The Loughborough MBA

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Simon Higginson

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Commercial Director at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services

Simon Higginson Simon Higginson

He found the MBA modules very relevant to the construction sector and immediately useful in his work environment.

“The other students on the course were of varying backgrounds, both from nationality and market sector perspectives, and this improved the debate in the modules and enhanced the learning experience greatly,’’ he said.

Simon believes the MBA was a major factor in developing his own career strategy and securing his current position at another major construction company.

“I use many of the techniques and topics studied to enhance my career and improve business outcomes for my current business,’’ he added.

Simon said the MBA had helped increase his confidence in a number of areas at work, and that his final research project had been particularly useful, resulting in a presentation to the All-party Parliamentary Sustainable Aviation in the Houses of Parliament.

He has no hesitation in recommending the course to others. “My only thought now is that I should have taken the plunge to study the Loughborough MBA earlier in my career,’’ he said.