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Moncho Rey-Raposo

"I am still amazed that every single weekend I came home a little bit tired, but content, having learnt about new models; acquiring better skills to create ways of improving my day to day work."

Course
Master of Business Administration MBA
Entry year
2017

Moncho Rey-Raposo,  Research Fellow, University of Surrey, shares his experiences studying for an MBA. 

  • Why did you choose an MBA at The University of Surrey?

The connected MBA at the University of Surrey constitutes a great opportunity to learn and improve my business skills. Focusing on entrepreneurship and IT, the Executive MBA leads the way into a new world, as the job market is transitioning from the traditional white collar 9-5 office job, to the digital economy and co-working spaces. That is why I chose Surrey, because the programme is looking directly into the future, and also because of its strong background in sustainable development. 

  • Did you find you could implement what you learnt in class on the weekends at work?

Learning is one of my passions and I am still amazed that every single weekend I came home a little bit tired, but content, having learnt about new models; acquiring better skills to create ways of improving my day to day work.

  • What is the most useful skill you have learned during your time on the Surrey MBA programme so far?

Coming from a numerical background, the MBA has already taught me that business is more than mere spreadsheets or numbers. Some MBA sessions focused on Organisational Behaviour or Sustainable Development and highlighted the importance of other human aspects. This may seem obvious, but it has been an important realisation for someone like me who is so quantitatively trained. 

  • What new opportunities have you gained being at Surrey?

The most important thing I have gained is being part of such a great team of professionals, to have them as my colleagues. We already have some opportunities in which someone asked for advice or help, and the team reacted immediately. I would also like to include the professors and other personnel of the MBA in the team, and in my opinion it is a privilege to have the opportunity to work and interact with them.