“The MPhil has been an unforgettable experience, made special by an incredible environment created by the Business School, the College and the whole University. The programme hosts a great diversity of students, from different backgrounds and nationalities that will definitely shape you as a person and as a professional for the rest of your life. The programme is stimulating and comprises in-class discussions with top-class professors and students that kept me engaged until my last day.
“Every day, either in class or within the Business School, there are plenty of opportunities to grow and learn about the topics that most intrigue you. I have personally been able to learn about the consulting industry by participating in dedicated events and meeting people with strong experience in the field. In addition, the material covered in class was always up-to-date as lecturers are leaders in their respective fields and work, on a daily basis, using the concepts that they teach.
“The programme has helped me integrate my technical engineering background with a strong business sense. This has allowed me to create a complete, well-rounded, and solid profile needed to thrive as a strategy consultant. Yet, I am sure that the widely applicable management skills and knowledge gained throughout the programme will help me thrive in many other roles, should I wish to change my career plans.
“The University-wide environment, including its Colleges, constantly provided me with the support needed to overcome both personal and academic challenges. Such an environment also gives you the opportunity to interact and learn from top-notch students attending different courses. This is not only inspiring but also helped me grow my network beyond the boundaries of my discipline, making me ready to dive into the working world. You soon realise that the Cambridge community is exceptional and perfect to make the most of your time here, delivering the experience of a lifetime.”
Tommaso was born and raised in Italy and moved to the UK for his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated with Honours and ranked first among the whole Engineering cohort. After various work experiences in the automotive and energy industries, he decided to join the MPhil in Management course in 2020 to pursue a career in management consultancy. Upon graduation, Tommaso returned to Italy and joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Milan, where he now works as a strategy consultant.