Utilities Engineering Lead
Wouter chose to pursue an MBA to broaden his knowledge beyond the engineering discipline and viewed it as a personal challenge and a way to continue learning, rather than being solely driven by career considerations.
He decided to enrol with Alliance Manchester Business School due to his previous positive experience of graduating as a Chemical Engineer from UMIST. The Manchester Global MBA’s 18-month accelerated pathway, which offered part-time global learning and workshops, fit well with his family life and the demands of his work on a petrochemical megaproject.
His MBA experience with AMBS was highly informative and challenging, aligning closely with his goals. He appreciated that most assignments required linking course concepts to real-world job scenarios, allowing him to apply the knowledge directly to his work and make a positive impact. The management tools acquired during the program enabled him to approach projects and processes more holistically and find practical solutions to complex problems.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of his entire MBA journey was the extensive network he built. Meeting people from diverse backgrounds and nations, all driven by the same passion for learning and sharing, left a lasting impression on him. He emphasized the value of tapping into this network, as it significantly enriched his experience.
Since completing the MBA with AMBS, his career has progressed significantly. He is about to embark on a new phase of his career in the United Kingdom, presenting increased challenges and opportunities to influence his organization at regional and global levels. The Manchester Global MBA not only provided him with practical management skills but also reignited his ability to continuously learn, which he considers the most valuable takeaway from the program.
He also expressed gratitude to the AMBS Singapore team, as the negotiation skills he acquired during the MBA helped him secure reimbursement for the course fees from his company.