The main three elements that convinced me were its reputation, its location in London, and the unique courses it provided.
I studied International Management. This was an unique 4 year sandwich course that enabled me to experience special courses, an internship (in J.P. Morgan) and exchange studies in New York.
The programme was very practical, it enabled me to focus on the right classes and specialise on what I liked the most. The lecturers were experts, experienced in their field as well as teachers. Moreover it was a pleasure to study alongside students from around the world.
My finance teacher Alex Rebman was the most amazing and knowledgeable of all my former teachers. He will remain in my memory for life.
Treat this as a very important decision in life. It will help and represent you for life both on your personal and professional sides.
There is no doubt that my BA Degree in International Management from Middlesex was a very substantial competitive advantage when I entered the mutual funds industry and helped me to reach the CEO position just 7 years later.
Only one month after I completed my studies in 1999, I started to work for one of the largest mutual funds management groups in Israel. I took advantage of my unique international background and was promoted almost every year until I became CEO in 2006. In 2010, I moved to the private banking industry and became the CIO of private banking in one of the largest banks in Israel.
1. Do not stop learning
2. Work hard
3. Be ambitious
Working hard, defining goals and being focused are the foundation skills that helped me get to where I am today.
If you can afford it, do not hesitate!