Adenle Adeoti works as a Technical Support Manager for Galaxy Backbone PLC in his native Nigeria. He studied online with the University of Liverpool and graduated with an MSc in Information Systems Management.What attracted you to studying online with the University of Liverpool for this degree?
The fact that I was able to pursue higher education in an environment that enabled me to stay in full-time employment - in a job I love - and with my family.What challenges did you face during your studies?
Learning to balance work, study and family life was very challenging to begin with, but in choosing to studying online I was given the opportunity to pursue my goal of a masters without having to leave my family for a year.What did you enjoy most about your studies?
The diverse nature of my course and the discussions that took place each week with international classmates was the most enjoyable part of studying online with the University of Liverpool.How is the degree helping you in your life and career?
Studying with the University of Liverpool has had a great impact on me professionally. The course is closely related to what I do, so I was able to apply what I was learning directly in my professional life. My employer has also read my dissertation - an internet service industry case study on cost reduction - and is interested in applying the results.Have you developed or published your research since graduating?
Yes. A paper derived from my dissertation* was presented at AMCIS 2012, the conference organised by the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in Seattle, USA. Presenting there was a great opportunity and experience. My success at the conference was greatly dependent on the support of my Dissertation Advisor and the University.
*‘A Time-Driven Activity Cost Approach for the Reduction of Cost of IT Services: A Case Study in the Internet Service Industry’, Adenle Adeoti, Raul Valverde, published in AMCIS 2012 Proceedings.What’s your next big project? Are you considering doing a doctoral degree?
I’ve not decided yet but I have some ideas; start a business, do some research on green technology or study economics. I believe my MSc course has prepared me for any of these. I may also do a PhD at some point.How did it feel to receive your degree certificate? If you graduated in person in Liverpool, what did that mean to you?
Receiving my certificate was the best feeling of all; a great sense of achievement. Graduating in person was a great experience and made me feel very much a part of the University of Liverpool.I would recommend the University of Liverpool because…
of the quality of education and the prestige associated with a degree from the university.