Alexandros Iosifidis
I believed it would be the best programme to suit my needs – that is, combining theoretical and practical elements without requiring the level of professional experience needed for the MBA programme. I was also keen to gain a strong foundation in skills I could use in the marketplace later on.

Studying MSc Management at Imperial

Why did you decide to study MSc Management and why specifically at the Business School?

I believed it would be the best programme to suit my needs – that is, combining theoretical and practical elements without requiring the level of professional experience needed for the MBA programme. I was also keen to gain a strong foundation in skills I could use in the marketplace later on.

Imperial College London’s reputation places it indisputably among the leading academic institutions in the world. Combine this with the 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) results for Imperial College Business School plus the central London location and it turns out it is not a hard choice to make!

What do you think makes the MSc Management programme at Imperial College Business School stand out from other similar programmes?

Reputation and location aside, the Business School’s MSc Management programme benefits from the quality of the academic personnel and their world-class research. The Business School also has close ties with industry and a strong alumni community. It is not uncommon for graduates to use these networks to advance their careers. In my view, these are critical points that differentiate the Business School from its competitors.

What was the most important thing you learnt on the programme?

How to communicate effectively. Whether it is receiving information or expressing your view, the MSc Management programme will require active participation in order to reap the full benefits of it.

What is it like to live and study in London?

Living and studying in London gives you the opportunity to combine London’s social life with the strong reputation of its academic institutions. Furthermore, you are in the financial heart of Europe. Chances are that you will come across quite a few career opportunities during your time here. This is a unique advantage that only few cities in the world can provide.

How would you describe the community at Imperial?

The community at Imperial is more than people working at the same place. Tutors, students and staff do their best to accomplish their given tasks. You will find no closed doors here. Everyone will help you if they can.

Advice to prospective students

What advice would you give to someone considering the MSc Management programme?

If you can commit yourself to a rigorous programme, this is your opportunity. MSc Management at the Business School combines everything: know-how, strong academic reputation, close business ties and a well designed structure so you can get the most out of it.

Role
MSc Management 2009
Nationality
Greece
Undergraduate education :

BA International and European Economic and Political Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Employment prior to studying at Imperial College Business School :

Marketing and Business Development, Interform S.A., Thessaloniki, Greece

Employment after studying at the Business School :

Interform S.A., Thessaloniki, Greece