Duong Thuy Trinh
MBA student Duong Thuy Trinh from Vietnam discusses her course and what she found particularly useful.
How did you come to study London Met's MBA?
I finished my first degree at another UK university in 2008 after which, I was self-employed for some time. I wanted to go back to working for a company so I returned to university because I thought this would provide a good avenue into the world of work again. I choose the MBA Programme because the course provides entry to any business sector in any industry.
What have you learnt since you began the course?
The MBA student group was small and so we had a chance to get to know each other really well.
I am very happy with the design of the MBA programme and its modules. It covers all the various facets of business studies in a practical and useful way. The most enjoyable module for me was the leadership module which aims to increase student leadership potential. This course really enabled me to develop as a businesswoman and significantly opened my mind, enabling me to ‘think outside of the box’.
Overall, lecturers and tutors at London Met are very enthusiastic and helpful to students. Many tutors try to help students outside of their work time. I have formed good relationships with many tutors and I personally think that they try their best to help students.
One impressive facility is the Bloomberg Trading Room which provides finance students with the opportunity to learn how to use Bloomberg software and gain valuable skills which they can use in their job after graduation.
Was there good careers support during your course?
The careers department at London Met is great for students who are pro-active and who take advantage of their events and services. There are many career events organised here and staff are available to look at your CV and applications. My course at London Met was short and intense, so I didn’t have time to make the most out of what London Met had to offer. I would recommend students start early and take advantage of all the opportunities and services available to ensure they get the best chance to secure a good job on graduation.
London is simply a great city. There are many opportunities for my development. At the same time, the competition is high. So it’s important to know how to stand out from the crowd. I think I am in love with London where people are always trying to rush ahead of time. The living standard is also high; you can buy almost anything in the world in London. It feels like a totally different world to Vietnam.
Now I am planning to find an accounting job and become and qualified member of ACCA in the next three years. I am excited about my future and what it can bring.
"This course really enabled me to develop as a businesswoman and significantly opened my mind enabling me to ‘think outside of the box’."
"The careers department at London Met is great for students who are pro-active and who take advantage of their events and services. There are many career events organised here and staff are available to look at your CV and applications."