UK University Help With Course + Uni Choose?
I am in my last year of high school in an IB school.
I would like to go to the UK (I live in Italy) for university and study
Business Management and East Asian Studies,
or Business Management and Japanese.
I am looking for a good university in the UK but can’t find any besides Sheffield.
Please help me or suggest universities that offer similar courses.
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Dean Cortez answers:
I’m not going to search for an obscure course for you – mostly because I’m about to go to bed – I just wanted to say the Sheffield is a great city and uni. Of course you should keep searching to check all your options but if that looks like the best one for you then it is worth applying to.
Asians and MBA of Managements…..Would you seriously work for one?
Okay, first of all, I’m not being racist here, as I am an asian male myself. I have been accepted at one of the ivy business schools and about to start working on my MBA. It’s a great school with lots of opportunities, but I am still skeptical of my job prospects upon graduating, simply because I am asian.
I just don’t see many Asians in management (other than those who started their own businesses like the Yahoo CEO). And my friend (who’s white), who works at Goldman Sachs has personally told me that the bottom tier is filled with asian financial analysts because they’re good at math, but the top management are all white males. Even the asians with Harvard MBAs don’t usually make it to senior management.
If that’s the case, then my MBA wouldn’t really raise my salary THAT much if I am concentrating in management.
But seriously though, what are the management job prospects of asian men?
Dean Cortez answers:
Your MBA will help you develop business skills that can be utilized in a number of capacities. This is one of the values of the MBA degree in general.
I cannot speak to the labor market for Asian MBAs, but I would not be surprised to find fewer opportunities available. In much of the literature, there is talk of the glass ceiling that still exists for women and minorities. Even as women and minorities become increasingly skilled, the top-level positions remain dominated by white men. The situation is complicated by stereotypes and the expectations that come with that.
For example, women are expected to be docile. Managers are expected to be assertive. If a woman is too assertive she is seen in a negative light, however, if she is not assertive enough she will be seen as ineffective. Its the classic lose-lose and I suspect the same challenges would face other minority managers. That said, there are still opportunities available to you.
In response to your question “would you work for one?” The answer is absolutely! I have struggled to overcome my own internal prejudices and stereotypes and this process has taught me that there is something to learn from everybody. I will work for any effective manager.
Good luck in your program and your future career!
depressed from school?
so i go to university of toronto to a really good business management coop program, im still in first year. but the only this is, more than half my classes are math and i am TERRIBLE in math! im the more HR and marketing person than i am the finance or accounting. so now i feel so screwed, ive been crying frequently because i just dont know what to do…whether to drop the program..keep it, switch schools, i have NO idea!
it really doesnt help when you’re surrounded by asians all the time (not to be racist) but they are so smart and always initimidate me, i just feel liek i dont belong there.
any advice on how to approach the situation?
Dean Cortez answers:
Go talk to your adviser. Are you just going to keep having to take math classes? If so, sounds like you should switch majors. Is this it for math? Then buckle down, get yourself a tutor, and get through it.
Personal statement???? how should i end it?
My grandparents are successful entrepreneurs owning a chain of Chinese restaurants and a factory producing soya bean products in Scotland. Therefore from early childhood, I was exposed to a business related environment. I enjoy the many challenges of running a business; however I realised that a business evolves and problems arise through economic cycles. Hence unless I get a good grounding in Business Studies at university I would not be able to meet these challenges. More importantly, at school I enjoy Business studies, Economics and Art which I took for my A-Levels and Mathematics for my AS. I think these subjects’ compliments each other really well and will bring great advantages to my Higher Education in Business. I believe having a good understanding in Economics will be a good foundation for Business, also my interest in Art enables me to be innovative and think ‘outside the box’ which is one of the key elements in Business Studies. A good understanding in Maths will also benefit me from further education in Business as managing finance is a fundamental part in the subject. I took Business Management in standard grade and A-Level; it has always been my strongest subject and the subject which I enjoy the most. So I wish to continue my enthusiasm in the subject at university.
I am currently completing the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (CIOBS) qualification, which is really beneficial to my further studies in business and helped me to understand the workings of the banking industry(I.e. how the market customers, how the banking industry evolved and the financial side of it.) I am fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin which I believe is a great advantage since the Asian market is growing rapidly and by speaking the language and having a good understanding of their cultures will be very valuable for understanding International business.
In August 2007, I was presented with the opportunity to work as a full time “Administrative Assistant” for Capital Artists Ltd, a venture division of SCMP group in Hong Kong. The company dealt some of the biggest names in the Hong Kong and International music industry. My main responsibility within the company was to ensure there were no copyright infringements on songs owned by the company. This job opportunity also helped me to improve my communication skills as I had to establish a working relationship with my boss and other employees who were more mature and knowledgeable than me. In addition, provided me with a deeper insight of the music industry – its inner workings and evolving problems. During my work experience I was able to apply my knowledge of Business Studies into real life situations and problems such as strategic planning.
Having the position as a House prefect and Art Reputation at school, I’ve learnt the importance responsibility and developed a good communication skill as I was given tasks to fulfil and had to find ways of bonding and taking care of younger students. Being a black belt (1st Dan) in Karate has taught me to be really hard working and ambitious.
Dean Cortez answers:
Condense it somewhat. You mention the word “business” ten times in the first paragraph. Too many. Rephrase, and reduce your statements to bullet points – just the most important elements. Group your info under basic headings: Education, Work Experience, Achievements To Date, and Future Goals. Include some info about your own personal strengths, and also pastimes and hobbies.
Sample CVs at http://www.cvtips.com/CV_example.html
No. 5 was the one I liked best
See Examples 2 and 6
Perhaps finish with your statement on Objectives (your future goals)
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