Esteri Arungah, BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management and MSc Global Operations and Service Management graduate discusses her time studying at Aston University.
Why did you choose Aston University to study MSc Global Operations and Service Management?
I chose to study MSc Global Operations and Service Management at Aston University because through researching I found that they are one of the only universities in the UK that offers a postgraduate course that isn’t solely focused on Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Why this was important to me was because I’d studied Logistics and Supply Chain Management for my undergraduate degree and through doing so, realised I was drawn towards the world of Operations Management.
What did you enjoy about your course?
I thoroughly enjoyed the structure of the course, in regard to both the mandatory and optional modules offered. Personally, the combination of the mandatory modules and the optional modules I picked all seemed to intertwine and align with each other, therefore, focusing my learning on operations management.
What is special about Aston University?
I’d have to say, Aston University’s unique approach regarding the delivery of the Global Operations and Service Management course.
The teaching of the course goes beyond the typical school teaching as it incorporates the opportunity to undertake a study abroad programme or work placement thereby, allowing students to put into practice what they’ve learnt in the classroom consequently, gaining a deeper understanding of the subject & industry.
What did you like about living in Birmingham?
Well, I came back for my masters didn’t I!
Honestly, what’s not to love about living smack in the middle of a city within close proximity to shopping outlets, various restaurants & the advantage of being located in the middle of England.
What are your plans once you have graduated from Aston University?
After graduating I intend to return back to my home country, Kenya and hopefully find a job position as an Operations Consultant.
What advice would you give to someone who is interested in studying MSc Global Operations and Service Management at Aston University?
Apply, Apply, Apply! The business world is on a constant evolution and companies must strive to evolve at par if they are to remain competitive, therefore, if you have an interest in the industry purse a MSc in Global Operations Management as it’ll be the best decision you could make for your career.
After studying both your undergraduate and postgraduate degree at Aston University what advice would you give to a current Aston undergraduate student thinking about studying for a masters with Aston University?
I have had the absolute pleasure of being an Aston student for both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and so, my advice to a current Aston undergraduate student would be to ensure that they fully immerse themselves in the masters experience which I believe includes attending various events organised by course departments, engaging with your course cohort and taking advantage of the many opportunities that the University offers as I’ve learnt that pursuing a masters goes beyond just the classroom.