Securing an MBA helped me switch from civil service to private sector

About me

Gavin D.
Politics
BA
Derwent
1992
United Kingdom

About this profile

United Kingdom

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

How I found out about the postgraduate place

Course provider website

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.


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