5 Minutes with BBA Graduate Matthew Pierre

5 Minutes with BBA Graduate Matthew Pierre


BBA Graduate Matthew Pierre chose to specialise his studies in Tourism & Hospitality Management. Matthew briefly explains why he chose to do so and how it has been of personal and professional benefit to him.

Why did you decide to study a BBA with AIB?

I had previously completed my Associate Degree in Tourism Management, but I chose to study the AIB BBA specialising in Tourism & Hospitality Management because it was the best programme available in Trinidad and Tobago to further my education in the industry. It was also a fast-tracked degree, which was important to me.

What appealed to you about specialising your BBA in Tourism & Hospitality Management?

I was interested in gaining an understanding into how the tourism & hospitality industry differs around the world. This knowledge has enabled me to adopt an international business mindset and practices that I will carry throughout my career.

Would you attribute your career success to having completed a BBA?

Absolutely! Working in the hospitality industry, the programme has made me more attentive to service-based projects and operations and it has made me think critically and professionally. I always refer to my AIB textbooks as I carry out projects because of the high quality and standard of the subject-related professional knowledge they contain. The BBA was well grounded and very well structured, but still challenging. You can’t grow without a challenge.

This article has been constructed by Megan Baker from an AIB interview. The very best has been done to accurately reflect the thoughts and opinions of the participant. 

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