Nora Aburto

American Master of Business Administration (Data Analytics) – MBA student Nora Aburto discusses her time studying at London Met. Nora worked in non-profit development in Chicago before starting her postgraduate studies. 

What made you choose to study at London Met?

I chose London Met because I wanted to develop my professional skills, and to pursue an MBA. London Met was one of the few universities that offered the Data Analytics pathway – whilst also being the only university with a business incubator like Accelerator.

What made you choose to study in London, and the UK in particular?

London is a business hub as well as a vibrant melting pot. This is perfect for me, as I wanted to gain international experience.

Where are you living whilst you study?

I am living at International Students House (ISH). I feel blessed for the opportunity and the community at ISH. Being located in central London, it is only a quick commute to anywhere around the city, and I think it offers a very unique experience to the students that live there. 

What do you like best about your course?

I have really enjoyed the cohort size, as it allows for great discussion between students. I have also found my professors to be very accessible, and it is great how much interaction you get with the tutor.

Are you a part of any clubs or societies at London Met?

I am the president of the MBA Society at London Met. Through the society we organise a weekly business breakfast, in addition to bringing in guest speakers and organising masterclasses.

What are your plans after you graduate?

I would like to become a mission-driven consultant, helping organisations have a stronger social impact. London Met supports my plans by providing a space like the Accelerator, and by having a diverse group of tutors that have backgrounds in a wide range of fields. All of their teachings have been very insightful.

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"London is a business hub as well as a vibrant melting pot. This is perfect for me, as I wanted to gain international experience."