Graduate profile
Florian Kiessling

Florian Kiessling

"Business thrives on relationships. The importance of network is invaluable."


Business Administration

Graduation year


What attracted you to choose the University of Surrey and to study the MBA here?
The University was attractive because it portrayed an international and multi-cultural environment and the course offerings were relevant to my career development at the time.

What were the best things about your course?
The variety of course offerings within the curriculum were well planned and divided throughout the two year course. As a part-time student I was able to apply all theoretical knowledge to my work at that time and until today.

How did you change as a person during your time as an MBA student?
I have become better equipped in analyzing complex business situations, and have developed a capacity to think more strategically and to arrive at decisions that make a larger impact to my organization. This experience has also strengthened my appreciation for team work.

What impact did the Surrey MBA have upon your career?
The MBA has prepared me to successfully and confidently undertake more roles and responsibilities at senior level.

What are your thoughts on the importance of networking? Is a strong personal network important in business?
Business thrives on relationships. The importance of network is invaluable.

What one piece of advice would you give to people considering the Surrey MBA?
Do not be afraid to share unique points of view

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