Bradford MBA Gives Indian Students International Exposure
Bradford MBAs, Pallavi Kumar and Kaleem Ahmed: Kaleem learned German up to basic level whilst on the MBA
Two Indian students who enrolled on the Bradford University School of Management full-time MBA left with much more than a business degree.
Pallavi Kumar and Kaleem Ahmed joined the Bradford MBA because of its high ranking in the league tables but they’ve also gained exposure to European languages and culture during their time.
Kaleem has over five years of experience as an SAP consultant and has worked with the likes of IBM and Accenture while Pallavi was a Senior Systems Engineer with Infosys Technologies in India prior to joining Bradford. In the video below, the two MBAs speak about why they chose Bradford and some of the features that made the programme special for them. They mention getting a chance to learn a new language, experiencing learning differently and coming out with re-vamped CVs.
Pallavi and Kaleem wanted a chance to study in a multicultural and diverse setting and so they chose Bradford: “Bradford accepts students from varied backgrounds and this was interesting given that a lot of business school focus on certain areas”, said Pallavi.
They both highlighted that they loved the learning environment. Because the Bradford campus is not in a big city, the MBAs can enjoy learning in a serene environment. It also has the perks of a lower cost of living. It will typically cost you between £400 and £700 per month to live in Bradford as compared to at least double this in London.
Apart from the core and optional modules, Bradford also offers something called the personal development programme which allows students to choose three skills that they feel they can improve on and work on them throughout the year. Kaleem chose to work on his language skills and learned German up to a basic level in ten months!
Things got exciting for the MBAs in their third semester because the arrival of exchange students gave them a chance to engage in more cultural interactions with their peers, and to practice their language skills.
Both Kaleem and Pallavi made use of the career services to ensure their CV presented their skills in the best possible light. “An Indian CV is very different”, said Pallavi who is looking for a job in the UK and wanted to express her skills in the right way.
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