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Florence Colin lives in Paris where she is general manager at a publishing company. She recently graduated from the University of Liverpool’s online MBA programme.

Why did you choose the MBA at the University of Liverpool?

I selected Liverpool because I wanted high standards of teaching. I wanted to be supported by professionals and I wanted to work in an international context. By studying online I could balance my private life, working life and student life.

How did you keep motivated through the programme?

I think it’s a kind of self-feeding motivation because the more you do, the more you can do. We all had the feeling that we were developing our capacities to manage, to get organised, to select priorities. I’ve learned to prioritise, to dismiss some ideas and concentrate on bigger priorities, I think that’s one of the great assets of the programme. Another great spur is success. You start to discern better where the problems are at work, you can explain issues to people more succesfully, then you go back to the course and exchange with the teachers and other students. It’s a kind of ping pong exchange of knowledge, from work to your studies and back.

What are your top tips for juggling your studies and work and life commitments?

It’s all about organisation and motivation. You have to think ahead about the modules, to select what you feel will be important for your career or personal development. Try to be organised and set up a list of priorities at the end of every week, or when you finish a session. You can always find someone who can help you on the programme, and that’s very important.

How has the MBA helped you develop your professional network?

You work with managers from all over the world on the course, and you find people who share your interests, then you expand from there and build your professional network inside the big network of students.

Do you think the MBA has had a positive impact on your career?

Definitely. In France there are mostly HEC MBA’s so I’m a bit different, I can bring my own knowledge. I think it’s a brilliant profile shaping opportunity for me. I also have a job interview coming up where I will do a presentation which is quite close to an MBA case study, so I’m at ease doing it. I want to exchange ideas with them and see whether this company is right for me. I would never have been able to do this two years ago.

How do you feel now you have graduated?

I feel like a new person, I feel renewed, with more poise and self confidence.

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