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There are so many different business-related subjects to study at masters degree level, so it really is important to make sure you are well informed before embarking on your chosen course of study.

One of the best ways to find out whether studying a business masters degree is the right choice for you is to hear about the experiences of other business students – this way you can learn what this level of study actually involves from people who have actually done it. You can also get some idea as to what career options may become available to you once your studies are complete.

Our student case studies detail real experiences from real business students who have studied business-related masters degrees in the UK.



Poey Lee studied an MSc in International Management at Royal Holloway.



Royal HollowayI am going back to Hong Kong to work as a Management Trainee in IBM. I am both excited at this new chapter in my life and also missing Royal Holloway University of London and my fellow students.

I had an amazing experience studying my degree at the School of Management at Royal Holloway – my only worry was not having enough time to engage all the university activities! I joined Community Action and became an International Volunteering Team Leader. These both allowed me to understand how the college and wider community work together, and enabled me to build connections with other students around the campus. I also became a Course Representative which helped me enhance my leadership and communication skills.  

The academic knowledge I obtained while studying my MSc in International Management was of paramount importance to me. I learned all the different aspects of management and our lecturers were extremely focused on helping us apply this knowledge to real business. We had different workshops which helped me to think more critically and provided us with an opportunity to discuss real business case studies and apply management theories to them. The discussions were fascinating and I felt like each day I gained more in depth knowledge and a stronger business insight.  

I am lucky to have met a lot of friends here and am pleased I joined so many activities. I know what I have gained will be a great asset to me for the rest of my life. My masters degree definitely helped me get my job – it is a great way to stand out to your employer.

Poey Lee is now a Management Trainee at IBM Hong Kong

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University of Glasgow case study Julian Fiere studied an MSc in International Management & Leadership at the University of Glasgow.

University of GlasgowJulian Fieres, from Germany, is a 25-year-old International Postgraduate Management Trainee with ZF Friedrichshafen AG. We asked him a few questions about studying a postgraduate business program at the University of Glasgow.

Why did you choose your course?

I chose my course out of interest for the complex interplay between management methodology, psychological aspects of leading & motivating employees and the organizational environment & strategy.

What was the best thing about your course?

I really enjoyed the topical and highly practical debates in class which are encouraged by lecturers with relevant business backgrounds as well as the mix of students from all over the globe who shared their insights from previous jobs and studies.

Why did you choose the University of Glasgow?

I chose the University of Glasgow because it blends tradition with innovation in a stunning and inviting setting and because of the recent performance of the Adam Smith Business School in academic rankings.

Do you have any advice for students considering studying at Glasgow?

If you are from a Non-UK country, prepare yourself for a rather practical and self-directed approach to learning and make sure you take in all aspects of the truly unique and beautiful Scottish culture. Also don’t forget to get involved with one of the many student clubs at University of Glasgow to make new friends and gain some practical insights!

Julian is now a Postgraduate Management Trainee with ZF Friedrichshafen AG. 

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