Nilesh Palmer
Executive MBA 2016

Why did you choose to study your programme and why specifically at Imperial College Business School?

I chose this programme as I wanted some business and marketing expertise to help me run my dental practice. The practice has a large income for a small business and I had no formal training in how to manage a business, accounts or develop a business plan.

What advice would you give to a prospective student considering studying the same programme as you?

It is a big commitment and I don’t think I was prepared for the demands on my time going into the programme. However, as you are working in conjunction with being on the programme, you can apply the things you learn almost immediately.

What was the Business School community like?

The cohort were great, we were all from different industries so it was refreshing to discuss ideas with those that have a different background to yourself.

What was a typical day at the Business School like?

I don’t think any day was typical. It would involve a lot of discussion, a lot of coffee and plenty of individual study.

What do you enjoy most about your work and what are the main challenges that you face?

I enjoy the clinical challenges that being a dental implant surgeon brings. Each patient has their own fears and hopes, and I try to calm them down whilst over-delivering on the final result. We have to perform many tasks from planning the surgery, executing, negotiation fees and developing trust. These are all things that the MBA has helped me to develop.

Executive MBA 2016
United Kingdom
Undergraduate education:

BDS (QMUL), MSc (UCL), MSc (GKT) Cert. Ortho (Warwick) MFGDP (UK)

Job prior to Imperial College Business School:

Self-employed Dental Surgery