More about Floros
What route did you take into MBA study?
I had completed my first degree in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, obtaining a Master’s degree. Following this, I worked for 5 years as a Sales & Marketing Manager with a chemicals company focussing on the B2B side. Following this, I decided that an MBA was the next step to boost my career.
When choosing a postgraduate degree, what did you consider it important to have?
For me it was a solid curriculum and a great reputation. Both of which were offered by Nottingham Business School.
Why did you choose to study the NBS MBA and what did you enjoy about it?
I found that the NBS MBA complemented my engineering background, it was a natural fit. I really wanted more business and leadership exposure which I felt the NBS MBA offered me. In addition, the MBA was well structured, organised and had a great reputation around the world.
The particular modules that I enjoyed and found useful in my future career were, Marketing, Corporate Strategy and Change Management. I have found myself using the theories and concepts learned here throughout my career.
Do you feel that your course prepared you for the world of work?
Yes definitely. The MBA helped me specifically in understanding issues and developing my personal skills in the areas of strategy (corporate and competitive), international marketing and operations management.
What were the main differences you noticed about yourself from when you first joined NBS to when you graduated?
For me it was my understanding of the basic notions in theory and how to link them in practice. In addition, I would definitely say I dramatically improved my research skills.
What is your current job title and role?
I am a Business Director for a company in the energy industry.
What are your short, medium and long term career plans?
In the short and medium term I wish to continue working as I am now at the executive level. In the long term, I want to ensure I have designed my retirement plan!
What did you find the main career benefit to doing the NBS MBA?
The MBA course helped me to differentiate myself from my competitors and also to apply for senior job positions which without the MBA I wouldn’t have been able to.