Why did I choose my programme?
When I finished high school, I originally wanted to study international business. However, during my two gap years, I worked at one company, which used modern IT-systems, and another which didn’t. This gave me a practical insight into how influential IT is on organisations, as the difference in operational efficiency between the two was enormous. I therefore realised the need to, and potential of, digitising organisations, which led to me finding the Digital Management programme.
What do I like the best?
I like that many courses have quite a broad theoretical scope, and that you are then able to specialise by picking a particular case that interests you the most. The extensive use of cases also helps the programme to always remain up to date, and thus relevant.
I also really like the interdisciplinary nature of the programme, since it gives you a wide range of master’s programmes to choose from.
What do I think is difficult?
In the beginning, I found it quite stressful that most grades are based on only one written assignment or examination, since it makes it difficult to know what grade to expect. This was also exacerbated by the fact that I had not studied at university or in Denmark before. It has, however, been very helpful to have access to old assignments and examinations since they provide guidance and something to compare your own performance to.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
How nice and cooperative everyone is. If you, for example, are unable to attend a class, there are always people who are happy to share their notes.
That university, in comparison to high school, requires you to be more proactive in your learning process, especially in the sense that it is more up to you to figure out what is important to understand and to then prioritise your time accordingly.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
I will probably enroll in a master’s degree at CBS and continue to pursue a career in management or tech consulting.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
Be pragmatic when prioritising your time - it is, for example, not strictly necessary to attend every single class, especially if you have a long commute.