Masters in Management: My first term reflections

By Katarina Susa, MiM2022

Has it already been one term? It feels rather like I was seated at orientation day at the Brewery, listening to Dean François Ortalo-Magné’s welcome speech just a few weeks ago. But then again, August also seems like ages ago. While these two feelings are very contradictory, both perfectly align with my experience of the first term at London Business School.

To say it has been a busy few months would be an understatement. With all the novelty from starting a Master’s programme at a new school, in an area you might not be familiar with, there has been plenty to keep occupied with while working towards the Masters in Management (MiM) degree. I don’t even know where to begin, but, to put it shortly, I have gained more academically in the past 3-4 months than I could have ever anticipated. Having selected LBS for its world class teaching and with the purpose of improving my business acumen, my experience during term one has definitely exceeded my expectations of the programme.

I was prepared for it to be intense, but I could never have known how immersive and engaging all the core modules and material would be. The highlight of the programme for me so far has been the excellent faculty and staff, who I find to be extremely passionate about their subjects. Taking part in contrastingly different classes – from Financial Accounting to the likes of Marketing and Data Analytics, I am certain that by the end of this year, I will have achieved a rounded education and feel completely prepared for the world of (in my case) consulting.

But really, I do not believe LBS and the programme limits you to any specific career path – rather it opens more doors and opportunities, especially with all the support offered by an excellent Careers Team. And of course, there are the socials and clubs, which, at first, overwhelmed me, because there are numerous to choose from – a variety which does not cease to impress me. At LBS these past few months, I have been able to meet such a diverse crowd of inspiring peers with whom I would have never connected with if it weren’t for the MiM programme. There is always talk about being diverse and representing multiple nationalities, but in the case of LBS, I am experiencing it first-hand. And the learning opportunities from being part of such a multinational crowd may even outweigh the academic learning.

I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in next term.

See you in 2022!

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