Hi! My name is Tedo, and I'm the student ambassador for the Master's programme in Management. I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the programme, courses, student life, and life in Lund and Sweden via the Unibuddy Platform, where you can chat with me (see below). Please note that I cannot answer questions about the application process, scholarships, or residence permits.
Why did you choose this programme?
"Studying in Sweden was my long-time desire, since I have heard so much about its high-quality and innovative education system. After several years of job experience, I decided to gain knowledge and insights into management. The MiM (Master’s in Management) programme at Lund University was my number 1 priority because of its emphasis on skills and the opportunity to work on a real-life management challenge during the study process.
Lund University’s reputation and ranking as one of the top 100 in the world was an important factor as well."
What do you think about your programme so far? Does it live up to your expectations?
"Absolutely! I have a feeling that this is exactly the kind of programme I need to gain theoretical insights, in parallel with applying this information to practical challenges and developing a variety of skills in this process. The study process itself is so interesting and engaging."
What is the best thing about your programme?
"There is so much to say about the programme, from the lecturers to its insightful process and key elements. The 'base team' is something I would highlight in that regard. At the beginning of the programme, teams of five or six are created (based on diversity) and your team is a base for you during the programme. Base teams work together on various team assignments. It is a golden opportunity to imitate and prepare for real-life teamwork settings, develop a myriad of skills and, of course, enjoy the company of your teammates."
What do you think of the teaching style at Lund?
"What I like most is how much the process is oriented toward giving insights and guidance, rather than being strictly focused on checking the information you remember. As the MiM is a one-year programme, the process is quite intensive but so dynamic and rewarding at the same time. The teaching methods and learning environment provide every opportunity to get the most out of it during this period."
Why should prospective students choose this programme?
"There are several obvious reasons for me to choose this programme. Firstly, the innovative and engaging structure and process of the programme. Secondly, the opportunity to get practical insights on almost every aspect you learn theoretically during the study process. Thirdly, the 'base team' experience in order to gain invaluable skills and experience working in diverse teams. Finally, the top-level professors you will learn from!"
Have you been able to gain any practical experience during your studies so far?
"During the programme, we have already had several case studies and live case assignments. In these, our team worked on preparing actual solutions and consultations for the organisations. I know that there are many internship opportunities, and the School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) actively organises supportive events for its students and graduates in that regard."
How international is your programme and what is it like to study in that kind of environment?
"We are from 25 different nationalities in my MiM class. It is a wonderful opportunity both to gain the experience of working in an international team and to analyse certain things from various perspectives. To me, it was one of the compelling factors for joining this programme."
What it is like to be an international student at Lund University?
"It is so comfortable and supportive that you always have the feeling that you are part of the community.
Since there are so many international students, and everyone speaks fluent English, I have not even had trivial daily communication issues. The fact that the Swedish people are so welcoming and respectful is the most important component of it!"
What surprised you the most about Sweden?
"What I observed to be particularly interesting, which also sounds contradictory to me, is that Swedish students are very individualistic and love group work at the same time. Group work is a big part of the education system in Sweden, and it makes the process so much more productive."
What do you do in your spare time?
"There are so many options available for people to take part in any interest that are organised by student nations, unions, and other different groups. I prefer travelling and visiting local bars and clubs whenever possible."
To what extent do you think your programme is helping to prepare you for a career in your field?
"I believe the knowledge, skills and experience, together with the broad understanding of the concepts and processes that the programme provides, are essential for my future career. During practical assignments, I can already observe myself using the skills and knowledge gained from my studies."
Do you have any advice for other students that are considering coming to Lund?
"Coming to Lund was the right decision for me. I believe that it has everything you might need for getting a top-tier education, enjoying student life and getting insights into wonderful Swedish culture.
From my experience, if you consider studying at Lund University, this is probably one of the best decisions you can make at this point of your educational journey. Come to Lund and experience it yourself!"
Have more questions for Tedo?
You can chat with him and other current students directly via Unibuddy by clicking the chat card below.
Would you like to learn about Tedo's experience of having a Base Team within the programme? Check out his blog post!