A cross-functional perspective
“I was determined to make the most of the diverse LBS community, so I also joined the Diwali organising committee and the Acting and Creative Communications Club. I got exposure to a lot of MBAs, people who had done fantastic things. I also got a lot of advice - the informal mentoring was brilliant, and it was a great place to seek guidance."
“During Business Immersion week, my MFA cohort went to Google’s London offices where several of my classmates had applied for positions. The meeting was hosted purely by LBS alumni. LBS people connect, whether it’s at Morgan Stanley, McKinsey, a niche consulting firm or a tech firm. We had such a fantastic experience at Google. Someone dialled in from San Francisco and someone else from Dublin; our alumni are everywhere. And people are very helpful – provided you ask the right questions."
“LBS has a strong cohort of alumni at Morgan Stanley, and it’s been great to start my first full-time role with an instant internal network. The MFA has also given me more technical knowledge to rely on. Whether I’m analysing something or interacting with colleagues from a different function, I have a broad perspective that extends outside my own division. I’ve found that really useful."
“It’s important to be honest with yourself and know what you want out of the MFA. Try and have some idea of your goals coming in - whether you want to build up your technical skills, or simply be able to compete more effectively in the job market. It’s OK if you don’t – the MFA is a journey and helps you - but an understanding of your own motivations really helps you prioritise and structure your degree.”