Isabelle’s Degree Course

Hello!

SO I mentioned that my degree course is a BSc in International Business Management (IBM) however, I did not expand on it.

Why did I choose this course?

The simple answer is because it had the word “International” in the degree. Hahaha. The long answer though is because my ideal job is one that allows me to travel around the world.

So, how is it so far?

It has been about 3 months since my course first started. The modules I am doing now are all general Business School first-year modules. Economics, Business and Sustainability (this is one module, quite a mouthful, isn’t it?), Financial Accounting, Business Skills and Operations Management. These modules are done by a few different courses together ie. Business Management BSc, Accounting and Finance BSc etc. This means that some lectures could have up to a hundred or even more students. This means you could have up to a hundred or more friends! Weeeeee! The Surrey Business School building (Rik Medlik building) has lecture halls that can hold up to 300 people anyway so it’s very comfortable.

MS Building lecture theatre. Source: http://www.surreyconferences.co.uk

These modules give us a solid base for any modules that we choose from then on, and really just good knowledge to have when we are out in the real world. I was very relieved as this meant that I will do just fine even having not done subjects like Economics beforehand.

GGA Programme

I am also taking the extra Global Graduate Awards Programme in Languages. (It’s free!) Since I am taking IBM and I want to work internationally, I thought that it would be a good idea to learn a new language. I already speak Mandarin, Cantonese, English and Malay so I thought that I would learn French. Oui oui.

I am in French Stage 1 and am progressing better than I thought I would. I literally just came back from a speaking test and passed with flying colours. Ouiiiiiiiiiiii! (Heheh. Pun. ‘Cause Oui is pronounced as Wee. Get it? #lamejoke) This will really help in making me more appealing in my CV and hopefully, someday I can put it to good use. (*cough cough* Shopping in France.)

My advice though would be to choose a language that you are genuinely interested in as there are only 2 hours of contact hours per week, so to really catch up and be fluent in the language there will be a bit of self-studying. Choosing a language for the sake of it would make the self-studying torturous.

Here is a link for the GGA in languages if you want more details.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/school-literature-languages/study/global-graduate-award

P.S There is also a GGA in Sustainability if you are interested. https://www.surrey.ac.uk/centre-environment-sustainability/professional-development/global-graduate-award-sustainability

That’s it from me this week. Once again, feel free to reach out to us as we are glad to help you as much as we can.

Isabelle N.