Studying an MBA - Testimonial from Alumni James Mitford
CQU Alumni James Mitford talks about his experiences studying a Master of Business Administration online.
It's not necessarily the content you'll learn from the course, but the flexible learning and teamwork
I chose to study my MBA at CQUniversity because I've done a previous Masters in Engineering Management and I was just transitioning role at work into more of a continuous improvement roll more so than engineering. So I was looking for some sort of theory that could help me practically change into that new role.
I feel like on the job, training was gonna give me one sort of aspect behind I guess the skills that I learnt, but I wanted to get the theory practically, through like study as well to help support that the practical learning so they both got merged them really well together where everything I was learning at the time at CQUniversity was also what I was physically doing at work, so it was. It was really practical.
The online learning platform was really powerful and beneficial for the way that I like to learn and the combination of assessments that come with that as well, is the way that I like to learn.
I enjoyed online learning and the flexibility just to be able to balance my home and work life so young children working full time, traveling for work and then still being able to study. The online learning platform allows me to maintain that the work life balance and continue to keep learning.
My MBA has helped me in my current role a lot in the fact that I've been able to learn the theoretical side of organizational transformation and continuous improvement and different leadership styles.
it's not necessarily the content you'll learn from the course, but the flexible learning and teamwork, especially with the way how COVID has taken work life now, where we've got people working remotely or flexibly, communication’s critical.
At CQUniversity I definitely felt supported by the wider University campus and support staff.
The CQUniversity teaching staff being available made me feel like that you know, I'm not in this on my own. I'm here with a range of people that are there to support me through my learning and just being able to contact them when I guess on needed contact took a lot of stress out of my home life as well.