“Through the personal development part of the course, I have gained clarity in terms of my own goals. I now know exactly what I want in life and for my career.”
IME Mini MBA Alumni Meerly Wang completed the course in July 2018. She has a bachelor in Professional Design and currently works as a Senior Community Manager. These are her thoughts about the course here.
Where did you hear about our course?
The director of IME was a client of mine at The Working Capitol, a co-working space I used to work for.
What made you decide to start a Mini MBA journey?
At the age of 26, I was appointed as General Manager for an Austrian company to set up a business operation in Singapore. Since then I have been holding a general managerial position for 7 years for different companies. My knowledge mainly comes from real life experience. I thought it would be good for me to have a better overview on business management and network with other people.
What was your favourite module/topic of the course?
I really enjoyed the Human Resource module as I am passionate about bringing people together to achieve greater things. The 6 styles of leadership gave me more clarity about which situations required from me to wear a certain hat or motivate/lead a certain way.
Which are your key takeaways from the course?
My key take-away is that there are many ways to solve business related obstacles. Every situation is unique, and it is important for us to have the ability to use the right tool at the right time. This course serves like a toolbox to me. After learning all different types of tools and how to use them - when you face a challenge you just have to open the toolbox and experiment with the tools!
How do you feel about the personal development part of the course - the Design Your Career (DYC) module?
I was in the middle of a career change when I joined the course. I learned so much more about myself, my strengths/weaknesses and what motivates me. This module allowed me to gain clarity on what I truly want in life and for my career. I was able to craft a "personal branding statement" that I actually used in my interviews. Of course, I got the job.
How much time did you need to invest in the course?
I used roughly 8 hours on a weekly basis.
What did you write about as a part of your final assignment?
I wrote about HR and leadership issues that was happening in my previous company. It was real-life scenarios and I am confident that with the recommendations I provided, the turnover rates for the company's staff will be at an all-time low.