Why did I choose my programme?
Choosing the right programme was not an easy task. I spent hours reading and comparing a handful of programmes but somehow, I always ended up reading about Digital Management. I took this as a serious indicator that this was the programme for me, so I took the leap. Looking back, it made total sense as I have always had an interest for business and innovation and nowadays those two are rarely successful without being digital in one way or another.
What do I like the best?
I enjoy the extensive use of real-world cases, making DM feel relevant and useful in its entirety, although it may sometimes be difficult to see the connection between all the courses. In addition, I like the great amount of group work during the first year which also helped me a lot to settle into the new way of studying because I had someone to share the struggles with immediately.
What do I think is difficult?
In upper secondary school I was used to have plenty of assignments and tests throughout the year that was all graded which either gave a sense of comfort or a reminder to focus. Transitioning to university where we only get one grade at the end of the semester, it is difficult to know how well you’re actually doing at any given time before that.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
I read and listened to everything available about DM but if I should mention one thing I was curious about but never searched the answers for, then it would be information about how much programming is actually involved during the first year and what the exams are like.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
After finishing my programme, I will most likely continue my studies and enrol in a master’s programme. However, I am not sure about any of the details yet. Thankfully I still have some time to decide that.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
I would tell myself to prioritise courses that I find more difficult than others instead of spending an equal amount of time on all of them. During the 2nd semester this would’ve come in handy for me regarding the course in microeconomics. I spent a lot of time studying for that exam and I know for sure that I would have been in a better position if I had prioritized my time differently throughout the semester.