Gavin D. Further study profile
Securing an MBA helped me switch from civil service to private sector
About this profile
About the course
Why I continued studying
After a few years in the Civil Service (in the House of Commons) I knew I wanted to move on - but I had really limited private sector skills. An MBA, taken part-time while I was still working, was a great way to prepare for my future career.
What my course is like
Part-time distance learning MBA allowed me to apply what I was learning to the real world of work. It brought the whole course (which lasted for 4 years) to life.
How I have funded my studies
My employer paid the majority of it; I could afford the balance because I was still working.
What I like most
Being given a rigorous academic framework and new knowledge to apply to real-life experience.
Finding and applying for the course
My advice to students
My advice to students considering further study
Make sure you can fit it in around other commitments. I was lucky with my job and family; not everybody would be.