5 Minutes With MBA Graduate Applesamy Naidoo

5 Minutes With MBA Graduate Applesamy Naidoo


An MBA Graduate at our 2014 Graduation Ceremony, Applesamy Naidoo was kind enough to speak with us about his experience as a student of the Australian Institute of Business, and how studying an MBA has changed his outlook.

What appealed to you about studying with Australian Institute of Business?

I have studied with other institutes and Universities, but I did my research prior to choosing an MBA and that’s when I found AIB. AIB has a great focus on practical concepts, and drawing new knowledge and understanding from those practical concepts. I knew that the AIB MBA was a programme that I could learn and use in my career – when I looked at the textbooks they supply to the students, I realised that you can use it immediately.

It was like that for many of my subjects, too – the Leadership course was one that I was able to use it immediately. I could go to work and look at a situation objectively, and ask questions about why the situation has occurred and what should happen next. The practical courses have changed the way I react to issues in my business.

So how did completing the MBA affect your life?

Completing the MBA gave me a bigger outlook, especially in work and my daily life, and it completely changed my behaviour, the way I conduct myself. Being in a very large globalised organisation, my studies have helped the way I conduct myself – in daily meetings, daily work streams and so forth. It creates improvement in the way I actually deliver my work.

My behaviour has changed a lot, my leadership has changed a lot, and the way I deal with people on a daily basis has also changed a lot. I have actually been told that I am a totally new person now, and I have to thank the AIB programme for that.

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

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