Amanda Tucker graduated from the Global Part-time MBA in 2017 and relocated from Singapore to London to join a new consulting firm.
Amanda Tucker, Global MBA 2017
Current role: Associate Director, Mazars, UK
Pre-MBA role: Associate Director - Valuation, EY, Singapore
“I work for Mazars, a fast-growing professional services firm present in 79 countries. My current title is Associate Director and I am based in London. While my title is the same as before my MBA, the role is quite different. I am second in command of the UK valuation team, have more scope to develop and grow the business and am regularly consulted by other teams in the UK and overseas regarding technical valuation matters. I am excited by the opportunity to make a tangible difference to the teams I work in, in terms of client satisfaction, staff motivation, technical excellence and business performance.
“During the course of my MBA, I took the decision to move back to the UK from Singapore and also moved firms a few months after completing the final project. Studying for the MBA made me think much more about my long-term goals and career strategy. It gave me the courage to look at other opportunities and think beyond day-to-day tasks and deadlines. I definitely believe that the MBA helped differentiate me from other candidates when applying for jobs.
“Studying on top of a demanding full-time job and home life can be extremely challenging. Try to ensure you have the right support network in place to help you get through it. I also found it useful to store books, articles and assignments on my iPad, so I always had what I needed with me, without having to carry lots of heavy textbooks and files everywhere with me.
“Looking back on the Global MBA, I enjoyed the opportunity to attend classes in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Manchester; meeting people from around the world. I appreciate the international network that the MBA provided and I think that will provide me with support in my future career.”