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“If you want to meet clever people from around the world, this is the place to be.”
“I love working with international clients as an Associate at Boston Consulting Group. From Monday to Thursday we sit at the client side – I fly out from Copenhagen or London on Monday morning and fly back on Thursday night. We work directly with the clients, trying to solve whatever problem they have. Right now I’m working with an industrial company where we’re developing a 5-year strategy and this involves me flying to Sweden and Germany on alternate weeks."
“The key learning from my Masters in Management (MiM) at London Business School (LBS) was how to work effectively in a highly diverse team. Now, I’m able to sit down with people I don’t know and work on difficult problems for many hours."
“At LBS, I learnt how to deal with different personalities and a range of cultural backgrounds. In my study group there was one student from Haiti, one from Thailand, one from Kazakhstan and one from China. It’s always a truly multinational group and that’s challenging sometimes because you have different approaches to work, to life and to solving problems. But that diversity was one of the reasons I chose LBS.”
“I was initially attracted by the quality of the MiM programme – I knew I wanted to learn as much as possible. The strength of the LBS brand and its location in the middle of London makes a big difference, compared to being on a campus somewhere outside a city. You’re close to some of the world’s biggest companies. London is an amazing city with many opportunities and being in the midst of that is really valuable."
“I was in the process of applying for various scholarships, when I was awarded one based on merit. It was a great financial support. As a Merit Scholar I was expected to participate actively and stand out, so I was very happy to graduate with Distinction."
“I became a MiM student ambassador; I attended many coffee chats and gave a speech at The Nordic Study Abroad Conference where I was the point of contact for prospective students. I was quite honest and told them you get a true international experience. LBS is well-recognised globally and there are opportunities to meet people from high-profile companies."
“I consider it a privilege to have helped shape the next cohort of MiMs. I recommended a few Danish people and they got in! That was a personal goal.”
“I enjoyed taking an academic approach to problems I’d witnessed first-hand during internships with Morgan Stanley and other private equity firms. The professors always take the practical perspective – how is this applied in the real world? I took a development-focused elective, World Economy Problems and Prospects, after having already spent time at an investment firm in Zambia. It was interesting to get an academic perspective, having already been to the region and seen the obstacles they faced.”
“You have different approaches to work, to life and to solving problems. That diversity was one of the reasons I chose LBS.”
“It’s Europe’s main city and you’re in the midst of the world’s biggest companies – that is really valuable.”