5 Minutes with MBA Graduate Scott Langford
MBA Graduate Scott Langford took some time to chat with us about the benefits of undertaking a fast-tracked MBA, how he managed to juggle his time, and the benefits he’s seen in his professional life since completing his MBA.
What appealed to you about the AIB MBA?
Balancing the requirements of a full-time professional role, I needed something that would fit with my work schedule. I was very pleased that I was able to fit my MBA in around my career commitments. The condensed format, the weekend sessions, allowed me to really soak in the knowledge – and the workplace-based learning really consolidated the concepts for each topic
How did you find the relevance of the course content?
The content of the subjects that I completed during my MBA was very relevant to my day-to-day work, and I found that as I went through each topic I was able to apply the ideas into my work immediately – which in my eyes is a great return on investment.
How did you find it, managing full time work and study commitments?
It’s a challenge to juggle full time work and the requirements of study but the structure of the programme meant that I was able to do my assignment, prepare for the exam and still have a social life outside of study and work – which I really appreciated.
Do you have a highlight from your MBA experience with AIB?
I was very pleased to find out that I’d been the recipient of a Merit Award for the marks I was able to achieve throughout the MBA. I attribute a lot of that to the support of my colleagues at work, my family, and also to the teaching staff and the structure of the programme which really suited my learning style and enabled me to excel.
Has your professional life changed since completing your MBA?
Finishing my MBA, it gave me a very solid business credential – and it was a part of my being head-hunted into a new and exciting role within my industry. I’m grateful for the professional opportunities provided to me by the completion of my MBA.
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.