Meet Jeppe, a student from BSc in International Business

Why did I choose my programme?
I chose International Business based on two primary reasons. Firstly, I was aware that the IB program houses an abundance of ambitious and talented students. I wanted to be included in that group to push my academic development as far as I could. Secondly, I have always believed that the world of business is converging toward increasingly more internationally standardized practices which is why I praise and place great value on the international perspective that we take on business at IB.

What do I like the best?
To me, being a student in the IB program truly facilitates the steepest learning curve for you, academically and career-wise. Mostly I cherish the great student organizations and the large exposure to large international companies, that is made available for you as a student in the IB program.

What do I think is difficult?
The transition to life at university was difficult for me. I thought the structure of university teaching, especially at IB, to be very cynical. This feeling especially arose from lots of individual work, limited lectures held in groups of 200 students, and limited personal interactions/feedback from professors. Studying at university entails great freedom and flexibility, but naturally also great personal responsibility. You truly become the master of your own future. 

What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
From the outside, it can be hard to grasp the academic difficulty of courses, the reading load, and the general structure of learning at university. The reason for this is that it genuinely differs for each student. Therefore, I wish that I had known that there exists no definitively correct way to structure your learning journey at university, it is about tailoring and adapting the structure that uniquely fits you and your ambitions.

What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
I am currently working in a management consulting firm part-time. My wish is to continue full-time afterward and possibly continue my learning journey at CBS with a master’s degree.

If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
Remember that life has more to offer than good grades and a prestigious career. Whilst the positives largely outweigh the negatives in being surrounded by such driven and talented peers at IB, the collective discourse at the program can, if you let it, become unhealthy. Pushing my own limits motivates me greatly, but it is easy to get tunnel-visioned in this program, which is why it is refreshing to occasionally be reminded that life has much more to offer. So: be ambitious, disciplined, and driven, but remember to reflect on your decisions. 

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