PS - MSc International Business with Data Analytics

05 August, 2022


PS - MSc International Business with Data Analytics

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The business environment is expanding, and globalisation is becoming the norm. Many companies are striving to keep up with these changes and they need graduates who can help them overcome these challenges. After much deliberation, I have decided to pursue MSc International Business with Data Analytics at University of Bedfordshire. The program provides its students with the knowledge and professional skills that go beyond the scope of standard management, and I believe that this program will give the premise to me to advance into a profession with extraordinary potential. In addition, this course also features different modules which will give me the opportunity to apply my theories and ideas in practice, and this will benefit me to enhance my skills and knowledge.

After completion of my Senior School Certificate, I have recently completed Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations and Personal Management from Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria in April 2014. During my study, I was always involved in extracurricular activities and these activities have strengthened my abilities. In addition, I am a principled, dedicated youngster who is reliable and keen to learn new skills. I have been working as a Personal Executive for 5 years at Gems Communications Ltd. I gained valuable skills during my work period. Later, I have done a wide range of research on studying abroad. I believe studying abroad helps students to learn new languages, appreciate other cultures, overcome challenges of living in another country and gain a greater understanding of the world. In addition, these are the requirements that modern businesses look for when hiring, and such traits will only become more important in the future. Moreover, studying abroad also offers a unique opportunity to learn what we know but from a totally different perspective. These are the things which have motivated me to pursue this course at University of Bedfordshire. If I can successfully complete this course, it will create an opportunity to explore different career opportunities such as financial controller or manager, international economist, Business development manager, Policy advisor or analyst or Compliance officer at renowned companies in Nigeria such as Dangote Cement or Seplat Petroleum Development.

According to my research I have found that the MSc International Business with Data Analytics develops future leaders who can bring data skills and insight to their profession. I have read the modules, syllabus and learning outcomes of MSc International Business with Data Analytics which is intellectually stimulating and challenging. By studying this course, I will be able to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant for pursuing a management career within a globally data driven environment. Moreover, it also improves independence, self-direction and self-development of participants for the benefit of the student, organisation and society. In addition, this course will provide an understanding of how these skills are applied at a more strategic level, transforming data into knowledge and insight that drives decisions. As I want to explore my career in business positions, this course will give an upper hand to understand any business contexts and situations. As of the moment, I am interested in learning all the related skills and knowledge from this course. For this reason, this course will be the right choice for my career plans and objectives. After completing this course, I want to come back to my country and establish my career in Managerial positions.

University of Bedfordshire offers units such as Accounting and Finance, Brand Communication and Reputation Management, Business Dissertation, Computer Networks and Security, Data Modelling, Management and Governance, Developing Independent Research, Intercultural Business Competencies, Performance Achievement Planning, Personal Professional Development and Strategic Management. All the modules are highly demanding and suitable to the today’s business world. For professionals, I believe that this course would be the right choice who are looking for a successful career in business sectors.

I am determined to study this course in the UK as the study environment in my country is quite different and we only have the opportunity to study with local students. Furthermore, due to periods of unexpected political unrest, students often struggle to finish their degrees on time. Conversely, the UK has a great multicultural and diversified student community which is an opportunity for me to learn with lot of students from different nationalities. UK education brand is highly respected by employers in our country as UK degree prepare graduates with academic competencies, developed personal and professional skills that are imperative for organizational success. The transferrable skills graduates carry forward from UK are pivotal for transforming organisational growth and gain competitive advantages. This is also a reason to study again in UK. In a recent Survey of International Graduate Outcomes 2019 by Universities UK International produced by iGraduate shows that 82% international graduates say that their UK degree are worth the financial investment and same percentage say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their careers. Nearly 83% feel that UK degree has helped them to get jobs. These aspects have driven my ambition to gain the degree from a UK institution. For this reason, I have decided to pursue this course in the UK.

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top- quality education. With over 22,000 students, we provide outstanding higher education to people from all backgrounds and from over 120 countries, with a significant proportion of mature students and a growing international postgraduate community. In addition, University of Bedfordshire has great industry links with more than 3,000 companies to provide a broad range of training and accredited professional courses for industry employers, including, BT, Sky, Boots, IBM, and the NHS, while the university educates professionals from 90% of FTSE 100 companies. University of Bedfordshire puts students on a fast track that is designed to get postgraduate degree into faster employment with excellent career opportunities. University of Bedfordshire’s modern Luton campus is located only 22 minutes from London with state-of-the-art facilities and innovative teaching methods supports the learning effectively. Moreover, University of Bedfordshire career support services help students build a successful career after graduation. This University brings workplace into classrooms so it will be beneficial for me to attain my personal career objectives by practicing in this type of learning environment. I will look no further if I get this chance to study this course at University of Bedfordshire. I sincerely believe that my talent will be put to optimal use, thereby helping me get closer to my career objectives and aspirations.

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