MBA graduate Gaurav Gajjar completed his studies at London Met in 2009, and says his qualification continues to serve him well even today. Gaurav, who studied at the Guildhall School of Business and Law, chose the MBA to further his career. Before taking on his MBA, Gaurav was working in a software development company. Now, he works for a major global bank – the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. We speak to him to find out what the advantages of London Met's MBA were.
What made you choose to do an MBA?
Gaurav says: “Prior to my MBA I was working in middle management and wanted to acquire skills and knowledge of other areas of the business to which I had very less exposure. I knew these were vital to my overall knowledge of the business world to gain an encompassing perspective if I wanted to take on challenging responsibilities.”
What was the best thing about the MBA?
Gaurav notes that the best thing about the MBA was the student diversity and the real-life opportunities he was presented with. “I continue to benefit from these experiences in the multicultural and diverse markets I deal with on a daily basis. In addition it helped me hone my management and leadership skills helping me attain my goals,” says the banker.
The graduate currently works at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and says the student diversity at London Met prepared him to work with intercultural teams at the bank and, in turn, with Gaurav’s dealings across the globe.
“The best thing about the MBA was the residential weekend trip to Northampton, which is still fresh in my memory. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my MBA at London Met and a great way to share knowledge and experiences from students of similar courses. The friendships forged then still remain in effect today.”
What do you do in your spare time?
When he is not analysing investment banking deals, Gaurav can be found acting in films. He starred in Strangest Story of Six Strangers in 2014.
More about the MBA
The London Met MBA re-launched in January 2017. A series of pathways, including Cyber Security, Islamic Finance, Data Analytics and Business Psychology, will launch in September 2017.