed a business and economics module, which I loved. This piqued my interest to take these studies further and so I began to research the best course and university to do this.

The Business School at Strathclyde was an obvious choice due to its undeniable reputation, quality facilities and world-class lecturers.

The University of Strathclyde is a friendly and welcoming place and with a campus in the centre of such a vibrant and exciting city there is always something going on. Everything you could want is just a short walk away; parks, museums, shopping, restaurants and nightlife all on your doorstep. The University offers a wide range of opportunities to help you settle in and there’s a club or society for everyone. As a keen hockey player, the sporting facilities are really important to me – the university gym is outstanding as well as the support the university gives for student-athletes, which allows you to balance sport with studies.

The MSc in Business & Management has exceeded my expectations so far – the broad scope of the course keeps it dynamic whilst the variety of teaching methods keeps things interesting. The group work assessments have been particularly valuable. Working together with fellow students from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences has really enhanced my understanding of the true workplace environment, teamwork and communication. The Professional Management Practice class and Gallup strength test have been fundamental in my personal development by identifying my key strengths and helping me reach my full potential.

My enjoyment of the course comes down to the quality of the teaching. The lecturers, leaders in their field, are approachable and friendly. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and their support and encouragement pushes you to be the best you can be and get the most out of the course. I already feel better prepared already for choosing a career path suited to me and my strengths, and am looking forward to continuing to develop the skills to excel in the workplace.

My advice for any student considering studying the MSc in Business & Management at Strathclyde is to absolutely go for it. This year I have learnt more about myself than I ever thought possible and feel I have been equipped with the knowledge, skills and experiences I need to pursue my career- all thanks to this course and the University of Strathclyde.