Why did I choose my programme (and CBS)?
I decided to pursue this master's programme to continue my journey with connecting business and IT. In the current pace of digitalisation worldwide, I believe that having technical skills and understanding, on top of a business background, is crucial for navigating the world and making an actual difference in the industries we decide to engage in. The Information Systems degree combines the two worlds, allowing every graduate to choose their own path no matter if it’s technical or business related.
What do I like the best?
Perhaps most importantly, the programme gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they gather immediately in their work and daily lives. This is a key aspect of relevance, as it allows students to see the tangible benefits of their education in real-time.
Another benefit of the focus on relevance is that it allows students to explore and reflect on different problems and dilemmas from a variety of perspectives.
How do I experience the difference in academic level between my bachelor and master programme?
This master's degree compared to the bachelor's is not much more difficult. However, it builds upon certain theoretical knowledge obtained previously. How each student experiences the academic level is in my opinion quite subjective, as it very much depends on what additional knowledge was obtained e.g. at work or throughout electives.
What are the biggest challenges in my programme?
It's difficult to identify specific challenges related to this programme, as it can vary depending on individual skill sets and personal interests in the various courses. What can be challenging for one student may not be for another. However, it's important to note that the programme is designed to be challenging in order to ensure that students are well-prepared for their chosen field and real-life problems, which are often complex to manage.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
I would like to have known what exactly to expect from a master's degree. While it may seem intimidating at first, it's important to remember that a master's programme is designed to build on the knowledge and skills you've already acquired through your bachelor's degree or professional experience.
For bachelor students from CBS, it's worth exploring the academic overlap between courses in order to make the most of your education. This can help you to make more informed decisions and progress quickly and efficiently through the programme.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
After completing this degree, I plan to continue my journey in the field of product management, Agile and leadership. I currently work in this domain, but I aim to develop my skills and knowledge further in order to become an advisor in these areas. By pursuing additional training, gaining experience and building my network, I hope to achieve my long-term career goals and make a meaningful impact in the field.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
If I could give myself a piece of advice before starting a master's degree, it would be to take the time to reflect on my goals and motivations. This includes understanding why I want to pursue a master's degree, what I hope to gain from the experience, and how it fits into my overall career and personal goals. I would advise myself to stay open-minded and curious throughout the programme and to take advantage of the many opportunities available for learning, networking and personal growth.