Why did I choose my programme?
I choose the IB programme because I wanted a broad understanding of business economics and strategy. The fact that the IB study includes the complexities of the international business world, as is evolves and globalization increases economic dependence between countries is something I I find exiting. Also, I found the quarter structure of the study very interesting.
What do I like the best?
The best thing about IB is probably all the fellow students and social activities we get to go to. Often IB Union has a lot of fun things planned throughout the year, where you get to meet people from 2nd and 3rd year, but also get to be with your fellow students in a more relaxed environment.
What do I think is difficult?
The quarter structure can definitely be a challenge to get used to coming from your upper secondary. Further, the study environement on the IB study can feel quite competitive compared to other studies. It is important to focus on learning rather than the end result.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
That you can’t “wing it” as you maybe could in your upper secondary. The university is hard work, and you need to study in the right way to see good results. Also, that one study technique isn’t universal. What works for you in statistics might not work for you in business research methodology.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
After finishing my bachelor, I will pursue a master’s degree within strategy and finance. Eventually working within investment banking, private equity or similar.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
Relax and get to know your “new self”. Things will change when starting at the university, but don’t worry – you might feel overwhelmed but probably all your fellow students will have the same feeling.