Course studied: BA (Hons) Business
The course’s focus on employability has massively supported my career, as I’ve entered the labour market with highly relevant skills, transferable experience, and ultimately the confidence to succeed.
More about Omar
Omar is a first-class BA (Hons) Business graduate, who notably achieved an exceptional first grade in his research project, which he later published in an academic journal, earning him the NBS Academic Excellence Award. Currently, Omar is a Data & Insights Intern at Sage and is pursuing an MSc in Management, as well as an international career in management consulting.
Why did you choose your course?
I chose the BA (Hons) Business course as it offered the opportunity to be exposed to all areas of business, which was very attractive to me as I was unsure of which specialism I wanted to pursue.
What has stood out about Nottingham Business School?
Honestly, just the amount of support and belief that the faculty invest in you, when you show your drive to learn and succeed on the course. I had several influential mentors at NBS and, without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today – they are all absolutely brilliant!
How would you rate the course facilities and why?
100/10! NBS provides all of the resources and facilities that students require to succeed – students just need to be proactive and use them.
What is your favourite thing about your course?
The fact that the course has a strong focus on employability, as it means all students can confidently graduate from NBS, knowing they have the skills and knowledge to succeed in business.
Have you had the option to personalise your course and experience at Nottingham Business School?
Yes, the main opportunity was within my research project; I was able to conduct research on an area I was interested in, and collaborate with a company I was interested in.
Have you had the opportunity to get involved in any volunteering projects?
Yes. During my first year, I was a Team Leader in the Institute of Director’s £10 Challenge. I led my team to develop a venture called “KO Cancer”, securing us second place in the challenge, as well as the Student Innovation Award. We also featured in an Institute of Director’s magazine article, and in a Newark Advertiser article.
Did you gain any work experience during your course?
Yes. I held a 13-month industrial placement with BMW Group as a Workforce Analytics Intern, within which I was able to develop my data analytics skills and lead international analytics projects.
How has your course supported your career so far?
Again, the course’s focus on employability has massively supported my career, as I’ve entered the labour market with highly relevant skills, transferable experience, and ultimately the confidence to succeed.
What are your career ambitions moving forward?
Well, I’m totally motivated by creating value. The ways I have learned to do that, throughout my business degree, are by making things more efficient, more sustainable, more ethical, and generally by just solving problems!
So, with that in mind, the ideal career for me is management consulting; a pathway absolutely synonymous with problem solving, working with people, and being a leader – all things I am professionally engaged by.
In the meantime, I’m working towards my MSc in Management, aiming to achieve the best overall performance award and best dissertation award once again. After that’s all tied off, the international management consulting career begins.