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Russel Ocampo comes from the Philippines and works as a manufacturing manager at PepsiCo in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He recently graduated from the University of Liverpool online MBA programme.

“Having the MBA will shape my future. It’s the first step of going up the ladder.”

Why did you want to do a degree programme when you already have a great job?

I wanted to do this MBA because I wanted to have an overall view of the business and to have the chance to move up the corporate ladder. The programme was practical and has helped me a lot through exposure to theory.

Why did you want to study an online programme rather than a campus-based one?

I am currently employed and it is difficult to go to a conventional school as I have no time. Online is the best option. Online learning is one of the best things to happen in the academic field.

What did you enjoy most about the course? Did it live up to your expectations?

Absolutely! I have enjoyed taking the course and it met my expectations. It was good, challenging but at the end of the day, it was memorable and fulfilling. The best thing I enjoyed about the course was having discussions with other students in the global classroom and, also, having access to the University’s online library.

What is available in the online library and how useful is it?

The online library is one of the best libraries I have ever experienced. It has a lot of very good documents and a lot of valid information that you can use in research and while taking the whole course in general. The library definitely helped me complete my course effectively.

How does it feel to graduate in person in Liverpool?

Attending Graduation in person with my family and kid along with me was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to meet people who I had had discussions with in every module that I’d taken for three and a half years and to see the place and the School [of Management] in general and the University.

Would you recommend the University of Liverpool for someone who wants to study, and why?

The University of Liverpool is one of the best universities – along with Laureate Education – and, yes, I would definitely recommend it across the globe to all the people I know. It has the best curriculum, the best facilities, the best educational programme and the staff of the University are amazing!

Do you think that having this degree will help you shape your future?

Having my MBA right now – it has developed my personality. It has developed my future and obviously this is the first step of going up the ladder. I believe with full conviction that having the MBA will shape my future.

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