Our MSc course attracts people who recognise the major social and environmental problems the world faces, and want to do something about them. Recently, we’ve been speaking to our students to give you a better idea of the IGP, and what makes us tick.
1) What motivated you to join the IGP?
My decision to join the IGP was fuelled by a number of reasons, chief amongst which was the research themes at IGP.
Even though I have a management background, I want to combine strategic management ideas with sustainability, and by doing so, help to shape new ways of defining the success for businesses that are more compatible with social problems and the environment.
The IGP has given me the opportunity to rethink the status quo and empowered me with the confidence to rethink corporate sustainability strategies and ways it can be leveraged universally to the benefit of business and society.
The opportunity to work with professors from varied disciplines has also exposed me to other academic perspectives, giving me the benefit of a cross-disciplinary knowledge aggregation and also enabling me strengthen my own intellectual autonomy.
2) What do you want to do after your MSc course?
My personal long-term career goal is to stay in academia. I hope to one day gain a tenured position at a Research University where I could use my work to spur economic activity by channelling my research. I also hope to engaging in further research in global prosperity and strategic management education to ensure more people, corporations, government and societies re-invent themselves and are positively influenced by my studies.
3) What are your main research interests? Why do you think they’re important?
My research interests border around corporate strategy, sustainability management, and global development.
During my studies, I hope to theoretically and practically research and propose solutions to challenging problems