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Ada Stamopoulou

"The professors provided us with real-world examples of how the concepts we were learning in class were being applied in the business world."
Graduation year
2010

Ada is now Business Development Manager at Arthur Hellas S.A. Greece.

What attracted you to studying your course at Surrey?

Instead of having lectures where the professors did most of the talking, we were encouraged to participate and give our own opinions on topics. Because I earned my undergraduate degree at Surrey Business School, I knew I'd receive personal attention from the Faculty - that is one of the reasons I decided to stay on at Surrey for my master's degree.
 

What key skills did Surrey Business School provide you for the world of work?

The MSc in International Financial Management has given me invaluable experience working through real-life business problems. The professors provided us with real-world examples of how the concepts we were learning in class were being applied in the business world. These connections showed us that we were learning practical skills we would use in our careers.

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Ada Stamopoulou

What were the specifics positives about studying at the University of Surrey that stand out for you?

The course offering was diverse and covered subject areas including accounting, finance, quantitative methods, international corporate governance and business management. The programme drew together a great variety of students from across the globe. The multi-national community of Surrey Business School is great because people from different parts of the world bring different opinions, thoughts and ideas.
 

How did your courses at Surrey prepare you for your chosen career?

I utilise many of the skills I learned from in the courses in my profession as a Business Development Manager. I am responsible for the overall development and execution of the firm's strategic marketing plan which includes implementing efficient strategies and analysing retail data and provided efficient strategies for brand. I simply couldn't ask for more than I gained from the course and I can't say enough about the ongoing support I still receive from my former professors when I reach out for advice or an opinion.

 

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