A Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree is one of the most sought-after degree courses globally. Currently, a wide range of career-oriented management programs is offered by a surfeit of reputed schools internationally of which several have their campuses in the UAE.
I have always thought of achieving this degree, but a few questions stayed on the back of my mind such as “Will I be able to do it whilst I am working?”, “What about my work-life-academics balance?”, “After having 19 yrs of industry exposure, would it be worth investing time and money?” “Which international university in the UAE would help me get an MBA without having to travel?”.
The answers obviously were clarified by Westford University College, Sharjah when I met their education counselor. She gave me various options of globally recognized universities to chose from that would be suitable for working professionals like myself.
A decision was then made- I chose University of Wolverhampton, UK. The academics journey began in mid-2018 at Westford. Personally, in-class interactions and communication were important elements of my academic journey.
The method of teaching here is unique and focuses more on group activities, case studies, and industry visits to various business units which provides students with a real-time experience of how businesses are operated. They also attend ‘mock interview sessions’, and other inter-collegiate activities which develops personality along with soft skills of students, enabling them to build confidence and perform well during interviews as well as in the actual real-world circumstances.
The degree offered carries global validity and is accepted in all geographic locations- from Canada, USA, UK, and Australia, which is an added advantage for the students.
The college practices ‘diversity management’ and has students from multiple nationalities, belief systems, and backgrounds, which develops great friendships, and creates an understanding of the various cultures along with mutual respect. The social skills developed in the college is amazing and has added a new persona to deal with life’s ever-demanding complexities.
It was a great learning experience!! A term of the MBA leg was also conducted for 02 weeks in scenic god’s own country – Munnar Kerala that left a speechless and mesmerizing academic experience. In 2019 I finally graduated with a distinction and got an opportunity to attend the graduation ceremony in Wolverhampton, UK.
My journey with Westford University College has been great so far! The Institution takes immense responsibility for assisting the working professionals while they study here. The opportunities explored through Westford are worth an investment in the Institution and your career path.
Thank you, Westford!!
Mr. Rohan R Bhavsar
MBA – University of Wolverhampton