MBAHead of Operational Risk, Westpac
As a graduate of the Southern Cross University MBA I have gained a greater level of personal awareness, emotional intelligence and a holistic view on things. Knowing that I have more to give I now spend the equivalent of my study hours at a non-profit organisation. I have also gained the realisation that it all starts with me – I could have easily been the barrier to my success.
I chose to study at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) because I enjoyed the flexibility of distance learning and being able to study in hours that suited me, not those driven by rigorous expectations of study groups. I like the fact that the MBA was supported through Southern Cross University in Australia, and internationally recognised.
The administration team were great and understood that people have busy work lives as well. I met some interesting people from all across New Zealand and knew I had support if and when I needed it.
The half day workshops that were run for each of my papers weren’t compulsory but were a good opportunity to do a knowledge check and discuss any issues as a group.
Apart from finishing, the best part about the MBA at MIT was being challenged intellectually and being able to apply the theory I had learned in my every day work environment.
I have now completed something that I had previously not thought was possible. Finding the right programme that worked around my personal and work commitments meant I was able to expand my potential.
Now I have a point of difference in the job market, which is not only breadth and depth in experience, but also the academic credibility to support it. I also know that I have potential to continue to grow my career and the only limitations are my own.
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