More about Antonio
What route did you take into postgraduate study?
I studied an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Economics at Nottingham Trent University.
Did you have any work experience?
Prior to the start of my Master's I worked full time at Specsavers Finance where I was employed as a Financial Analyst. I worked closely with my manager and colleagues to analyse partner accounts across the United Kingdom.
When choosing a master’s degree, what did you consider it important to have?
For me it was recognised accreditation, a multicultural environment, work-based learning, employment opportunities and a good ranking. All of which was offered by NBS.
What were your reasons for studying a master’s degree and why did you choose Nottingham Business School?
I chose Nottingham Business School as I had already achieved my undergraduate degree there and I was aware of the level of professionalism and dedication every member of the school puts into the courses and students.
My reasons for studying MSc Digital Marketing were to be able to pursue a more creative career path. As I studied Business Management and Economics and then worked in a finance role, I came to the realisation that such numerical career was not the path for me.
Why did you choose to study MSc Digital Marketing and what did you enjoy about it?
I decided to study MSc Digital Marketing as every industry is progressively becoming more digitally orientated. I am also very engaged with social media and believed that this course would allow me to pursue my interest in the industry.
Some of the key features for me were the modules as well as the different options available to students to gain practical work experience. For example, in my final semester I chose to do the Consultancy Project option as it allows me to gain valuable work experience for my future as well as allowing me to keep my part-time job.
I do believe that I will become more employable as I know how well recognised NBS is in the United Kingdom and abroad, most notably NBS’ recent AACSB Accreditation.
Describe what your classes are like and how they differ from your undergraduate experience?
All my classes were very practical as they consisted of seminars instead of lectures. This allowed for the course to be debate led and most importantly interactive. It was great to be able to question module leaders during our seminars.
What do you think sets Nottingham Business School apart from other business schools or colleges?
What sets NBS apart from other business schools or colleges is the importance it places on providing its students with valuable work experience during their degree.
I would most definitely recommend studying at Nottingham Business School to future students.
Have you benefited from the services provided by the Employability Team?
I have benefited from the university’s dedicated Employability Team as they provided me with key insights into how to structure my CV and cover letters.
What clubs, societies or other activities have you been involved in at Nottingham Trent University?
I have been part of NTU’s Men’s Volleyball 1st Team. I have also worked as a Higher Education Officer for NTU Sport and a Student Ambassador for Nottingham Business School.
How have you found moving to and living in Nottingham?
I have enjoyed living in Nottingham. Everyone is very polite and kind and all students are very welcoming. Living here has indeed improved my English language skills!
I found moving to Nottingham effortless due to it being a great student city. Living here has been fantastic as it is perfectly positioned in the middle of England and is not as big or hectic as other cities such as London or Manchester.
Nottingham provides students with activities every single day, from historical locations to amazing nights out.
What advice would you give someone who is thinking about applying for the programme?
My advice to someone who is thinking about applying for the program is to do it! I would 100% recommend applying for a Master’s program at Nottingham Business School. I would advise all new students to thoroughly research their desired course by learning all there is about it online and most importantly by attending an Open Day event if possible.
What are your short term and long term career plans?
Nottingham Business School equipped me with the key skills needed for me to follow and achieve my career goals. Having obtained an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Economics and now an MSc in Digital Marketing I know I possess a well-rounded insight in to the business world. My long-term career plans are to one day start my own business and I know NBS has aided me in developing the skills needed to achieve this.
Finally, in one sentence, how would you describe your experience of studying a master’s degree at NBS?
Efficient and to the point with the help of a great team of professionals and endless resources.