Job Owusu Ansah

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Owusu Ansah

Ghana

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What made you decide to do a Masters degree?
My ultimate goal is to pursue my PhD in Economics, so studying the Masters degree was the natural path to achieve this.

Why did you choose Nottingham Business School?
Nottingham Business School (NBS) has globally recognised accreditation and the international scholarship scheme they offer is very prestigious, yet achievable.

What do you feel is the best aspect about studying at Nottingham Business School?
I found that the small class size very helpful. For example, there were 7 students in our Economics group. The tutors were also supportive and kind.

Can you explain a little about your course? Is it what you expected? What do you enjoy? 
Economics can be a vague subject of study, but the lecturers made it easy and provided focus for us.
I really enjoyed the laboratory aspect of the course. Every module had a lab session where you would put your learning into practice.

The course is designed in such a way that your writing and communication skills will be improved after the course. Submitting assignments as opposed to written exams every month for each module was very challenging at the beginning, but it truly transformed my research skills.

What key skills have you developed during your studies?
All my assignments were based on critical evaluation. This meant I really developed my critical thinking ability. My writing skills have improved and my communication skills are developed to a much higher level as well.

In Semester Three, what option did you pick to do as part of your ‘Major Project’ and why?
I chose Business Research Project (BRP) because I wanted to pursue my PhD. For that I needed to further develop my research skills.

In my BRP, I discuss about financial aid given by donor countries and their impact on recipients’ countries. As a prospective PhD student, the BRP provided me with the first-hand experience to start my research next year.

Did you get involved with any other activities in Nottingham Business School?
I took part in the Global Responsibility Week and the Thinkubator Challenge.

How does Nottingham Business School provide you with support, advice and guidance?
Every student had an academic mentor and the Employability Team is always there to give you support if you are looking for a part-time or full-time job. These are two of the support groups I used during my time at NBS.

What do you think about Nottingham as a city for students?
I like to call Nottingham a student city, as it is full of young people. You don’t have to worry about anything because people are accustomed to international students and they are always ready to help you and treat you like a local.

How has the Masters degree differed from your undergraduate experience?
My Masters degree was much more focused on practice. It prepared and equipped me for the world of work.

How has the course influenced your future plans or career aspirations?
My plan is to become an economist and NBS has instilled confidence in me to achieve my goal.

What advice would you give to students considering studying at Nottingham Business School?
I wish I could become a Masters student again! I recommend that students participate in all the workshops organised at the school because they definitely shape your personality.

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