Why did I choose my programme?
I chose the IB programme because I thought the quarter-course structure combined with the specific course content was interesting. Additionally, I was looking for a programme where I could combine studies with work.
What do I like the best?
I like the introductions to several areas of business and the compressed way of studying only two courses at a time. It is intense but fun to dig deep into a subject for a few weeks before moving on to the next one.
What do I think is difficult?
I think it is fairly easy to fall behind on course content since you usually only have about 6-7 weeks per course to prepare for the exam period. It is really important to start following the course and practise the material early on. The better prepared you are, the better you can follow the content presented in class.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
I would have liked to have my math skills in place. There were a few years between my upper secondary school math and IB, so I really had to hit the ground running. There is really no time to doubt, so the more prepared you come, the better.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
When I finish my Bachelor’s with IB, I believe I would prefer a few years of working before pursuing a Master’s.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
Try not to evoke unnecessary stress about grades. The pressure will come whether you like it or not. Despite going to great lengths in order to perform, you can never account for all details. When it's engaging and when you have had time to reflect and rest properly, your work becomes a lot more rewarding.