Being a business owner and CEO, my main daily tasks naturally involve all actions related to financial management, marketing strategies, people management, logistic matters, legal issues, technological challenges, quality control, environmental concerns and social responsibility.
I have always dreamed about having my own businesses, being able to create value from something built under my ideas, guidance and energy. Daily challenges and obstacles to overcome on a daily basis are crucial for my wellbeing and the ability of managing something under my own rules and thoughts – even knowing that some limitations always exist – is what I have always intended to achieve in my professional life.
Naturally, it’s been creating 3 successful businesses – one of which I have now sold – which has given me the opportunity to build my life around them.
Without a doubt you benefit from postgraduate study through enhancing vital skills, improving your ability to problem solve quickly and develop critical thinking skills which are crucial for today’s corporate environment.
The ones I would like to point out are time management, critical thinking, problem solving, adaptive response to new concepts and approaches, and interpersonal connectivity and interaction.
Definitely everything related to academic life itself – involving facilities, opportunities, personal relationships with colleagues and friends – and also the high standards of the university’s lecturers, staff and services.
My Master’s degree enhanced my skills as a Manager / CEO and nowadays some of the processes and procedures in place within my companies were implemented thanks to the concepts and theories I learned during the course (particularly through the Innovation module).
I truly believe that students should seriously consider a postgraduate program to prepare themselves better for their professional and/or entrepreneurial projects in life – if not to their lives specifically.