5 Minutes with MBA Graduate Walter Consani
We recently spoke with MBA Graduate Walter Consani where he shared what his initial expectations were, how he utilised the flexible nature of the programme and some advice for future students.
Prior to starting the programme, what were you hoping to get out of your MBA?
Working in corporate sales and marketing in the medical industry, I wanted to become more confident in my area and I wanted to have the knowledge and skills to be able to contribute more in my company. I certainly feel I have been successful in achieving this goal following the completion of my MBA.
Did you find the MBA experience challenging and how did you manage the workload?
It was challenging at times but I was dedicated and focused throughout my studies. I would study during my lunch break, on the evenings and one day of the weekend. I found some subjects were more manageable than others, perhaps because of my experience. I found subjects like Supply Chain Management most interesting, however Finance was certainly the most difficult for me.
Did you take advantage of the flexible nature of the AIB MBA?
I decided to complete my MBA in 14 months, with a break over the Christmas period. Some students I know chose to study every second month, but studying consistently suited my personality and allowed me keep motivated and focused throughout my studies.
What advice would you offer to someone consider studying their MBA?
I would certainly recommend to read as much of the study material as possible and plan ahead for each subject by dividing your time. I was also a part of a small study group of distance learning AIB students which was great as we could bounce ideas off each other and help each other when we needed it.
This article has been constructed by Megan Baker from an AIB video interview. The very best has been done to accurately reflect the thoughts and opinions of the participant.