Shabrina Adani from Indonesia
What is the programme like?
“In this programme, we learn about the theoretical foundation of strategic management, as well as being challenged with real business cases and simulations. Most of the cases and assignments are solved in groups. This has been beneficial for developing communication and teamworking skills. I also enjoy listening to and participating in the active and dynamic in-class discussions. They have helped me to become more confident in expressing my thoughts.
Guest lecturers from diverse industries come to the programme to share their expertise and experience. This is really helpful to bridge the academic and professional world, and has helped to open up my mind to my future career possibilities.
On top of that, the fact that Lund University is located in Sweden, and has a Scandinavian approach to sustainability, also adds to the uniqueness of this programme. A sustainable approach is present in each course, and we are challenged to ask ourselves ‘how can we contribute to a sustainable future?’. The class is very mixed, with bright students from all over the world. This has allowed me to understand how to work with people from varying backgrounds, and has given me the opportunity to build a worldwide network.”
What have you learned?
“All in all, the programme has helped me to ‘connect the dots’ between everything that I have studied at the undergraduate level and experienced at work. It has helped me to see and work with strategy in all different kind of organisations. I have learned how a business can understand its position on the market, and how to create a sustainable – but competitive – advantage. Businesses can also be innovative in various ways, but still maintain a robust strategy to tackle business challenges. Besides, I have been challenged to keep up with the high workload by learning how to manage my time effectively.”
“I have a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universitas Indonesia. During my Bachelor’s studies, I did an internship at Deloitte Consulting as a consumer business consulting intern, followed by an internship at British Petroleum as a risk engineer apprentice. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree, I worked at the Development Bank of Singapore as a credit risk and policy officer for 2.5 years. Having worked in diverse industries and in different roles, I realised one essential thing: strategy is key to stay in the game and to be competitive. Consequently, I began looking for a programme where I could learn more about strategy.”
"The teaching style at LUSEM is very open and interactive"
Alexander from Austria
"It has provided me with a wide range of knowledge"
Leonie from Germany
"Students at LU are motivated and ambitious"
Theresa from Germany