Maureen Kwangwanya, MBA Global Banking and Finance | African MBA Scholarship 2011/12

The African MBA Scholarship 2011/12 Award from The University of Birmingham Business School exposed me to an excellent university where international experience is a day to day learning.

maureen-kwangwanyaThe African MBA Scholarship 2011/12 Award from The University of Birmingham Business School came at the right time in my life given that it not only bridged a financial gap into achieving a long time dream of pursuing a higher learning, but also exposed me to an excellent university where international experience is a day to day learning.

The Birmingham MBA Global Banking and Finance programme has enhanced my understanding of global finance and the macro perspective of how to understand and respond to the challenges facing the finance industry today.

In just one year, I have seen tremendous growth in my competence, negotiation skills as well as  strategic and analytic thinking which will boost my career prospects and satisfy my desire for professional advancement in the banking and financial sector. The international experience and the learning environment have also enhanced my confidence to interact and share ideas with the wider community. The lectures at Birmingham Business School are very knowledgeable and helpful making learning more enjoyable.

The lectures at Birmingham Business School are very knowledgeable and helpful making learning more enjoyable.

Because of this financial assistance, I was able to travel to Malawi to collect data for my MBA thesis. This thesis became the best in my class and earned me yet another honorary award ‘The Worshipful Company of International Bankers Prize for Best Dissertation on the Global Banking and Finance Degree’

The African MBA Scholarship has prompted me to reflect about my life and my future roles.  I am able to mirror my life’s purpose and what I can be counted on for in the society and in the business environment. I now appreciate the need to reach out to the under privileged. I am driven to achieve my dream of running an NGO that will help with the empowerment of a girl child. I believe that I am and will be a role model and an ambassador of the University of Birmingham.

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