Date of release: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MBA Conference picture.JPGEarlier this month the University of Greenwich hosted the MBA Business Conference 2016 where students explored business problems in various industries and delivered thought-provoking presentations as part of their MBA studies (Master of Business Administration).
The theme for this year's annual conference was 'The Force of Change Awakens - Evolution or Revolution'. It was opened by Jon Sibson, Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Business School with keynote speakers including Professor Victor Newman on the 'Smart Predator' concept of disruptive business, and John Lowe on the force of change.

The conference was a big success with over 50 delegates in attendance. We spoke to Neil Williams who was invited to attend the conference after winning an Open Day social media competition organised by the Business School.

What do you think about the conference? 

"Very interesting, a good insight into what the course will entail and I also had the chance to speak to many current students and the Programme Leader of the MBA. I now better understand the course structure and how it all pieces together."

Why did you decide to find out more information about the Greenwich MBA?

"I liked the content of the course, the business links that the university has and the Business School itself."

How would an MBA help you? 
"I believe an MBA would help me stand out from the competition and make it easier to progress in the industry I am in. It will give me an edge."

What are you aspiring to achieve? "Currently, I am Duty Manager at a west end theatre. I am aiming to become a Theatre or Operations Manager where I will have more responsibility and involvement. I believe the MBA will help me get there."

Thinking about today's conference title (the Force of Change Awakens), how do you think your industry is changing? 
"I believe customers' expectations are higher than before."

For more information about the programme, visit our MBA page.