What made you decide to join the Pre-MBA courses at GLOBIS?
I was working for a few years within the same company, and one day, our CEO asked us to reflect on whether we had recently taken any challenges to advance our career. I realized that I had been engaged in a professional routine as the days and months had been rolling along. In an effort to break this cycle, I then started to look into how I could meaningfully develop myself.
My research led me to different training programs, and I figured out that an MBA at this stage of my life would be the right choice. As I had already heard about GLOBIS, I decided to try out a Pre-MBA course to see whether it would meet my expectations. I was impressed not only by the professionalism and knowledge of my lecturers and classmates, but also by the culture and vision at GLOBIS. I was so inspired that I subsequently signed up for the Part-time MBA Program.
How did you balance your work, studies, and personal life?
Before starting the courses, I drafted a study plan to balance my work, personal, and student life. This was my plan:
I studied 2 hours per day at night or early in the morning before joining the study sessions with my fellow classmates. At work, I was able to reduce my working hours to 80% of my usual work week by applying what I was learning from my studies to the projects that I was currently working on. And during the weekend, I dedicated time to my private life, unless there was a weekend class.
I believe that the success factor here was my commitment to balancing these three components and making sure that I did not neglect anyone in my personal or working life.
What did you learn in class, and were able to directly apply it to your workplace?
I am a solution architect, and the specialized Technovate courses proved to be very useful. As an example, the Emotion-Driven Innovation course taught me to focus not only on my customers’ practical needs, but also on the importance of loyalty and attachment to a product. With this in mind, I vowed to stay in touch with our customers, not only when they purchased or needed our services, but also beyond that.
Thanks to GLOBIS, I advanced my career and was able to positively contribute to the growth of my company. I was amazed to see how much more productive and efficient I became after my MBA studies!