My enrolling for an MBA program was the result of my passion for Business Analysis and the desire to pursue a career as a business analyst. I saw the MBA program as a suitable platform to equip me with essential skills, fundamental knowledge and rich overview of organisational development and business solutions. It is crucial that one acquires an in-depth understanding of the various facets of an organisation in order to analyse, evaluate and implement solutions which will optimise the overall performance of the organisation. Such facets include, among others Strategic Marketing, Financial Resources Management, Business Operations Management, Leadership and Change Management, Strategic Project Management, Strategic Human Resources Management and Managing Strategies.
Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Botswana Accountancy College’s Executive MBA stood out for me from the numerous MBAs I encountered when researching on the MBA which would meet my requirements. Upon enrolment I set a personal goal to not only graduate with a distinction, but to graduate top of my class as well. I knew I would need intense commitment and a high level of personal discipline to achieve such a feat. As a practicing Christian, I also knew that I would need to rely heavily on God to see me through. I wrote down my goals in a prayer journal which I also dubbed “My War Room”. I also found it necessary to rearrange my priorities, accepting that some aspects of my life would need to suffer in order for me to successfully complete the program, let alone to achieve the goals I had set for myself. My scholastic journey was further bolstered by joining a team of individuals with common interest, so as we may spur each other on. I must hasten to point out however, that all the afore going would have counted for naught had the Botswana Accountancy College not so generously provided a conducive learning environment with easy access to learning resources 24/7, including on public holidays! The lecturers were selflessl
prompt with invaluable assistance whenever we sought guidance.
I now aspire for a career as a business analyst in a financial institution, especially one with an organizational culture that prioritises innovation and equips its employees with capabilities to excel in delivering exceptional customer service. I am greatly humbled that God enabled me to attain both of my goals which is a step closer to realising my dream of being a business analyst. I wish to thank all who supported and believed in me – family, SHU, BAC, LKC and the “A team”.