John Mullin studied a Master in Management at EBS Universität in Germany
Why did you choose this institution and course?
I chose EBS for various reasons - the foremost being its reputation as a respected European institution. I also liked its proximity to Frankfurt, which gave me access to many companies and the opportunity to network with professionals in the finance and consulting industries.
What did the programme involve?
I was able to tailor the Masters degree according to my interests. This meant that I could balance courses from finance and management, resulting in a well-rounded curriculum.
The consulting field study was particularly interesting as I worked on a project for DB Schenker, taking all of the theoretical concepts that I'd learned and applying them to a real-life situation.
How did the programme help to prepare you for employment?
It gave me access to the EBS alumni network, while I also acquired knowledge from colleagues who had already gained work experience. The access to large firms was unprecedented, and through networking events I received professional advice on a higher level than during my Bachelors degree.
What advice would you give to those considering postgraduate study abroad?
Look at a variety of programmes and visit prospective schools before making your decision. When I visited EBS, I knew immediately that I could thrive there.
Another consideration is the possibility of a double degree. I can now complete an invaluable economics degree in China with only one additional semester of study.