“I undertook the Cambridge Executive MBA to broaden my business horizons, develop stronger leadership qualities and open up future career options. My personal coach on the programme helped me plan and organise the transition from consulting to industry at a senior level.”
Applying skills acquired
“Having successfully completed the programme I was qualified to interview for a position at Novartis. The confidence I gained also spurred me on to apply for this senior role. The interview consisted of a broad skillset assessment that I would have failed prior to completing the programme as knowledge in finance and accounting was tested. In my new role I continually use both the leadership and team interaction skills I acquired. The format of the programme – delivered during a Friday and Saturday – was also important as it fitted better with my busy consulting schedule.”
Fran holds a BSc from Newcastle University and had been working in pharmaceutical consulting at IMS Health for 10 years when she embarked upon the programme.