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Laura Boyd

I am Laura Boyd from Glasgow. Currently I am a Project Management Analyst, however have a background in Operation Management.

I chose to do an MBA as I was inspired by a previous manager and her career path. She worked her way through the ranks in my last company and broke through every glass ceiling there was. I was impressed by her business knowledge and the way she lead the company by putting employees first. I knew that I wanted to be in a position to improve businesses through the way they treated their staff and an MBA could help me achieve this. I chose to study part time as I wanted to put the theory of what I learnt from the MBA into practice in the workplace.

I chose to do an MBA at Strathclyde because I knew that to make the impact I want to in business, I would need to study my MBA through one of the best business schools with triple accreditation.

I very much enjoyed the Managing People in Organisations module - I enjoyed learning how organisations can be made up of different cultures and could see this within my organisation. The use of case studies also showed how cultures could be changed and the positive effects this had on organisations. I was then able to use this knowledge to understand my own organisation better and where improvements could be made.

The most impactful teaching there has been so far has definitely been Oliver Crane in The Learning Manager. He spoke about not always having to pigeon hole yourself into one career and that it is ok to want to create yourself as a brand, be open-minded for opportunities and to keep learning and reading.

I find the academic staff extremely supportive and always willing to help when they can. I also love that MBA students have fantastic facilities available to them.

I would definitely recommend the MBA programme, it has already opened doors to new experiences and opportunities and believe it will set me up for the career that I want.

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