Business School

Purity Laird

Purity Laird,


Purity found that the topics covered during her studies coincided with the issues she was working on in her professional role, which she says made the learning experience more exciting and applicable. In fact, she says she found her evening studies to be enjoyable even after a long day at the office. During her studies, Purity had the opportunity to research and complete her dissertation on the unique subject of natural capital accounting, or monetising the effects of climate change. This kind of specialised research allowed Purity to align her dissertation directly to her future career goals. “That was more of an interesting path for me to take and to challenge myself.” Though she could independently apply much of her existing knowledge to her studies, Purity said the available online support was incredibly helpful. Receiving this support, as well as having a clear picture of her own academic goals, were key to Purity’s success on the programme. “I think you have to know in yourself what you want to get out of it. So if you already know what goals you have and what infrastructure you need, laying that out for yourself and making it clear to yourself then makes it really easy.”

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Laila Machado, Brazil

“After this course, I have the tools to better explain myself and to give the best arguments. I can contribute better to marketing plans or communication plans.’’

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Sumit Ahuja, India

Sumit Ahuja graduated in 2010 with a Masters in Finance (Investment and Securities). He has used the truly international nature of LSBF to get ahead in the world of international finance, as an Equity Derivatives Analyst for Citi Group.

Carolina Duran Silva

Carolina Duran Silva, Mexico

Carolina Duran Silva is studying full-time for an MBA. She is still working on her dissertation, but has already started work as Finance Controller for Nestle's Nespresso brand in Mexico. She credits her LSBF experience with helping her develop the negotiation skills she uses daily in a global company.

Anna Paterlini

Anna Paterlini, Italy

Anna Paterlini trained as an archaeologist and was working full-time when she decided to make a career change.

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