MSc Management, 2008
Country of origin: Germany
Before undertaking the MSc in Management at LUMS, I studied Mathematics and Business Economics at the University of Munich in Germany and the Centennial University College in Toronto, Canada.
The MSc Management is in my opinion an invaluable asset which shapes knowledge into abilities and persons into personalities with a life-long high calibre network of friends and future business contacts.
The MSc Management has three fundamental impacts on the professional and personal development of the students.
Firstly, it provides the main knowledge needed in order to understand how modern business environments work and how to manage businesses in different circumstances. Nevertheless, knowledge alone will not transform a student into an effective manager. Hence, one of the important aspects of the programme is that it transforms knowledge into abilities through several real-life projects and intensive group work.
Secondly, during the one-year programme, persons are shaped into personalities through the direct involvement of students in different professional and social societies, ranging from sports clubs to entrepreneurial and other business societies.
Thirdly, the programme and the campus life provide the perfect opportunity to network with future business contacts. I myself expanded my network by more than 150 life-long friends from over 25 nationalities who will be outstanding business personalities. This not only allows me to meet friends every time I am in a different country, but also offers me the opportunity to discuss and share insights on actual business topics with them.
The MSc offered me the great opportunity to study abroad for a term at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland along with other students from MBA degrees across the world. This term turned out to be an invaluable asset to my actual and future career.
Whilst studying for my MSc, I was also one of the three social secretaries of the programme. This position allowed me to bring people together and to help create life-long friendships between students through several social events such as a Christmas dinner, graduation dinner or simple parties on and off the campus.
After graduation I started working with KPMG in the Swiss Advisory arm, focusing on risk assessment and compliance topics. In my daily job I deal with clients across different industries helping them to understand the risks they are exposed to and advise them on how to better mitigate these risks.