5 Minutes with MBA Graduate Ted Botham
MBA Graduate Ted Botham took the time to discuss his experiences with AIB, his reasons for completing a specialised MBA in Human Resource Management and how completing the MBA has changed his life.
What was your motivation for completing a specialised MBA?
I consult in Human Resources, Safety and Training, primarily in the Mining and Manufacturing industry. My passion lies within Human Resources though, which is why I chose to study an MBA specialising in this field. I’ve completed previous study in Training and Occupational Health and Safety, however, I was looking for a qualification that could give me the business foundations and knowledge to pull my previous studies together.
Completing your MBA via distance learning, did you feel academically supported by AIB?
The support and communication throughout my MBA brilliant. I have studied other external programmes but I felt most supported when studying with AIB. The information was always there on time, and if I had a problem, an answer was just a phone call away.
What would you consider to be a benefit of undertaking the MBA with AIB?
Although it is a big commitment, it is only 12 months of your life and it is well worth it. The practicality of the MBA ties in to the workplace, so it can applied immediately. The MBA has also given me confidence, as now I can discuss and link my past experiences with the academic understanding I now have.
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.