Maada Sama Foray ,
Maada began his finance career in Gambia where he initiated his ACCA qualification and found his first job at PKF. He obtained his ACCA qualification in 2009 and is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. He came to the UK in 2011 and enrolled for LSBF’s MBA programme. “The MBA developed my research abilities. Unlike the professional courses where we were asked to develop reports following specific guidelines, the MBA taught me how to introduce my own views and opinions in order to develop stronger reports. At LSBF I’ve been exposed to good lectures given by tutors with a strong experienced background with the necessary qualifications. These tutors not only knew the material well but also delivered the information in a way that all students would understand. I believe I came out of this MBA being a better professional with more confidence. Studying the MBA at LSBF taught me how to defend myself when presenting my work. The core modules taught me about Operations Management and Organisational Behaviour amongst other things, which gave me the necessary skills to take on a more senior role in a company. Studying at LSBF in London will open up lots of job opportunities when I go back to my country. There are many offers for people who have obtained a degree in the UK. After my MBA I would like to keep developing my career back in Sierra Leone working in Direct Finance, Accounting or Operations.”
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Asya Manova, Bulgaria
Asya Manova graduated from LSBF in 2013. She combined her MSc Finance and Accounting with a part-time internship at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, subsequently being rewarded with a full-time position.
Robertus Dorpmans, Netherlands
“The modules were really interesting and very applicable to my work. I like the fact it was taught by professors who came from a business environment."
Ana Alvarado, Madrid
Ana Alvarado joined LSBF EE to scale up her marketing career and found the whole experience enriching. In her own words: “The material is great, the tutors are supportive and you get to learn the subject from a global perspective.”
Youssef El Shaikh, Egypt
Although Youssef is only expected to graduate in 2014, he’s already a great example of a successful and hardworking student. Alongside his undergraduate course, he’s also one of the vice-presidents at the LSBF Student Association, where he leads several projects, events and campaigns.