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Jonathan Todd

Programme: Evening Executive MBA, 2018
Nationality: British
Current position: Civil / Structural Engineer and Project Manager for a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

What factors made you decide to choose the Cass MBA over other programmes?

The Cass Executive MBA programme offers a distinctive blend of impressive academic leadership, dedicated professional development and support teams, and high calibre cohort members - which together, offer a unique package when compared to other MBA providers.

What motivated you to do an MBA?

I was keen to maximise my potential, to continue growing and learning as a professional and an individual. The MBA programme is enabling me to; improve and build on existing skills, explore new avenues of professional discovery and opportunity, and to challenge and test myself with likeminded individuals, in a mutually supportive environment.

What was it about an Executive MBA that appealed to you?

The EMBA appealed to me as it gives the opportunity to learn from both the faculty and the group of already high achieving and professionally established individuals. The timetable is tough but it can be fit around work commitments, and as everyone in the group is facing the same challenges, there is a natural support network there. The networking opportunities for London professionals was also a major driver for choosing Cass, and the EMBA in particular.

What are your career goals and what do you hope to achieve after you have graduated?

Right now, I'm hoping the Cass MBA will help me to simply be more effective in my current role and enable me to contribute more through the application of the learning and new skills I am gaining.

How would you describe your overall experience of the MBA so far?

Hard work, challenging, immensely rewarding, and a lot of fun too.

How would you describe your fellow cohort?

The cohort are a diverse group of exceptional people from a wide spread of backgrounds and professions. They are in equal measure; driven, committed, collaborative and supportive - we're very much in this together.

What are your thoughts on living and studying in London and does Cass's location bring any added benefit?

Working as I do in Central London, the location and facilities at Cass are unbeatable.

What advice would you give to a prospective student thinking of doing the Executive MBA at Cass?

If you're thinking of doing an MBA, come and see us. The staff will tell you what you would expect - but the open and transparent environment fostered by Cass, will ensure that past students or alumni, and current cohort members, will be happy to give honest feedback and to answer any questions you may have.